John Shipton

Julian Assange is being held at Belmarsh, Britain’s most secure and infamous prisons, and crushed by judicial procedure. But, as Ithaka shows, in his supporters, he has some vestigial reminders of a life outside, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Asked recently how he would act on his promise to help Julian Assange, Anthony Albanese implied he was working to bring the matter to a close. Binoy Kampmark wonders if he will.

The Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy screened Ithaka, a film about Julian Assange, with his father John Shipton a keynote speaker. Niko Leka reports.

Hundreds of people joined a rally on Parliament Lawns in Hobart to call for whistleblower Julian Assange to be freed and support public interest journalism, reports Tristan Sykes.

Free Julian Assange

John Shipton has started an eight-city speaking tour in defence of his son Julian Assange who is still languishing in Belmarsh Prison, reports Kerry Smith.

John Shipton, the father of jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has called on the federal government to follow its own rules, reports Jim McIlroy.

John Shipton, a founder of one Australia's newest political parties, the WikiLeaks Party, will be the keynote speaker at Green Left Weekly's annual dinner in Sydney on July 27. Pip Hinman, a spokesperson for Green Left Weekly, said: "As the world watches to see if Edward Snowden manages to leave Moscow's airport to claim asylum in Venezuela, or another Latin American country, it is clear that there is widespread alarm at the news he's broken about the extent of the US spying ability.