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Goran Goran

The following is a reply to Goran Rudling’s “57 Varieties of Truth”; scathing but myopic critique on Jennifer Robinson’s brief to Canberra, regarding the situation of Julian Assange. Hi Goran, Much appreciated that you also reported the initial interviews with … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Jennifer Robinson – The Wikileaks Experience

“The Wikileaks saga raises these questions. At one level it is self-evident that publication of a treasure trove of hitherto secret documents can only boost governmental accountability and transparency. On any view, there is an overwhelming public interest in revealing human rights abuses by governments, whether with claims to be democratic or not. Similarly, there is an overwhelming public interest in disclosing the true basis for major political decisions, particularly those involving armed conflict. It is also true that the dangers of releasing hitherto secret information have been much exaggerated – the grave consequences feared by many governmental agencies have generally not come to pass and certainly there can be no excuse for intimidatory extra-legal tactics directed at the publishers of leaked material and at or those who represent them.” The Hon Acting Justice, Ronald Sackville Continue reading

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Prelude to a Show Trial?

The defence against Julian Assange’s extradition cites an unprecedented abuse of process by Swedish Public Prosecutor Marianne Ny. Continue reading

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“WikiLeaks and Freedom of Speech” Event – Feb 4th 2011

Live to Federation Square, Melbourne Speakers: Julian Assange – via videolink Jennifer Robinson – Assange’s UK lawyer Adam Bandt – Federal MP for Melbourne Chris Mitchell – Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance Peter Gordon – Melbourne solicitor Lizzie O’Shea – Melbourne … Continue reading

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