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Speech spoken at the Ecuador Embassy London ——————– December 20, 2012

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Julian Assange (currently officially mainly the chief editor of the journalistic platform Wikileaks – while Kristinn Hrafnsson [in case this was spelled correctly] is currently fulfilling the role of the official spokeperson) – gave the speech today which was announced a couple of days ago. While people in front of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London – the place where Assange is staying since he applied for political asylum, a place he cannot leave as long as the UK government does not grant him safe conduct in order to leave the country  – while the people in front of the embassy are having a party tonight, people who attended the event only digitally have some time to recall what actually was spoken there tonight.

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Speech from the Ecuador embassy in London, evening of December 20, 2012

Speech from the Ecuador embassy in London, evening of December 20, 2012 – screenshot:wn030

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So, in order to give you the chance to re-read the speech again in some contemplation away from the party location, you will need a link to the text. While you might also enjoy to spend some reading time in the Wikileaks Forum, the actual speech text was published here. It’s not signed yet by the people who contributed to this text, but it should be no problem to read it as a speech by wikileaks for now. For readers in German language, Annika Kremer translated relevant parts of the speech here.

Links to the -recorded- speech exist, we will place one in a couple of minutes. It’s worth to click and check in case you missed this speech and let us know via twitter what you think of it, since if you ask us, the coughs really did not sound that good.

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In the meantime, while you’re waiting for the link to the recorded speech stream of OccupyLSX, we recommend to check out this video that explains in a nice way the ambience in the b/w screenshot above.

In case you’re reading this text via our start page link and don’t see the video – there are some updates with a replacement video while we’re waiting for OccupyLSX to get ready with that library upload.

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… (text in progress…)

Written by wn030

December 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm

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  1. photographs of supporters at the embassy tonight (wikileaks-forum)

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    …and … a text which was “high in rhetoric and low in novelty” is, to be honest, quite exactly how we would describe this article about the event (guardian)

    wn030-7

    December 20, 2012 at 11:27 pm

  2. well, for now this has to replace the awaited OccupyLSX link, we will however replace as soon as we have the real one, meaning as soon as OccupyLSX have recovered from the party hangover and have finished their upload. (Oh, btw, in case you’re searching for their (OccupyLSX’s) stream channel, ist’s this here. They have a link to their video library but as mentioned… right now it’s party, then hangover… will not be ready before tomorrow at least. – So, for the time being, the video below must help out.)

    wn030-7

    December 21, 2012 at 12:36 am

  3. wn030-7

    December 21, 2012 at 1:05 am

  4. …however, we just want to silently repeat that in contrary to a currently widely discussed (and another currently … sleeping second …) journalistic platform, that in contrary to those two, they here – do have an upload button. the button says: “send content”. you’ll find it on the right side of the page, scroll down a little bit after the click. you can find them on twitter here. and here is some further information about them in German language.
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    Mumbled sidenote: Regarding the “second, currently sleeping” – the second seems to be not just still sleeping a long, very long REM-sleep phase. What kind of poisoned apple did this sleeping beauty get?

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    Anyway, back to We Fight Censorship:
    Zitat: “Spielkamp: Ich denke, Ergänzung trifft es ganz gut. Es geht nicht darum, in Konkurrenz mit Wikileaks zu treten. Das können und wollen wir nicht. Schön wäre es, wenn wir eine alternative Plattform etablieren können.” – and he mentions that of course, while “We Fight Censorship” was not -mainly- designed for whistleblowers but for journalists in countries with low or not existing press freedom, that in spite of that they are of course discussing ways what to do with raw data material arriving.
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    Our standpoint here is clear, we want raw data, that’s quite all what we expect from platforms of this kind, so for us, We Fight Censorship is perfect as a link, hint and tip we can give to whistleblowers (sure, and journalists in case we hear of next Berlin police officers harrasing journalists while they are researching about police violence against attendants of students demonstrations, telephone harrassments as those in 2006 – even here, in a country where officially press freedom is something you would expect to be granted) – anyway: for us, they (We Fight Censorships) are a link we can recommend and give to people who might need it, in a time while other platforms seem to think that they don’t have to care for upload buttons at all anymore since it’s anyway Doomsday. [Today, right?]
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    So – for us, they serve as a link and a hint we can give to whistleblowers and journos, but … we actually want raw data.
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    So, currently, for pages like ours the situation is, to be honest, not really totally awesome-promising.
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    wn030

    December 21, 2012 at 3:14 am

  5. update. not long after the speech it turns out it was missing a crucial information.

    wn030-7

    December 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm


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