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Felicity Ruby

Former UN adviser

Felicity Ruby — Former UN adviser

Felicity Ruby is a Doctoral candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. Her research is focused on Australia's role in the Five Eyes intelligence sharing arrangement and transnational political movements resisting mass surveillance. She has been a political adviser to Senator Scott Ludlam; Greenpeace International; the United Nations Development Fund for Women; the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF); and global software consulting firm, ThoughtWorks.

Five crucial books to read about Australian spying

Five crucial books to read about Australian spying

From early histories of ASIO to Malcolm Turnbull's recollection of the Spycatcher trial. It's a good time to read up.

Julian Assange won’t surrender to the US for doing journalism

Julian Assange won’t surrender to the US for doing journalism

On World Press Freedom Day, Julian Assange sits in "Britain’s Guantanamo Bay" not knowing whether he will face extradition to the US.

Fate of Pine Gap protesters could set an ugly precedent for free speech

Fate of Pine Gap protesters could set an ugly precedent for free speech

The upcoming sentencing of Pine Gap protesters found guilty under harsh defence laws will signal our commitment to disproportionately penalising dissent, no matter how peaceful.

The persecution of Julian Assange is not feminist, it's political

The persecution of Julian Assange is not feminist, it's political

Julian Assange has revealed a lot that powerful governments do not want us to know. But what should be made of the rape allegations against him? PhD candidate and former UN adviser Felicity Ruby explains.