Equador, Assange and I

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Anaïs Nin

Mr Assange and I, have become
very dear friends over time.
That's all I'm really comfortable saying...
Of course this is not an ideal situation -
It's not indicative of any rational relationship.
I wouldn't know what that is anyway.
Faith has been lost in modern romance.
That's what the book I'm writing now is about. -
A tome, to
 'the lost art of making love' -
The Sensual Revolution - re-engaging the erotic mind. (Out in Fall/2017)

As for Julian,
I just want to know
What can be done for him?
UN said release and compensate him twice now.
No one is listening.
He is a
Political prisoner of the west
No country likes to admit they have political prisoners.
But,
the US certainly does.

Vivienne Westwood introduced Julian and I knowing both he and I quite intimately (maybe me, more than he) -
It is a match made in heaven -and hell-
depending on the vantage point.

I'm also not shocked that this may be interpreted,
and 'reduced' to just a 'sexual relationship'.
That is the easiest perception. And appeals to the tabloids.
Takes into account my image.
It may be hard to imagine for some-
that I have other assets -
of equal or greater value.

I fight for animals in captivity
all the time-
 and,
It dawned on me-
while addressing an audience in The South of France last week at a fundraiser for my foundation PAF (pamelaandersonfoundation.org)
as I was speaking -
it hit me quite emotionally.
I realized ,
that as I'm speaking about whales in the cruel captivity of Marine land.
That I might also be talking about Julian held captive in a tiny embassy/room in London.
 'They are denied everything that is natural and important to them, and many do not make it past half their natural life span because of the stress and loneliness caused by their living conditions'

I'm extremely concerned for Julian's well being.
If you knew him as I do, you would be too-
He has not felt the sunlight for almost 5 yrs.
He has tried uv lamps that have damaged his skin.
There is no substitute for natural light.
It is impossible to thrive if you cannot be in fresh air at least part of the time.
As tough as he is.
He will deteriorate this way.
And that is shameful.
He is the most important living Hero we have -

There are doctors willing to speak about the determent of this kind of existence.
it is unhealthy,
demeaning and cruel.

I'm known for being an effective bridge between radical views and contemporary complacency.
For example-
When it comes to going vegan -some activists won't talk to people who eat meat.
They draw a hard line.
I think those are admirable views, but, I also want to engage people to eat less meat
and feel good about that-
We apply what we learn to our lives, sometimes gently and gradually replacing old habits with new ones. That is very positive.

I am an ambassador for Animals , the environment and vulnerable people.  

I am an ambassador
for Julian Assange.

Though curious,
I have strong, even radical core beliefs - I respond to the truth and not politics.
I'm always interested in the views of others.
I may not agree with
everything.
But, I wish to understand -
I have a reputation of listening to opposing views -

There are rules/laws to protect publishers (2015) that were/are not being upheld in response to Julian.
The Obama administration and Loretta Lynch did nothing.
They really let him down.
As eloquent as Obama is.
He does not have a great track record when it comes to protecting people -
I'm hoping the new administration will -
I would love to meet with President Trump and talk about it.
He has benefited a great deal from Wikileaks.
I think Mr Trump will see the injustice. Go out on a limb-
Not cave to the establishment egos.
(Who may have been embarrassed by their own incompetence).
 
Also,
the election results
is where I see most people unhappy and confused.
And
wanting to blame Julian.
Is it Wikileak's fault that true information was revealed about Hillary Clinton ?
and because of that true information people responded accordingly -
to the truth?

The leaks are not the issue.
The content of the leaks are.
Everything else is a distraction.
To place blame on Julian or Russia is an alternate 'go to' universe most people are sick of.

The truth speaks for itself. That must be the focus.

As for UK's 'interest'
Everyone passes the buck
They say
They have nothing to do with Julian's 'decision' to seek asylum and protection at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. But,
if he walks out the door he will be arrested and shipped off to Sweden potentially.
Then extradited to US-
As for Sweden
Sweden says the Swedish government had nothing todo with Julian being arbitrarily detained.
They say It's the prosecutor Margaret Ny's decision.
(waiting for transcripts to be translated still??? Detaining some one for 6 years without charge is unforgivable. )
US says his detention has nothing to do with them.
(Formally)
But, we know there is a massive case being built against him.
And, he would not receive a fair trial under the circumstances.

It's extremely frustrating.
I don't see an easy out for
The Swedish prosecutor-
(while the world watches).
I'm sure she is trying to find a way to look good.
I don't see how.
It is a mess.
That's why there is such a delay.
Conveniently waiting for Ecuador's election?.
We aren't stupid -
it's obvious to people watching closely.
I hope she just does the right thing.
And deals graciously
with any potential fallout.
I think she would warm hearts to drop the investigation-
But
historically she doesn't make those kinds
of decisions.
And,
There is an undercurrent of heavy US involvement.
It's palpable.

After the Ecuadorian election -
I may go to Ecuador-
And meet with government officials.
Firstly for Julian,
but, also for the Amazon
I have been following closely and want to bring attention to the texaco/chevron oil disaster- which has still not been settled. It's a travesty -
They have destroyed rainforest communities sadly and have bullied helpless indigenous Ecuadorian people, ruined lives of vulnerable people and animals - while leaving a tragic imprint on the environment. And then decided not to pay for it!!!!
Too powerful? -
And left Ecuador with the bill ? (thedirtyhand.com)

It's important to keep mentioning that the United Nations said twice now that Julian is illegally detained.
They have ordered his release-
Everyone is waiting it out.
They hope that the new Ecuadorian president will kick Julian out and they won't have to deal with him anymore.
I hope Ecuador hangs in there with Julian and not give up to pressure by the US
If he leaves embassy. (Even to find refuge in another)- The
Uk will arrest, extradite to Sweden,
then extradite to US.
(It wont be that easy though).

Julian amazes me -
He's doing such great work under
extremely difficult circumstances.

I take every opportunity I can
to talk about his dire situation- (maybe reaching audiences that might not otherwise know him) I combine my messages from all my passionate projects, film promotion-  
silly talk shows-
What ever it takes.

I must mention It's pathetic that
Obama did not grant Leonard Peltier clemency (because FBI most likely) - it is heartbreaking.
A cruel stain on his legacy.

Also,
Julian is SO pissed off that Putin is getting the credit for his work.
Stealing the credit he deserves.

Wikileaks is the same brilliant organization as it was at inception -
Or better
They have accomplished a lot in the last 6 yrs.
I'm amazed and impressed that someone can achieve so much in such an incredibly difficult position.
It's very moving
His dedication, strength and stamina.
Though extremely vulnerable?.
(as capable and brave as he is)
He is up against the biggest super powers of the world.
It is dangerous.
I'm sure if he were roaming free in a place like Nigeria possibly ?somewhere right now - he might be assassinated by a US drone attack.
I'm happy he is safe at least in the Embassy.
And,
that the world is interested, watching and participating.
That he has growing public support - that is important.
that awareness-
will keep him safer.
And,
when he is finally Free
He will need additional protection.

Romantically -
I want to say we are in an
Ethically romantic period ,
It is tragic and heartfelt.

Julian Assange is attempting to
Free the world by educating it.

It is a romantic struggle.
That's attractive to me.
Philosophically romantic in every way.

Under these frightening and debilitating circumstances.
I can only hug him goodbye, and do my best to help present his message to the world-

He wants to protect me.
And
I want to get him the fuck out of there -
to carry on with his work safely and full strength.
Live the life he deserves amongst family,
friends,
and loved ones of his choosing.

People ask me if I'm afraid of any repercussions -
What can they do to me?
I'm retired.
I have set my life up in a way where I depend on no one. I planned well.
I am free to work for the causes I believe in full time now from anywhere in the world.
It took hard work to get here.
I plan on making the most of it.

I do not wish to be a distraction-
though-

I am relentless

And, I will continue to do all I can to help this incredible man pursue his vision of a free world.

Pamela