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...Julian ... stop “persecuting” WikiLeaks and alleged leaker Bradley Manning.

•, By Kim Zetter
 Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in New York via a live video feed from the Ecuadorean embassy in London, Assange aligned himself with Manning, discussing the soldier at length for the first time in many months, and referred to the “absurdist neo-McCarthyist fervor” that exists in some parts of the U.S. administration that insist on referring to WikiLeaks as an “enemy” of the state.

Assange was speaking as part of a panel that was supposed to focus on the legal and ethical issues around diplomatic asylum, but instead veered off for a lengthy discussion about U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech at the U.N. this week, which he called “fine words” that needed to be followed up with “fine deeds.”

“It is time for Obama to do the right thing and join the forces of change, not in fine words, but in fine deeds,” he said.

He derided the U.S. for seeming to take credit for the Arab spring, citing the U.S.’s previous support or tacit acceptance of repressive regimes in the region.

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