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"WikiLeaks has problems with 'democratic processes': Dr Cannold" [View all]

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WikiLeaks triggered an angry response last weekend, particularly from the Greens, when it chose to give its first preferences to far-right wing candidates and parties in New South Wales, including the Australia First Party which is headed by a convicted criminal and former neo-Nazi.

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WikiLeaks has problems with 'democratic processes': Dr Cannold

She says internal wrangling over the preference decisions "exposed problems with the capacity of the party to sustain its democratic processes".

"By staying in this role I am implicitly vouching for the worthiness of this party to receive the votes of the Australian people," she said in the statement.

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-21/wikileaks-senate-candidate-leslie-cannold-quits/4903084


Assange blames Manning, Snowden for WikiLeaks Party chaos

SYDNEY — Julian Assange on Thursday took responsibility for the resignation of a key candidate from his WikiLeaks Party running in Australian elections, blaming his focus on Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning.

The fledgling party is in crisis after its number two candidate for the Australian Senate behind Assange, ethicist Leslie Cannold, said she was disillusioned with its lack of transparency and accountability and quit Wednesday.

She would have likely taken the WikiLeaks founder's place in the upper house in the event the party was successful in the September 7 polls and Assange was unable to return to Australia, his home country.

Other members of the party, which has vowe d to closely scrutinise any government in power, have also walked away, including four of its 11 governing National Council representatives.

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http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iuimMtdtYu_suiuXzbd6wcuAVLDA?docId=CNG.cc92f361e099a730888da0cdf78b3598.1e1&hl=en

Assange Says Rand Paul Is The Only Hope For America
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023474700

The leak was an attempt to bolster the libertarian brand.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023481343

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