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Wikileaks, Guardian Personality And Sexist Of The Year

Julian Assange is exceedingly annoyed at the Guardian, as can be seen from @Wikileaks timeline on Twitter: I am not terribly interested in Assange. He strikes me as a manipulative misanthrope and misogynist, and will probably end up doing a … Continue reading

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Post US 2012 Presidential Election Thoughts

A random pile of US election insights, links and wit. Fox News didn’t have a good night, Watch Fox News Chew Its Own Leg Off in a Fury of Recrimination. Huff Post and idiotic GOPers, US Election: The Funniest Angry … Continue reading

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Donald Trump And The Egalitarianism Of Twitter

There is one marvellous aspect to Twitter, its egalitarianism. Class, skin colour, gender, sexual orientation and wealth are all irrelevant. It doesn’t matter if you’re a billionaire, a millionaire or just someone with access to the Internet, you are all … Continue reading

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US Presidential Election 2012 Part Round Up

This is a partial round up of the US Presidential Election 2012, it is highly subjective as it is still going on and the final votes are not in yet. If Romney wins as a picture! The BBC’s America votes: … Continue reading

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That Letter to President Obama

Elections are often dirty affairs and politics rarely brings out the best in us, but this letter is delightful: “Dear Barack Obama, It’s Sophia Bailey Klugh. Your friend who invited you to dinner. You don’t remember okay that’s fine. But … Continue reading

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Julian Assange And Wikileaks Go After The Money

The old adage, follow the money, is so often right. Wikileaks has seriously changed its policy towards freedom of information, now you have to pay for it. Information and data, which were given freely to Wikileaks, is only available behind … Continue reading

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Julian Assange, Losing Friends

To some Julian Assange can do no wrong, but he’s increasingly losing friends. Only recently Assange stiffed some rather wealthy supporters for his bail money and now even Anonymous don’t want to know him: “A statement posted on the Anonymous … Continue reading

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Julian Assange Stiffs His Supporters

Julian Assange’s escape into the Ecuadorian embassy has had financial ramifications for some of his supporters, they will have to cough up the money they put up a sureties: “Backers who stood as sureties for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange before … Continue reading

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Galloway Refuses To Apologise To Muslim Women

George Galloway is a slick politician and often knows what buttons to press to galvanise his supporters, but his weakness, as with many men, is ego. Galloway hates apologising, admitting that he could have been wrong, so it was when … Continue reading

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Salma Yaqoob, George Galloway And Misogyny

Although I do not normally follow the activities of smaller fringe groupings in Britain the resignation of Salma Yaqoob from Respect is intriguing. Ms. Yaqoob, as leader of Respect, was placed in an incredibly difficult position recently by George Galloway’s … Continue reading

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Ofcom And Julian Assange

Below is the summary from page 80 of Ofcom Broadcast Bulletin, Issue 213, 10 September 2012 detailing Julian Assange’s complaint. “Not Upheld Complaint by Mr Julian Assange True Stories: WikiLeaks: Secrets and Lies, More 4, 29 November 2011 Summary: Ofcom’s … Continue reading

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Craig Murray, Naomi Wolf And Rape Anonymity

A cynic should never be surprised, but I was, once. When I first read Craig Murray’s awful blog I was astonished at the vitriol within the comment boxes aimed at Julian Assange’s victims. I suppose I expected an ex-diplomat to … Continue reading

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Rounding Up Misogynistic Julian Assange And More

Keeping track of the Julian Assange saga is frequently troublesome and tiring, but to make life easier this is a round up. If I have missed anything, please leave a comment and I will update the post. Peter’s always on … Continue reading

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Julian Assange, Rape And The Decline Of The Left

I thank Owen Jones for pointing me towards a hotbed of sexism, misogyny and rape apologists, the Socialist Unity blog. Owen, characteristically, doesn’t want to criticise his fellow socialists so merely comments that it is, Socialism with heart cut out. … Continue reading

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Assange Apologists Don’t Like The Debate

Aside from old men, Galloway, Pilger and Benn there are some Julian Assange supporters that don’t like the type of debate, which his conduct has brought about. One such is at the Loud mouth collective’s Don’t Call Me A Rape … Continue reading

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Assange And Sleeping People Cannot Consent

Vera Baird deals with the idiocy of men pronouncing on what they think is and isn’t rape, particularly in defence of Julian Assange: “Sleeping people cannot consent and what reasonable person could think that they can? What has been discussed … Continue reading

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Julian Assange, Conspiracy Theories And Noam Chomsky

Colette Browne in the Irish Examiner looks at some of the tortuous arguments advanced by Julian Assange supporters, including Noam Chomsky: “AS A HUGE fan of the immensely important work that Wikileaks has done in recent years, it has been … Continue reading

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Plot To Kill Obama? Or Too Many Neo-Nazis In The Military?

There is news coming out of North America, of a proposed plot to kill President Obama. Seemingly by an anarchist group called F.E.A.R. Although details are still sketchy, it seems unlikely that they were anarchists as one of the leaders … Continue reading

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Could Julian Assange be extradited from Sweden?

A Swedish legal expert answers: “The conclusion is: the possibility of extradition exists, but a number of conditions must be met (including that the crime is not political), and it is far from certain that a U.S. extradition request would … Continue reading

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The Colour Of Her Skin

NPR has a piece on the Colour Bar: “”My Dear Mr. Thompson, I desire at this time to explain why I want to enter the college and why I believe my application should be granted. If denied admission, I must … Continue reading

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