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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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Khan shuns Assange, joining other celeb turncoats

Former Julian Assange supporter Jemima Kahn has written a piece accusing WikiLeaks of the same misinformation as those it sought to expose. It’s a sign of a renewed open-season on Assange in London.

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Online activists and exemplary punishment

Across the world, authorities are wildly overreacting to the threat posed by online activism. History says it won’t work. Expect more Aaron Swartzs, Bradley Mannings and Kim Dotcoms in coming years.

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Tips and rumours

Who’s shutting down Sweden’s transparency sites? … what your electricity bill should really say … Qld floods campaign gutted of funding …

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Win or lose, Assange’s Senate tilt will cause a stir

Assuming Julian Assange can overcome the difficulties involved in registering a party and nominating as a Senate candidate, he could significantly affect the next parliament.

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Gillard received WikiLeaks cable tip-off: Assange book

The Australian government was warned about embarrassing cables before WikiLeaks published them, according to an updated book on Julian Assange by ABC journalist Andrew Fowler.

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Financial giants use McClelland statements to blockade WikiLeaks

The companies strangling WikiLeaks are partly relying on the Australian government’s discredited claims about the illegality of WikiLeaks’ publication of diplomatic cables.

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PM has little to fear from Assange’s new legal threat

Julian Assange has threatened legal action against Julia Gillard for her 2010 claims that WikiLeaks is “illegal”. But experts say any case is highly unlikely to succeed.

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Tanner, Assange, Slipper and Labor: think globally, hacks locally

Lindsay Tanner’s critique of Labor has much to recommend it, but the week saw some interesting twists on one of his themes.

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Drugs are a societal, not a judicial, problem

Crikey readers have their say.

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Assange Underground in Toronto: next stop Australia

Director Robert Connolly hopes to arrange a special screening for Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy of his new bio-pic Underground. Greg Truman reports from the premiere in Toronto.

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US Ambassador: we have no interest in Assange

The US Ambassador to Australia has used an interview with Crikey to reflect on the impact of WikiLeaks, the constant speculation about Julian Assange and the lack of trust in governments globally.

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The future of digital radio

Crikey readers have their say.

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Swedish Q&A: do Assange’s claims on extradition stack up?

Claims that it would be easier for the US to extradite Julian Assange from Sweden than from the UK don’t stack up. Swedish legal academic Mark Klamberg explains why.

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Gillard on top in a week of wide and varied stories

Prime Minister Gillard shaded her colleagues for media coverage in a week which saw political and peripheral issues a plenty and found her central to many.

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Trying to remain civilized on the Assange allegations

It’s possible to be take allegations of s-xual misconduct against Julian Assange seriously, while still being concerned about the US government campaign against him.

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Assange as Poppins meets HR Pufnstuff

Noon, down in Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, behind the regal bulk of Harrods, and the crowd was already building outside the Ecuadorian embassy.

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Media briefs: Labor class of ’04 … inside: ads … Nine News crash …

In today’s Media Briefs: Newsroom unrest on Newsroom ads? … Labor’s class of ’94 remembered in print … Front Page of the Day … The Department of Corrections … Nine News crew in Sydney pile-up … MasterChef Melbourne-bound …

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The Daily Beast | EUROPE|

Assange’s Eva Peron moment

Julian Assange emerged from the Ecuador embassy in London and stood on its balcony to give a speech calling for the United States to promise it won’t extradite him. Peter Jukes reports from London.

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‘Preconcert’ and the strange coincidences around Julian Assange

The behaviour of multiple governments toward Julian Assange undermines the argument that he’s not the target of a campaign.

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Pundit Grech … Assange’s media charges … women’s sport cuts …

Watch out Paul Kelly and Peter Hartcher: there’s a new political pundit in town. Former Treasury mole Godwin Grech has emerged from his hole. Plus other media news of the day.

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The Guardian | EUROPE|

How Assange could sneak out of the embassy

Ecuador granted Julian Assange asylum but he remains trapped in its embassy in London. Vikram Dodd outlines the best escape routes for the WikiLeaks founder.

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