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Bob Carr the ‘authorised leaker’ and hypocrite

Bob Carr thinks it’s in the national interest to reveal the inner workings of diplomacy. Too bad he did nothing to help others seeking to do the same, like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.

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We write about Assange’s lasagne because we can’t stomach ourselves

The latest “expose” of Julian Assange — and the errors contained within it — mark the final break by the UK Left-liberal establishment with the WikiLeaks founder — amid crisis for the brand.

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Media briefs: sex teacher apology … Cater v Assange … Hurricane Abbott …

The Sydney Morning Herald incorrectly identified a teacher accused of having sex with students. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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The ‘highly emotional and volatile’ world of the WikiLeaks Party

The “independent review” of the WikiLeaks Party’s disastrous preference allocations is in, and is mostly complaints about how a proper review couldn’t be done.

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Snowden smashing the shackles of totalitarianism

Will Edward Snowden get a hero’s sendoff when he dies? Crikey’s writer-at-large hopes so, as he is a hero every bit as much as Mandela.

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Media briefs: ABC leak … Greenwald-WikiLeaks spat …

Crikey has obtained an email from ABC chief Mark Scott explaining how ABC journalists’ salaries ended up in print.

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Media briefs: unified editorials … Rupert’s payday … perma-Frost …

Every major newspaper was in agreement over the weekend: it’s time.

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Revealed: Assange knee-deep in failed WikiLeaks preference deals

Although Julian Assange has claimed the WikiLeaks preference deal was an “administrative error”, leaked emails reveal Assange was behind the controversial deal.

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WikiLeaks Party’s ‘administrative errors’ incense Greens

A decision by the WikiLeaks Party to direct preferences away from Julian Assange’s strongest political supporter has incensed supporters. They should have known better.

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WikiLeaks keeping fingers crossed for Senate preference miracle

Is there any chance at all for Julian Assange to sit on the red leather (provided he escapes the Ecuadorian embassy, of course)?

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Postcard from Ecuador: top weather, cheap kebabs waiting for Snowden

As the world waits to see if Edward Snowden will make it to Ecuador, Austin Mackell, a freelance journalist based in Quito, says it’s a banana republic no longer.

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Media briefs: The Oz job cuts … diamonds in rough … casino wars …

MMP is giving a way a diamond ring, but it promises this has absolutely nothing to do with its diamond-encrusted legal action against rival News Ltd.

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From nuts to Bolt (lovers), the small parties seeking your vote

WikiLeaks. Bullet trains. Marijuana. Aboriginal sovereignty. Who said this is a two-party system? Freelance writer David Donaldson takes a look at some of the smaller parties vying for your vote.

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Toeing the American line

Crikey readers have their say.

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Rundle: Manning, Assange and the end of the age of innocence

Don’t be fooled, we live in a total surveillance age. The US government is definitely spying on its citizens. And Bradley Manning is probably going to jail for the rest of his life.

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Crikey Blogs | FILM & TV|

WikiLeaks v the world: filmmaker charts the rise and fall

The response to Alex Gibney’s new WikiLeaks documentary may say more about the current state of the organisation than anything in his film. Luke Buckmaster talks to the Oscar-winning director.

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Reporters as ‘co-conspirators’ in Obama’s war on journalism

The Obama administration is engaged in a war on investigative journalism, backed by national security laws. The internet may free up information, but it also aids government surveillance.

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Essential: Turnbull strikes out on broadband as Gillard stagnates

Labor’s primary vote is starting to recover, but the PM’s personal ratings are not. However, voters aren’t enthused with Malcolm Turnbull’s broadband proposal.

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ABC host: I quit the journos’ union because of Assange embrace

Is Julian Assange a journalist? ABC radio host Steve Austin says no. He’s so passionate about the issue he quit the journalists’ union.

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Why Julian Assange can win a Senate seat: campaign director

National campaign director of the newly formed WikiLeaks Party, Greg Barns, outlines how Julian Assange could become a Senator — and how to deal with the pesky not-actually-in-Australia issue.

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Cyprus bailout hits the trifecta

Crikey readers — and Guy Rundle — talk Cyprus, DFAT’s responsibilities and our out-of-control debt.

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Bradley Manning, succumbing to human frailty, pleads guilty

Bradley Manning has pleaded guilty to the illegal possession and communication of government documents, and he is facing a sentence of 20 years. New revelations paint a sadder picture.

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A thousand days in jail, and Bradley Manning still waits for trial

The US soldier charged with leaking classified information to WikiLeaks has been caught up in vindictive pretrial punishment, writes freelancer Stella Gray. Now he finally faces trial.

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Senate race: polling shows challenge to Greens power

Even on current polling Labor could retain some control of the Senate with the help of the Greens in the balance of power position, exclusive new polling from Essential Research reveals.

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Where are the indigenous leaders?

Crikey readers weigh in.

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