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Julian Assange is the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, a whistleblower website. He grew up in a Queensland country town where people spoke their minds bluntly and distrusted big government as something that could be corrupted if not watched carefully. Before working at WikiLeaks, he was a physics and mathematics student as well as a computer programmer. He often speaks out about freedom of the press, censorship, and investigative reporting, and has won three journalism awards for his work at WikiLeaks.
Why We Published What We Have on the US Elections
if the press obeys considerations above informing the public, we are no longer talking about a free press, and we are no longer talking about an informed public. Wikileaks remains committed to publishing information that informs the public, even if many, especially those in power, would prefer not to see it. WikiLeaks must publish. It must publish and be damned.
Trade in Services Agreement Wikileaks release
While the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Pact (TTIP) have become well known in recent months, the TiSA is the largest component of the United States' strategic neoliberal "trade" treaty triumvirate.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015(15 comments)
Assange: How "The Guardian" Milked Edward Snowden's Story
It is quite odious that Snowden is being beaten over the head with Russia by The Guardian -- a publication he ought to have been able to trust. Snowden has to be in Russia. Russia is now the only place asylum for him can be meaningful. If he is anyone's captive, he is a peculiar kind of captive of the United States, which, having canceled his passport, will not allow him to safely leave Russia's borders, trapping him there.
Sunday, March 15, 2015(6 comments)
An "Obvious and Conspicuous" Injustice, says Assange on Asylum
Swedish authorities announced Friday their willingness to finally interview WikiLeaks' editor-in-chief Julian Assange, but a secret U.S. investigation has trapped the insurgent publisher without charge in Ecuador's London embassy. Monday, March 16 will mark 1,000 days since Assange sought asylum there.
Friday, September 19, 2014(1 comments)
Spying and storing: Assange says "Google works like NSA"
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange equated Google with the National Security Agency and GCHQ, saying the tech giant has become "a privatized version of the NSA," as it collects, stores, and indexes people's data. He made his remarks to BBC and Sky News.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013(5 comments)
Statement by Julian Assange on Verdict in Bradley Manning Court-Martial
This is the first ever espionage conviction against a whistleblower. It is a dangerous precedent and an example of national security extremism. It is a short-sighted judgment that cannot be tolerated and must be reversed. It can never be that conveying true information to the public is "espionage."
Tuesday, July 9, 2013(17 comments)
How cryptography is a key weapon in the fight against empire states
Cryptography can protect not just the civil liberties and rights of individuals, but the sovereignty and independence of whole countries, solidarity between groups with common cause, and the project of global emancipation. It can be used to fight not just the tyranny of the state over the individual but the tyranny of the empire over smaller states.
Saturday, June 22, 2013(11 comments)
Let's be very careful about who we call "traitor". Edward Snowden is one of us.
It is getting to the point where the mark of international distinction and service to humanity is no longer the Nobel Peace Prize, but an espionage indictment from the US Department of Justice.
The word "traitor" has been thrown around a lot in recent days.
But who is really the traitor here?
Who was it who promised a generation "hope" and "change," only to betray those promises with dismal misery and stagnation?
Tuesday, June 4, 2013(4 comments)
Assange Statement on the First Day of Manning Trial
To convict Bradley Manning, it will be necessary for the US government to conceal crucial parts of his trial. Key portions of the trial are to be conducted in secrecy: 24 prosecution witnesses will give secret testimony in closed session, permitting the judge to claim that secret evidence justifies her decision. But closed justice is no justice at all.
Monday, June 3, 2013(3 comments)
The Banality of "Don't Be Evil"
"The New Digital Age" is, beyond anything else, an attempt by Google to position itself as America's geopolitical visionary. The acknowledgments give pride of place to Henry Kissinger, who along with Tony Blair and the former C.I.A. director Michael Hayden provided advance praise for the book. If you want a vision of the future, imagine Washington-backed Google Glasses strapped onto vacant human faces -- forever.
Friday, November 30, 2012(7 comments)
Two Years of Cablegate as Bradley Manning Testifies for the First Time
Since the release of the diplomatic cables, WikiLeaks has continued its operations despite the financial blockade, publishing leaked documents. The information we've disclosed frustrates the controlled political discourse that is trumpeted by establishment media and Western governments to shape public perception.