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Towards Worldwide Authorities Corruption – Free Asange – 2014

Towards Worldwide Authorities Corruption – Saturday 1st March 2014, ten years in the past, noticed a small however energetic protest “organised, attended and led by people who find themselves appalled at present state of the UK and the world, and who’re satisfied that a greater world is feasible if we removed the grasping and corrupt who at the moment are in change – the celebration politicians and their governments, the bankers and the companies, the warmongers and the spies.

In fact the world is dominated by the wealthy and highly effective and the organisations they’ve arrange and the legal guidelines they’ve established to take care of there domination, although these a minimum of in some locations additionally supply some safety for the poor and powerless. However I don’t actually consider that protests like this supply any actual hope of fixing the scenario.

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However they maybe do present us that one other world is feasible one with “justice and a fairer society, one which doesn’t oppress the poor and disabled, that doesn’t spy on everybody and doesn’t use the media and the entire cultural equipment as a method of retaining blind to what’s actually occurring.

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It’s the type of spirit that led to the emergence of the Labour Social gathering and impressed lots of its leaders even into my youth – and was partly rekindled by the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, propelled into the management of the Labour Social gathering in 2015 by big assist from the bizarre membership. However Labour had lengthy misplaced its method, its organisation and plenty of MPs sponsored and supported by firms and rich people inherently against its beliefs and devoted to the upkeep of the established order.

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The protest was a wide-ranging one, and on My London Diary I quoted at some size from the speech earlier than the march by one of many organisers, Mitch Antony of Aspire Worldwide (Accountable System Undertaking for Worldwide Redevelopment and Evolution.)
On the finish of it he gave a protracted listing of issues the march was towards:

We march towards World Authorities Corruption
We march towards ideological austerity
We march towards privatisation for revenue
We march towards the bed room tax
We march towards bankers bonuses
We march towards the corrupt MPs
We march towards state spying on the individuals
We march towards state managed media
We march towards authorities misrepresentation
We march towards warmongering
We march towards world tyranny
We march towards state sponsored terrorism
We march towards the army industrial complicated
We march towards the militarisation of the police
We march towards the suppression of other energies

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The march acquired off to a poor begin, because the marketed assembly level in Trafalgar Sq. was closed to the general public that day, being acquired prepared for a business occasion the next day. Not all people who got here discovered the brand new location – and there have been aggrieved posts on Fb from some who failed, although I believe they can not have tried very exhausting.

Police typically discover causes to delay the beginning of marches, however these protesters had been positively not taking recommendation from them and set off on the dot at 2pm to march west to the Ecuadorian Embassy the place Julian Assange was nonetheless confined regardless of being given political asylum.

On the way in which the a number of hundred marchers brought about no issues and aroused some curiosity amongst these on the streets, primarily vacationers. A misguided try by officers to cease the march on Piccadilly led to a sit down and was quickly deserted.

After they got here to Harvey Nicholls in Knightsbridge some joined within the protest towards the shop by the Marketing campaign Towards the Fur Commerce for a couple of minutes, and a crowd gathered round the primary door shouting at this firm that also offers in fur and fur-trimmed clothes.

However quickly individuals moved on to the Ecuadorian Embassy the place Assange was nonetheless trapped. Police stuffed the steps to the constructing, guarding the door and stopping anybody from getting into.

There have been far too many individuals to suit contained in the small penned space for protesters on the pavement reverse the Embassy. The protest right here in assist of of Julian Assange and Edward Snowden and different whistle blowers and over the continued refusal to grant Assange secure passage to Ecuador, continued for round an hour. Lots of the protesters then noticed the refusal as a private vendetta towards him by then dwelling secretary Theresa Could, however it’s pushed by a continuous British failure to face as much as the USA.

Since then we’ve seen the continued persecution of Assange by successive Tory governments and his arrest and incarceration within the most safety Belmarsh jail after a modified Ecuadorian authorities withdrew its safety. Makes an attempt to extradite him to the US the place he could possibly be executed or given a 170 yr jail sentence are persevering with, and it appears possible he’ll die in jail both right here or within the US for publishing materials that made clear to the world the battle crimes being dedicated by the US.

On the finish of their protest in entrance of the Ecuadorian Embassy (it occupies only some rooms on an higher ground of the constructing) marchers had been leaving to return to Westminster for one more rally in Parliament Sq., however I’d had sufficient and took the tube to make my method dwelling.

Extra concerning the protest and plenty of extra footage on My London Diary: Towards Worldwide Authorities Corruption.

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