1. 2013

    Assange Plans Australian Senate Run

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (C) arrives at London's High Court on November 2, 2011. Julian Assange finds out on Wednesday whether he will be forced to leave Britain in order to face questioning over rape allegations in Sweden. The High Court in London is set to announce at 0945 GMT whether the 40-year-old Australian, whose whistleblowing website has enraged governments around the world, should be extradited following his arrest in December.   AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Something sounds off about “Julian Assange for Senate,” but hey, it could happen. The political black sheep said Wednesday that he is forming an Australian WikiLeaks party and will nominate himself as a Senate candidate for the 2013 elections. The registration plans are “significantly advanced,” he says. But since Assange is currently living in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London, he could be unable to return to his homeland of Australia if elected—in which case a nominee would fill the seat.

    Read it at The Sydney Morning Herald