Assange Wins Peace Prize – Pardon?
The Sydney Peace Foundation has handed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange its gold medal for extraordinary achievement in promoting peace with justice.
Excuse me while I throw up.
The Foundation glowingly reports that this is only the fourth time in its history that the gold medal, its highest honour, has been awarded.
Foundation director Professor Stuart Rees said the award was to honour Mr Assange’s work in challenging official secrecy.
Urrghh… Sorry, throwing up again.
Director Rees says the Australian government has been complicit in demonising Assange, who has broken no laws, and is a really cool dude and everything.
Tell that to the women he raped (allegedly), or the people whose lives he has put in danger. It is not just the nasty USA that says Mr Assange’s profit before anyone else’s rights philosophy has put people in danger, incidentally, but human rights organisations including Amnesty International.
Meanwhile, in equally barf-worthy and unsurprising news, Assange has demanded that all Wikileaks employees sign a confidentiality agreement which specifies that the information stolen by Wikileaks is the sole property of Wikileaks, that Wikileaks has a proprietory interest in such information, and threatens anyone who leaks this information with a penalty of $20 million.
Julian Assange is not remotely concerned for human rights, peace or justice. He is a profiteering reseller of stolen information. And a rapist (allegedly).