Tuesday, May 18, 2010

During times of chaos, crash and theft, telling the truth is apparently a revolutionary act requiring a Homeland Security and “anti-terror” measures.

Cheers, Tate


Australian Wikileak founder's passport confiscated


May 17, 2010

Australian-born Julian Assange

Julian Assange, the Australian founder of the whistleblower website Wikileaks, says he had his passport taken away from him at Melbourne Airport and was later told by customs officials that it was about to be cancelled.

Last year Wikileaks published a confidential Australian blacklist of websites to be banned under the government's proposed internet filter.

The Age has been told that Assange's passport is classified ''normal'' on the immigration database, meaning the Wikileaks director can travel freely on it.
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Assange told The Age his passport was taken from him by customs officials at Melbourne Airport when he entered the country last week after he was told ''it was looking worn''.

When the passport was returned to him after about 15 minutes, he says he was told by authorities that it was going to be or was cancelled.

Passports are routinely taken from travellers for short periods by immigration officials if they are damaged.

Wikileaks has risen to prominence for posting leaked footage of US forces laughing at the dead bodies of 12 people they had just killed in Iraq in 2007.

It was in the Australian spotlight last year after publishing a confidential blacklist of websites that forms the basis of the government's proposed internet filter.

The list as published by Wikileaks then blocked links to YouTube clips, sites on euthanasia, fringe religions, and traditional pornography - as well as the websites of a tour operator and a dentist.

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