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Julian Assange | Lionbliss Research

Overview

Julian Paul Assange (/əˈsɑːnʒ/;[3] Hawkins; born 3 July 1971) is an Australian editor, publisher, and activist who founded WikiLeaks in 2006. WikiLeaks came to international attention in 2010 when it published a series of leaks provided by U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.[a] These leaks included the Baghdad airstrike Collateral Murder video (April 2010),[4][5] the Afghanistan war logs (July 2010), the Iraq war logs (October 2010), and Cablegate (November 2010). After the 2010 leaks, the United States government launched a criminal investigation into WikiLeaks.[6] In November 2010, Sweden issued an international arrest warrant for Assange over allegations of sexual misconduct.[7] Assange said the allegations were a pretext for his extradition from Sweden to the United States over his role in the publication of secret American documents.[8][9] After losing his battle against extradition to Sweden, he breached bail and took refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London in June 2012.[10] He was granted asylum by Ecuador in August 2012[11] on the grounds of political persecution, with the presumption that if he were extradited to Sweden, he would be eventually extradited to the United States.[12]


Notable Content

The World Tomorrow with Julian Assange

  • Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah

  • Slavoj Žižek

  • Moncef Marzouki

  • Nabeel Rajab & Alaa Abd El-Fattah

  • Moazzam Begg - Asim Qureshi

  • Rafael Correa

  • Alexa O’Brien - David Graeber - Naomi Colvin - Aaron Peters - Marisa Holmes

  • Imran Khan

  • Noam Chomsky - Tariq Ali

  • Dato’ Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim




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