Julian Assange Created Political PartyAdded: Saturday, April 20th, 2013
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WikiLeaks founder, still hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy, seems to believe that the best way to attract attention is to create a political party. Julian Assange was forgotten by the news when it became clear that nothing was really going to happen. Apparently, Assange is miffed that he isn’t in the news any longer.
Short of leaving the Ecuadorian embassy and facing up to the sex charges, WikiLeaks founder has decided he might have a future in politics. However, Assange cannot leave the UK’s Ecuadorian embassy, as the British police will arrest him and deport to Sweden. This is why Assange chose another way and has appointed a high-profile opponent of the UK’s monarchy to run his campaign for a seat in Australia’s upper house of Parliament.
Greg Barns, a lawyer and former Australian Republican Movement head, admitted that he would become a campaign director for the WikiLeaks Party and spearhead Julian’s absentee bid for a Senate seat in Australia’s election this fall. However, even if Assange will be voted for, the bid wouldn’t allow him a get out of jail free card. To win, 15% of votes are needed in the Victoria state, but even if he wins he would need to go back to Australia to be sworn in, though he won’t do that while he could be arrested. Apparently, the days of the United Kingdom exporting its criminals to Australia have passed.
Greg Barns believes that it will be a serious campaign as WikiLeaks founder really attracts support from across the political spectrum. Barns claimed that a new party will offer a refreshing change from the Australian government’s culture of secrecy. The political platform is expected to be to champion free speech and break court suppression orders.
In the meanwhile, it would be a good position for a free speech advocate to be in – in case Assange wins a Senate seat, he would automatically be covered by Australia’s parliamentary privilege rules and therefore be protected against legal action over comments made in Parliament.
By the way, Assange’s new political party had already secured backing from Philip Wollen, a former Citibank executive. He also managed to find 500 members needed to fulfill party registration requirements. The experts are eager to see the fate of the party in the near future.
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Saturday, April 20th, 2013
|Assange is only crying because no one is interested in him anymore!.|
Only happy when he is in the headlines ,i hope he spends years in that embassy and shrivells up and dies!.
|@ 1 why? I think he was doing a great job exposing the atrocities governments around the word are committing. Why would you want someone like that to just disappear? Not only do I hope his party hits it off I hope it starts a chain reaction scrutiny of our worlds governments and corporate slavers. Your whole statement was ignorance and just a copy of what you read before you. Sex charges,,,, I doubt he did anything wrong, I really believe they are trying to turn the heat up on him to imprison him anyway they can. Only ignorance loves to see people locked up and enslaved.|
|A rare,living hero who seems to be uncorruptable,((HOPEFULLY)). Bravo bravo. Thanx SAM.I like keeping tabs on him too.|
|posted by (2013-04-20 23:15:31)|
|Having a seat in Parliament has its privileges and benefits one hopes he does get in since the American genocide in Iraq was just one of many wikileaks and this world needs more people to stand up to America and its plans of global domination at any cost.|
|We do not want him in Australia we have enough whiners already|
|Slugget, stop whining, he's trying to help.|
|An Australian that us Australians deserted.I am Ashamed.I sure hope the embassy has access to ET:)|
|posted by (2013-04-21 19:26:36)|
|We so need him to expose the goverments around the world; open their secrets to the eyes of the public i can t wait for him to expose more and more secrets; we need more folks like him.|
If if wants to be in the public eye more just expose more secrets its that simple.
|posted by (2013-04-22 02:00:20)|
|Assange is purely a wanted criminal trying to escape from being questioned as he would have gone to Sweden if he was innocent but he knows that he is guilty and all governments of the free world should have laws that block criminals for running for parliament and worse yet one who does not even live in Australia and has done so for years he has been a fly in fly out person|
|Yes Faceless 42001 help HIMSELF he did not want Australia till he was facing CRIMINAL charges now he is a born again Aussie come out answer the charges these are serious charges not computer hacking|
|@10 Assange only had charges made against him after the wikileaks video of collateral murder was released and the evidence or supposed evidence of said charge has supposedly perished,the reason he stays within the embassy is the same reason the Icelandic minister dropped out of going to America for a summit and that is and was that the Americans would grab him and put in the deepest darkest place they could ghost him away to and throw away the key,they most definitely do not want the truth of their actions released to the general public any further.Making him a parliamentary figure means that he will have certain inalienable rights to tell the truth now and in the future which is not a bad thing for the world but unacceptable to America who do not want their dirty washing aired before the world.|
|never going to happen not in Australia||
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