You have to start with the truth. The truth is the only way that we can get anywhere. Because any decision-making that is based upon lies or ignorance can't lead to a good conclusion.
"Julian Assange, monk of the online age who thrives on intellectual battle". The Guardian. 2010-08-01. Retrieved on 2010-08-01.
You can’t publish a paper on physics without the full experimental data and results; that should be the standard in journalism".Julian Assange"‘A real free press for the first time in history’: Wikileaks editor speaks out in London". Journalism.co.uk. 2007-08-12. Retrieved on 2010-08-01.
Capable, generous men do not create victims, they nurture them.Julian Assange"Julian Assange: Why the world needs WikiLeaks". TED: Ideas Worth Spreading (www.ted.com). July 2010. Retrieved on 2010-07-22.
WikiLeaks will not comply with legally abusive requests from Scientology any more than WikiLeaks has complied with similar demands from Swiss banks, Russian offshore stem-cell centers, former African kleptocrats, or the Pentagon.Julian AssangeKhatchadourian, Raffi (June 9, 2010). "No Secrets". The New Yorker. Retrieved on 2010-06-17.
The sense of perspective that interaction with multiple cultures gives you I find to be extremely valuable, because it allows you to see the structure of a country with greater clarity, and gives you a sense of mental independence. You're not swept up in the trivialities of a nation. You can concentrate on the serious matters.Julian Assange"The secret life of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange". The Sydney Morning Herald. May 22, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-06-17.
It is the media that controls the boundaries of what is politically permissible, so better to change the media. Profit motives work against it, but if we can have the audience understand that most other forms of journalism are not credible, then it may be a forced move.Julian AssangeFarquhar, Peter (May 19, 2010). "Wikileaks founder Julian Assange adamant his site broke Collateral Murder encryption". News.com.au. Retrieved on 2010-06-17.
That’s arguably what spy agencies do high-tech investigative journalism. It’s time that the media upgraded its capabilities along those lines.Julian AssangeCohen, Noam (April 6, 2010). "Iraq Video Brings Notice to a Web Site". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved on 2010-06-17.
It is impossible to correct abuses unless we know that they’re going on.Julian AssangeJulian Assange at the Oslo Freedom Forum, April 26-29, 2010. URL accessed on 2010-07-08. YouTube video.
Seeing ongoing political reforms that have a real impact on people all over the world is extremely satisfying. But we want every person who's having a dispute with their kindergarten to feel confident about sending us material.Julian AssangeKushner, David (April 6, 2010). "Inside WikiLeaks’ Leak Factory". Mother Jones. Retrieved on 2010-06-17.
Large newspapers are routinely censored by legal costs. It is time this stopped. It is time a country said, enough is enough, justice must be seen, history must be preserved, and we will give shelter from the storm.Julian AssangeTran, Mark (February 12, 2010). "Iceland plans future as global haven for freedom of speech". The Guardian. Retrieved on 2010-06-17.
The west has fiscalised its basic power relationships through a web of contracts, loans, shareholdings, bank holdings and so on. In such an environment it is easy for speech to be "free" because a change in political will rarely leads to any change in these basic instruments. Western speech, as something that rarely has any effect on power, is, like badgers and birds, free.Julian Assange"Julian Assange answers your questions". The Guardian. December 3, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-12-14.
I would be happy to accept asylum, political asylum, in India a nation I love. In return, I will bring Mayawati a range of the finest British footwear.Julian Assange"Mayawati controversy: Text of Julian Assange's statement". The Hindu. September 6, 2011. Retrieved on September 9, 2011.
I may be a chauvinist pig of some sort, but I'm no rapist.Julian AssangeOf allegations of sexual assault
Wikileaks' Julian Assange is providing ammunition to those who believe that the fragile new world of cybersecurity demands a more flexible approach to the rules of engagement.Julian AssangeButterworth, Trevor (June 15, 2010). "New Rules Of Engagement". Forbes. Retrieved on 2010-06-17.
Julian Assange is perhaps the most noteworthy investigative journalist in the world today, and he has made a career out of dragging into the sunlight information that powerful people want to keep hidden.Julian AssangeAdomanis, Mark (May 22, 2010). "Quick, look over there, the Russians repress investigative journalists!". True/Slant. Retrieved on 2010-06-17.
Assange's thoughts often have this tone of cerebral sangfroid, even when the subject is violence and death. Politically, he appears to be an ultra-libertarian, but with a mathematician's analytical bent.Julian AssangeGuilliatt, Richard (May 30, 2009). "Searching for Assange". The Australian Magazine (Nationwide News Pty Limited): p. 15.
The cunning of Julian Assange's strategy is that he has made everyone complicit in his own private decision to try to sabotage U.S. foreign policy. Unless you consider yourself bound by the hysterically stupid decision of the Obama administration to forbid all federal employees from downloading or viewing the WikiLeaks papers, you will at the very least have indulged in a certain amount of guilty pleasure.Julian AssangeChristopher Hitchens, "Turn Yourself In, Julian Assange: The WikiLeaks founder is an unscrupulous megalomaniac with a political agenda.", Slate, Dec. 6, 2010
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