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Assange extradition ruling a double edged sword

By ALLISON HORE On Monday a UK judge ruled that Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, cannot be extradited to the United States after accepting medical evidence he would be at risk in US custody.  Assange has been in prison in the UK since 2019 after hiding out in the Ecuadorian Embassy for seven years to avoid […]

Sydney activists “commiserate” one year of gathering for Assange

By ALLISON HORE For one year, supporters of Julian Assange have gathered on the steps of Sydney’s Town Hall every Friday night. On the 53rd week of their demonstration, they were joined by a special guest- John Shipton, Julian Assange's father. Although it was the anniversary of their gathering, organisers say the occasion was “not […]

WikiLeaks calls for electoral reform

Calls have broadened for reform of the preferential voting system, which has been accused of abuse through the creation of micro parties diverting votes to parties holding minimal public support. John Shipton, Julian Assange’s father and the WikiLeaks Party’s Chief Executive Officer, warned that the voting system was being misused. "The system is being exploited […]

Like father, like son

Since late 2006 the international, online, not-for-profit organisation known as WikiLeaks has been shining the torch of transparency and accountability on the governments of the world. Founded and led by Australian journalist and dissident Julian Assange, WikiLeaks has released hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables, documents, emails, transcripts and letters pertaining to all facets of […]