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David Allen Green (New Statesman) | 2012-07-13 09:52:33

Assange is a bail-breaker and a charlatan; but the Bradley Manning incarceration and prosecution undoubtedly raises serious concerns.

Stacy Herbert | 2012-07-01 21:11:48

@ggreenwald - @guardian journos tend to break out in South Park like snickering at anyone who stands up to authority or opposes 'their' wars

Media Lens | 2012-07-01 18:50:31

. @johnnypaige @Glinner Johnny, why are we 'chomskyite whack jobs'? Is +that+ engagement and serious debate from the Guardian?

David Wearing (Guardian) | 2012-07-01 18:33:16

@Scarletstand I remain confused as to how Sweden is more dangerous for him than here, given our pathetically service extradition treaty

Pygmy Panther ✿ | 2012-07-01 14:03:07

If Sweden can go to Serbia to interview MURDERERS why can't they come to UK to interview Julian ?

David Leigh (Guardian) | 2012-07-01 08:46:22

Doesn't Assange insult the genuinely persecuted, by dressing up in their clothes?

George Monbiot (Guardian) | 2012-06-30 21:26:06

If, as seems, no link btwn Swedish case & US, lots of people trying to prevent a man being qu'd over rape. Great liberal cause?

Media Lens | 2012-06-29 18:24:24

. @jamesrbuk No doubt. But an amazing error, repeated by @alexhern in the New Statesman

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 18:16:13

@medialens I just watched it – knowing the case you're right as to what she was talking about. But think Peter's error was an honest one.

Alex Hern (New Statesman) | 2012-06-29 18:11:09

Hey, I just met you/ And Sweden’s crazy/ So could you grant me/ Asylum maybe?

Media Lens | 2012-06-29 18:02:26

. @jamesrbuk The solitary confinement was December 2010, not 'last ten days' - maybe you could let Peter Beaumont know.

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 17:37:37

@ChrChristensen @alexhern Nope – she's a supporter. Think some people just assumed she was a lawyer (I didn't watch statement).

Media Lens | 2012-06-29 17:35:47

@jamesrbuk Save your head - looks like you misquoted Benn

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 17:33:09

Good stuff from @alexhern on today's Assange statement, and the reasoning behind the asylum bid:

Peter Beaumont (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 16:26:39

@jamesrbuk just what she said. leave comment to you. i'm on my way to un in geneva as part of high paid role as liberal elite propagandist

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 16:24:44

RT @petersbeaumont: Benn characterised last ten days as "solitary confinement" for Assange < *headbutts desk repeatedly*

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 16:23:43

@petersbeaumont "credible evidence" being a one-line email from *Stratfor*?! Jesus wept.

Peter Beaumont (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 16:22:45

Benn characterised last ten days as "solitary confinement" for Assange

Peter Beaumont (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 16:21:35

Benn also rehearsed again case of threat Assange believes he faces from US, say credible evidence of sealed indictment

Jonathan Paige (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 16:14:33

if you care to hear someone making a statement about st julian of , it is live on sky now

fleetstreetfox | 2012-06-29 16:12:35

General message: St Julian of is being persecuted and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

fleetstreetfox | 2012-06-29 16:11:48

St Julian is staying in Ecuador and has sent a lady of older years out to issue his missive.

George Monbiot (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 11:35:34

Surely the ethically consistent position on is to oppose his extradition to the US, but not to Sweden.

Georgiana Keate | 2012-06-29 11:08:43

WHY is he doing this?? He's such a crashing disappointment

Media Lens | 2012-06-29 09:07:11

: Guardian quietly issues another correction (see end of article)

David Allen Green (New Statesman) | 2012-06-28 22:49:28

Anyway, I called Newsnight back too late to appear on their "Assange package" tonight. Too busy arguing with Edwina.

David Allen Green (New Statesman) | 2012-06-28 22:43:29

Was invited onto Newsnight to discuss Assange. That would have been fun and popular.

Charles Edward Frith | 2012-06-28 16:21:07

Scotland Yard paused briefly from taking News International backhanders to call for the arrest of Julian Assange for breaking bail.

Media Lens | 2012-06-28 15:12:07

. @queenchristina_ No, nothing whatever to do with conspiracy theories. Is your view of Assange based on a similarly rigorous investigation?

Christina Patterson (Independent) | 2012-06-28 14:33:54

@philipcross63 Oh right. So conspiracy theory nonsense. Thanks for letting me know.

Andrew Philip Cross | 2012-06-28 13:59:23

@queenchristina_ COI here, but the Wikipedia article on @medialens links to articles by their critics & few supporters:

Media Lens | 2012-06-28 13:15:27

. @ggreenwald Beaumont not a fan of ours after this dissection of his less than 'superb demolition' of Chomsky in 2006:

Glenn Greenwald | 2012-06-28 13:03:57

@medialens If he clicks on the link I tweeted, which I know he will, he'll be exposed to that which he blocks

Media Lens | 2012-06-28 13:02:36

. @ggreenwald Peter Beaumont, another journalist blocking us even from following his tweets or writing to him. And incivility is not our bag

Glenn Greenwald | 2012-06-28 12:37:34

@queenchristina_ @medialens Someone called "Christina Patterson" thinks that mocking someone as nonrecognizable impugns their arguments

Glenn Greenwald | 2012-06-28 12:36:22

@petersbeaumont "Ad hominem attacks" Such as? Did I call anyone a "massive turd" or say they're fat & unshaven?

Christina Patterson (Independent) | 2012-06-28 11:33:35

Rather touchingly, I'm now getting tweets from pro-Assange disciples literally headed 'polite tweet'.

Christina Patterson (Independent) | 2012-06-28 11:31:23

@rhodri @suzanne_moore Yes, they've put together a little list of culprits, and tells people to 'maintain a polite and non-abusive tone'

Christina Patterson (Independent) | 2012-06-28 11:27:10

I probably shouldn't laugh, but something called 'Media Lens' is telling people to tick me off for my views on Julian Assange,but be polite

Peter Beaumont (Guardian) | 2012-06-28 09:00:47

Meanwhile @ggreenwald, after days of ad hominem attacks on any who disagree with him, thinks Brit media "bizarrely personal" ?

David Aaronovitch (The Times) | 2012-06-27 21:12:26

It’s pretty obvious by now that Julian isn’t in the Ecuadorian embassy, but has been rendered to the US with the help of Israel.

Suzanne Moore (Guardian) | 2012-06-27 15:43:24

I am not "debating with @medialens cos they set their hounds on me. If they give me their names and emails I will.

Media Lens | 2012-06-27 15:08:44

A first - the Guardian's Suzanne Moore has blocked us before we even tried to follow her!

Suzanne Moore (Guardian) | 2012-06-27 15:05:15

@medialens yes and good bye.

Media Lens | 2012-06-27 15:04:24

. @suzanne_moore Who do we 'support'? Do you have any idea actually?

Suzanne Moore (Guardian) | 2012-06-27 15:00:31

Also seeing @medialens are telling people to get in touch with me. Check out WHO they are and WHO they support .

David Stringer (Associated Press) | 2012-06-27 14:46:55

Being followed by an account called @EMBASSYInteriors. Shame Julian Assange isn't tweeting, he'd probably have a lot to discuss with them

WikiLeaks | 2012-06-27 12:47:36

London's liberal media clique shows its inner values on Assange

Suzanne Moore (Guardian) | 2012-06-27 12:10:09

Go away Assange lovers and love him upelsewhere. Yes I know who @MediaLens are which is more than you do.

JLLLOW | 2012-06-27 11:17:17

Superb summary from @medialens on the 'liberal' media's reaction to Assange seeking political asylum

Kevin Gosztola | 2012-06-26 23:31:04

Of over 80 prominent people who've signed letter of support for Assange's asylum request, only handful are journalists

David Allen Green (New Statesman) | 2012-06-26 08:31:13

This is the letter by the American idiots, and every assertion about the law is plain wrong or has no basis:

David Allen Green (New Statesman) | 2012-06-26 08:28:34

Prominent American idiots want to frustrate due process regarding serious allegations of rape and sexual assault:

George Monbiot (Guardian) | 2012-06-25 18:52:38

OK, having read strongest cases tweeps cld find, not convinced that Sweden more likely to extradite than UK.

Glenn Greenwald | 2012-06-25 18:09:06

The Guardian's neocon columnist writes about US law - hilarity ensues:

George Monbiot (Guardian) | 2012-06-25 17:31:55

Getting plenty on why Sweden might want to extradite , but nothing persuasive on why UK less likely to.

Glenn Greenwald | 2012-06-25 16:58:24

@GeorgeMonbiot Have you not heard anyone making the case before? You just decided to ask for a "persuasive" case w/o seeing the advocacy?

Glenn Greenwald | 2012-06-25 16:56:38

@GeorgeMonbiot It's obvious you intend to find any such argument unpersuasive, but here are the arguments & evidence:

George Monbiot (Guardian) | 2012-06-25 16:54:37

Can anyone point me to persuasive piece on why Sweden would be more likely to extradite to US than UK? Genuine inquiry.

Helen Lewis (New Statesman) | 2012-06-25 16:16:19

In case you'd forgotten, Julian Assange is still at the Ecuadorian embassy. Wonder if they've been ordering him takeaway every night?

Media Lens | 2012-06-25 15:18:04

Hi @DeborahJaneOrr 'Of course Assange should face the charges brought against him in Sweden.' What 'charges'?

Media Lens | 2012-06-24 16:56:31

@OliverKamm That's how reliable your smears are Kamm. To paraphrase @ggreenwald: shocking that a neocon warmonger dislikes Media Lens

Media Lens | 2012-06-24 16:51:30

@OliverKamm @ggreenwald ML uses many 100s of sources - it's desperate to smear us with comments we didn't cite on issues we didn't discuss!

Media Lens | 2012-06-24 16:46:58

. @OliverKamm @ggreenwald Wrong! ML: 'we have never written about the Srebrenica massacre...other than to affirm that it was a massacre'

Media Lens | 2012-06-24 16:46:34

. @OliverKamm @NickCohen4 @ggreenwald Wrong! ML: 'We recognise the bloody ruthlessness of the Syrian Baathists.. continued now by.. Bashar'

Oliver Kamm (The Times) | 2012-06-24 16:25:29

@ggreenwald You won't get a sensible answer from that quarter. @medialens's "expert sources" extend to genocide deniers & 9/11 Truthers.

Glenn Greenwald | 2012-06-24 16:17:04

@OliverKamm @DavidAllenGreen @NickCohen4 @medialens I "pleaded" by asking them for citations? One thing they didn't do: cheer for Iraq War

Oliver Kamm (The Times) | 2012-06-24 16:15:28

@DavidAllenGreen @NickCohen4 This was after @ggreenwald pleaded for help from @medialens, a group that defends Assad and denies Srebrenica.

Glenn Greenwald | 2012-06-24 15:44:59

@MarkAdomanis You know about his history, right? I'd be upset if he weren't a scornful critic

The Economist | 2012-06-24 15:15:04

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, sought political asylum at which embassy in London? Take our weekly quiz

Mark Adomanis | 2012-06-24 15:11:30

@ggreenwald you probably already saw but passing this on Even by the Guardian's ever-lower standards its remarkably bad

Robert Shrimsley (Financial Times) | 2012-06-24 14:54:41

Definition of paranoia: supporters of Julian Assange | Nick Cohen via @guardian

Suzanne Moore (Guardian) | 2012-06-24 14:42:05

Superb Definition of paranoia: supporters of Julian Assange | Nick Cohen

Oliver Kamm (The Times) | 2012-06-24 14:40:06

Fine piece by @NickCohen4 on the paranoid philosophy of Assange's supporters.

Media Lens | 2012-06-24 14:21:13

What does it say that @ggreenwald, a US political analyst, is all but alone in challenging the tsunami of UK 'liberal' smears on ?

Luke Harding (Guardian) | 2012-06-24 14:16:42

Bravura piece by @NickCohen4 on and his paranoid supporters

Teymoor Nabili (AlJazeera English) | 2012-06-24 14:05:51

@teymoornabili Ah, this would explain it. via @medialens

Media Lens | 2012-06-24 14:01:04

@ggreenwald Glenn, begin at no.44 and work forwards in time searching each alert for 'Cohen'

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-24 13:59:56

Astute and wise @NickCohen4 column on Assange, WikiLeaks and self-destructive paramoia:

Teymoor Nabili (AlJazeera English) | 2012-06-24 13:59:55

Another bilious outpouring. What is it about the Assange/Ecuador connection that inspires such scorn? via @guardian

Glenn Greenwald | 2012-06-24 13:52:19

@medialens Can you point me to all of @NickCohen4's war cheerleading greatest hits?

Ian Dunt ( | 2012-06-24 13:41:20

Outstanding Nick Cohen column on Julian

David Allen Green (New Statesman) | 2012-06-24 13:05:36

Connoisseurs of the pwning of conspiracy theorists should see @jeremyduns take on @ggreenwald yesterday. ht @OliverKamm

David Allen Green (New Statesman) | 2012-06-24 13:03:15

@OliverKamm @NickCohen4 Ouch. @ggreenwald utterly pwned by @jeremyduns

David Allen Green (New Statesman) | 2012-06-24 12:50:39

And this is me - nearly *two* years ago - pointing out at Jack of Kent the cultish behaviour of supporters:

David Allen Green (New Statesman) | 2012-06-24 12:48:51

Here is @NickCohen4 stamping on 's paranoid conspiracy theorist supporters:

Glenn Greenwald | 2012-06-24 12:39:58

@NickCohen4 Lauding yourself as "aggressive" - because you want to send others to die in war - is so incredibly revealing.

Glenn Greenwald | 2012-06-24 12:39:23

@NickCohen4 The greatest tribute to the virtue of WL is it prompts the scorn of cowardly warmongers like you: "Yay war (when others fight)"

JLLLOW | 2012-06-24 12:36:29

The tweet David Allen Green deleted was within a series of Assange tweets which prompted my reply:

JLLLOW | 2012-06-24 12:34:10

To illustrate how full of it the British Anti-Assange League is: David Green deleted the tweet I responded to here:

Glenn Greenwald | 2012-06-24 12:30:47

@saliltripathi @NickCohen4 Trying to convince the public to attack a country based on non-existent weapons is just paranoid

Glenn Greenwald | 2012-06-24 12:30:17

@NickCohen4 @saliltripathi It would have been "aggressive" if you went to fight instead of sending others to die for you

Nick Cohen (Guardian) | 2012-06-24 12:29:39

@ggreenwald @saliltripathi That's aggressive, not paranoid

Glenn Greenwald | 2012-06-24 12:29:08

@saliltripathi @NickCohen4 And I love being called "paranoid" by someone who spent 2002 & 2003 publicy demanding an attack on Saddam

Patrick Osgood (Oil & Gas Middle East) | 2012-06-24 12:07:57

@NickCohen4 a quibble. Assange not an "incontinent leaker," but instead a capricious gatekeeper, an archetype of Freudian info-constipation

David Sketchley | 2012-06-24 10:14:57

@petersbeaumont @sunny_hundal You really are a supreme hypocrite Peter. All the BS about Assange has been coming frm Guardian & Observer

Nick Cohen (Guardian) | 2012-06-24 08:07:10

Julian Assange and the paranoid style in progressive politics. My Observer column Nick Cohen via @guardian

Jemima Khan | 2012-06-22 18:19:40

Annoyed by journos quoting only half my tweet about Assange & deliberately ignoring other half. Distorts point. The curse of 140 chars

John Simpson (The Times) | 2012-06-22 17:42:47

There are now signs offering a free at the Ecuadorian embassy. Apparently nobody wants him.

Peter Beaumont (Guardian) | 2012-06-22 15:02:54

Excellent nuanced piece by @sunny_hundal cutting through all the bullshit about Assange

VaughanSmith | 2012-06-22 14:51:15

It takes no courage to reinforce public sentiment against a man who believes that he is running for his life.

Jonathan Rugman (Channel 4 News) | 2012-06-22 14:44:57

Guardian makes up with Assange by offering escape route suggestions:

Julio Martnez | 2012-06-22 11:45:23

¿In England there is true democracy? ¿Why the British journalists are afraid to support Julian Assange? @BBCNews @EvanHD

Steve Hawkes (The Sun) | 2012-06-22 09:51:34

Good news for Julian Assange, Quito's new airport to open 12 October!

Jemima Khan | 2012-06-22 09:30:55

My tweet misinterpreted. Obvs I'd like Assange to answer allegations & clear his name but I understand why he's taken such drastic action

Willard Foxton | 2012-06-22 08:44:23

I imagine right now Julian Assange is trying on a Sombrero & saying "Meet Julio Assanchez!" to unimpressed Ecuadorian officials.

Edward Lucas (The Economist) | 2012-06-21 18:20:00

my short piece on Assange: Leaker unplugged. I wonder if he's really in the embassy at all

Sam Baker (Red) | 2012-06-21 18:18:37

You need to follow @DowningStCat. his updates are almost as funny as his post-match reports for 'Dave'

Charles Arthur | 2012-06-21 18:14:09

It is absolutely not true that Julian Assange got twitter to fall over so that he could sneak out of the Ecuadorean embassy for a latte.

Kenneth Roth (Human Rights Watch) | 2012-06-21 15:44:48

Odd that free-speech advocate Assange would seek asylum with , known under Pres Correa for suppressing speech.

Eoin Butler (The Irish Times) | 2012-06-21 15:37:30

Guardian homepage illustrating Julian Assange story with photo of a Ferrero Rocher... Well, I laughed.

Tim Lusher (Guardian) | 2012-06-21 14:56:33

Five embassy escape options for Julian Assange. More Johnny English than Jason Bourne.

Caroline Hawley (BBC) | 2012-06-21 14:31:53

Advice for escape: order a pizza and escape as delivery boy via @guardian

melbourneninja | 2012-06-21 14:02:12

Why is everyone focused on how will exit Ecuadorian embassy, rather than on his reasons for seeking political asylum?

Marcello FerradaNoli | 2012-06-21 13:35:49

Rebuttal 2 recent Guardian's incredible fact-wrong articles on Assange, asylum & extradt. issues ongoing in

Bianca Jagger | 2012-06-21 11:59:00

I would like to set the record straight. I didn't post bail for Julian Assange. You should know by now that the media can be very inaccurate

David Aaronovitch (The Times) | 2012-06-21 08:43:37

When the embassy stunt fails expect Assange, slung over the shoulders of muscular friend, to be swung into St Paul’s shouting “thanctuary!”

David Aaronovitch (The Times) | 2012-06-20 18:40:03

@jacob_99 Don’t you think that many Assange supporters are misogynistic?

David Aaronovitch (The Times) | 2012-06-20 18:25:02

@bally968 Not just them, though. Philip Knightley, that Greenwald bloke in America and many more.

David Aaronovitch (The Times) | 2012-06-20 18:21:44

I find the Assangeophiles’ complete lack of concern for the Swedish women’s right to justice, utterly extraordinary.

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-20 14:33:37

@insidestories Guardian would fight/campaign if US tried to extradite Assange for cablegate. Our editor is on record saying same.

Maher Arar | 2012-06-20 14:01:47

It is interesting 2 compare US media coverage of Chinese dissident C. Guangcheng when he took refuge in the US embassy & that of .

Helen Lewis (New Statesman) | 2012-06-20 13:08:53

That @alexhern has just pointed out that Assange living in the broom cupboard of the Ecuadorian embassy forever has great sitcom potential.

James Edgar | 2012-06-20 12:37:46

Hi @Jemima_Khan I'm a reporter with the PA. Would you like to react to Assange breaching his bail conditions?

Christina Patterson (Independent) | 2012-06-20 11:01:54

@suzanne_moore Hear, hear! And to me too. Knew (and wrote) they were both wrong 'uns from the start...

Suzanne Moore (Guardian) | 2012-06-20 10:58:11

@DeborahJaneOrr @VictoriaPeckham I never met him. Did you?

Christina Patterson (Independent) | 2012-06-20 10:48:27

Quite a feat to move from Messiah to Monty Python, but good old Julian Assange seems to have managed it. Next Timbuktu?

Suzanne Moore (Guardian) | 2012-06-20 10:40:38

I really want all those bloggers/telegraph types who said I was nasty about DSK and Assange to man up and apologise.

Ian Dunt ( | 2012-06-20 10:16:21

Julian Assange, Chris Brown and Mike Tyson are party of the same depressing tapestry of hatred towards women

Peter Beaumont (Guardian) | 2012-06-20 10:03:05

Would feel more sympathy for assange sups if they recognised that it's just poss 2 women claim assange assaulted them have human rights too

Peter Beaumont (Guardian) | 2012-06-20 09:43:41

@DavidAllenGreen no commercial airline would carry him. Risk of being fined. Good question about diplomatic car tho he is now a fugitive...

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-20 09:43:21

A niggling question that went unanswered yesterday: has any of us actually seen Assange in that embassy?

Peter Beaumont (Guardian) | 2012-06-20 09:40:57

Even if Ecuador does grant assange asylum don't see how he gets there. His future is either in the embassy or arrest for fleeing bail

David Schneider | 2012-06-20 09:40:41

Transfer news latest. Assange to Ecuador for £240,000.

Patrick Strudwick (Guardian) | 2012-06-20 09:08:01

Does anyone think Julian Assange isn't enjoying all this?

John Rentoul (Independent) | 2012-06-20 08:36:45

A useful contribution to deficit reduction: £240,000 from Assange tax on credulity & anti-Americanism.

Christina Patterson (Independent) | 2012-06-20 00:05:05

Meanwhile, the latest on Assange: he's hiding up a tree. Or in a ditch. Or in an embassy. Quite hard to keep up, actually.

Ian Katz (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 23:32:33

Some irony in seeking asylum in country with second worst free speech record in Latin America (acc to HRW)

Suzanne Moore (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 23:28:31

I bet Assange is stuffing himself full of flattened guinea pigs. He really is the most massive turd.

Charlie Beckett | 2012-06-19 23:20:05

Fly Me To Cuba! (Or Ecaudaor) Julian Assange hijacks WikiLeaks - my first draft take on the latest on this strage tale

David Allen Green (New Statesman) | 2012-06-19 23:03:37

And @Jemima_Khan, on hook for 's bail, *not* told of his flight to Ecuador embassy, see . Shameful.

Joan Smith (Independent) | 2012-06-19 22:57:58

@BriW74 Don't you think Assange is looking a bit peaky?

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 22:52:50

Seems Assange didn't warn people who put up his bail he was going to breach: – crappy way to repay a good deed.

Sunny Hundal | 2012-06-19 22:50:58

Doesn't matter if Julian Assange hasn't been formally charged: he should go to Sweden and answer allegations. Ludicrous to argue otherwise

Suzanne Moore (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 22:50:47

Seems like Assange's supporters did not expect him to skip bail? Really? Who has this guy not let down?

David Allen Green (New Statesman) | 2012-06-19 22:30:45

Horrifying how many on Left do not think allegations of rape and sexual assault should not be properly dealt with, because it is .

Luke Harding (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 22:25:11

's plight seems reminiscent of the scene in Monty Python where the knights think to storm the castle using a giant badger

Deborah Orr (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 22:23:58

I think we can safely say that Julian Assange's bid to run the world has faltered. A bit.

David Allen Green (New Statesman) | 2012-06-19 22:22:01

Jack of Kent - the desperation of Julian Assange:

Luke Harding (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 22:05:06

So I emerge from Kiev fanzone to discover that Julian has sought asylum at Ecuador embassy. Why not Russia?

WikiLeaks | 2012-06-19 22:02:13

Journalists: Respect accuracy. Julian Assange has not been charged with a crime in any country, except a reported US sealed indictment.

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 21:45:33

@ggreenwald Also, let's not forget, what he is fleeing is extradition over sexual allegations in Sweden.

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 21:32:53

Total bail bond on Julian Assange is £200,000 in cash. The high-profile supporters who posted it may now never see it again.

Stuart Millar (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 21:20:17

The serious downside of the situation is having to watch his risible Russia Today show for research purposes

David Allen Green (New Statesman) | 2012-06-19 21:05:32

Ecuador appears to have an extradition treaty with United States: . Whoopsy.

Nick Cohen (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 21:02:48

@jeremyduns @cllr_mikeharris @mePadraigReidy It's just amazing Jeremy, he collaborates with the last dictatorship in Europe and is a hero

David Allen Green (New Statesman) | 2012-06-19 21:01:01

Wonder what those well-meaning sorts who stood bail now think of his latest ploy to evade due process.

Joan Smith (Independent) | 2012-06-19 20:47:45

Some people will go to any lengths to avoid the Olympics.

Stuart Millar (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 20:04:52

I like to think that chose the Ecuadorean embassy because it's so convenient for Harrods

Ian Katz (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 19:59:56

Exile in the Galapagos Islands? RT @jeffjarvis: Oy RT @arusbridger: reported inside Ecuadorian Embassy in London seeking asylum....

Kenneth Roth (Human Rights Watch) | 2012-04-28 15:27:18

Will Chen Guangcheng case upset US-China relations? Only if decides so. US has no choice but to grant asylum to persecuted dissident.

George Monbiot (Guardian) | 2011-09-02 13:13:43

To me Assange looks unaccountable, paranoid, controlling and prone to blame others for his mistakes.

George Monbiot (Guardian) | 2011-09-02 13:12:19

Why does Assange still have so much uncritical support? Seems to me he's acting like a tinpot dictator.