Alleged Rapist, Confirmed Hacker, and International Fugitive Assange Starts Australian Party

Julian Assange, an alleged rapist, confirmed hacker, and international fugitive currently hiding out in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, has announced that he is to start a political party in Australia named after his “Wikileaks” organization.


Assange is most well-known for his Wikileaks website which releases leaked secret documents designed to cause trouble for people and organizations who he personally politically opposes.

Organizations targeted include Britain’s British National Party (whose membership list was published on Wikileaks and which resulted in several attacks on a number of people). Wikileaks never publishes any membership lists of leftist organizations or groups.

Wikileaks’s most famous “coup” was the release of secret US government diplomatic cables, which embarrassed the US State Department. The only target country whose cables were censored by Wikileaks was Israel.

Assange was a hacker as a teenager and has since November 2010 been subject to a European Arrest Warrant in response to a Swedish police request for questioning in relation to a charge of rape.

In June 2012, following final dismissal by the Supreme Court of the UK of his appeal against enforcement of the European Arrest Warrant, Assange skipped bail and fled to the Ecuadorian embassy in London rather than face the charges in Sweden.

His new party, the “Wikileaks Party” has now been officially launched, and Assange has announced that he plans to run for the Australian Senate in September this year.

It is not known if he is to run in absentia while hiding out in the Ecuadorian Embassy, or if he is hoping that senator status will grant him diplomatic immunity.

In order to officially register with the Australian Electoral Commission, a party must enlist 500 members. At present his organization has a 10-member national council, which consists of supporters and close associates of both Assange and WikiLeaks.

The party’s manifesto calls for “the protection of human rights and freedoms; transparency of governmental and corporate action, policy, and information; recognition of the need for equality between generations; and support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination.”

Not surprisingly, there is no mention of European-Australian self-determination.

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  1. Anti-secrecy group”… but only of US and UK secrets, defenders of the free world. I don’t see these people revealing the secrets of China, Russia, Iran, Pakistan, Syria, etc. They are clearly on the side of authoritarian governments, despite their pretence to be against secrets.

    The radical left and the paranoid right find common cause in defending the Snowden/Assange types who would cut their country’s throat to further their high minded goal of ‘no secrets’. In the cases of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, both betrayed a trust and their oath to stab their country in the name of their ideals. As for those that consider those creeps heroes…they are beyond contempt.

    Assange is running for the Australian Senate.
    “Mr Barns, who ran the Australian Republican Movement referendum campaign in 1999, said the WikiLeaks Party would focus on freedom of speech, human rights, government transparency and privacy issues, including the Labor government’s online data retention proposals.” SMH

    WikiLeaks Party platform.
    “We will fight for rights to privacy by exposing people’s confidentiality”

    “We will fight for property rights by attacking people’s property”

    “We will fight against greed and corruption by stealing credit card information”
    “We will fight for freedom of speech by hacking the sites of people who disagree with us”

    “We will fight for the rights of customers by knocking down the online service, which they all use, for a month”

    In its self-contradictory maintenance of its own untraceable operations, Wiki Leaks effectively declares itself to be the only agency in the world that is entitled to secrecy.

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