Q&A with father of Julian Assange, Mr. John Shipton


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David McBride is a former Australian Defence Force lawyer, who gained notoriety for leaking materials exposing war crimes committed by members of Australia’s Special Operations Task Group in Afghanistan. After reporting his findings through the necessary chain of command to no avail, McBride offered his findings to journalists at the ABC.

‘The Afghan Files’ include multiple incidents of Special Forces troops killing unarmed civilians, including children and raised wider concerns around the “warrior culture” of Australia’s Special Forces.​

Declassified explores David’s daily struggle with mental health, compounded by the looming threat of reprisal at the hands of a punitive government. Despite the proverbial Sword of Damocles dangling over his head, David finds solace in the knowledge that his crusade is fortified by his own personal moral standpoint.

Declassified is followed by a Q&A Panel with David McBride and father of Julian Assange, John Shipton.
Other special guests TBA

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This special screening is part of Melbourne’s Whistleblowers & WikiLeaks Week Oct 3-8.

Please consider donating to David’s defence fund.

Trial starts 25 October in Canberra.…/50-years-in-jail-for…

SOS Stand Up 4 Assange!


Human Chain with John & Gabriel Shipton alongside military whistleblower David McBride.The UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of Julian Assange to a secret espionage court in Alexandria, USA.

A court which always convicts.The criminals are making it a crime to report on their crimes!Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has said that “enough is enough” yet there is still no evidence that our new Labor government has achieved any progress toward justice for our Walkley Award winning truth teller.

Albo, pick up the phone!Please join Julian’s father and brother, John and Gabriel Shipton with David McBride in the formation of a human chain along the banks of the Yarra river at Southbank.

They will speak at 12.30pm on Princes bridge, after the human chain, as we prepare to march.Together we will draw a line – physically and metaphorically. Australians do not stand for the ongoing political persecution of our Walkley Award winning truth teller at the expense of sovereignty, press freedom and democracy.
No US Extradition! Drop the charges!

What: Human Chain and rally for Julian Assange

Where: Meet at Birrarung Marr Park, Melbourne at 10am to prepare for an 11am human chain.
When: 11am 8th October 2022

Be there or be in 1984!#StopTheExtraditon

“If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth”, Julian Assange