Swedish prosecutors just announced that they are dropping the rape investigation against Julian Assange, the cofounder of Wikileaks. But it isn't yet clear if Assange will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London any time soon.
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Risk should be a boring movie. Sure, it's the latest documentary from Academy Award-winner Laura Poitras, but it's also about WikiLeaks. Haven't we all had enough of Julian Assange and his cadre of world-warping weirdos? The thing is, you've never seen Assange like this. You've never seen him up close and ugly. And that's exactly why you must see Risk.
The Brits are having an election on June 8, as Prime Minister Theresa May looks to shore up support before things really get messy with Brexit. But an unlikely person has just floated the idea of running for British Parliament. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange just asked his followers on Twitter if he should run for election.
Video: Filmmaker Laura Poitras has been documenting Julian Assange's exploits for six years. In that time, the Wikileaks founder has gone from liberal darling to Sarah Palin's favourite rootin'-tootin'-techy-guy. Now, Poitras has reached a point that she feels the story can be told, and she's released a trailer for her new film Risk.
Ecuador's foremost pain in the arse can finally stop tweeting in the third person as @Wikileaks, as he's been doing since 2008. Lets give a hearty (if perplexed) congrats to Julian Assange for "joining" Twitter.
As Gizmodo reported earlier, Julian Assange appeared ready to make good on a promise to extradite himself to the United States — a country which has not publicly charged him with any crimes — following clemency for Chelsea Manning. Less than 24 hours later, Wikileaks's editor-in-chief is weaselling out of a deal no one asked him to make.
The news that President Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence — with her release slated for May of this year instead of 2045 — is a huge relief to many. A major exception to that is Julian Assange, who managed to trip on his own dick in a big way.
After Fox News aired an interview between motorcycle-wanter Sean Hannity and animal costume-enthusiast Julian Assange, former US vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took to Twitter and Facebook to apologise to the Wikileaks founder. She also recommended her fans check out Oliver Stone's Snowden, calling the film "quite enlightening".
After getting his internet privileges taken away by the Ecuadoran government in October, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is evidently bored. Currently in exile from the United States and facing rape charges in Europe, without internet, Assange has found a better way to pass the time: Playing dress-up with his kitty cat.
WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange will (virtually) join superstar physicist Dr Brian Greene on Think Inc's 2017 Australian tour.
Think Inc is designed to "reinvigorate the thrill of rational discourse" in daily conversation, where audiences are invited to discuss "smart answers to big questions" alongside the heavyweights, with past speakers including the likes of Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dr Cornel West, and Dr Michio Kaku.
Suppression by "powerful states and organisations" is, according to Julian Assange in his 2012 book Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet, "one of the hardships WikiLeaks was built to endure." That claim must reek of false bluster now that his whistleblowing organisation has since been compromised by the US government, according to the internet's greatest conspiracy theorists.