The Wikileaks leader is threatened with a torturous 175-year sentence for practicing journalism. This needs a new level of opposition. If not now, when?
Is an extremely large, uncomfortable, embarrassing international dilemma about to land in the lap of the Morrison government?
Bob Carr now lauds Julian Assange for "delivering on our right to know". But when he could do something about Assange's treatment, he had a very different view.
Julian Assange did what any good journalist should do: minimise his source's chances of being found out. But that is now conspiracy to commit a crime in the eyes of the US government.
Crikey readers discuss the Chelsea Manning visa denial and the neoliberalism of the Productivity Commission.
The government's threat to deny a visa to Chelsea Manning reminds us that, to enter Australia, it's better to be a chauvinist or white supremacist than a whistle-blower.
The government wants to block Chelsea Manning from entering Australia but allowed another convicted, and more dangerous, leaker to come into Australia to raise funds for the Liberal Party.
The ABC and Fairfax got lucky in getting access to sensitive documents. In both cases they decided to play fair with a government hellbent on undermining transparency.
Is Julian Assange's long stint in the Ecuadorian embassy a martyr's travail or a narcissist's temper tantrum?