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Ellsberg, Berners Lee and Assange – Friends of Democracy

The problem with Wikileaks was that it was not just a small organisation; its life’s blood was the long chains of citizens, “passing along buckets to put out the fire”, as Assange once put it. That couldn’t be stopped, but it could be perverted. The model could be used even more effectively to spread lies, with the right team of data scientists, spooks, marketing experts, creatives and ‘recruits’. Add to that a comparatively massive budget of a political party, to offer the gate-keepers of social media, and it was only too easy to poison the grass roots. Continue reading

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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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TALES OF A CITIZEN JOURNALIST – Part 2: Christine Assange

“The Wikileaks Tapes” is a labour of love and it was a very unexpected adventure which began the day I met Christine Assange. She had been consulting my blog at thing2thing.com and I guess she trusted that I was willing … Continue reading

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GOODBYE TO THE SWEDISH OUBLIETTE

News has just broken that Julian Assange has asked for political asylum in Equador and is currently “under the protection of the Ecuadorian embassy in London”, according to the latest Wikileaks tweet on Twitter. It is evident to Christine Assange … Continue reading

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HUNTER TRADE UNIONS PRESSURE GILLARD OVER ASSANGE

We thank Newcastle Trades Hall Council for submitting their recent letter to Prime Minister Gillard regarding Julian Assange, both in .pdf format and as text, with links they would like the PM to visit and consult. To preserve these links, … Continue reading

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*Open Letter to the Australian People* – Christine Assange

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WIKILEAKS, ASSANGE & DEMOCRACY – Don’t Shoot the Messenger !

More than 400 people crowded into a lecture theatre at the University of Technology on February 17 to attend a public forum, “Don’t shoot the messenger: WikiLeaks, Assange and Democracy”. It was organised by the newly formed Support Assange and … Continue reading

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Did you have any Idea? – Wikileaks web series

“Dear Wikifriend, Cathy Vogan, award-winning documentary independent filmaker, is putting together a doco called: “Did You Have Any Idea?”, to inform and engage our fellow Aussies re the value of Wikileaks and Julian’s plight at this critical time. I find … Continue reading

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March to Canberra with Christine Assange – Nov 17th

It would seem that very, very soon, the whole world will NOT be watching any more… Julian Assange is about to disappear. And if the “Temporary Surrender” process is secret, it will have already happened before the world even hears about it. Continue reading

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