Ecuador Tried to Get Julian Assange Out of Their Embassy By Making Him a Diplomat to Russia

The government of Ecuador, whose embassy in London has served as a refuge from UK authorities for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange since 2012, has been growing weary of their guest for quite some time. According to a Friday report from Reuters, it even went so far as to try and name him to a diplomatic position in…

Chelsea Manning to Appear in Sydney via Video Feed From Los Angeles After Visa Trouble

Whenever Edward Snowden “appears” at conferences around the world, he does so via livestream video from his home in Russia. And it looks like that’s the future that might be in store for whistleblower Chelsea Manning after she was denied a visa to visit Australia. Manning will have to appear by video link from Los…

Julian Assange Loses Bid to Have Warrant Dropped, Will Still Be Arrested If He Leaves Embassy in London

A British court has just ruled that the arrest warrant for Julian Assange, first issued when he skipped bail in June of 2012, is still valid. Assange will be arrested if he steps foot outside of the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he’s claimed asylum ever since. Assange’s lawyers will continue to argue other…

Ecuador's President Calls Julian Assange 'More Than a Nuisance' as Country Realizes It's Stuck With Him

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks and just a general shit-stirrer, has been living in Ecuador’s London embassy since the summer of 2012. But it doesn’t look like the country has a plan for getting rid of Assange anytime soon. And the president of Ecuador is voicing his increased frustration with the entire saga.