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Julian Assange supporters’ badge

2010 - A new and different kind of political activism flourished in recent decades – cyberactivism.

From 2006 the website WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, posted leaked classified government documents online in the name of public scrutiny. In 2010 the US government launched a criminal investigation into Assange. This badge, produced in support of Assange, adopts the style of Shepard Fairey’s famous Barack Obama ‘Hope’ poster, implying a link between the worldviews of the two men.

Photograph of a small badge labled "Free Julian"