In a move that is likely to have the CIA (and several other extra-governmental bodies around the globe) collectively frothing at the mouth with fury, the Wikileaks founder has described a 10-part series based on “the world tomorrow” and feature interviews with “iconoclasts, visionaries and power insiders” in a press release published on Wikileaks yesterday.
“Through this series I will explore the possibilities for our future in conversations with those who are shaping it,” Assange said, before confirming that the series is scheduled to debut in mid-March, but refusing to suggest potential guests or broadcasters.
“Are we heading towards utopia, or dystopia and how we can set our paths?” he continued “This is an exciting opportunity to discuss the vision of my guests in a new style of show that examines their philosophies and struggles in a deeper and clearer way than has been done before.”
Assange has been detained under a European Arrest Warrant after allegations that he sexually assaulted two women during a trip to Sweden in 2010 – an accusation he denies and believes has been brought under pressure from Washington. He is currently awaiting a hearing at the supreme court for his appeal against extradition to Sweden.
The statement, which asks those interested in licensing the series to contact Quick Roll Productions, explained that “as the world’s boldest publisher, Wikileaks been at the front line of this global movement for understanding and change.”
“Its founder, Julian Assange, as the subject of an ongoing grand jury investigation in the United States for over 500 days now, is one of the world’s most recognisable revolutionary figures. Both a pioneer for a more just world and a victim of political repression, he is uniquely placed to catalyse a global discussion on how to go forward.”
The statement said: “In recognition of this, Assange will draw together controversial voices from across the political spectrum – iconoclasts, visionaries and power insiders – each to offer a window on the world tomorrow and their ideas on how to secure a brighter future.”