4 YEARS IN DETENTION

First they came
for Assange

19-25 June: Athens, Belgrade, Berlin, Bruxelles, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Milano, Montevideo, Naples, New York, Quito, Paris, Sarajevo

Justice for Assange

Meet the

Speakers

Four years after Julian Assange passed through the gates of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, asking for asylum, people from all over the world join their voices in order to ask that this unbelievable persecution is brought to an end. These are some of the people who will speak out June 19th.

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Patti

Smith

Patti Smith is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.

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Noam

Chomsky

American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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Brian

Eno

Artist; Composer; Recording Producer: U2, Coldplay, Talking Heads, Paul Simon; Recording Artist

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Slavoj

Žižek

is a Slovenian-born philosopher and psychoanalyst. He is a professor of philosophy at The European Graduate School / EGS, a senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana

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Perez

Esquivel

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel is an Argentine human rights activist, community organizer, pacifist, art painter, writer and sculptor. He was the recipient of the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Michael

Moore

Michael Francis Moore is an American documentary filmmaker and author. He is the director and producer of Fahrenheit 9/11, a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush and the War on Terror


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Dick

Smith

Richard Harold “Dick“ Smith, is an Australian entrepreneur, businessman, aviator, and political activist.In 2010 he founded the media production company Smith&Nasht with the intention of producing films about global issues.

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PJ

Harvey

PJ Harvey is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer. Primarily known as a vocalist and guitarist, she is also proficient with a wide range of instruments.

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Arundhati

Roy

Arundhati Roy is an Indian author who is best known for her novel The God of Small Things, which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997. She is also a political activist involved in human rights and environmental causes – Read the statement

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Ai Wei Wei

Ai Wei Wei is a Chinese Contemporary artist and activist. As a political activist, he has been highly and openly critical of the Chinese Government’s stance on democracy and human rights.


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Vivienne

Westwood

Dame Vivienne Westwood is a British fashion designer, environmental activist, human rights defender and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream.

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Yanis

Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis is a Greek economist, founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025. He was Minister of Finance of Greece and member of the Parliament of Greece

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Ken

Loach

Ken Loach is an English film and television director. He is known for his naturalistic, social realist directing style and for his socialist ideals. – Read the statement

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Jean Michel

Jarre

Jean Michel Jarre is a French composer, performer, and music producer. He is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient, and new-age genres.


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Laibach

Laibach is a Slovenian avant-garde music group associated with the industrial, martial, and neo-classical genres. Formed in 1980, Trbovlje, Slovenia, at the time SFR Yugoslavia.

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Roberto

Saviano

Roberto Saviano is an Italian journalist, writer and essayist. He is the author of international bestsellers Gomorrah and ZeroZeroZero.

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Edgar

Morin

Edgar Morin, born on July 8 th 1921, is one of the greatest contemporary sociologists. Being a research director at the CNRS, he is attached to a knowledge freed from any subdivisions.

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Baltasar

Garzón

Magistrate Judge, legal adviser, General Director of ILOCAD SL Law Firm. (International Legal Office for Cooperation and Developement), based in Madrid.


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Edgar

Morin

Edgar Morin, born on July 8 th 1921, is one of the greatest contemporary sociologists. Being a research director at the CNRS, he is attached to a knowledge freed from any subdivisions.

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Franco

Berardi

Francesco Berardi is a contemporary writer, media-theorist and media-activist. He founded the magazine A/traverso and was part of the staff of Radio Alice, the first free pirate radio station in Italy

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Bernard

Stiegler

Bernard Stiegler is one of the greatest contemporary philosophers. Born in 1952, he is currently head of the Institute of Research and Innovation of the Centre Pompidou and president of the Ars Industrialis association.

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Amy

Goodman

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,200 public television and radio stations worldwide.


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Ignacio

Ramonet

He is a specialist in geopolitics and international strategy and UNO consultant; currently he gives lessons at the Sorbona Universiy in Paris. He was director for the monthly publications of Le Monde Diplomatique.

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Laurent

de Sutter

Laurent de Sutter is a senior researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. From 2014 he was Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”.

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Paul

Mason

Journalist, writer and broadcaster. He has worked for Channel 4, BBC Newsnight and produced the documentary #ThisIsaCoup on the Greek economic crisis.

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Renata

Avila

Human Rights lawyer, expert in Technology. Advising Julian Assange and Courage Foundation


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Valeria

Betancourt

Activist in the field of ICTs for development and social justice. Her work with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) has focused on ICT policies and internet rights in the context of development countries in Latin America.

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Juan

Branco

Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck SocietyHe holds a doctorate in law and philosophy from l’Ecole normale supérieure (Ulm), awarded in 2014 with the highest honors.

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Patrick

Braouezec

President of Plaine Commune. Patrick Braouezec was born on 11th December 1950 in Paris. He was a primary school teacher in Saint-Denis for 20 years.

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María Augusta

Calle

María Augusta Calle is a sociologist and communicator. Activist and human rights defender, she currently is a member of the Ecuadorian Congress for the Province of Pichincha. She is affiliated to Alianza PAIS.


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Alicia

Castro

Argentine union leader, former MP, politician, who served as ambassador to Venezuela 2006-2011 and ambassador to the UK 2012-2015.

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Joseph

Farrell

Joseph Farrell, WikiLeaks ambassador for the internet-based publishing organisation. He is also board member of the Center for Investigative Journalism.

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Fabio

Chiusi

Fabio Chiusi is a freelance journalist and blogger who regularly writes about Internet censorship, surveillance and the complex relationship between digital technologies, politics and society.

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Costas

Efimeros

Costas Efimeros is an investigative journalist, activist for press freedom and founder of ThePressProject. He is member of ECPMF and the Osservatorio for Media Freedom.


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Ignacio

Escolar

Ignacio Escolar is a Madrid based awarded journalist and novelist, founder and director of El Diario. He collaborates with newspapers and television shows. He also funded the newspaper Publico in Spain.

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Mariana

Forsatti

Sociologist and Director of Artica Cultural Centre.

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Ana

Garrido

Ana Garrido was civil servant for more than 20 years at the Boadilla del Monte City Hall. Ana is fighting for a Whistleblower Protection Act of Corruption Law to be passed in Spain

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Eva

Golinger

Eva Golinger is an attorney and writer, author of several books including “The Chavez Code”, a best seller in Latin America.


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Sarah

Harrison

Sarah Harrison is a journalist at WikiLeaks, the Internet-based publishing organisation. She is also the Acting Director of the Courage Foundation.

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Chris

Hedges

Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, writes a regular column for Truthdig every Monday. Hedges’ most recent book is “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt.“

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Srećko

Horvat

Srećko Horvat is a philosopher, author and political activist belonging to a younger generation of Croatian intellectuals.

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Guillaume

Long

Guillaume Long is Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador. His Academic work has been mainly focused on the construction of the modern Nation-State, hegemony and counter-hegemony in asymmetric international relations


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Christophe

Marchand

Belgian criminal defense and human rights lawyer. Favours multilevel strategic litigation. With the European Court of Human Rights or other international fora

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Luis

Martin

Journalist and political scientist based in Spain. Member of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025

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Stefania

Maurizi

investigative journalist and a regular contributor to the Italian leading newsmagazine “L’Espresso”. She has worked with WikiLeaks since 2009

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Evgeny

Morozov

Evgeny Morozov is the author of To Save Everything and The Net Delusion and a columnist for a number of international publications.


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Hind

Meddeb

Awarded French-Tunisian journalist and documentary film director. In 2005, she won a Daniel Pearl Prize for multiculturalism for a story on young Muslims growing up in France.

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Maja

Pelević

Graduated at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade, department of Dramaturgy and got a PhD in Theory of Arts and Media at the University of Arts in Belgrade.

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Edwy

Plenel

Edwy Plenel is a French political journalist. He is currently the publisher of Mediapart, an Internet-based subscription journal which he founded in 2008.

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George

Pleios

George Pleios is Professor of the Laboratory for Social Research in Mass Media and Director at the Departent of Communication and Media Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.


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Carol

Proner

Co-Director for the Official Master’s Program of the UE, Human Rights, interculturality and Development (Universidad Pablo de Olavide / Univesidad Internacional de Andalucía, España).

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René

Ramírez

René Ramírez is the Minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of Ecuador (SENESCYT).

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Robin

Renucci

Robin Renucci is a French film and television actor and film director.

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Angela

Richter

Angela Richter is a director and author. Currently living between Berlin and Cologne, Richter studied theatre directing with Jürgen Flimm at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Hamburg


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Ernesto

Samper

General Secretary for UNASUR.

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Jeremy

Scahill

Jeremy Scahill is one of the three founding editors of The Intercept. He is an investigative reporter, war correspondent, and author of the international bestselling books Dirty Wars

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Fabrizio

Scrollini

Fabrizio Scrollini is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Chairman of DATA, an Uruguayan based NGO working on transparency, open data and human development.

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Carey

Shenkman

Carey Shenkman is a First Amendment and human rights attorney, working for the last three years for Michael Ratner with the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) representing journalists including Julian Assange.


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Hans-Christian

Ströbele

German politician and lawyer. He is a member of the German Green party.

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Michael

Sontheimer

Reporter for Der Spiegel covering the Snowden disclosures.

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Francisco

Sierra

General director of CIESPAL. Faculty of Communication Theory and researcher of the UniversityInstitute for Studies on Latin America (IEAL).

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Roy

Singham

Roy Singham is the founder and chairman of ThoughtWorks, a privately owned global IT consultancy


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Danae

Stratou

Danae Stratou is a visual artist. The main body of her work consists of large-scale out door and indoor installations. In her work she uses elements of nature, which she incorporates with new technologies, such as video, photography and sound thus creating audiovisual installations.

19-25 June

Speak Out!

Before it is too late, the global event ”First they came for Assange…“ wants to stress that we live in a critical time in which everyone opposed to the political and financial powers might soon become a target.


June 19

Athens

At Gazzarte – Event starting at 21:30. Moderator Costas Efimeros

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June 19

Belgrade

At National Theater- Event starting at 20:30. Moderator: Renata Avila

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June 19

Berlin

At Volksbühne. Event starting at 20:30. Moderator: Angela Richter

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June 19

Brussels

At Theatre Bozar. Event starting at 20:30. Moderator: Laurent de Sutter

Click here for tickets

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June 19

Bucharest

At Tranzit – Event starts at 20:30

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June 24

Buenos Aires

At Sede Constitución de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales – Event starts at 17:00

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June 19

Madrid

At Circulo de Bellas Artes. Event starting at 20:30. Moderator: Ignacio Escolar

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June 19

Milano

At Citylife Palace, Piazza VI Febbraio. Event starting at 15:00



June 22

Montevideo

At La Casa Tomada. Event starts at 19:00

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June 19

Naples

At Ex Asilo Filangieri. Events starts at 20:30.



June 22

New York

At ThoughtWorks. Event starts at 7:30pm

Tickets still available:
https://info.thoughtworks.com/Assange-NY.html

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June 20 – 25

Quito

At CIESPAL. Event starts at 9:00. Moderator: María Pessina

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June 19

Paris

At Centre Pompidou. Event starting at 20:30.

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June 19

Sarajevo

Details will follow


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Before it is too late, the global event ”First they came for Assange…“

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