What a night for WikiLeaks, with founder Julian Assange arrested for Swedish sexual assault charges in Britain, an op-ed by Julian Assange on why his work is so crucial and startling new cables made public about how US diplomats view Kevin Rudd and his leadership.

Overnight in London Assange appeared in court and has been charged with four charges, three of "harming sexual integrity" and one of rape. He is in jail, on remand until December 14. Bail was refused, despite many bigwigs -- including John Pilger, director Ken Loach and Jemima Khan -- in court, offering to cover bail.