“Courage is contagious”: Julian Assange interview with Al Jazeera (December 22, 2010)

December 22, 2010

This is an interesting, quiet interview with Julian Assange about WikiLeaks and those powers that currently try to prevent his organisation from doing its work.

The interviewer does not interrupt and this is in contrast to so many of the fast cut, sensationalist style TV interviews, reports and also those misinformed or even hate-filled blog posts like some of those recently found on the usually respectable Boing Boing.

Recommended.

Frost over the World – Julian Assange (24:01), December 22, 2010

“The WikiLeaks founder talks about secrets, leaks and why he will not go back to Sweden.”

Al Jazeera English (www.youtube.com)


“Freedom from WikiLeaks”

December 21, 2010

So Apple has now joined the club of “independent” companies that censor WikiLeaks: Apple Removes WikiLeaks App From App Store (techcrunch.com). Official reason (bits.blogs.nytimes.com):

“Trudy Muller, an Apple spokeswoman, said the company had removed the app “because it violated our developer guidelines.” Ms. Muller added: “Apps must comply with all local laws and may not put an individual or group in harm’s way.”

This is simply an excuse for censorship.

I’ve been of course boycotting Apple (and switched to PC hardware/Linux) ever since they let me down with my broken iMac G5 after a Leopard “upgrade” that went badly wrong and when they then even removed my post to their forum about the matter in April 2008.

Apple is of course also on the list of patent trolls that steal your and mine (not any more since I got rid of that camera) H.264 footage.

Beware of those who offer you “Freedom from XXX” (techcrunch.com). You pay for it. You get it.

Freedom from WikiLeaks you got today.

Freedom from Freedom it will be tomorrow.

War is Peace

Freedom is Slavery

Ignorance is Strength


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