Tag: Wikileaks

  • Can Julian Assange be elected to Australia’s Parliament, and can Craig Thompson stay there?

    Guest Blogger: Professor Graeme Orr, University of Queensland In the past week, one serving politician, Craig Thomson, was charged with a raft of complaints of fraud.  And one would-be politician, Julian Assange, affirmed his intention to stand for the Senate, come Australia’s federal elections, scheduled for September. In different ways, each man’s position highlights quirks […]

  • The Whitehaven hoax: ratbag act or legitimate protest?

    by Sarah Joseph The Whitehaven Hoax: Ratbag act or legitimate protest? Last Monday, 7 January, environmental activist Jonathan Moylan put out a fake press release purporting to convey a decision by the ANZ bank to withdraw its $1.2 billion loan to Whitehaven Coal for environmental reasons.  As a result, shares in Whitehaven plunged by $314 […]

  • So who is Julian Assange’s new lawyer, Baltasar Garzón?

    Acclaimed former Spanish jurist Baltasar Garzón has joined the legal team which represents Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange. Wikileaks is engaged in legal actions aimed at lifting the financial embargo placed on it by Visa, Mastercard and Paypal, which has severely restricted avenues for donations to the organisation (indeed, Wikileaks recently won an action in this […]

  • The surprising escape bid of Julian Assange

    You’ve got to hand it to Julian Assange. He knows how to capture the imagination. In a surprise escape bid, he is currently holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, seeking political asylum. He now faces arrest for breach of bail conditions, though he can’t be touched by UK authorities while he remains on embassy premises. […]

  • Reflections on Wikileaks

    By Sarah Joseph Gosh. This Wikileaks story is just running and running. And with thousands more cables to be released (only a small percentage of the quarter of a million in Wikileaks’ possession have been published so far), it isn’t going to leave the front pages soon. To add to the intrigue, there has been […]