Julian Assange Posts

Julian Assange To Run For Australian Senate Seat In 2013

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be running for a seat in the Australian Senate.  WikiLeaks confirmed the news on Twitter today.  Assange will be running as a member of the Australian WikiLeaks Party.  Assange’s mother Christine confirmed that her son will be running for the Senate and simply said “He will be awesome.”

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Movie Based On WikiLeaks Called The Fifth Estate Expected To Arrive In November 2013

The Fifth Estate is a movie based on WikiLeaks and the principal photography for the movie started last week.  The film will star Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange and Daniel Bruhl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg (known as the spokesperson  for WikiLeaks).  Bill Condon will be directing the movie.  Condon previously worked on films like Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn and Dreamgirls.

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Ecuador Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino Offers WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Political Asylum

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was given political asylum in Ecuador said Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino today.  However Assange is currently in London under watch by the government there.  Assange does not want to be sent to Sweden where he is wanted for questioning over allegations that relate to rape and assault.  The U.S. considers Assange’s website a threat because WikiLeaks contains a large amount of leaked government documents.  The United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office said that they are disappointed with the statement from Ecuador.

Former WikiLeaks Volunteer Birgitta Jonsdottir Believes Her Rights On Twitter Was Violated By U.S. Government

Birgitta Jónsdóttir is a former WikiLeaks volunteer and is a member of Parliament in Iceland. Recently the courts in the U.S. decided to push for access to her Twitter account because of her involvement with WikiLeaks. Jónsdóttir is furious with the decision of the U.S. government and has decided to take her case to the Council of Europe.
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Julian Assange Loses Sweden Extradition Appeal

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has lost a high court appeal extradition to Sweden to face rape charge allegations. Lord Justice Thomas and Mr. Justice Ouseley handed down the decision for Assange’s appeal against a European arrest warrant that was issued by prosecutors in Sweden. Two Swedish women filed rape and sexual assault charges against Assange during his visit to Stockholm in August 2010.
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WikiLeaks Threatens Those Who Leak Internal Documents With A Fine Of $20 Million

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now making members of his team sign a nondisclosure agreement that WikiLeak’s own leaked material is their property. “You accept and agree that the information disclosed, or to be disclosed to you pursuant to this agreement is, by its nature, valuable proprietary commercial information,” states the agreement, “the misuse or unauthorized disclosure of which would be likely to cause us considerable damage.” The unauthorized disclosure of WikiLeaks documents will have a penalty of 12 million British pounds ($20 million). Leaks to the press by WikiLeaks loses them the ability to sell the documents to publishers. [Wired]

Facebook Responds To Julian Assange

Yesterday I reported how WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called Facebook the most appalling spy machine ever. He went as far as accusing Facebook of automating a process to provide data to U.S. intelligence when asked for it. Facebook said that these claims are untrue.
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Julian Assange: Facebook, Google, and Yahoo! Has Built In Interfaces Developed For U.S. Intelligence [VIDEO]

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is awaiting a trial in Sweden for sexual assault charges and he was recently interviewed by Russia Today. He gave his opinion on the political unrest in Egypt and Libya during the interview. He had especially criticized Facebook as being the most appalling spy machine ever.
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