Well, it was a particularly brutal week, punctuated by the awfulness of Nauru, and a rather vivid plane crash. But hey, we all laughed at Julian Assange. That’s something, right?
In an effort to force him out the door, the Ecuadorian embassy has instituted a raft of very serious house rules for Julian Assange.
Alex Jones being kicked off the air was just the most notable neck chopped in a towering wave of sanctioned censorship.
Geoffrey Robertson QC has defended Salman Rushdie, he’s represented Julian Assange, and now he’s pushing for an Australian Bill of Rights.
The defence of Julian Assange has largely been left to the individual. Noticeably, no media outlets have stood beside him. Their silence speaks volumes.
With Julian Assange set to be kicked out of the embassy, what happens next is crucial.
The Australian government recently met with Julian Assange, if we were to free him, it would be an act that would revitalise our confused national identity.
With the Ecuadorian President threatening to revoke Julian Assange’s political asylum if he continues to be Julian Assange, the future is desperately bleak.
Good moleman to you. Overnight we saw the rise of the political millennial in Austria, Hillary Clinton absolutely destroy her ex, and the expulsion question shifted ever closer to Woody Allen’s doorstep.
Trump’s not happy, the music world was punched in the black hole sun and there was some good news for Julian Assange.
Good morning, class. What happened while you were asleep? Well, Assange packed his bags, Ewan McGregor chose life (over Piers Morgan) and Trump “didn’t” call for an investigation into the process that made him President (good call).
Sweet, merciful Thursday. What happened while you were asleep? Well, Julian Assange will face judgement day, sort of, One Nation won their golden tickets and Nick Kyrgios rolled the eyes of a nation.
Morning! What happened while you were asleep? Well, Trump received an awkies award, the AACTAs were picketed and Assange was freed! (…of his charge in Sweden.)
With news that there will be no easy way out for Julian Assange, I find myself empathising with those stuck in the middle – the diplomatic staff of the Ecuadorian embassy.
Ecuador claims responsibility for pulling plug on Julian Assange’s Internet connection on grounds of impacting US election.
The Wikileaks presser was fizzer. Julian Assange eventually appeared, asked for employees, then left. Some people were best not pleased.
WikiLeaks’ inadvertent jeopardisation of women voters in Turkey has brought on a valid question: Are they accountable for the response to the information they expose?
Rob Idol is back with his jaunty traipse down the week that was, including Trump’s reality check in Iowa and ongoing apathy toward refugees.
TBS Editor Mathew Mackie highlights Wikileaks’ biggest leak of all…themselves, from our lives. And he wants them back.
Rich Jackson’s Longreads this week bring us multiple rape cases in Bill Cosby and the University of Virginia, John Pilger on Julian Assange, and from Narrative.ly, how to befriend a mugger(!)