Posts Tagged ‘Rape’

Assange: no superhero

by Lucy Reese.

Julian Assange. I won’t say that I don’t think the work he did with WikiLeaks was totally awesome and incredibly important, yet as I’ve argued before, I have many reservations towards Assange the person – or rather the persona he projects to the world. Possibly this is because I was slightly underwhelmed when I saw […]

Respect leader: “Galloway’s comments on rape are deeply disappointing and wrong”

by Newsdesk.

Respect’s leader, Salma Yaqoob has made the following statement on her own website: A heated controversy around Julian Assange … is conflating issues around freedom of speech with debates about what constitutes violence against women. Let me be clear, as a politician and as a woman. Rape occurs when a woman has not consented to […]

Frost interviews Assange lawyer

by Jon Lansman.

Julian Assange’s lawyer Mark Stephens is interviewed by Sir David Frost on Al Jazeera.

Innocent until proven guilty: Assange deserves our (conditional) support

by Jon Lansman.

A number of feminist and left bloggers have urged caution about the charges of sexual assault — the description is itself contentious — against Julian Assange, arguing rightly that, though he may be a hero for what he has done as founder of Wikileaks, there may be other actions and other aspects of his character […]

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