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While Julian Assange Preaches In London Bradley Manning Wallows In Rough Justice

by | 4th, July 2011

FACE of the Day: Julian Assange was at Discussion, a talk at the Troxy in east London, where the WikiLeaks founder focused on the impact of his website on the world and what it means for the future.

Anorak overlooks the story and the marketing to consider two points – two facts:

1. Bradley Manning, accused WikiLeaks leaker, is in jail. Were his motives noble? He said what he wanted to achieve:

hopefully worldwide discussion, debates, and reforms – if not, than [sic] we’re doomed – as a species – i will officially give up on the society we have if nothing happens – the reaction to the [Collateral Murder] video gave me immense hope; CNN’s iReport was overwhelmed; Twitter exploded – people who saw, knew there was something wrong . . . Washington Post sat on the video… David Finkel acquired a copy while embedded out here. . . . – i want people to see the truth… regardless of who they are… because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public.

2. Julian Assange is wanted for questioning over an alleged rape in Sweden.

Wayne Harrison, director of a play about Wikileaks, asks:

Well, the question is, is Julian Assange a bogan with a modem or the most revolutionary Australian of our time?

And Michael Powell writes in the New York Times:

“When the debate is between those who accuse you of rape and those who defend you as a mere disgusting cad, your image problems have not emerged from critical care”.

He was talking of Dominique Strauss-Kahn…

Either way, she says, events that occurred at the Sofitel in Times Square last May ought to leave his political career sunk. As columnist Michael Powell wrote in the New York Times at the weekend: “When the debate is between those who accuse you of rape and those who defend you as a mere disgusting cad, your image problems have not emerged from critical care”.



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