Fightback opposes platform for Julian Assange

Fightback supports Internet MANA as an alliance between radical indigenous and progressive tau iwi forces, challenging the neoliberal consensus.

Party founder Kim Dotcom recently hinted that Julian Assange may be speaking at an upcoming Internet Party event on September 15th. Assange is sought for questioning for rape.

Providing a platform for Assange, and other men with a misogynist history, discredits the movement against transnational exploitation and repression (as represented by the TPPA, Five Eyes, and the GCSB in Aotearoa/NZ). Only a movement which opposes gendered violence can unite the oppressed to fight for self-determination.

Fightback opposes any platform for Julian Assange.

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Comments

  1. Reblogged this on Utopia – you are standing in it! and commented:
    A far left group that opposes Assange because of his misogyny.

    Well done. A principled Left at last.

  2. Do fightback understand the concept of innocent until proven guilty? Do they also understand the concept of smear campaigns and politically motivated charges?

  3. I am dumbfounded as to why ‘fightback admin’ has stated “Assange is facing charges for rape” as a pretext to oppose “any platform for Julian Assange”.
    In short, Assange is being investigated for “espionage” by authorities in the United States; UK authorities also want him, and have surrounded the Ecuadorian embassy with police. And the Swedish authorities want him too.
    In 2010, an investigation was initiated by Swedish prosecutors in connection with allegations of sexual misconduct in Sweden. Assange is sought by the Swedish prosecutor in order to be questioned in this investigation. He has not been charged. He has made every attempt to cooperate short of those which would increase his risk of extradition to the United States. The prosecutor issued an extradition request in order to question him, despite the availability of alternatives.
    http://justice4assange.com/extraditing-assange.html

  4. In light of the following special investigation by John Pilger – http://johnpilger.com/articles/the-siege-of-julian-assange-is-a-farce-a-special-investigation – will ‘Fightback admin’ review their above stated position regarding Fightback opposing any platform for Julian Assange?

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