Julian Assange.

Joshua Ostroff

Julian Assange Warns Of Military Occupation Of The Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Politics

“There's an exodus of national security reporters,” Wikileaks' infamous leader Julian Assange told thousands at SXSW's interactive conference in A...

Joshua Ostroff

U.S. Government Is The Evil Empire At SXSW Interactive

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Politics

Technology doesn’t occur in a vacuum, as the heart-wrenching documentary “The Internet’s Own Boy” about the late information activist Aaron Sw...

Why Today's News Outlets Are Like Easily-Distracted Canines

David Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
David Martin

How often have you seen a 12-part newspaper investigation into government corruption or an ongoing TV news investigation into fraudulent business practices? They simply don't exist anymore. Now daily papers operate solely on a 24-hour news cycle which leaves no time for pursuing the deeper story.

Quick TIFF Reviews: The Fifth Estate (Dir: Bill Condon)

Stuart Henderson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Canada
Stuart Henderson

2013-08-12-blog_spotlight_on_tiff_v01.jpg So much for all the buzz around The Fifth Estate, Bill Condon's frustratingly flat dramatization of the formation, triumphs, and sundering of WikiLeaks, the anarchist information-sharing website. Relying on tight close-ups and lengthy speeches, there is a distinctly made-for-TV feel to the proceedings which even great performances couldn't have overcome. But sadly, the biggest misstep falls on the shoulders of Benedict Cumberbatch.

Ignore The Reviews: Why 'The Fifth Estate' Is Important

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 11.07.2013 | Canada
Chris Jancelewicz

Critics haven't been very kind to the Wikileaks/Julian Assange movie The Fifth Estate thus far. But ignoring the way the movie addresses the issue, and instead focusing on its message, might be the best way to look at it.

Acquitted Of The Most Serious Charge But..

AP | David Dishneau and Pauline Jelinek | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada

FORT MEADE, Md. -- U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy -- the most serious charge he faced _ but was convicted of espiona...

TIFF Lands "The Fifth Estate" World Premiere

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Long ago TIFF went from showcasing great movies to premiering great movies that matter. This year's opening-night gala promises to be a landmark occasion for the film world and society at large. The Toronto International Film Festival landed the world premiere of The Fifth Estate, a movie about WikiLeaks and its controversial founder Julian Assange.

Watching the Watchdog: Give the Nobel Prize to Snowden, Assange and Manning

Tim Knight | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

We've learned an incredible amount about how governments scheme, conspire, collude, connive and lie, both to each other and to the people who elected them. Which is why my nomination for the next Nobel Peace Prize is WikiLeaks and its three great whistleblowers -- Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden.

Was Wikileaks the Root of Aaron Swartz's Problems?

Justin Beach | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Business
Justin Beach

According to Mashable, Aaron Swartz may have been a source for Wikileaks. If looked at in light of the U.S. vendetta against Wikileaks, their extreme overreaction to Swartz's "copyright violations" involving academic journals suddenly makes sense. The Government's response to Wikileaks has been nothing less than rabid.

How Julian Assange Made it Harder for Women to Report Rape

Erika Lust | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Erika Lust

Julian Assange faces an Interpol order for his extradition to Sweden for the crime of sexual assault, though he has sought asylum to avoid these charges (among others). This case infuriates me: as a Swedish woman, a feminist, and someone who works to promote sex as passionate and beautiful act within the adult industry. Rape is a gross power play and the message to victims needs to be that, though they were violated, they can regain control through reporting their rape. I understand that many have no faith in the legal and political system, and that Assange is responsible for a lot of disillusionment in this regard.

You've Been Raped? Well, We'll See About That

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

So a left-wing British MP and Republican Representative from Missouri walk into a bar... Rep. Todd Akin and the garrulous George Galloway would certainly do well to have a drink together one of these nights. Regardless of the fact they both exist on opposite ends of the political spectrum, their backwards, dangerous, women-hating views on rape are eerily similar.

Media Bites: Julian Assange and Other International Men of Mystery

J.J. McCullough | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg We don't usually get into foreign affairs over here at Media Bites, but sometimes life just hands you one of those weeks where nothing on the domestic seems to be turning anyone's journalistic crank. This weekend Canada's papers were filled mostly with chatter about noted Internet Deep Throat/ Simpsons guest star Julian Assange, and his recent Ecuadorian embassy-squatting shenanigans in England. None of the glitz and glamor of a Jason Kenney story, I grant you, but we'll just have to make due.

Julian Assange Fools the World Again

Peter Worthington | Posted 08.26.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

If further evidence was necessary to prove that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a man of limited and flexible ethics, well, the guy himself has provided it. Instead of returning to his place of overnight confinement as decreed in his bail agreement, Assange sought refuge in London's Ecuadorian embassy and applied for political asylum.

Julian Assange may Be Unlikable, but He's No Criminal

Peter Worthington | Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

Much of what Wikileaks has "revealed" is in the public's interest -- a network that relies on whistle-blowers. It is all mindful of Daniel Ellsberg, the former U.S. military analyst who released the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and was variously regarded as both a traitor and a folk hero. So it is with Assange. Sort of.

Financial Firms' Blockade Works: WikiLeaks Stops Publication Over Money Woes

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada Business

LONDON - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Monday that financial problems may lead to the closure of the notorious secret-spilling site at the end...