The Support Assange and WikiLeaks Coalition formed in 2011 to oppose the political persecution of Julian Assange and the attempts to shut down WikiLeaks.
SAWC is a non-partisan, inclusive group. We welcome anyone who shares our aims to join us:
- The work of WikiLeaks is essential to counteract excessive government and corporate secrecy that often hides injustice and corruption. The failure of the mainstream media to adequately and truthfully inform the public of world events places even more importance on the role WikiLeaks plays in the struggle for truth, justice and democracy.
- The journalistic activities of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks break no laws and they should be free to operate without censorship or recrimination.
- The US government should end its criminal investigation of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks and end the monitoring and harassment of WikiLeaks staff and others associated with the organisation.
- The Australian government should act to prevent the US government from prosecuting Australian citizen, Assange, and defend him from threats made against his life.
- Julian Assange should be able to answer the sexual assault allegations against him without fear of being extradited to the United States on politically motivated charges.
- Big financial services companies, Bank of America, VISA, MasterCard, PayPal and Western Union should end their arbitrary, unlawful financial blockade of WikiLeaks.
SAWC supports Julian Assange’s right to stand for election but SAWC is not affiliated to, and has no other formal relationship with, the WikiLeaks Party, nor any other political party.
Individual SAWC members are free to join and hold office in a political party if they choose to do so, where they may seek support for Julian Assange’s case or for WikiLeaks as they see fit.
SAWC raises funds to cover its own costs and to make donations from time to time to Julian Assange’s legal defence fund or to the WikiLeaks publishing site.
We organise regular actions, such as rallies and forums, to raise awareness and put pressure on the Australian government to act on behalf of Julian Assange.
We meet fortnightly on Wednesdays at 6 pm at UTS, Broadway, in the Tower Building 1 foyer. Contact us to find out the date of our next meeting.
See Frequently Asked Questions for more information about Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.