John and Gabriel Shipton, Julian Assange’s father and brother, traveled from Australia to undertake a nationwide tour of the U.S. from June 6 – July 2 to advocate for Julian’s release and to raise awareness about the importance of protecting journalists and a free press.

The Home Run for Julian tour, with stops in 18 cities on both coasts and the Midwest, was organized by the Assange Defense Committee.

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Stand With Assange NY has organized a reception for John and Gabriel Shipton at The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street, NYC on June 10th from 6-8pm.

Guest speakers at the event include: Randy Credico, satirist and WBAI radio host, Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and tv host, Aaron Maté, journalist at The Grayzone and Roger Waters, composer and co-founder of Pink Floyd.

Full video of the event done by the People’s Forum

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