Up for auction on E-Bay is a chance for eight people to dine with Julian Assange. The starting bid is 350 pounds to have lunch in “one of London’s finest restaurants” with Assange and renowned Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek.
According to the announcement on E-Bay:
- The three-hour lunch is set for July 2, from 12 - 3pm
- 100% of the final sale price will support WikiLeaks
- The meal will be followed by a Frontline Club event from 4pm - 6pm at The Troxy, in East London, where Assange and Zizek will be discussing the impact of WikiLeaks on the world and what it means for the future.
The event at the Troxy will be chaired by Amy Goodman, the award-winning investigative journalist and the host of a daily, independent news hour show that airs on the internet and on more than 900 public television and radio stations worldwide called Democracy Now.
Audience members are invited to submit questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Question 2 July".
Click here or here for more information about the event at the Troxy.
Assange, who is still under house arrest at Ellingham Hall in Norfolk, Britain, will continue to fight being extradited to Sweden at a two day hearing at the High Court in London on July 12 and 13.
The WikiLeaks founder has been fighting extradition to Sweden where he has not been charged with anything but is wanted for questioning by the Swedish police about accusations of rape and sexual molestation made against him by Sofia Wilen and Anna Ardin. Assange has strongly denied the allegations made by Wilen and Ardin and says that he had consensual sex with the two women.
Assange and his lawyers fear that if he is extradited to Sweden he may then be extradited to the United States, where he could face torture, confinement at Guantanamo Bay, both, or even the death penalty.
Assange angered the United States when WikiLeaks published the leaked, embarrassing, diplomatic cables, the classified documents about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and the 'Collateral Murder' video.