Monthly Archives: March 2013

Wikileaks and the ‘Underground’ Party Tour – don’t miss it!

Of particular note was the solidarity expressed by the filmmakers and cast with their subject. No surprise, given the track record of award-winning director, Rob Connolly, in making politically conscious films, such as ‘Balibo’, and ‘The Bank’, where the gap between art and life has merely been widened to protect the innocent. Rob muses as I quote Alexa O’Brian’s fleeting tweet: “We don’t need any more Hollywood film scripts. We need transcripts of what’s actually happening in the court room”, and we are both reminded of Assange’s recent gripes regarding the proposed opening scenes of ‘The Fifth Estate’. A sequel to ‘Underground’ is apparently not out of the question… Continue reading

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At last, the voice of Manning

Tuesday March 12, 2013: Today, Freedom of the Press Foundation published the full, previously unreleased audio recording of Private First Class Bradley Manning’s speech to the military court in Ft. Meade about his motivations for leaking over 700,000 government documents to WikiLeaks. Continue reading

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Would Julian Assange make a good Australian Senator?

The Australian Wikileaks Party is about to launch, with Julian Assange as its leader and transparency its motto. Sounds great, but isn’t he “holed up” somewhere in the Ecuadorian Embassy in the middle of London? What a shame, since the polls say that 1 in 4 Aussies would vote for him. Time, dear compatriots, for a reality check… Continue reading

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‘Saucy Sydney’ MARDI GRAS PARADE for Manning & Assange

The fabulous ‘Saucy Sydney’ Mardi Gras parade for Bradley Manning and Julian Assange Continue reading

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Sydney Gay Mardi Gras photos

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