There’s a rally in support of Julian Assange this weekend.
Where : State Library, Swanston Street, Melbourne
When : Midday, Sunday, July 1
Following his fail in the UK courts, Assange is currently attempting to start a new life as a llama farmer but who knows if he’ll be able to. In any case, a glittering array of local talent will be on hand to entertain and inform the masses, including the bRanes behind Rap News, what Cam and I got to pick on radio some months ago.
Funnily enough, the hip-hop journalists got funny man Noam Chomsky on the show during his last and final visit to Straya; his recent endorsement of an open letter generated some minor controversy in the Twitterverse.
Well, my tiny corner of it anyway.
In any event, the letter — signed by “leftist hero” Chomsky (and a few hundred other less heroic celebrities) apparently implies that rape is not a serious crime.
To be honest, I found the Twitter conversation I had about the letter and its meaning a bit confusing.