August 17, 2012

Julian Assange Should Step Out and Defend Himself

Globe and Mail, Globe and Mail

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Julian Assange's invocation of state power and international law, when he does not want to face a court, is in flagrant contradiction with the anarchism of the indiscriminate disclosure of government documents by the organization he founded, WikiLeaks.

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TAGGED: Sweden, UK, Ecuador, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange


August 16, 2012
Ecuador Is Right to Give Assange Asylum
Mark Weisbrot, Guardian
Ecuador has now made its decision: to grant political asylum to Julian Assange. This comes in the wake of an incident that should dispel remaining doubts about the motives behind the UK/Swedish attempts to extradite WikiLeaks... more ››
August 17, 2012
Julian Assange: Pawn in Diplomatic Chess Match
Jim Wyss, Miami H'ld
Sweden wants him. Ecuador just granted him asylum. The British are blocking his exit. And the U.S., he fears, is scheming to get him. more ››
August 17, 2012
Assange Has Very Few Friends Left in Sweden
Karin Olsson, The Guardian
Assange's flight from Sweden, a decent democracy, into the arms of Ecuador's megalomanic president is incomprehensible. more ››
August 16, 2012
Little Room for Compromise on Julian Assange
Bridget Kendall, BBC
When first Julian Assange sought sanctuary in Ecuador's embassy in London two months ago, he had jumped bail and was delaying the day when he might be extradited to Sweden to face questioning over serious sexual assault... more ››
August 16, 2012
Julian Assange: Most Arrogant Man in World
Brendan O'Neill, Telegraph
Julian Assange is an arrogant so-and-so, isn’t he, ensconced in the Ecuadorian embassy, no doubt entertaining himself with self-flattering fantasies about being the internet age’s Carlos the Jackal. I wonder how he... more ››