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Regardless of your feelings about Julian Assange or Wikileaks, Ecuador has the sovereign right to grant political asylum to individuals who meet their requirements. Ecuador has decided that Julian Assange is justified in his request for asylum, and the UK, US, Sweden and other international players should respect that.

If you want to make your voice heard today, please consider contacting the UK Embassy and demanding they respect Ecuador’s sovereignty and allow Julian Assange safe passage out of the country:

  • San Francisco: (415) 617 1300
  • Los Angeles: (310) 481-0031
  • Denver: (303) 592 5200
  • Chicago: (312) 970 3800
  • Houston: (713) 659 6270
  • Atlanta: (404) 954-7700
  • Miami: (305) 400-6400
  • Washington DC: (202) 588 7800
  • New York: (212) 745-0200
  • Massachusetts: (617) 245 4500

You can also contact the US State Department at 202-647-4000

Finally, give the Ecuadorian embassy a call and show some solidarity (202) 465-8120

Speak out – even if you believe it’s futile. Exercise the right because you have the freedom to do so. Let us know if you hear anything interesting in the comments.

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