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Assange Speaks Out in London

Posted: Jan. 3rd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Wikileaks founder turned political refugee Julian Assange addressed nearly 80 spectators from his refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Despite harassment from local media, Assange asserted that “My work will not be cowed” and promised to release “over a million” new documents.

As my colleague Michael Cieply reports, six months after Julian Assange stepped into the small Ecuadorean Embassy in London, seeking political asylum, several Hollywood filmmakers are at work on dramatic treatments of the WikiLeaks story.

 

None of those films, however, is yet in production. So, in this brief pause before fact is replaced by fiction in the public consciousness, Mr. Assange took to the balcony of the embassy in London on Thursday night to read some prepared remarks to about 80 supporters and a large number of police officers gathered on the street below the first-floor balcony.

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