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WikiLeaks' Assange Seeks Asylum At Ecuador's London Embassy
2012-06-20 05:39:28

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought political asylum at Ecuador's embassy in London on Tuesday night, claiming he had been "abandoned" by his own government in Australia in his attempts to avert what he calls political persecution by the United States for releasing U.S. classified documents on his website. Assange´s move comes just days after Britain´s supreme court rejected the last of his appeals against extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over sex...

2012-06-04 14:22:43

MOSCOW, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In this episode, which will air on RT on June 5th, Assange challenges Cypherpunks - cyber-activists whom Julian Assange credits with spawning WikiLeaks - on whether advances in Internet technology promote freedom or further government control over its citizens. Assange and his guests discuss deterioration of privacy in the Internet age: how online services such as Google and Facebook enable collection of private information and governments - from the...

UK Supreme Court Upholds Decision To Extradite WikiLeaks Founder
2012-05-30 12:46:41

Britain´s highest court upheld a Swedish request today to extradite Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. This is the latest move in Assange´s legal struggle and possibly one of the last, as he is running out of options with which to maneuver. UK´s Supreme Court made their ruling by a 5 to 2 majority to extradite Assange to Sweden. The Australian-born WikiLeaks founder has been fighting his extradition to Sweden in the British courts since he was arrested in the UK in...

2012-05-07 18:20:39

MOSCOW, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Arab Spring revolutionaries, Nabeel Rajab and Alaa Abd al-Fattah explain why the reform movements stalled in Bahrain and have destabilized in Egypt on the May 8th episode of "The World Tomorrow" on RT. Nabeel Rajab is the leading human rights activist from Bahrain and the founder of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights; right prior to the air of his interview to Julian Assange he was arrested by the Bahraini government forces and will now stand trial for...

2012-04-30 02:23:56

MOSCOW, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tunisia's Acting President Moncef Marzouki is interviewed by Julian Assange on the May 1st episode of "The World Tomorrow" on RT. The two men discuss a wide range of topics, including the crisis in Syria, democratic Islamism and human rights. Moncef Marzouki was elected the interim President of Tunisia on December 12, 2011 by the newly-formed Constituent Assembly. Tunisia became the 'ground zero' of the Arab Spring revolutionary movements, with the wave...

2012-04-23 18:20:21

MOSCOW, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek and American intellectual David Horowitz debate the left-wing influence on global politics, the Israel-Palestine question, the future of Europe and the WikiLeaks controversy in the second episode of Julian Assange's "The World Tomorrow" on RT. The segment premieres globally and simultaneously across all RT channels on Tuesday, April 24, at 15:30 Moscow time /11:30 GMT/7:30 EST in English, Arabic and Spanish,...

2012-04-16 18:20:29

MOSCOW, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at 11:30 GMT RT will premiere "The World Tomorrow," an exclusive and highly anticipated project by Julian Assange. "The World Tomorrow" will premiere simultaneously across four channels - RT in English, Arabic and Spanish and on RT America. The broadcast will begin at 15:30 Moscow time and 7:30 EDT (New York), and will repeat every two hours. Promotional materials, including an exclusive interview with Assange, are available at assange.rt.com....

2012-04-13 06:22:02

MOSCOW, April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "The World Tomorrow," an exclusive new project by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, will premiere on all RT channels on April 17. The new series will be simultaneously broadcast from Moscow across RT's three channels in English, Arabic and Spanish, and from Washington, DC on RT America. April 17th also marks the 500th day of the international blockade of Wikileaks funding. The show was filmed in London, where Julian Assange has remained under house...

WikiLeaks Failure Suggests Need For Radical Transparency
2012-03-24 06:51:55

Enid Burns for Redorbit.com It's possible that Julian Assange and WikiLeaks didn't live up to what they hoped to accomplish, yet accusations from the government came with more force than necessary. Those are conclusions discussed in "WikiLeaks: The illusion of transparency," an article in the International Review of Administrative Sciences," published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS). The article, written by Alasdair Roberts...

Stratfor Documents Published To Wikileaks
2012-02-27 09:50:57

Wikileaks, the whistelblowing website responsible for leaking hundreds of thousands of top secret government cables and documents over the past few years, is now publishing more than 5 million confidential emails from a US-based intelligence agency known as the “Shadow CIA.” The messages, from intelligence firm Stratfor, date from between July 2004 and December 2011, and reveal Stratfor´s  “web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques and...