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>> Material that we->> WikiLeaks is set to publish one million documents relating to the US election and information on three state governments. A live appearance canceled due to security concerns. So founder Julian Assange made the announcement via video link from his hideout in London's Ecuadorian embassy on Tuesday, on the ten year anniversary of the whistle blowing website.
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>> The material that WikiLeaks is going to publish before the end of the year is almost a significant moment, such a significant moment, in different directions, affecting three powerful organizations in three different states.>> An initial batch due to land in the coming week, Assange denies that the release is aimed at damaging Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
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He has criticized Clinton for demonizing the WikiLeaks work. Assange also signaled changes in the way WikiLeaks is organized and funded.>> Wikileaks will soon launch a membership system where we will give voting rights in relation to 20% of their discretionary expenditure. We have, important to keep us independent.
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>> Assange has been living inside the Ecuador embassy in London since 2012. He wants to avoid possible extradition to Sweden, where he's wanted for questioning over allegations that he committed rape in 2010, allegations Assange denies. He fears extradition to the United States where a criminal investigation into the activities of WikiLeaks is underway, ending his conference with a promise that the groups work will continue, even if he has to resign in the future.