John Shipton - Saving Julian Assange

John Shipton has suffered like no parent should have to suffer for his beloved son Julian. He has had to endure the state sanctioned, systematic persecution and torture of their son, to the point of life threatening ill health, over ten long and tiring years.

No one should have to live through the shameful human right abuses of their child like he has.

John sold his beautiful family home, which he totally rebuilt himself, relocated his family interstate and gave up his amazing campervan to the cause; the iconic JulesMobile2.0. He has put his own life and his family’s life on hold to travel country to country on a gruelling schedule, living out of a suitcase, to lobby governments, world bodies and media organisations, to participate in forums and panels, doing back to back interviews, and working with some wonderful high profile individuals in what has become his life mission and quest to save his son.  

This has not only taken a huge financial toll to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars, but also an extraordinary emotional toll which most of us could not ever begin to imagine.

John is relentless in his determination and will stop at nothing in his monumental battle to save Julian, a battle that supporters are keenly aware he wages on behalf of all of us; if we lose Julian the world loses an amazing human being whose genius, courage and sacrifice opened our eyes to how power really works and gave a us a glimpse of a better world for all. And the precedent set will mean a huge loss for humanity in the war to retain our freedom of expression, our freedom of speech, and our fundamental ‘right to know’. This could truly be democracy’s last stand.

But John can’t do this alone. He needs our help.

So we have set this up this fundraiser for him, to try and give back a little of what he has given up.

We need to keep raising awareness and gaining public support.  We need to lobby our political representatives at every opportunity and demand justice for Julian Assange, an award winning journalist who’s life is in grave danger for showing us the truth about war crimes and massive corruption at the highest levels.

But we also need to help John while he continues his critical work to save his son and to ensure a better world for all.

Thank you.

Australians For Assange

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  • Ines GEMAEHLING 
    • $45 
    • 17 hrs
  • Julie Bell 
    • $20 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
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    • $20 
    • 8 d
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    • $100 
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Fundraising team (3)

Walter Mellado 
Organizer
Raised $2,435 from 41 donations
Watsonia, VIC
John Shipton 
Beneficiary
Australians For Assange 
Team member
Raised $3,103 from 50 donations
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