Sex, WikiLeaks and the Law

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Julian Assange spent last night in a London Jail, without bail on an arrest warrant from Sweden. He has not been charged with a crime, but Swedish authorities say two women have accused him of rape and sexual harrassment. Assange says it's really all about WikiLeaks. Meantime, the international uproar over WikiLeaks continues. Today, the Foreign Minister of Australia, where Assange is a citizen, called him "irresponsible" but innocent and blamed the United States for the leak of classified cables. A Swiss bank has frozen his legal defense funds, and Visa and MasterCard have cut him off. American politicians have called for his head from the Right and the Left. Could he be extradited to the US? Would WikiLeaks retaliate with a massive document dump? What about the First Amendment?

Credits

Guests:
John Burns - New York Times, Afua Hirsch - The Guardian - @afuahirsch, James Rubin - Sunday Times, Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - @ggreenwald

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Sonya Geis