Free Julian Assange! The political issues confronting educators in the fight for freedom of information
the Committee for Public Education (Australia)
28 September 2020
The Committee for Public Education (CFPE) is an organisation of rank-and-file teachers, initiated by the Socialist Equality Party, to wage an independent struggle against government-union attacks on jobs, wages and conditions, and a broader onslaught on public education.
The Committee for Public Education (Australia) condemns the politically motivated show trial of WikiLeaks journalist and publisher Julian Assange now underway in London, which aims to dragoon him into an American high security prison for the rest of his life. We call on all educators and school staff in Australia and internationally to mobilise in his defence and move resolutions demanding his freedom in primary, secondary, and tertiary education institutions.
The resumed extradition proceedings that began on September 7, have provided a concentrated demonstration of the blatant