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AUSTRALIANS ABROAD DUMPED BY GOVERNMENT

As the sixth anniversary of his extended stay in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London approaches, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange is faced with increasingly limited options. Barred from communicating with the outside world and from receiving most visitors, Assange’s only hope of avoiding extradition to the United States on trumped-up espionage charges comes down to the governments of the two countries of which he is a citizen: Australia and Ecuador.

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EUROPEAN UNION CHANGED PLACES WITH THE SOVIET BLOC

Anyone born after 1980 will recall Eastern Europeans and Russians tuning into Western radio stations to hear what was happening as the peoples of Poland, the Baltic States, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary (twice), and Rumania, the peoples of the Soviet Bloc in the late 1980s took to the streets to voice their frustration at the monstrous Soviet regimes that stifled freedom of expression. Such news was unreported, derided or played down by Soviet media.

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