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WikiLeaks doc director on Julian Assange: 'The balls of this guy - I thought, 'wow.'

By Sharon Waxman LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange seemed like an intriguing topic for prolific documentarian Alex Gibney, but little did he know the rabbit hole of secrets, lies and hypocrisy he would find as he dug into his subject. Gibney's latest work, "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks," about Assange and his "radical transparency," is a fascinating look at one of our era's most fascinating information rebels.

Swedish Assange accuser speaks out on ordeal

One of the two Swedish women who accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of sex crimes has spoken out publicly about her ordeal for what is believed to be the first time. The woman, whose name has not been officially disclosed or published in the Swedish media but has been circulated widely on the Internet as one of the Assange accusers, wrote in a blogpost that she was "the victim of an assault" three years ago.

Assange an outside chance in Australian vote

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stands very little chance of winning a seat in Australia's national elections, according to a poll published Tuesday, showing only modest support for his campaign. Australian-born Assange intends to run for the upper house Senate in elections on September 14, with his WikiLeaks Party announcing earlier this month that they intend to field candidates in at least three states.

Assange voices confidence on Australia election

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is holed up in the Ecuador's embassy in London, gave an upbeat assessment late Thursday to his chances of winning a seat in Australia's Senate. Assange, speaking by telephone to the US premiere of "Underground," an Australian film on his early hacking days, cited an opinion poll that gave him 27 percent voting intentions ahead of the election on September 14.

WikiLeaks to release more US diplomatic records

Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks was on Monday to publish more than 1.7 million US diplomatic and intelligence documents from the 1970s, founder Julian Assange revealed. The website has collated a variety of records including cables, intelligence reports and congressional correspondence and is releasing them in a searchable form. Assange has carried out much of the work from his refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London and told the domestic Press Association that the records highlighted the "vast range and scope" of US influence around the world.

WikiLeaks Party unveils Australian election plans

Whistleblowing group WikiLeaks unveiled plans Saturday to field candidates in at least three states in Australia's elections and said it would be "embarrassing" if Julian Assange won but could not take his seat. Assange, Australian-born founder of the controversial WikiLeaks site, announced that he would run for the Senate last year and is pushing ahead with the plan despite being holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June.

WikiLeaks Party unveils Australian election plans

Whistleblowing group WikiLeaks unveiled plans Saturday to field candidates in at least three states in Australia's elections and said it would be "embarrassing" if Julian Assange won but couldn't take his seat. Assange, Australian-born founder of the controversial WikiLeaks site, announced that he would run for the Senate last year and is pushing ahead with the plan despite being holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June.

Assange appoints British monarchy opponent for Australian Senate bid

By Rob Taylor CANBERRA (Reuters) - Fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in London's Ecuadorian embassy for nine months, has appointed a high-profile opponent of Britain's monarchy to run his campaign for a seat in Australia's upper house of parliament.

Ecuadorian minister visits Assange in London embassy

An Ecuadorian minister said on Wednesday that Julian Assange was in "good spirits" after visiting the WikiLeaks founder inside Ecuador's embassy in London. Assange has been holed up in the tiny diplomatic mission for nine months as he seeks to avoid extradition to Sweden over allegations of rape and sexual assault, which he denies. Ecuador's secretary of state for planning and development, Fander Falconi, met the former computer hacker during a brief visit to Britain. "He is in very good health and good spirits," Falconi told reporters at the embassy.

Australia dismisses Assange fears as 'fantasy'

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has dismissed as "fantasy" claims by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that Sweden's case against him is a conspiracy to have him extradited to the United States. Assange has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in Britain for eight months as he seeks to avoid extradition to Stockholm over allegations of rape and sexual assault, creating a stand-off between Quito and London. Carr told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation late Monday that Assange, an Australian citizen, would be safer in Sweden than Britain.
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