Australia a US aircraft carrier: Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has called Australia “a Pacific theatre aircraft carrier for the United States” in an appearance before the Cambridge University debating society in the UK.

Speaking by video link on Wednesday night from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he’s been holed up since 2012, he took a swipe at Western media control, saying the press served the agendas of the people who owned them.

Replying to a question about his home country, Assange said “Australia is a great country in many respects”, but he was disappointed it “has become a Pacific theatre aircraft carrier for the United States”.

The address was open only to student media, but parts of it were released in a Cambridge Union press statement after the event.

 

– AAP

 

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