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Assange named #1 controversial figure of 2011

December 27, 2011

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In one of those year-end round-ups that are ubiquitous during this season, The New Age has named Julian as the #1 controversial personality of 2011. Assange shares the top-ten list with runners-up Silvio Berlusconi, Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Image from here.

U.S. prosecutors set stage for espionage charges

December 26, 2011

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During last week’s pre-trial hearings into the possible court-martial of alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning, testimony emerged that made evident the federal charges that U.S. federal prosecutors may attempt to bring against Julian Assange. Military prosecutors have presented evidence that they say shows that Assange and Manning “collaborated” in leaking and publishing more than half […]

Atari Teenage Riot’s WikiLeaks music video

December 18, 2011

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Check out Atari Teenage Riot’s new, interactive WikiLeaks music video, “Black Flags”: Here’s more background detail from the YouTube page, which also includes information on how you can become a part of the video: “ATARI TEENAGE RIOT is calling all musicians, artists, music fans and basically EVERYONE who cares about FREE SPEECH to SUPPORT WIKILEAKS! […]

John Pilger: Assange is “bravest” Australian

December 18, 2011

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Journalist and documentarian John Pilger recently heaped praise on his fellow Australian, and also made some astute observations about the WikiLeaks project: DID YOU HAVE ANY IDEA? – with John PILGER from CaTV on Vimeo.

Join Julian’s new social networking site!

December 17, 2011

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Julian Assange has just unveiled Friends of WikiLeaks (FOWL), a brand-new social networking site for “people from across the globe who defend WikiLeaks and promote its mission and values.” An excerpt from the site’s “Manifesto”: “The publishing of information that exposes the interests of corrupt entities will always lead to aggressive attacks of retribution. Those […]

More great news today for Julian Assange

December 16, 2011

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Earlier than expected, a panel of Justices of London’s Supreme Court granted Julian permission to appeal his extradition case. The 2-day appeal proceedings have now been scheduled for early February. Today the news appeared on the Court’s website, as follows: “Application for Permission to Appeal Julian Assange v Swedish Judicial Authority 16 December 2011 The Supreme Court […]

1 year under house arrest, without charge

December 8, 2011

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As of yesterday, December 7, Julian has now been under house arrest for one year — without having been charged with any crime in any country. This following video offers a glimpse into his life under these conditions: