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Wikileaks' Assange plans to run for Australian parliamentóreport
Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:31am EDT | (Writing by Morag MacKinnon; Editing by Jonathan Thatcher)

Posted on 03/17/2012 6:06:26 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The founder and leader of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, plans to run for a seat in Australia's upper house of parliament, the anti-secrecy group announced on Twitter on Saturday.

The comments could not be immediately confirmed.

Australian-born Assange, 40, is currently under house arrest in Britain and fighting extradition to Sweden for questioning over alleged sex crimes.

"We have discovered that it is possible for Julian Assange to run for the Australian Senate while detained. Julian has decided to run," WikiLeaks tweeted on Saturday.

The earliest Senate election would not be until late 2013. …

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: julianassange; wikileaks

1 posted on 03/17/2012 6:06:36 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

He could run for “Assh*le” and I still wouldn’t vote for him.


2 posted on 03/17/2012 6:36:56 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: equaviator

Lol. However, if he runs, he’ll probably win by a landslide, so powerful is “celebrity”.


3 posted on 03/17/2012 6:50:31 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (knowledge puffeth; information deludeth.)
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To: Olog-hai

“anti-secrecy group”. It’s something OTHER than secrecy they oppose. It’s Western democracy.


4 posted on 03/17/2012 7:59:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Olog-hai
I'm amazed that [expletive deleted] hasn't already had an up-close and personal encounter with several hundred fast-moving grains of Cu-clad Pb...
5 posted on 03/17/2012 8:59:39 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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