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Assange's father calls on Australia to bring him home

John Shipton has said he was aware of a meeting involving Department of Foreign Affairs about extraditing Julian Assange to Australia.

"I saw him, the way they dragged him down the steps, the coppers (police), he didn't look good. I'm 74 and I look better than him and he's 47. It's such a shock," he said.

Assange's father calls on Australia to bring him home

John Shipton has said he was aware of a meeting involving DFAT about extraditing Julian Assange to Australia.

by Anonymousreply 7605/01/2019

She tweeted "a mother's plea to police, prison officers, court staff re my son Julian."

Assange's mother appeals to UK authorities

The mother of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, who is fighting a bid to extradite him from Britain to the United States, appealed to British authorities to be "patient, gentle and kind" to her son.

by Anonymousreply 104/14/2019

He’s a criminal. What do you expect?

by Anonymousreply 204/14/2019

He exposed the US wrongdoings. That’s something.

by Anonymousreply 304/14/2019

He’s a journalist publishing information he received. Won’t bode well for free journalism and journalists in general

by Anonymousreply 404/14/2019

"I'm 74 and I look better than him and he's 47". Oh my goodness, his father's a Data Lounger! I never would have guessed!

by Anonymousreply 504/14/2019

He helped Manning hack the Pentagon, r4. He's a much a journalist as my Google drive.

by Anonymousreply 604/14/2019

For the sake of truth and freedom of information. And exposing lies.

by Anonymousreply 704/14/2019

R6 It won’t work. Manning won’t cooperate.

by Anonymousreply 804/14/2019

There’s more at stake than Crooked Hillary trolls wanting revenge.

by Anonymousreply 904/14/2019

He doesn't have to. They have texts between Manning and Assange.

by Anonymousreply 1004/14/2019
Daniel Assange, Julian Assange’s Son: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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by Anonymousreply 1104/14/2019

He appears to be an insane megalomaniac more concerned about notoriety than the pursuit of truth. That being said, I have often wondered about the rape accusations, they just seemed so... timely.

by Anonymousreply 1204/14/2019

R6 Manning hacked the Pentagon on his own. Assange printed the documents that Manning stole. Publication of documents is not illegal.

Tucker Carlson Defends Assange. Huh?

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by Anonymousreply 1304/14/2019

I’ll support him as long as he provides truth and exposes those who try to hide the truth. His personality is really irrelevant

by Anonymousreply 1404/14/2019

The father does look better than the crank son.

by Anonymousreply 1504/14/2019

R5, he’s not wrong, though.

by Anonymousreply 1604/14/2019

He's a cunt but he has done the world a service.

by Anonymousreply 1704/14/2019

R13 That’s why they only try to get him on the lesser charge

by Anonymousreply 1804/14/2019

[quote]There’s more at stake than Crooked Hillary trolls wanting revenge.

You forgot to shout LOCK HER UP and Benghazi.

by Anonymousreply 1904/14/2019

The ends justify the means

by Anonymousreply 2004/14/2019

R13 they have real time discussions between the two about trying to get around Manning's password problem. A real journalist wouldn't help his source hack.

by Anonymousreply 2104/14/2019
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by Anonymousreply 2204/14/2019

I'll pass on a rapist.

by Anonymousreply 2304/14/2019

[quote] He's a cunt but he has done the world a service.

How so? That may have been the case at the beginning, but Wiki has become a political tool for Russia and the like.

by Anonymousreply 2404/14/2019

Dark moment for press freedom

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by Anonymousreply 2504/14/2019

R23 Alleged rapist

by Anonymousreply 2604/14/2019

I’m so torn on these three - Assange, Manning and Snowden. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to love them or hate them. I think they’re all horrible men (and woman), but maybe they did the world a favor.

by Anonymousreply 2704/14/2019

R24 Assange denied Russian involvement. No evidence

by Anonymousreply 2804/14/2019

Truth trumps everything else

by Anonymousreply 2904/14/2019

Wikileaks keep a check on the world superpowers and hold them to account. Who doesn’t want that?

by Anonymousreply 3004/14/2019

Keep the bastards honest!!!!

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by Anonymousreply 3104/14/2019

Glad to see the ratio here.

All the rest of the threads are infected with people too stupid to understand the dangerous precedent his conviction would set.

Chilling of press freedom is just the beginning.

Stupid fucking totalitarian CUNTS!

Exposure of government corruption should always be protected and celebrated!!!

by Anonymousreply 3204/14/2019

"You Can't Handle The Truth" - A Few Good Men

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by Anonymousreply 3304/14/2019

[quote]"I saw him, the way they dragged him down the steps, the coppers (police), he didn't look good. I'm 74 and I look better than him and he's 47. It's such a shock," he said.

I thought the same thing. He looked like some deranged crazy shut-in who had been neglecting basic personal care and hygiene.

I know we say this a lot on DL, but he really looked like he smelled bad.

by Anonymousreply 3404/14/2019

The question is: “Is he a journalist or is he just a whistle blower?”.

He once was quite a successful journalist in Australia. Now? The jury’s still out.

But he definitely does look like Carey Mulligan.

Julian Assange looks like Carey Mulligan

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by Anonymousreply 3504/14/2019

Nothing a good scrub and wash won’t fix r34

by Anonymousreply 3604/14/2019

R32 Even if we dislike Assange, we have to admire and champion the cause.

by Anonymousreply 3704/14/2019

Lock him up!

by Anonymousreply 3804/14/2019

I hate him.

by Anonymousreply 3904/14/2019

He exposed the truth and some people can't handle the truth.

by Anonymousreply 4004/14/2019

Now we know why they have different last names. There's going to be a yuge effort on the part of the Russiapublicans to make sure he never testifies. I look for him to be "suicided":

Mother: Christine Assange Father: John Shipton (per court documents, Assange has never met his father) Wife: (m. 1989, div., one son) Son: Daniel (b. circa 1987) Daughter: (b. 2006)

by Anonymousreply 4104/14/2019

Seems more like he has an axe to grind.

by Anonymousreply 4204/14/2019

I hate his guts and I hope he dies.

by Anonymousreply 4304/14/2019

Why, r43?

by Anonymousreply 4404/14/2019

R44 Sore Hillary supporters as usual

by Anonymousreply 4504/14/2019

Assange skateboarding in embassy.

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by Anonymousreply 4604/14/2019
by Anonymousreply 4704/15/2019
Julian Assange wins EU journalism award

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been given an award established in honour of an assassinated journalist.

by Anonymousreply 4804/16/2019

Oh blimey this gets complicated.

So he'll serve time here. During that he'll have to face US extradition proceedings. They could either succeed or fail. The Swedes may or may not raise a European Arrest Warrant for him too. If all of those fail, then once he finishes his UK sentence then he could be deported to Ecuador or Australia. If the UK don't extradite him, and deport him, then the US could request his extradition from either of those two countries.

by Anonymousreply 4904/16/2019

I’ll bill him as hero when he does what R42 suggests

by Anonymousreply 5004/16/2019

^US has more dirt to hide

by Anonymousreply 5104/16/2019

Plus US is the land of the free

by Anonymousreply 5204/16/2019

Yeah, R51, the Chinese & kremlin are lacking dirt that needs exposing for the good of the globe

by Anonymousreply 5304/16/2019

WikiLeaks isn't a journalistic site. It just posts the PDF files of documents written by third parties. A public Google Drive could do the same.

Journalists use WikiLeaks, but that doesn't make what they do journalism. Journalists use libraries, but libraries aren't engaging in journalism either.

by Anonymousreply 5404/16/2019

Conspiracy requires:

1. An agreement between two or more people to commit a crime

2. Intent to enter into that agreement

3. Intent to commit the target crime or pursue the unlawful objective

4. An overt act in furtherance of the crime

The text messages suffice for the first three elements. All that's needed is the tiniest act in furtherance of breaking into the computer, like trying to submit a password.

by Anonymousreply 5504/16/2019

R54 Journalism is publishing information received

by Anonymousreply 5604/16/2019

Wrong, Yevgeny

by Anonymousreply 5704/16/2019

I don't have much sympathy for people who jump into the fire and then cry about how hot it is.

by Anonymousreply 5804/16/2019

Why didn't he trim his beard or shave when he was inside?

by Anonymousreply 5904/16/2019

"....and I am old and will be gone. Bring him peace, bring him joy. He is young. He is only a boy."

by Anonymousreply 6004/16/2019

R60 Only a boy? Living in a time warp much?

by Anonymousreply 6104/16/2019

R60 Lol, I got it. R61 It was a Les Mis reference.

by Anonymousreply 6204/16/2019

Let his creepy ass rote in prison.

by Anonymousreply 6304/16/2019

His fucked up son is a result of his shitty parenting.

by Anonymousreply 6404/16/2019

He was raised by his single mom, R64. His dad was absent.

by Anonymousreply 6504/16/2019

the pos dad excuses a treasonous son who has helped Putin unleash violence and death, pleading his 47 year old baby needs huggies, kisses, and cookies.

Perhaps, if he hadn't fled Sweden to avoid a rape trial, he wouldn't have ended up in the Equadorian embassy in the first place.

Goddamn with these parents excusing their middle aged children's shit behavior.

by Anonymousreply 6604/16/2019

QED R65

by Anonymousreply 6704/16/2019

didn't he purposely expose some agents that were undercover?

by Anonymousreply 6804/16/2019

There is journalism but he crossed a line. He exposed the identities of our undercover agents, put our national security at risk; he outed gays in Muslim countries. And if he exposed the US, why not Russia? Or China? Fair play for everyone.

by Anonymousreply 6904/16/2019
Julian Assange sentenced to jail in London

Jailed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is about to begin another legal fight, this time to prevent extradition to the US where he fears he will be persecuted.

by Anonymousreply 7005/01/2019

Fuck r69

You are simply too fucking stupid to understand how stupid you are. Fuck you cunt

by Anonymousreply 7105/01/2019

Apologies r69

My disdain was directed at R70, Dumbest CUNT on Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 7205/01/2019

R72 What’s the matter ? Got up on wrong side of the bed ?

by Anonymousreply 7305/01/2019

They should send him back home to Australia in a body bag.

by Anonymousreply 7405/01/2019

He needs to be brought home to Australia and then placed on a Government pension of some kind until he can get his life back on track.

by Anonymousreply 7505/01/2019

Marxism has warped the simple minds of r73 & r74

Please move to Cuba or Venezuela so that you can begin to understand the evil totalitarian bullshit that you support. People like you make me sick, and if you are actually gay then you are fucking evil.

by Anonymousreply 7605/01/2019
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