In his most extended interview in months, Julian Assange speaks from inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has been holed up for nearly six months. Assange vowed WikiLeaks would persevere despite attacks against it. "The Pentagon is maintaining a line that WikiLeaks inherently, as an institution that tells military and government whistleblowers to step forward with information, is a crime. They allege we are criminal, moving forward," Assange says.Read more »
... "The US administration’s war on whistle-blowers must end. Thomas Drake, William Binney, John Kirakou and the other heroic US whistle-blowers must - they must - be pardoned and compensated for the hardships they have endured as servants of the public record.
And the Army Private who remains in a military prison in Fort Leavenworth Kansas, who was found by the UN to have endured months of torturous detention in Quantico Virginia and who has yet - after two years in prison - to see a trial, must be released." ...
This week marks two years since U.S. Army private Bradley Manning was detained on allegations of leaking classified documents to the online whistleblower WikiLeaks. Manning faces up to life imprisonment in a military trial set to begin in September. "It’s important to remember that what Bradley Manning is alleged to have done ... was an act of incredible nobility, bringing immense amounts of transparency to the U.S.Read more »
Britain’s Supreme Court has upheld the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden to face questioning over alleged sex crimes. Assange’s lawyers had argued that the Swedish public prosecutor did not have the legal authority to issue the arrest warrant, but the British justices disagreed in a 5-to-2 decision. Assange’s attorneys will have 14 days to file a new appeal. We get reaction from Salon.com blogger and constitutional law attorney Glenn Greenwald.Read more »
Cyberspace's most famous activist, Julian Assange, is launching his own talkshow, to be broadcast on RT. The program, written and hosted by the founder of whistle-blowing site Wikileaks, will focus on his favorite topic: controversy.Read more »
[NB: you need the Google translator tool (http://translate.google.com/) to translate this from Swedish to English] Most of the world's usually critical and vigilant community of journalists, with few exceptions, now seems at a loss of their focus in Julian Assange and WikiLeaks on a broken condom, when in fact a huge miscarriage of justice is playing right in front of and within their own territory.Read more »
IN the estimation of the Sydney Peace Foundation, Australian Wikileaks founder Julian Assange stands alongside the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela.
As he outrages and embarrasses world leaders by leaking secret US diplomatic cables - and continues to face down allegations of sex offences - Mr Assange has been chosen by the foundation to receive a rare gold medal for peace with justice.Read more »
Mike Bell and Alfred McDonald set up a flash site that scrolls through the various media personalities who have casually called for a journalist’s death.
Now there is a site documenting casual calls for the death of Julian Assange.Read more »
Dec. 22: In an exclusive interview with msnbc’s Cenk Uygur, the WikiLeaks chief denies that he conspired to commit espionage with U.S. Army Specialist Bradley Manning, asserting that such claims are “absolute nonsense.”Read more »
This guy speaks very eloquently in favour of Wikileaks. Notice the anchors attitude toward Julian Assange being called a journalist. Maybe this could be played on-air?Read more »
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