On Wednesday, the British Supreme Court backed two lower courts’ extradition orders that would send WikiLeaks’s Julian Assange to Sweden for questioning in a sex crime case. Some believe the accusations to have been politically-motivated.
Assange has been fighting the extradition since December 2010, and has since been living in the mansion of a supporter as per his bail restrictions. In that time, WikiLeaks has certainly lost steam. Its payment system disrupted, Assange has had to ask for donations to keep WikiLeaks afloat. But Assange has kept busy with the RT series “The World Tomorrow,” in which he most recently interviewed members of the Arab Spring and Occupy movements.
WikiLeaks also participated with Anonymous in publishing the hacked Stratfor emails, which detail a private intelligence company that operates in corporate espionage. The emails noted that Coca-Cola hired Stratfor to spy on PETA activists and anarchists, and a former Goldman Sachs advisor invested in the company.
With Assange’s impending extradition, it remains to be seen if he will be able to concentrate on WikiLeaks and “The World Tomorrow.”