The below video is an interview with WikiLeaks Party NSW Senate candidate Alison Broinowski that was recorded on Monday (19/8/13) in Sydney. The interview gives an insight and understanding of the WikiLeaks Political Party and how it differentiates from the WikiLeaks media organisation. We discuss numerous issues and also how this site would benefit from having a WikiLeaks Party Senator in federal parliament.
The WikiLeaks Party website has information on the candidates, their policies, how to volunteer (to hand out how to vote forms on Election Day) and donate etc. (Click here to visit their site) They are also on Facebook (Click here to visit their Facebook page)
I went to Canberra last year and tried to arrange interviews with politicians from the Labor Party, Liberals, Nationals, Greens and two independents. Not one stood up to be counted and agreed to an interview nor did they give me an alternative time for an interview. On that basis alone I thank the WikiLeaks Party and Alison Broinowski for doing the interview. At least someone in politics has some backbone.
I do not endorse political parties. (And if I did I have no doubt all the followers of this site would tell me where to go). Political Parties cover many issues that this site does not deal with and no party at this point has a judicial corruption policy which is the main focus of this site. But I will be voting for the WikiLeaks Party as I believe having one or two of them in the Senate would be good for this site on numerous grounds.
This site relies on freedom of the internet and freedom of the press to achieve its goals and I think the WikiLeaks Party best defends those two issues as WikiLeaks as a media organisation relies on the same freedoms.
Both internet and press freedom come under attack on a regular basis. It was only recently that the Labor Party gave up on the proposed “Internet Black List” where they were going block certain websites and not tell the public which sites were blocked. I have no doubt this site would have been blacklisted as it would have been all too easy, just a stroke of the pen.
Then there was the infamous Ray Finkelstein Media Report which I wrote an article about and said “The recommendations by The Fink would make any communist dictator proud.” (Click here to read the post)
The point I am making with the two examples is that while there is no immediate threat from government, the threats are sure to happen again in the future. So there needs to be a constant focus on defending the threat to freedom of the press and the internet, on which this site and others rely.
Admin: I will be putting some direct focus on judicial corruption in the next week, so keep an eye out for that. This site will be doing more video in the future and yes my performance as an interviewer can do with some work, but given the above was my first interview I will give myself a pass mark of 5 out of 10.
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