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Archive for 'Wikileaks'

Julian Assange’s new fans

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the Australian hiding out in the Ecuadoran embassy in London to avoid facing sexual assault charges in Sweden, has some interesting new American fans.
To Julian Assange: I apologize.
Please watch Sean Hannity's interview with Julian Assange (Wikileaks)….
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) January 4, 2017

Tonight at 10pm ET: Watch my exclusive interview [...]

Julian ♥s Ron and Rand

I hope none of Julian Assange’s supporters on the Left will be shocked to learn that he is a fan of former Congressman Ron Paul, his son Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and the libertarian wing of the Republican party.
Tom Watson writes at Forbes:
The praise for the conservative Paul wing of the Republican Party in the [...]

WikiLeaks: the movie

Coming in October to a theater possibly near you:

Garance Franke-Ruta writes:
Based on Daniel Domscheit-Berg’s book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website and David Leigh and Luke Harding’s WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy, the film covers the heady early days of the site and appears from the [...]

Wikileaks ex-employee on Assange and Shamir’s son

James Ball writes:
The reason I quit was because of a friend of Julian’s whose activities were unstomachable and unforgivable. That man was Israel Shamir. Shamir is an anti-Semitic writer, a supporter of the dictator of Belarus, and a man with ties and friends in Russian security services. He and Julian—unknown to us—had been in friendly contact [...]

Genocide Denial, Counterpunch, and Israel Shamir

I have just noticed that last month Counterpunch published an article by Israel Shamir entitled, “Pol Pot Revisited.”  Below I extract some highlights:

The Khmer Rouge experiment lasted only three years, from 1975 to 1978.
Surprisingly, Cambodians have no bad memories of that period. This is quite an amazing discovery for an infrequent visitor…..
Cambodia’s population was not [...]

Bradford Muslim women against Galloway

A detailed account in the Guardian’s Northerner Blog of a Galloway ’sermon’ to Muslim women in Bradford.
Galloway used the meeting as an attempt to rebuild his support among Muslim women, following his appalling comments about rape. It seems Muslim women, like most women and must people in general weren’t particularly impressed by G.G’s view [...]

Wikileaks responds to the Benghazi attacks

Wikileaks have responded to the attack on the US embassy.
“By the US accepting the UK siege on the Ecuadorian embassy in London it gave tacit approval for attacks on embassies around the world.”
This tweet has been deleted, but a picture of the original is here.

A reminder about Wikileaks

Some articles I’ve read are saying “Yay” for Wikileaks, but still think Assange should face justice and stand trial in Sweden and answer rape allegations. Maybe they think Wikileaks is a progressive cause.
I think Wikileaks is a creepy organisation, when it comes to on sexual matters. Wikileaks published an article by someone with a deep [...]

The Shortest Sentence In the English Language

I say it is “go“.

Assange seeks Ecuadorian asylum

Rather than face the brutal hell that is the Swedish justice system, WikiLeaks honcho Jullian Assange is at the embassy of Ecuador in London seeking political asylum.
Which raises the question: why not the embassy of Belarus? Did he burn his bridges by appearing at the premiere of the critical film about Lukashenko?
Ecuador is part of [...]