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    Wikileaks - a great Aussie

    Would it be amazing if an Aussie, Julian Assange, is behind Wikileaks.

    But another mongrel Aussie, Rudd, wants to put a bar on it if that new internet filter comes on. BOO BOO

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    Would it be amazing if an Aussie, Julian Assange, is behind Wikileaks.

    But another mongrel Aussie, Rudd, wants to put a bar on it if that new internet filter comes on. BOO BOO
    A whistleblowers paradise.Here's an item in The Age on Saturday http://www.theage.com.au/technology/...0521-w1um.html
    Wikileaks, he says, has released more classified documents than the rest of the world press combined.

    ''That's not something I say as a way of saying how successful we are - rather, that shows you the parlous state of the rest of the media. How is it that a team of five people has managed to release to the public more suppressed information, at that level, than the rest of the world press combined? It's disgraceful.''

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    Assange or Axiom? :)

    Here is a very interesting article:

    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2...printable=true

    What is interesting is that it is dated June 7th.

    What more can we say but eyjafjallajökull!

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    The darling of the left seems to be a victim of another darling of left - militant feminism.
    If this article facts are correct allegations against the Assange are stupid. But they show how low Sweden sunk in feminising it's society.
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    Uumm...maybe I missed the memo somewhere, but when did it become OK for public figures to openly call for the assassination of other public figures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    Uumm...maybe I missed the memo somewhere, but when did it become OK for public figures to openly call for the assassination of other public figures?
    Especially when Australia's official position is that we are against the death penalty.

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    Don't shoot messenger for revealing uncomfortable truths

    I think he overstates (vastly!) importance of the documents revealed, as well as the real level of discomfort.
    Conspirologists around the world are claiming he works for CIA or Mossad (or any other organisation they hate at the moment), as leaks failed to prove single conspiracy theory or vicious anti-American campaigns from the hard left.

    I even thought that Americans and Co were feigning indignation to give more credibility to leaked documents. Some of them (including our Julia) were outright silly.

    However, publishing the list and location of vulnerably security sites was vastly irresponsible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    Uumm...maybe I missed the memo somewhere, but when did it become OK for public figures to openly call for the assassination of other public figures?
    15 March, 44BC
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    15 March, 44BC
    Beware the Ides!

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    Interesting to see Kevin Rudd forthrightly blaming "the Americans" for the release of the documents and explicitly stating it is not Assange's fault.

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    http://www.theage.com.au/national/ar...208-18prg.html

    Wikileaks reveals Mark Arbib as key US Embassy source for information about Labor and the Australian government.

    Couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.

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    Avaaz online petition for free speech:

    Dear friends,

    The massive campaign of intimidation against WikiLeaks is sending a chill through free press advocates everywhere.

    Legal experts say WikiLeaks has likely broken no laws. Yet top US politicians have called it a terrorist group and commentators have urged assassination of its staff. The organization has come under massive government and corporate attack, but WikiLeaks is only publishing information provided by a whistleblower. And it has partnered with the world's leading newspapers (NYT, Guardian, Spiegel etc) to carefully vet the information it publishes.

    The massive extra-judicial intimidation of WikiLeaks is an attack on democracy. We urgently need a public outcry for freedom of the press and expression. Sign the petition to stop the crackdown and forward this email to everyone -- let's get to 1 million voices and take out full page ads in US newspapers this week!

    http://www.avaaz.org/en/wikileaks_pe...48b4d1294a0206

    WikiLeaks isn't acting alone -- it's partnered with the top newspapers in the world (New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, etc) to carefully review 250,000 US diplomatic cables and remove any information that it is irresponsible to publish. Only 800 cables have been published so far. Past WikiLeaks publications have exposed government-backed torture, the murder of innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, and corporate corruption.

    The US government is currently pursuing all legal avenues it has to stop WikiLeaks from publishing more cables, but the laws of democracies protect freedom of the press. The US and other governments may not like the laws that protect our freedom of expression, but that's exactly why it's so important that we have them, and why only a democratic process can change them.

    Reasonable people can disagree on whether WikiLeaks and the leading newspapers it's partnered with are releasing more information than the public should see. Whether the releases undermine diplomatic confidentiality and whether that's a good thing. Whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has the personal character of a hero or a villain. But none of this justifies a vicious campaign of intimidation to silence a legal media outlet by governments and corporations. Click below to join the call to stop the crackdown:

    http://www.avaaz.org/en/wikileaks_pe...48b4d1294a0206

    Ever wonder why the media so rarely gives the full story of what happens behind the scenes? This is why - because when they do, governments can be vicious in their response. And when that happens, it's up to the public to stand up for our democratic rights to a free press and freedom of expression. Never has there been a more vital time for us to do so.

    With hope,
    Ricken, Emma, Alex, Alice, Maria Paz and the rest of the Avaaz team.

    SOURCES:

    Law experts say WikiLeaks in the clear (ABC)
    http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/con...0/s3086781.htm

    WikiLeaks are a bunch of terrorists, says leading U.S. congressman (Mail Online)
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...eter-King.html

    Cyber guerrillas can help US (Financial Times)
    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d3dd7c40-f...#axzz17QvQ4Ht5

    Amazon drops WikiLeaks under political pressure (Yahoo)
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101201...congressamazon

    "WikiLeaks avenged by hacktivists" (PC World):
    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...cktivists.html

    US Gov shows true control over Internet with WikiLeaks containment (Tippett.org)
    http://www.tippett.org/2010/12/us-go...s-containment/

    US embassy cables culprit should be executed, says Mike Huckabee (The Guardian)
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010...-mike-huckabee

    WikiLeaks ditched by MasterCard, Visa. Who's next? (The Christian Science Monitor)
    http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/...sa.-Who-s-next

    Assange's Interpol Warrant Is for Having Sex Without a Condom (The Slatest)
    http://slatest.slate.com/id/2276690/

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    One must wonder why a petition to stop attack on Assange does not include a call to change stupid feminazi laws that Sweden has and other European countries happy to accept?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Igor_Goldenberg
    One must wonder why a petition to stop attack on Assange does not include a call to change stupid feminazi laws that Sweden has and other European countries happy to accept?
    The petition doesn't mention Assange the letter quoted above makes it clear that the Assange is only related coincidentally with the intent - which is to protect WikiLeaks as a media outlet.
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