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Free Speech, Freedom of the Press, and the Fight for Economic and Racial Justice
A panel of local independent journalists in conversation with Julian Assange’s father and brother

John and Gabriel Shipton, the father and brother of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, are on a nationwide tour to advocate for the release of the journalist, who has been detained in Britain since 2012, and for the Biden administration to drop the U.S. Government’s extradition efforts. The U.S. tour is sponsored by the Courage Foundation ( which supports whistleblowers and other truth-tellers “who risk life or liberty to make significant contributions to the historical record.”

ESFL and Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) have come together to host two events which highlight the broader implications that his prosecution has for global press freedom. At ESFL, we will convene a panel of independent journalists who have been engaged in telling the stories of struggles for racial and economic justice. The ESFL panel will include Janis Lane-Ewart, Sheila Reagan, and Cirien Saadeh.

For COVID safety reasons, our event will be closed, but you are invited to watch – and send in comments and questions – via zoom and Facebook. and 651-230-3294

Free and open to all.

For more info about the WAMM event, which will be open to the public, at 7pm in the evening at the Highland Park Pavilion, 1200 Montreal Avenue, call 612-827-5364.

Jun 21, 2021 02:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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