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Around the world, supporters of three members of  the feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot prepare to protest Friday’s verdict. This is a good idea, since the lawyers representing the three women say there is no chance they will be found not-guilty.

The New York Times editorial board on what could happen to the women of Afghanistan when American troops leave.

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Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange.

In a surprise to nobody anywhere, Jan Brewer tries to block immigrants’ rights.

Around the world, supporters of three members of  the feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot prepare to protest Friday’s verdict. This is a good idea, since the lawyers representing the three women say there is no chance they will be ...

Why do the media and her supposed supporters continue to misgender Breanna Manning?

Rumors have been floating around since early in the two year imprisonment of WikiLeaks whistle blower Private Manning that she is in fact a transgender woman. Yet her supporters continued to ignore the mounting evidence, using male pronouns and a name that, quotes attributed to Manning suggested, she did not identify with.

Over the course of Manning’s trial, it’s become fairly clear that yes, Manning is a woman named Breanna.

Emily Manuel has a much needed post up at Global Comment asking why Manning’s supporters are still not respecting her gender identity:

Nevertheless, the media and the vast majority of Manning’s supporters continue to refer to her as male  (for instance, this Glenn Greenwald segment on Democracy Now  still using male pronouns, ...

Rumors have been floating around since early in the two year imprisonment of WikiLeaks whistle blower Private Manning that she is in fact a transgender woman. Yet her supporters continued to ignore the mounting evidence, using male ...

Breaking: Assange to be extradited to Sweden to answer sexual crime allegations

The ABC reports:

Two judges at the High Court in London have upheld a Swedish request for the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange so he can be questioned over alleged sexual crimes.

The 40-year-old Australian citizen is accused of the rape and sexual assault of two former volunteers for his WikiLeaks organisation.

Mr Assange showed no emotion when the result was read out, and outside the court he said he would appeal the decision.

Read our previous Assange coverage:
Naomi Wolf responds: case against Assange  is “an insult to rape victims worldwide”
Julian Assange says “Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of feminism”
How to respectfully disagree with Naomi Wolf
Dear Naomi: an ...

The ABC reports:

Two judges at the High Court in London have upheld a Swedish request for the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange so he can be questioned over alleged sexual crimes.

The ...

The Wednesday Weigh In: Nobel peace prize edition

WikiLeaks’ Australian founder Julian Assange, pictured above holding an Australian peace award he received in May of this year.

The Nobel Peace Prize nominees for 2011 were recently announced, and there were a few surprises in the bunch. 

241 candidates, have been nominated for this year’s award, which, in addition to Arab Spring superstars such as Wael Ghonim, Tunisian blogger Lina Ben Mhenni, and Egyptian Israa Abdel Fattah, includes Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks. You’ll also remember him as having been extradited to Sweden for sexual assault allegations.

Recent winners of the award include President Barack Obama and Chinese literary critic, writer, professor, and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.

Which brings me to this week’s Wednesday Weigh-In:

What ...

WikiLeaks’ Australian founder Julian Assange, pictured above holding an Australian peace award he received in May of this year.

The Nobel Peace Prize nominees for 2011 were recently announced, and there were a ...

Julian Assange says “Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of feminism” and he is a victim of “revolutionary feminism”

Oh good. Julian Assange keeps talking. In a recent interview, he said he was bewildered by the sexual assault allegations against him. He sees himself a victim of radicalism:

“Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of feminism,” he said. “I fell into a hornets’ nest of revolutionary feminism.”

Honey, I wish Sweden was a nest of “revolutionary feminism,” but I really don’t think it’s quite there yet.

Maybe Assange is confused because he doesn’t seem to grasp the basics of consent. He says one of the women “arrived at a lunch in a revealing pink cashmere sweater, flirted with him, and took him home.” And the other woman took a “’trophy photo’ of him lying naked in her bed.” Well, ok, that’s nice. ...

Oh good. Julian Assange keeps talking. In a recent interview, he said he was bewildered by the sexual assault allegations against him. He sees himself a victim of radicalism:

“Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of feminism,” he ...

Naomi Wolf responds: Case against Assange is “an insult to rape victims worldwide”

Last week, Lori did a nice roundup of responses to the rape accusations against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange—including feminist Naomi Wolf’s “pretty embarrassing defense” of Assange from prosecution by the Interpol “dating police.”

Today Assange was granted bail and released to “mansion arrest.” And yesterday Wolf wrote a second piece accusing Sweden, Britain, and Interpol of insulting rape victims worldwide by pursuing the case against him.

“In other words: never in twenty-three years of reporting on and supporting victims of sexual assault around the world have I ever heard of a case of a man sought by two nations, and held in solitary confinement without bail in advance of being questioned — for any alleged rape, even the ...

Last week, Lori did a nice roundup of responses to the rape accusations against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange—including feminist Naomi Wolf’s “pretty embarrassing defense” of Assange from prosecution by the Interpol “dating police.”

Today Assange ...

Wikileaks 101: Media Roundup, And Technology that Truly Empowers

For those of you who haven’t heard, Julian Assange, founder and editor-in-chief of Wikileaks, the non-profit media organization responsible for releasing a host of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous news sources, including, most recently, thousands of classified diplomatic cables in an incident now known fondly as “Cablegate,” has been arrested for rape allegations.

Whew. That was a long sentence. And this is a sort of complicated story. But the situation is basically this. Assange made lots of trouble for lots of people by exposing all these secret messages, but he also became a kind of hero for some champions of freedom of information. Then, word got out that two Swedish women had brought charges ...

For those of you who haven’t heard, Julian Assange, founder and editor-in-chief of Wikileaks, the non-profit media organization responsible for releasing a host of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous news sources, including, most ...