DEFINITION: Rape – noun
1. the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse.
2. any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.
3. statutory rape4. an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation: the rape of the countryside.
5. Archaic: the act of seizing and carrying off by force.
|WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange|
Both women then proceeded to a police station where they attempted to seek "advice" - some strange Swedish pseudo-legal device - about forcing a HIV/STD test on a person (most likely Assange, in this case). We now hear lurid tales of condoms being denied their place on Assange's appendage; either by his autistic-like refusal to wear them, or because the damn rubber things burst mid-horizontal peasant dance during the quickfire dealings with his admirers.
What's perhaps the most remarkable facet of this entire story is the fact that an almost albino-like, wispy, shock-white-haired former computer hacker (with a past penchant for Matrix style leather jackets) has a bevy of groupies to choose from - even if they may be part of a trumped-up honeypot scam run by a shady bunch of world leaders. It must be said however that between Assange and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg it seems there may be no more sexy ladies left for the jocks and military-men of yesteryear.
ENOUGH WITH THE JOKING. On Friday 10 December at 1pm, there will be a mass protest held at Sydney's Town Hall in support of Assange. Such demonstrations will be repeated around Australia and other parts of the world. The day will coincide with International Human Rights Day. Of utmost concern for many, is that these sexual assault charges against Assange have come at a time when war logs relating to the forced imperialist and 'Orientalist' pillaging and plundering of Iraq and Afghanistan have been released by WikiLeaks in recent months, only to be followed in recent weeks by a massive and embarrassing dump of US diplomatic cables reproduced via traditional media outlets like The Guardian, El Pais, Le Monde, Der Spiegel and The New York Times.
Protest organisers are hopeful of a good turnout especially with opinion polls run by major newspapers in Australia overwhelmingly in support of WikiLeaks and Assange's position as its editor-in-chief. "The Australian government should be ashamed for its attacks on WikiLeaks, which has been charged with no crime," protest spokesperson Simon Butler said.
"Australia should not join the campaign to censor WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks has released evidence of government lies and duplicity — information that, as citizens, we have a right to know.
"We want the Gillard government to make sure Julian Assange has the same basic rights as every other Australian citizen. Threats have been made against Assange’s life, the Australian government has a duty to protect him, not threaten him."
Butler said community support for WikiLeaks was very high. "We expect a good turnout to the rally. There is a great deal of anger at what’s happening. The bid to silence WikiLeaks threatens the rights of everyone."
The Australian Greens leader Bob Brown also agrees. Yesterday afternoon after being asked for comments by The Trip Out Corner, Brown responded via email to express his outrage at the Federal Government for almost basically giving up one of its own citizens for crimes that may have no basis in reality. "They threatened to remove his passport and there’s a very strong feeling that Australia’s not enthusiastic about helping this citizen who’s been proven guilty of nothing," he said.