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Dec 22, 2010

Hamilton: the politics of WikiLeaks

The leaking of police reports detailing the victim statements of two women accusing Julian Assange of r-pe is a serious denial of justice.

The leaking of police reports detailing the victim statements of two women accusing Julian Assange of r-pe is a serious denial of justice. But it raises the question of whether the police reports would have seen the light of day had they been passed to WikiLeaks.

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  1. puddleduck

    ” a website for whistle-blowers can provide no coherent political force to help bring about the political transformation so badly needed.”

    Perhaps not, but it provides the raw material for others to execute that change. Academics, intelligent journos and commentators (I understand there are some left), concerned citizens. I think it’s asking too much of Wikileaks to expect it/them to make the changes as well.

  2. Duncan Beard

    ‘post-ideological’, ‘internet fetishism’, ‘online fantasies’, ‘net libertarians’ … get those damn kids off my lawn!

  3. MLF

    Clive Hamilton, I applaud you. Can you hear the clapping from there?

    I can now sign off from Crikey 2010 safe in the knowledge that when it comes to Wikileaks some semblance of common sense has indeed prevailed.

    p.s. your words about Dr Kelly pay due respect to an honourable man.

  4. Jenny

    Best article on the topic I’ve seen so far. So great to see an actual critical analysis – not just unbridled support for wikileaks with tabloid style salaciousness re Assange and the alegations against him.

    More Hamilton and less Rundle, please Crikey!

  5. horace

    I’d say more of Puddleduck and less of both Hamilton and Rundle.

  6. Dominic Kelly

    Thank you Clive for articulating what I’ve been trying to argue to my friends for the past two weeks.

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