Monday, December 27, 2010

Assange Signs Book Deal

Julian Assange has signed a book deal with Random House. The deal is expected to be worth more than $1.7 million. Assange says the deal will help him with his legal fees and help fund WikiLeaks.
“I don’t want to write this book, but I have to,” he told the Sunday Times. “I have already spent £200,000 for legal costs and I need to defend myself and to keep WikiLeaks afloat.”

Also out next year will be a book by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, a former WikiLeaks spokesman. His tell-all is scheduled for release in February. The book, “Inside Wikileaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website”, is not expected to be kind to Assange.

Domscheit-Berg, who used the nom de internet Daniel Schmitt when he worked at WikiLeaks, fell out with Assange over the running and strategic priorities of the site.


  1. Forget Assange and his $1,500,000 corporate book deal (some rebel, what a sell-out), instead read a book that’s really been BANNED like “America Deceived II” by E.A. Blayre III.
    Last link (before Google Books bans it also]:

  2. Yes, and i'm sure Domscheit-Berg realizes that by writing a disdainful book about Assange will serve the cause of WikiLeaks in continuing to expose government lies and transgressions, in a time like today when Assange (& WikiLeaks) are in the height of U.S.-led persecution and kangaroo-court sexual charges, right?

    For lord knows, right now, in these times of collective political pressure and persecution of Assange and Wikileaks, nothing is more important than to tell the world the truth about Assange's character flaws.

    Maybe we should attribute words like "narcissistic" and "attention seeker" to Domscheit-Berg instead.
    He's like the cowardly punk who kicks a guy when he's down, during a phase when the guy's been collectively beaten by state-power bullies and their accomplices in the media.

    Who'd be more in line with Wikileaks' objectives anyway? A guy risking both his freedom and life to reveal the truth? Or the guy proclaiming to be part of Wikileaks' history yet using a convenient opportunity like this to do a lot of the establishment's dirty work for them?