In Support of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden: A Statement from the Ecuadorian Embassy

By: Saturday June 22, 2013 2:57 pm

It has now been a year since I entered this embassy and sought refuge from persecution. As a result of that decision, I have been able to work in relative safety from a US espionage investigation. But today, Edward Snowden’s ordeal is just beginning. Two dangerous runaway processes have taken root in the last decade, [...]

One Year Since Seeking Asylum from Ecuador, Julian Assange Demands Obama Drop Investigation into WikiLeaks

By: Wednesday June 19, 2013 6:50 pm

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange has been living in the Ecuador embassy in the United Kingdom for a year now, hoping to break a standoff between Ecuador and the UK so that he could have safe passage to Ecuador. Ecuador granted him political asylum because of the United States Justice Department’s ongoing investigation into WikiLeaks, which [...]

Rereading Michael Hastings’ Interview with Julian Assange

By: Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:33 pm

The sad news is being taken in by all self-respecting journalists. Someone who had a great passion for what he did and embodied the adversarial spirit that muckraking reporters should have in journalism died in a car accident at a young age. Rolling Stone contributor Michael Hastings died in a car crash in Los Angeles at [...]

Assange Statement on the First Day of Manning Trial

By: Tuesday June 4, 2013 12:35 pm

The United States was, in theory, a nation of laws. But it is no longer a nation of laws for Bradley Manning.

In Effort to Combat Reclassification, WikiLeaks Releases Kissinger Diplomatic Records

By: Monday April 8, 2013 11:42 am

Throughout the past year, according to WikiLeaks’ editor-in-chief Julian Assange, the organization has been working on the release of more than one and a half million US diplomatic records from the period between 1973 and 1976. Over 200,000 of them relate specifically to former US Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. The media organization held [...]

White House Strategy to Protect Trade Secrets Mischaracterizes WikiLeaks, Criminalizes Hacktivists

By: Wednesday February 20, 2013 8:18 pm

The administration of President Barack Obama released a strategy aimed at protecting trade secrets. As White House press secretary Jay Carney stated, the strategy aims to “protect the innovation that drives the American economy and supports jobs in the United States.” He said, “We know that trade secret theft can cripple a company’s competitive advantage [...]

With Speech, Assange Marks Six Months Since He Took Refuge in Ecuadorean Embassy

By: Thursday December 20, 2012 2:57 pm

Marking six months since he made the Ecuadorean embassy in London his home, WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange gave an address on the balcony. He strode out on to the balcony, decorated with a Christmas garland and lights. The first thing he said was, “What a sight for sore eyes.” Then he said, “People [...]

Julian Assange Refuses to Submit to Erin Burnett’s Planned Hit Job

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 11:12 pm

The interview was anticipated. CNN host Erin Burnett was to have WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange, author of the new book, Cypherpunks, come on her show. Another pundit, Brooke Baldwin, promoted it on CNN just after 3:30 pm EST and said, “You have quite the big interview scoop, so we’ll talk about that in a minute,” [...]

Assange Addresses UN Members, Lambasts Obama’s UN Address for Rewriting History

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 11:27 pm

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange addressed members of the United Nations at an event with Ecuador Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino and Center for Constitutional Rights legal director Baher Azmy. He spoke to members on the current status of his asylum case and how the United States currently is engaged in a wide investigation into members of [...]

Julian Assange to Address United Nations Members (VIDEO)

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:03 pm

UPDATE – 8:00 PM EST: Assange’s address concluded. I’ll have a post on his address soon. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will address the United Nations on the status of his asylum case within the hour via satellite from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino and Baher Azmy, legal director for the [...]

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