(See also RFK Junior Twitter posts (4/5/23) and US Action 4 Assange) In stark contrast to the Australian government and all but a handful of MPs and Senators, Robert F Kennedy Junior, son of Senator Robert F Kennedy (3/1/1925 - 6/6/1988), has, since he announced, on 19 April 2023, that he was seeking the nomination to be the Democratic Party's candidate for President of the United States, repeatedly condemned both current President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump for their efforts to illegally extradite Julian Assange from London to the United States. In the US, Assange will almost certainly be made to face 175 years in prison in solitary confinement. This penalty is for Assange's supposed breach of the US 1917 Espionage Act when he is not even a US citizen!The Presidential elections are to be held on 5 November 2024 and, if RFK Junior is victorious, he will be inaugurated on 20 January 2025. Of course this is much too long to wait to end the illegal imprisonment of Julian Assange. Nonetheless, the more successful RFK Junior is in his campaign to become President, the greater the likelihood that President Biden can be made to free Assange in the meantime. See also @RobertKennedyJr), RFK Jr for President (@RfkForPOTUS).
Mon, 2023-05-08 01:44
His views on COVID-19 vaccination reason to oppose RFK junior?
I posted the comment further below in response to:
The above was posted beneath Australian prime minister feigns concern for Assange but defends “national security” secrecy (/5/5/23) | wsws by Oscar Grenfell, in response to an earlier comment in which I agreed with what was written in that article. My response to the above comment follows:
If RFK junior's views on COVID-19 and vaccination are so bad, that would surely be made evident in the televised debate that RFK Junior wants to be held between all who are contesting the Democratic Party pre-selection to be that party's presidential candidate.
However, the Democratic Party National Committee (DNC) has refused to allow this debate. Even if we disagreed with RFK Junior's views on COVID-19 and vaccination, should we not support a candidate who wants to end the shipment of billions of dollars worth of US weapons to the Zilenskyy regime in Kiev and close down all foreign US bases as well as free Assange?
Perhaps the editors of this World Socialist Web Site should ask someone to write an article here about the 2024 US Presidential elections. To article could explain whether or not any of the candidates for pre-selection in either the Democratic or Republican parties deserve support or, indeed, whether or not workers in the US and the rest of the world have any stake in the outcome of these elections.
Wed, 2023-05-17 16:57
Biden cancels Australia visit out of fear of Assange supporters?
The following was posted to Faceboook in response to the article VIDEO: Quad meeting called off after Joe Biden cancels visit(17/5/2023) | ABC News:
Joe is too afraid of Australians and so he should be!!! We want our man back HOME and NOW!!! QUAD maybe CANCELLED but we will still be in SYDNEY FOR EVENT ON 24TH MAY AT 10AM HYDE PARK SYDNEY!