Thursday, 9 December 2010

Juilan Assange: Why Sleeping with a Feminist is Risky

The smear campaign against WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange gets really interesting. One of the women who filed charges against Julian Assange is Anna Ardin. She has a twitter account and also a blog, where she describes herself as:

"A political scientist, communicator, entrepreneur, and freelance writer with special knowledge within faith and politics, gender equality issues, feminism, and Latin America."

Below are some tweets that were deleted from her twitter account:

On 14 August at 14:00 she wrote on her Twitter account...

'Julian wants to go to a crayfish party, anyone have a couple of available seats tonight or tomorrow? #fb'

On 15 August at 02:00 she wrote on her Twitter account...

'Sitting outdoors at 02:00 and hardly freezing with the world's coolest smartest people, it's amazing! #fb'

Now the reported charges takes place on the night of 14th August. By deleting these tweets, Anna Ardin clearly didn't want her 'then' opinion about Assange to persist.

It probably slipped Ms Ardins mind that her tweets were being echoed on another of her blogs at bloggy.se (now deleted) and that Google Cache would save a snapshot of that page.

And here is an amusing bit of advice from Anna Ardins own blog about her 7-Step Programme for Legal Revenge

The reaction and behavior of Swedish authorities throughout this case has been very juvenile, bordering on outrageously ridiculous. I like what Melbourne barrister James D. Catlin had to say about this:

"...make no mistake: it is not Julian Assange that is on trial here but Sweden and its reputation as a modern and model country with rules of law"


This post is based on revelations first published at Rixstep.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010