Tag: Julian Assange

Pamela Anderson arrives at LAX in a ‘truth’ tee

Pamela Anderson is all about defending truth.

The Playboy model recently called out ex-boyfriend Adil Rami for ‘living a double life.’

And on Wednesday she made a statement about honesty in a look inspired by close friend and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose WikiLeaks organization she tagged in an earlier Instagram Story post.

Anderson was spotted Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport, stepping out in a t-shirt printed with the word ‘truth.’

She dressed up her grey top by tucking it into a sexy black satin pencil skirt, which seemed to feature a built-in fanny pack.

The Baywatch actress completed the look with a pair of pointed black stilettos and some matching chunky sunglasses.

Fans could have assumed the printed tee is in reference to her recent breakup with the French soccer player.

Anderson recently took to Instagram, accusing ex Rami of cheating: ‘I’m devastated to find out in the last few days that he was living a double life.

‘He used to joke about other players who had girlfriends down the street in apartments close to their wives. He called those men monsters.’

The caption continued: ‘How is it possible to control two women’s hearts and minds like this? I’m sure there were others.’

But she posted a photo of the ensemble to her Instagram story, tagging WikiLeaks, shortly after sharing an image of herself holding up a sign that said ‘#FreeAssange.’

Anderson has been an outspoken advocate for Assange, ever since his alleged involvement in several national security scandals, which included Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Assange was arrested in April for failure to surrender to the court in 2012 for an unrelated charge.

He’d spent the past seven years under political asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Anderson recently spoke up for her journalist friend in an interview with The Los Angeles Times: ‘We really have to get him out of jail.

‘He can’t be extradited to America. They are doing everything they can to destroy his reputation, so people don’t support him. If you see people throughout history, that’s what they do.’

image host image host image host image host image host

source: Daily Mail

Read more: http://pamanderson.proboards.com/thread/9206/arrives-lax-truth#ixzz5s3NeoQk0

Pamela Anderson opens up about Julian Assange & veganism

Actress Pamela Anderson, who now lives in France with her soccer player boyfriend, Adil Rami, made a trip west to California for the recent opening of the “Pamela Anderson by David Yarrow” exhibition at Maddox Gallery Los Angeles in West Hollywood. (The exhibition closes this week.)

The former “Baywatch” star also makes a cameo in son Brandon Thomas Lee’s reality series, MTV’s “The Hills: New Beginnings,” which premieres Monday night.

During a chat this month, Anderson, 51, shared her thoughts about her activist work, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the vegan lifestyle pieces she’s producing. Here’s an excerpt from the conversation.

What’s it like to be back in Los Angeles?

I’m not a big L.A. fan. I’m more a Malibu girl. You can be in Malibu and never see L.A. I love being at the beach. Even in France, I feel the same way about Paris. I prefer Cassis. I need to have one foot in the water — or I feel claustrophobic.
Your series “Baywatch” was made in Malibu. When you’re in town, what memories from the series come to mind?

I see my tower every time I go home — Tower 14, the same one from the series!
How did you get involved with photographer David Yarrow for this exhibition?

I love that he shoots animals in their natural habitats. I was a fan of his for years when he worked with Cindy Crawford and raised a lot of money for charity. He asked me to shoot a photo for him, and all the proceeds will go to my foundation. How could I say no?

Your foundation has been around for 20 years. What are some of your achievements as an activist? What have you been working on recently?

We’ve created animal welfare laws where there were none in many countries. I’ve noticed that when I speak with world leaders, things get done. Even [Russian President Vladimir] Putin stopped importing seal products, so that pretty much stopped the Canadian seal hunt. And so many things that I’ve done with PETA.

Lately, I have been working with my friends in Germany [on] DiEM25, which is a green political movement. We’re trying to get some seats in the European Parliament. I have been speaking at universities. I love to see the emerging of young, really forward-thinking people that are trying to change the E.U. and create democracy in Europe.

Everything is incredibly crazy right now. It’s a very strange world we’re living in. This is why I’ve created a new offshoot of my foundation called Tenure, [based on the principles of an academic tenure,] where I take 10 activists and pay their salaries for a year. Because people that are activists … will care about everything. They don’t just care about one little thing. Animal activists like Paul Watson, for instance — even if the sea dried up, he would fight for something else. So I want to encourage people to be career activists.

Even though activists are getting a bad name and certain governments are afraid of them and investigative journalism, we have to really support the people that are sticking their necks out.

The money that I raise will go to activists risking their lives — anywhere from freedom of speech to people on a boat saving the whales, like Sea Shepherd. I love people that are in the mix. They are not just talking about it, they are warriors. I’m really good at giving money to people who can make an entire initiative out of 5,000 euros/dollars. I also sponsor a lot of first responders.

There are so many things in France I’m doing against animals and circuses. … I have a campaign coming out about anti-Marineland and anti-Sea World, so people [won’t] go to these places.
Do you find it difficult to be taken seriously in your activist efforts because people associate you with your background as an actress?

Even other activists tell me to ‘Be careful. Don’t wear that. Don’t do this because they need it to be taken seriously, and people need to listen to what you’re saying.’ And I say, ‘No, I am who I am.’ Sorry. I don’t want to apologize every day or have to explain to people that I can form a full sentence or give my track record.

But I also get into places where it’s unexpected. I reach an audience that’s important. I have a lot of friends who are intellectuals, but they are preaching to the choir. Whereas, I feel like I need to simplify things and can share the same message but in more of a fun way. Because sometimes activists can be annoying! It’s sexy being an activist and it’s a romantic struggle. I like to encourage people to be engaged in the world.

You have been working to get WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of jail. What will that take?

A lot of public support. We really have to get him out of jail. He can’t be extradited to America. They are doing everything they can to destroy his reputation, so people don’t support him. If you see people throughout history, that’s what they do.

Keeping him in the public eye is really important, so he doesn’t get killed. But being alive and in prison — Belmarsh prison is not an easy life — he’s never committed a violent act in his life. He’s very calm, very centered. I really encourage people to look at some of his speeches and the things he talks about. He’s very, very smart and very passionate about justice.

And he’s going to keep doing what he’s doing. He knew he was going to be in danger. Julian told me everything that happened and what was going to happen. It was just a matter of time. So now he needs public outcry — and especially from journalists. It’s crazy the brainwashing that’s gone on and the egos involved. We have to get him out of there for sure.

What are your thoughts on the #MeToo movement and how it has evolved?

There’s good things about it, but as I always say, ‘Action is stronger than a hashtag.” Feminism, for 50 years, gave us a voice. … We’re allowed to be able to talk about the abuse in our lives and we have to take action in the moment. We also have to be careful about destroying lives, like Julian, for instance. I have two boys, so I’m always worried about paralyzing them too.

We still want them to be men, to be chivalrous. We don’t want to be too crazy. This third-wave feminism, I’m not really a fan of that, but I am a feminist. I believe in all the good things that feminism has. But I am going to write a fourth book called ‘Saving Feminism From Feminists.’ I’m working on it.

You’re vegan, right?

Yes, we all have to evolve our habits. You just have to. I think it’s best for the environment. I was vegan for compassionate reasons and then I realized the health benefits. Obviously, it’s all connected to the environment and water and poverty and world hunger. There are so many good things about it. You’re really making a statement if you’re vegan.
Are you going to produce more vegan shoewear?

I’m doing another line. I’m actually opening in Galerie Lafayette doing vegan bags, vegan shoes, vegan Champagne and all sorts of vegan products — mostly with small groups because I want to encourage them as artists as well.

The artists are the freedom fighters of the world. That’s why I love to do it. If I have to do a fundraiser, I’d rather be with artists. They are more courageous when they are supporting an activist like me because I have a lot of friends who are, maybe, a little bit controversial.

source: LA Times

Read more: http://pamanderson.proboards.com/thread/9204/julian-assange-veganism#ixzz5rrgUEr00

Pam Anderson Wants Kim Kardashian’s Help

Pamela Anderson is hoping her close friend, Julian Assange, can get help from someone with an excellent track record for getting people freed from prison — Kim Kardashian.

The former “Baywatch” star was jetting out of LAX on Wednesday when she was asked about the possibility of Kardashian advocating for the WikiLeaks founder’s release from Belmarsh prison in London.

“He needs all the help he can get,” Anderson said, while painting a bleak picture of what Assange endures while in custody.

51-year-old Anderson was seen visiting the high-security prison last month in the first visit Assange was allowed since being hauled out of the Ecuadorian embassy after they withdrew his asylum.

She also thought it would be a “good idea” for President Donald Trump to pardon Assange after he was charged for violating the Espionage Act.

Meanwhile, Kardashian has most recently been advocating for convicted murderer Kevin Cooper to get DNA testing which the reality star believes will lead to an exoneration. She visited Cooper at San Quentin State Prison last week, which unfortunately drew some negative attention.

Kardashian also has a realistic shot at getting Trump’s ear, as they’ve already met and discussed her thoughts on prison reform.

If Assange does get out of prison, Anderson makes it clear that he won’t be headed anywhere near the U.S.

source: The Blast

Post Archive:

Page 1 of 14 1 2 3 4 14