Tag Archives: wikileaks

What We Missed

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

TweetRumors 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 [...]
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Breaking: Assange to be extradited to Sweden to answer sexual crime allegations

TweetThe 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 [...]
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The Wednesday Weigh In: Nobel peace prize edition

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

TweetOh 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 [...]
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