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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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What drives Guardianistas so crazy about matters Assange?

So you thought the WikiLeaks saga couldn’t get any stranger, more convoluted or more ridiculous in juxtaposing stories of world import with petty absurdity? Think again.

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Rundle: Assange accepts peace medal, attacks former partners

Assange slammed what he implied was a series of snobbish class judgments in The Guardian’s treatment of the phone-hacking scandal, which has centred on “red top” tabloid the News of the World.

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Rundle’s meaty bites: Gitmo, the Grauniad … Shtupping … Trump-style Oz …

WikiLeaks … all-in-all, quite a set of leaks. A whole new source of secret information? Well, not quite.

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Police had links to Assange accuser

One of the police interrogators involved in the investigation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had links with one of the complainants.

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Rundle: with WikiLeaks, Manning erred in being human

Just at the point when the WikiLeaks saga was collapsing into final absurdity, US soldier Bradley Manning faces 22 additional charges, including that of aiding the enemy, which attracts the death penalty.

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Rundle: Team Assange suffers an embarrassing setback

Team Assange had a less than totally successful day in court, after Assange’s Swedish lawyer, while giving evidence, informed the court that he had incorrectly reported that the Swedish prosecutors had made no effort to interview Assange while he was in the country in late August/early September last year.

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Rundle: sneaking past security with Bianca and the Wikikids

When we last left our hero, he was languishing in a Norfolk mansion with a Glasgow Rolex on his ankle, trapped in a Christmas photo-shoot wearing hunting brogues.

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Rundle’s British Isles bites: Assange to the Frontline … Labour Lord’s it over Tories … Another Ireland crisis …

Looking hale and hearty from his country estate regime, WikiLeaks star-fleet commander Julian Assange yesterday appeared at London’s Frontline Club.

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Rundle: the trouble with being Assange

Julian Assange has begun to be pilloried not merely for the mass release of diplomatic material, or for alleged transgressions in Sweden, but also for, well for being him.

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Rundle: police procedures ignored in Assange interviews

A Swedish legal activist has told Crikey that police interviewing the two women accusing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of r-pe and s-xual misconduct did not follow the recommended procedure for s-x crime investigation.

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Assange, the wikikids, a soldier, mum, an Icelandic ice-god …

Snow began falling outside the Royal Courts of Justice moments before Julian Assange emerged, at 6pm, to speak to the world’s media clustered around the steps.

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Assange freed in London

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange is free tonight, after the High Court in London rejected the appeal made against his bail by the Crown Prosecution Service. Guy Rundle was there to hear the Assange defence.

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Rundle: cue the circus and the end of WikiLeaks as we know it

Yesterday was the day when the trials of Julian Assange, and possibly WikiLeaks, became something of a circus.

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Rundle: Assange unlikely to flee in Wonder Woman’s jet

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange was granted bail in a London court yesterday and expected to be free by this morning — only to see the Swedish prosecutor’s office exercise its right to appeal, leaving Assange behind bars for another 48 hours.

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Rundle: Moss Cass backs WikiLeaks as community service, slams govt

Moss Cass, the Whitlam government minister who pioneered the creation of a community radio system in Australia, has been the latest senior Labor figure to hit out at the Gillard government’s handling of the Julian Assange case.

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Rundle: timeline of Assange’s visit to Sweden and events that followed

The following is a timeline and summary of the public record of Julian Assange’s visit to Sweden, incidents therein, and accusations arising therefrom.

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Congressman who called for killing of Assange an IRA supporter

Peter King, the Republican Congressman from New York, who recently called for the assassination of Julian Assange as a “terrorist”, is a long-time supporter of the Provisional IRA.

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Rundle: ringside for Assange’s court appearance, in all its gory detail

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange is in custody in the UK tonight, after failing to win bail on a European arrest warrant issued to extradite him to Sweden.

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Rundle: Assange arrest warrant … pundits condemn ‘potential targets’ cable … Swiss bank accounts frozen … Gillard in libel suit?

UK police say they plan to take WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange into custody soon, after they received a European arrest warrant.

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Bob Brown supports WikiLeaks, is Phillip Adams in the frame?

Should the government decide that it wants to pursue action around the ‘Cablegate’ material, other Australians involved with WikiLeaks may well be liable for prosecution. The most prominent of these is the broadcaster Phillip Adams who is, or was until recently, a member of the advisory board of WikiLeaks.

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WikiLeaks — time for a register

What is required now is a sign up registry for the two complete logs (with Cablegate still to come), by which media outlets, journo schools and individual groups could sign up to cover manageable chunks of the material, and then link back whatever work they get out of it, to the register.

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Rundle: the GFC, Wikileaks collide … and the world just shifted

Two massive processes have come into collision — the second wave of the global financial crisis, breaking strongly in Europe, hitting WikiLeaks’ rolling wave of information storms, changing the relationship between state and power.

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