Julian Assange

By IndepthAfrica
In Europe
Nov 28th, 2012
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(Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is suffering from a chronic lung ailment that could worsen at any time and is being checked regularly by doctors, the Andean country’s ambassador to Britain said on Wednesday. Assange, 41, whose website angered the United States by releasing th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Europe
Oct 10th, 2012
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by JAMES ROTHENBERG The just finished Banned Books Week serves as a vivid reminder that we must be vigilant about freedom of expression and freedom from censorship. Absent this vigilance, we could wake up in a society that not only bans books, but takes the next step and burns them as well. The Germa...
By IndepthAfrica
In Europe
Sep 10th, 2012
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During the Vietnam War, Sweden was an independent country with a moral conscience, and Sweden gave sanctuary to US war protestors who refused the draft. Washington realized the cost to itself and purchased the Swedish government in order to prevent a reoccurrence of moral conscience on the part of an...
By IndepthAfrica
In World News
Aug 16th, 2012
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Ecuador granted political asylum to Julian Assange on Thursday, ratcheting up tension in a standoff with Britain which has warned it could revoke the diplomatic status of Quito’s embassy in London to allow the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder. The high-profile Australian former hacker has b...
By IndepthAfrica
In Europe
Jan 19th, 2012
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By Jack Shafer This piece originally appeared in Reuters Magazine, a special edition publication ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In late October, a deflated Julian Assange called a press conference in London to announce he may have to mothball WikiLeaks. The reason, he said, ...
By benim
In Europe
Sep 29th, 2011
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It was the book the founder of WikiLeaks said was published to ‘screw’ him for cash but despite huge publicity surrounding its release it has become a sales flop. Julian Assange’s unauthorised autobiography came out last week but just 644 copies were sold in its first three days in ...
By benim
In Analysis
Sep 27th, 2011
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For some time now, I have resisted the urged to write about the Wikileaks revelations that have hit Ghana these last several weeks. This is because the more I think about the WikiLeaks episode; the less I know what to say about it. Unfortunately, too much commentary, right and left, has tried to inje...
By benim
In News
Sep 21st, 2011
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Johannesburg – Former president Nelson Mandela has been ranked first in a perception assessment of 54 of the world’s most visible leaders, according to the Reputation Institute on Wednesday. President Jacob Zuma came 35th, behind the likes of actress Angelina Jolie (12th), the institute s...
By benim
In Analysis
Sep 7th, 2011
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Of course none of the Wikileaks cables were meant for public consumption. Yet some cables are categorized as “CLASSIFIED.” Others as ” UNCLASSIFIED.” Many others as ” CONFIDENTIAL” etc. This only means that although all the cables are ” for your eyes onlyR...
By benim
In Uncategorized
Sep 1st, 2011
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Uncensored copies of WikiLeaks’ massive tome of U.S. State Department cables circulated freely Thursday across the Internet, leaving a whole new batch of U.S. sources vulnerable to embarrassment and potential retribution. The United States, meanwhile, denied ever cooperating with the anti-secre...