MANIFESTO

The Peace Parade is a Cry to the World from kindred spirits who believe we can shift things collectively through intelligent  interventions. 

 

We are outraged by the treatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has become a Political Prisoner in London at risk of being extradited to the United States. What is at stake here is not only the life and liberty of one of the most courageous truth tellers and publishers of our time, but our ability, as a society, to hold the powerful to account, exercise our right to #FreeSpeech, understand what our governments are up to and evolve into a lawfully governed, transparent and just society in which citizens are able to challenge the powerful and achieve progress to the benefit of all beings. 


Julian Assange has inspired us, and while WikiLeaks continues to publish under their new Editor-In-Chief, Assange himself is now unable to speak publicly. So we have, involuntarily, become the bearer of the torch. We will do our best to be worthy of this role.


We call upon artists, activists, academics, journalists, politicians, the judiciary and, most of all, ordinary citizens, not only in the UK, but worldwide, to open their eyes, engage in some fact-finding and #StandUp for #WikiLeaks #Founder and #Publisher #JulianAssange. His #Freedom is our #Freedom. 


The World Is Watching.

The World Is Awakening.

Change Is Coming and Assange will be free.


PS:

We have also decided that certain websites and archives may benefit from a 'make over'. 

 

Team Peace Parade


London 01/03/19

(updated on 08/10/19)


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"Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love. In a modern economy it is impossible to seal oneself off from injustice.

 

If we have brains or courage, then we are blessed and called on not to frit these qualities away, standing agape at the ideas of others, winning pissing contests, improving the efficiencies of the neocorporate state, or immersing ourselves in obscuranta, but rather to prove the vigor of our talents against the strongest opponents of love we can find.

 

If we can only live once, then let it be a daring adventure that draws on all our powers. Let it be with similar types who's hearts and heads we may be proud of.

 

Let our grandchildren delight to find the start of our stories in their ears but the endings all around in their wandering eyes.

 

The whole universe, or the structure that perceives it, is a worthy opponent, but try as I may I can not escape the sound of suffering. Perhaps as an old man I will take great comfort in pottering around in a lab and gently talking to students in the summer evening and will accept suffering with insouciance. But not now; men in their prime, if they have convictions, are tasked to act on them." 

 

(Julian Assange, 03/01/2007)