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Australia’s WikiLeaks Party under fire because members met with Assad to ‘show solidarity’

Whistleblowing group WikiLeaks said Tuesday it had no knowledge of and did not approve a delegation to Syria which met President Bashar al-Assad and included members of Australia’s WikiLeaks Party. The delegation, aimed at showing solidarity with the Syrian people and opposing Western military intervention, reportedly included WikiLeaks founder Julian…

Julian Assange rips the movie about him as a ‘geriatric snoozefest’

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange Thursday renewed his attack on a film about the whistleblowing website, calling it a “geriatric snoozefest” as he released a letter written to its star Benedict Cumberbatch. The Australian hacker, who has been holed up at the Ecuadoran embassy in London after claiming asylum a year…

Toronto International Film Festival promises WikiLeaks ‘full story’

North America’s largest film festival opens Thursday with a drama about real life WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, promising the “full story” behind the whistleblower website. “The Fifth Estate” by director Bill Condon is based on a book by Assange’s once-trusted lieutenant and former WikiLeaks spokesman Daniel Domscheit-Berg, about events leading…

Watch: Mullet sporting Julian Assange stars in ‘Rap News’ parody video

The latest episode of the Australian-based YouTube video series “Juice Raps News” features WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange singing his own version of an 1980′s rock song. Hugo Farrant and Giordano Nanni are the two men behind Juice Rap News. In a joint statement, they explained that Nanni shot the video…

Assange: Manning verdict ‘a collapse of the rule of law’

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday blasted the United States for finding Army Private First Class Bradley Manning guilty of leaking thousands of diplomatic cables. In an interview with Vice, Assange said he was “not surprised” by the verdict and that “we succeeded” by overcoming the more serious charges, which…

Ecuador finds microphone hidden in London embassy where Assange is living

By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) – Ecuador has found a hidden microphone inside its London embassy, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is living, and will disclose on Wednesday who controls the device, its foreign minister said. Ricardo Patino said the microphone was found inside the office of the Ecuadorean ambassador…

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: NSA leaker is a hero

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spoke Sunday on ABC’s This Week, describing NSA leaker Edward Snowden as a “hero” for his actions. “He is a hero,” Assange told George Stephanopoulos. “He has told the people of the world and the United States that there is mass unlawful interception of their communications.”…

Assange: Snowden receives refugee papers from Ecuadorian government

(Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Monday that fugitive U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden had received refugee papers from the Ecuador government to secure him safe passage as he fled Hong Kong over the weekend. “In relation to Hong Kong, Mr Snowden was supplied with a refugee…

UK and Ecuador fail to resolve deadlock over Assange’s extradition

British Foreign Secretary William Hague and his Ecuadoran counterpart Ricardo Patino failed to resolve the deadlock over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in talks on Monday, officials said. The Foreign Office said there was “no breakthrough” on what to do about the Australian, who has been living at the Ecuadoran embassy…

Julian Assange celebrates one-year anniversary of asylum in Ecuador Embassy

LONDON — It is an odd sight: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is wearing a jacket and tie, but no shoes. Then again, if you have not stepped outside Ecuador’s London embassy for a year, shoes are largely pointless. In an interview with AFP to mark this strange anniversary, the man…

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