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“[Julian Assange’s] call for kryptonite against the world’s presumptuous Übermenschen” — CYPHERPUNKS featured in CounterPunch

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

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“The Cypherpunks Mobilize to Save Julian Assange” — JULIAN ASSANGE IN HIS OWN WORDS editor Karen Sharpe writes for CounterPunch

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

It was an auction like no other. When it opened on February 7 at 2 p.m. GMT, the equivalent of more than $40 million in crypto currency had already been raised to bid on the single-edition NFT artwork titled “Clock”. When the auction closed 48 hours later, the winning bid was 16,593 ether, or more than $52 million, pooled from a group of supporters of Julian Assange.

The prized object, which is part of an NFT collection called “Censored”, is not something one can take home, like, say, one of Louis XIV’s famous clocks; rather it’s a dynamic generative artwork that exists only in a digital format, changes daily, and was created with a very specific goal: to free Julian Assange through raising funds for his legal defense and raising awareness of the free-speech implications of his case.

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Editor of IN DEFENSE OF JULIAN ASSANGE, Margaret Kunstler, and contributor, Craig Murray, discuss Julian Assange’s trial on KPFA’S FLASHPOINTS

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Julian Assange: Countdown to Freedom, Continues

Today on Flashpoints: We continue with our multi-year series, Julian Assange; Countdown to Freedom, with Randy Credico, of Live on The Fly. Today we are joined by former British Ambassador, Craig Murray. Later we speak with civil rights attorney, author, Margaret Ratner Kunstler, about her book, In Defense of Julian Assange.

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“Assange works for the people – now we need to save him.” Slavoj Žižek on JULIAN ASSANGE and WHEN GOOGLE MET WIKILEAKS at RT

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Julian Assange has been silenced again, and the timing is most suspicious. With the Cambridge Analytica story dominating the news, it seems some powerful people have reasons to keep the brave WikiLeaks boss quiet right now.
Ecuador is a small country, and one can only imagine the brutal behind-the-scenes pressure exerted on it by Western powers to increase the isolation of Julian Assange from the public space. Now, his internet access has been cut off and many of his visitors are refused access, thus rendering a slow social death to a person who’s spent almost six years confined to an apartment at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

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“Western Civilization Has Produced a God” JULIAN ASSANGE speaks about the religious aura of surveillance on The Huffington Post

Monday, June 15th, 2015

In the end it doesn’t matter whether Google is a completely willing participant [with U.S. surveillance efforts], a partly willing participant or a not at all willing participant. All that matters is that it is Google’s business model to collect as much information about the world and people as possible and store it and index it and compile virtual dossiers on everyone and predict their behavior, and sell it to various organizations and advertisers and so on. For any organization that does that and is based in the United States, the U.S. National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies will make sure that they get hold of that information. It’s simply too easy to do so and too attractive. It is very valuable information that gives the U.S. deep state an edge.

To read the rest of the interview, visit The Huffington Post.

“Assange is a world-class muckraker” The Monthly does an in-depth review of WHEN GOOGLE MET WIKILEAKS

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Google, a flag-bearer of the new Californian “free market” ideology of digital capitalism, is an accomplice of the American state, Assange insists. He reminds me that early Google search technology was seed-funded by the NSA and CIA “information superiority” programs. Since then, the family integration of Google and the government has tightened. Assange rattles off a string of cases. Each runs well beyond the politics of personal connections, and each connection is damaging to Eric Schmidt’s claim that Google has clean political hands.

To read the rest of the article, visit The Monthly.

JULIAN ASSANGE, author of WHEN GOOGLE MET WIKILEAKS, launches final appeal to throw out warrant

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Lawyers for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will lodge an appeal with Sweden’s highest court, the Supreme Court today, urging it to drop his arrest warrant. They will do so on the grounds that Assange is suffering “severe limitations” on his freedoms which have been unreasonably restricted since he was first granted political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2012. He has not left the embassy building since.

To read the rest of the review, visit Newsweek

Antony Loewenstein praises WHEN GOOGLE MET WIKILEAKS in op-ed for The Guardian

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

The danger of discounting or ignoring WikiLeaks, at a time when much larger news organisations still can’t compete with the group’s record of releasing classified material, is that we shun a rebellious and adversarial group when it’s needed most. The value of WikiLeaks isn’t just in uncovering new material, though that’s important, it’s that the group’s published material is one of the most important archives of our time.

To read the rest of the article, visit The Guardian


Friday, January 2nd, 2015

So, Google is a, in itself, a type of private National Security Agency. It’s in the business of collecting as much data around the world as possible, about as much people and places as it can, making interconnections between this data in order to make people more predictable, in order, partly, to sell them advertisements. That’s its business model.

To hear the rest of the interview, visit DemocracyNow!

WHEN GOOGLE MET WIKILEAKS named one of Truthdig‘s best books of 2014

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, who has been in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012, was under house arrest at a British estate in 2011 when he received a special visitor: Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. “When Google Met WikiLeaks” is about the meeting.

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JULIAN ASSANGE explains his reasons for founding WikiLeaks on Newsweek

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

I looked at something that I had seen going on with the world, which is that I thought there were too many unjust acts. And I wanted there to be more just acts, and fewer unjust acts.

And one can ask, “What are your philosophical axioms for this?” And I say, “I do not need to consider them. This is simply my temperament. And it is an axiom because it is that way.” That avoids getting into further unhelpful philosophical discussion about why I want to do something. It is enough that I do.

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WHEN GOOGLE MET WIKILEAKS named one of The Independent‘s best technology books of 2014

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Assange “showed us the breadth and reach of the secret state. In When Google Met Wikileaks (OR Books, £10) Assange comments on what he thinks of Google but also provides a transcript of a conversation between himself and its CEO, Eric Schmidt, when they met up in England during Assange’s house arrest. He comments that Eric’s team of people was ‘one part Google, three parts US foreign-policy establishment’. An intriguing and pithy analysis of Google’s relationship with the US government.”

To read the rest of the list, visit The Independent

JULIAN ASSANGE on who should control the Internet in The New York Times

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

The very concept of the Internet — a single, global, homogenous network that enmeshes the world — is the essence of a surveillance state. The Internet was built in a surveillance-friendly way because governments and serious players in the commercial Internet wanted it that way. There were alternatives at every step of the way. They were ignored.

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