Wikileaks supporters rally in Sydney

About a thousand people rallied in Sydney on Saturday in support of wikileaks and Julian Assange. Assange is presently under house arrest in England fighting an extradition notice to Sweden over sexual assault allegations. Wikileaks continues publishing US diplomatic cables exposing the corruption of secret government policy and action, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Related: John Pilger's investigation into the war on WikiLeaks and his interview with Julian Assange | A Song for Bradley Manning | | | WikiLeaks advisory board member Phillip Adams' statement on Wikileaks


John Pilger's investigation into the war on WikiLeaks and his interview with Julian Assange

The attacks on WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, are a response to an information revolution that threatens old power orders in politics and journalism. The incitement to murder trumpeted by public figures in the United States, together with attempts by the Obama administration to corrupt the law and send Assange to a hell-hole prison for the rest of his life, are the reactions of a rapacious system exposed as never before.

Wikileaks: Garrett stood his ground on whaling compromise, Sea Shepherd tax status targeted

Cables released by wikileaks on January 1st, 2011 reveal Japan was pressuring the US Government to remove Sea Shepherd's tax exemption status as a sweetener to negotiating a compromise deal in the International Whaling Commission that would have reduced whale quotas but legitimated commercial whaling. The US Government and Japan were deeply involved in a compromise deal on whaling which would legitimate a commercial catch quota for Japan. Australia remained steadfast against any moves to legitimate whaling in the Southern Ocean whale sanctuary or Australian Antarctic Territory.

Related: Sea Shepherd on the wikileaks revelations

Announcing 40 scholarships in Authentic Journalism in Mexico, May 2011

Narco News announces 40 scholarships for the 2011 session of the School of Authentic Journalism in Mexico.

By Al Giordano

We’re on a roll, kind readers. Narco News’ School of Authentic Journalism is coming back, again. The next session will be held May 11 to 21, 2011, in Mexico City and surrounding mountains.

WikiLeaks protesters march in Sydney despite police intimidation

After a speakout at Sydney's Town Hall on Tuesday December 14, a large group of 1000 protesters successfully marched to Martin Place, despite numerous attempted police blockades.

Police violently assaulted four protesters, to issue fines for obstructing traffic, but it was police that were holding up the traffic for US TV star Oprah Winfrey, who had closed down much of the city to broadcast a show from the Opera House.


Melbourne Wikileaks protesters march on British consulate

A warm early summer day in Melbourne, with crowds of Christmas shoppers strolling the streets and city workers heading home on a Tuesday evening. Into this mix a gathering slowly grows on the lawn of the State Library. A gathering for free speech, to defend Julian Assange and the Wikileaks website.

Photos | Youtube Video | More photos | WikiLeaks protesters march in Sydney despite police intimidation | Antony Loewenstein Blog from Sydney: Defending Wikileaks faces Oprah-obsessed police force | London IMC: Assange out on bail, Anonymous out in support | Ireland IMC: Photos from Australia House protest London


Armed police called to Australian embassy in London as Australian protesters occupy foyer demanding the release of Julian Assange

On Monday 13th December at 5 pm, concerned Australian academics, artists, activists and expats occupied the foyer of the Australian Embassy on The Strand, London. They refused instruction by embassy security to vacate the building reading aloud a letter of demands addressed to the Australian High Commissioner.

Related: Video of protest

Sydney federal MP Tanya Plibersek attacks Wikileaks

First Julia Gillard bitterly attacked Wikileaks and Julian Assange. Then the Attorney General Robert McClelland suggested that Assange’s passport may be cancelled.

Now the member for Sydney, Tanya Plibersek is sinking the boot in.



She says she’s progressive and a member of the ALP left. But it seems Tanya Plibersek agrees with her bosses – Wikileaks is bad news and Julian Assange is a law breaker.

Here some of what Plibersek said this week:


Australians in London demand the immediate release of WikiLeaks founder

RESS RELEASE: DATE December 13th. 2010

On Monday 13th December at 4.30 pm, concerned Australian academics, artists, activists and expats will deliver a letter of demands to the Australian High Commissioner calling for the Embassy to be proactive in securing the immediate release from custody of fellow Australian citizen and founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange. The letter has been signed by celebrated journalist John Pilger, Australian born human rights activist
Peter Tatchell and a growing number of Bristish based stralians


Adelaide rally for Wikileaks - Don't shoot the messenger

People gathered on the steps of the South Australian parliament in Adelaide today to express support for the Wikileaks website and it's editor-in-chief, Julian Assange. This protest is one of many rallies around Australia to support Assange and Wikileaks.