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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:02 AM
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Australia: Protest: 500 rally for Wikileaks
Source: IT News

To a chorus of "democracy not hypocrisy" about 500 Wikileaks supporters filed through the heart of Sydney at the weekend calling for the release of alleged whistleblower Bradley Manning and fair treatment for the Australian Julian Assange, as part of an international day of action.

On Saturday, organisers called for a social media uprising and supporters to follow Wikileaks' lead to build similar sites of their own to publish secret documents such as the leaked diplomatic cables that embarrassed the US Government. Police said they estimated 400-450 protesters while organisers said 600 was "optimistic".

"We're not reliant on the mass media any more, we can all publish to a global audience through the blogosphere," Pirate Party member Simon Frew told the rally.

"Big Media has largely abandoned the role of holding governments and corporations to account and it's up to us, ordinary people, to step into the breach and fulfill the role of citizen journalists."



Read more: http://www.itnews.com.au/News/244965,protest-500-rally-for-wikileaks.aspx




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molly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:24 AM
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1. Julian Assange the greatest reporter in my generation.
So glad Australia is standing up for him.
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pottersvilleusa Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 10:25 PM
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3. He doesn't have much competition
In the great reporter dept.

Though Helen is back, so there's one more.
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robcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:54 PM
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2. People making a hero of a lowlife.
Sad.
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sudopod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 10:43 PM
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4. LOL
u mad?
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