Pink Floyd-founder and activist Roger Waters has supported forthcoming demonstrations in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to occur in March from the latter Australia.
Waters, 75, decried Assange’s almost seven-year imprisonment in the Ecuadorian embassy in London as “dire” while referring to the writer since “a national treasure…of immense influence and importance on the world stage.”
Pro-Assange competencies are scheduled to be held in Sydney on March 3 and in Melbourne on March 10.
In the letter to Australia’s Socialist Equality Party, Waters branded Assange that a “actual hero” while approached the Wikileaks creator for his job exposing misdeeds by western governments adding that heor she “scares the sh*t out of them.”
There are widespread fears among the activist community that Assange would be extradited to the US for draining thousands of classified documents pertaining to US activities in Iraq and Afghanistanand should he step away from the embassy.
Waters continued that WikiLeaks “helped expose to the world the hidden machinations of the real criminals in our society: the oligarchs, that from their insatiable quest for more and more wealth, would ruin the world we call home”
He further asserted that Assange needs protection from “unwarranted and illegal attacks” from Western governments “decided to ruin” him. In addition, he took aim in Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno whom he claimed would be “revealing himself to become more susceptible to US pressure.”
Waters has been greatly engaged with political activism for several years and has been a known advocate for Palestinian human rights, as well as a critic of US imperialism and intervention in foreign conflicts, and recently referring to the current affairs in Venezuela as “Trump’s coup.”
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