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Julian Assange to run for Australian senate as head of WikiLeaks Party | GlobalPost

Julian Assange said Thursday that he had founded a political party, named WikiLeaks after his anti-secrecy organization, and would contest a seat in the Australian Senate in upcoming national elections, Australia’s ABC reported. Assange nominated his party’s seven other candidates via the WikiLeaks website from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been evading extradition for more than a ...

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Peace activists aim to disrupt war games | The Australian

TWO peace activists have entered a training area in Queensland in a bid to disrupt joint Australia-US military exercises. Supporters from a group called Peace Convergence say the men entered the Shoalwater Bay military training area on Tuesday morning. The men have been named as Brisbane school teacher Greg Rolles, 31, and retiree Graham Dunstan, 71. For more on this ...

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‘Like Wildfire’: Images of Climate Catastrophe in Australia Go Global | Common Dreams

Photographs of bushfires offer a glimpse of our future on a hotter, drier planet – Lauren McCauley, staff writer As fires continue to rage across Australia with soaring temperatures fueling the flames, images of the catastrophe spreading around the web capture the heartbreak, harrow and heat. An image of a family huddled beneath a dock, the sky ablaze behind them; ...

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America Threatens China: Pentagon Prepares for Confrontation in the Asia-Pacific | GlobalResearch.org

In January of this year the three officials in charge of U.S. global military strategy and operations – commander-in- chief President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey – unveiled the 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance, entitled “Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense,” which officially confirmed American ...

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Australia passes controversial nuclear waste bill | guardian.co.uk

The Australian government has passed legislation that will create the country’s first nuclear waste dump, despite fierce opposition from environmental and Aboriginal groups. The passage of the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010 through the Senate paves the way for a highly controversial plan to store nuclear waste in Muckaty Station, a remote Aboriginal community in the arid central region ...

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‘Virtual diving’ becomes a reality as 360-degree panoramas of Great Barrier Reef go online | The Guardian

Armchair scuba divers across the world and marine conservationists will soon be able to immerse themselves in the most spectacular survey of the Great Barrier Reef ever undertaken, thanks to a new research project unveiled by Google and its partners on Thursday. Tens of thousands of 360-degree, high-definition panoramas of underwater forests, grasslands and crags will be taken by robot ...

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