Tech in 2011: The WikiLeaks Revolution?


An overwhelming number of you thought that journalist and Internet activist Julian Assange revolutionized the way information is distributed and has taken cyber-activism to a whole different level.

Muhammed Abd Abbudin – Amman, Jordan

“Mr. Assange is a beacon of hope for those of us who want peace and are against the US occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Thank you Mr. Assange for getting the truth out about the real enemies.  I saw the Baghdad airstrike on their site last April, and I said to myself ‘this is the beginning of the end for the American Empire.’ ”

Jacqueline Montone – Sao Paulo, Brazil

“A lot of people think that Julian [Assange] is not a real journalist, but I think WikiLeaks is real journalism because they tell the facts about things the “alleged” media and the government don’t want us to know.  Makes you wonder why Barack Obama and his government is so scared of him.”

Muriel Wells – Auckland, New Zealand

“I’ll be honest, I don’t know if he is a dangerous person or free speech advocate.  But Julian Assange is doing something very revolutionary.  Right now I feel like he is doing something that is important and keeping everyone on their feet and alert.  WikiLeaks is now a permanent bookmark on my computer.”

While many journalists have now turned their backs on him and he could possibly face extradition and even a death penalty, Assange said he will keep pushing on with WikiLeaks, with the possible new dirt on Rupert Murdoch.

Assange, 39, pledged to step up online publication of 250,000 sensitive US documents after being bailed at an extradition hearing in Woolwich, London.He is wanted in Sweden for alleged sex offences.

But Assange fears it is part of a plot to drag him to America, where he could end up in Guantanamo Bay. He insisted: “Our work will go on.”

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