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Video: The Hilarious True Story of Julian Assange, Horrible Houseguest

On his way to the top, the WikiLeaks founder had a stint as a mean mooch in New York City.

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Before he was in international man of mystery, accused criminal, and Nobel Prize nominee, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was nothing more than a couch-surfing bum who overstayed his welcome at friends' places while working on some big, secret project. Who knew he had so much in common with your crazy uncle Max?

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Julian Assange Is Ruining WikiLeaks and Should Resign

First it was rape, now it's anti-Semitism. Julian Assange should quit WikiLeaks and save a valuable institution.


The big story today is that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently appealing an extradition order demanding he return to Sweden to face rape charges, is also an anti-Semite. In an interview published in the latest issue of British satire magazine Private Eye, Assange excoriates the Guardian newspaper and complains of a Jewish-led plot to destroy him.

It goes like this: Asked about a WikiLeaks associate in Russia with a history of anti-Semitism, Assange accused Private Eye of being in cahoots with three other British journalists, all of whom "are Jewish." When the Private Eye reporter noted that one of Assange's accused, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, wasn't actually Jewish, Assange told him Rusbridger, whose brother-in-law is Jewish, is "sort of Jewish." Assange, who later in the interview asked the Private Eye reporter to "forget the Jewish thing," allegedly said he believes Jewish journalists are out deprive WikiLeaks of Jewish donations and support.

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A Wikileaks Copycat Wants to Expose Corruption in Russia

Move over, Assange. A Russian political activist and blogger named Alexei Navalny has set up a whistleblowing website modeled on Wikileaks.



Move over, Assange. A Russian political activist and blogger named Alexei Navalny, who is apparently very popular among the vast majority of Russians who aren't part of the oligarchy, has set up a whistleblowing website to try to expose political corruption in the country.

The site is modeled—roughly—on Wikileaks. It allows anyone to publish information detailing corrupt practices and discuss it.

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WikiLockdown: Three Questions on the Arrest of Julian Assange

Now that Assange has turned himself in, what does everything mean?

So WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange was arrested today in the United Kingdom on charges of sexually assaulting two women. London has denied bail, citing him as a flight risk. (Shocker.)

In an effort to make sense of the situation, here are three questions to ponder.

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