Julian Assange is running for Australian senator for the Wikileaks Party. Assange is still holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK, but Australian law allows non-residents to run for office. Whether he can actually win in those circumstances is unknown. What interests me is the effect of a possible win.
In Sweden, Pirate Bay was knocked off the internet by legal attacks on the ISPs that hosted it. Pirate Bay is still on the air because the Swedish Pirate Party won two seats in the European Parliament. The Pirate Party registered an ISP and agreed to host Pirate
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People may not know exactly why Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange has been detained in the UK, then trapped in Ecuador’s embassy. The short answer is, because he embarrassed the US military intelligence community, they’ve waged a character assassination war upon him using his casual sex with women against him.
The US wouldn’t extradite him directly from the UK, because they win more discretely by pulling on Sweden’s strings. The US can continue to deny they’ve secretly indicted Assange for something like espionage, for Wikileaks having obtained the Cablegate secret files. If Assange did go to Sweden for questioning, they’d lock
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The We Shall Never Forget 9/11 Vol. II The True Faces of Evil – Terror, rated PG-13, is about the real world. It is about being human: Good vs. Evil.
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This takes everything to a whole new level. The 12-foreign ministers of the Union of South American Nations have joined in support of a resolution backing Ecuador in granting asylum to Julian Assange and calling for a negotiated settlement.
“We reiterate the right of states to grant political and diplomatic asylum,” the bloc’s joint statement read.
Ministers at the UNASUR meeting …were also critical of Britain’s role in the diplomatic conflict, expressing “solidarity with and support for the government of Ecuador in the face of threats against its embassy in Britain.”
Oh my, my. It’s curious
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A well-known British politician, who is considered a bit of a ‘radical’ in the best sense, in the UK, has launched a defence of Julian Assange, pointing out that, should Assange be convicted of what he is accused of, there would be no penalty in Britain, since his alleged acts are not illegal in Britain..
Galloway is right…and considering (though Galloway demurred discussion of) who these women are attached to, and at least suspected of acting for, it’s hard to simply assume that Assange is wildly speculating that he’s being set up by the Yanks. Further, if they want to
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I wish my title was embellished, but it’s been a crazy 24 hours. The background to this story is that Wikileaks‘ editor Julian Assange is holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London, waiting for the Ecuadorian President Correa to rule on his asylum bid. It’s expected that asylum will be granted on Thursday. One way or another, the UK has threatened to storm the Ecuadorian embassy and take Assange into their custody for rendition, err… extradition to Sweden for “questioning”. From there, it’s widely expected Assange will be extradited to the USA for torture and eventually death in
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The Guardian reports that Ecuador has granted Julian Assange political asylum. Given that the WikiLeaks founder remains holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, it’s unclear whether asylum will mean he gets to stay there indefinitely.
“Ecuador will grant asylum to Julian Assange,” said an official in the Ecuadorean capital Quito, who is familiar with the government discussions….it remains unclear if giving Assange asylum will allow him to leave Britain and fly to Ecuador, or amounts to little more than a symbolic gesture. At the moment he faces the prospect of arrest as soon as he leaves
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Last night I spent a little time with some Liberals to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Ralph Goodale noted a few of the other anniversaries coming up this year in his speech to the crowd of about 50 people. I was perhaps the youngest person there. I also met the Saskatchewan Liberal’s new interim leader, Greg Gallagher. Greg is from Crystal Lake, north of Canora.
Here’s what a year can do to editorials. I hope my blog stands the test of time better than this lame opinion piece.
Jet deal could see
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There has been no information to this point that has confirmed any US Government sources were physically harmed due to their participation in ratting to US Diplomats, and in turn having their words revealed by WikiLeaks through the Afghan leak, or subsequent The Guardian leak when they published the password to leaks, exposing previously redacted source names.
On 12/7/10 7:38 AM, Fred Burton wrote: … I would pursue Conspiracy and Political Terrorism charges [against Assange] and declassify the death of a source someone which I could link to Wiki. [...]
Burton’s speculation is that there is such a person,
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The Stratfor intelligence company emails, leaked this week by WikiLeaks, have revealed that a private security agency has obtained classified information from the US Government (by the admission of Stratfor employees in emails they expected to remain confidential). It’s also revealed that Assange has a “secret” indictment against him, which is obviously not a democratic action by the USA.
After all our questions to the AU/US/UK/SW governments about US plans to prosecute #Assange, we have to find out in a #wikileaks release…
- Fairfax, a media agency that was working with 24 others, broke their agreement to release
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Now I can hardly wait until Monday (now in the UK), with a series of promotional tweets going up today. And I don’t have to wait any longer! Stratfor emails are being exposed, for public review.
@wikileaks: Over 25 media organizations working in silence for months ahead of tomorrow. How´s that for self discipline? Good work everyone.
Everyone should follow the WikiLeaks twitter feed closely. Extraordinary news sometime in the next 96 hours.
And here’s a solid [and long] description of why it’s important to support WikiLeaks, instead of the corrupted governments who oppose the greatest advance in journalism
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