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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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Former Wikileaks Employees Launching OpenLeaks

Julian Assange's former number two, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, is starting a rival anonymous document-based whistleblowing website called OpenLeaks.

Julian Assange's former number two, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, has announced plans to start a rival anonymous document-based whistleblowing website called OpenLeaks.

According to this article from The Australian, Domscheit-Berg was upset by the increasingly authoritarian organization at Wikileaks (Assange was Dictator for Life) and the emerging role of Wikileaks as an antagonist of the United States rather than an advocate for global transparency.

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Finally, A Wikileaks Food Story

A State Department department restaurant review concludes that Chavez's arepas are "tasty."

As a food writer, I have been left watching enviously from the sidelines as my colleagues mine Wikileaks for a stream of stories, round-ups, and links. But thanks to Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic, I can finally join in the fun.

According to a cable that was supposed to remain classified until 2030, back in January, the State Department sent its highest-level operatives to sample the arepas, or "Venezualan-style thick cornmeal tortilla" at the opening of Hugo Chavez's new, government-run restaurant chain, "Arepera Socialista."

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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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