Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to keynote 2600's HOPE conference, NYC Jul 16-18

Julian Assange, the mysterious and suicidally brave force behind Wikileaks, will keynote at The Next HOPE, the annual hacker/tech conference summertimes in NYC by the folks behind 2600 Magazine. This year's event is July 16-18.

Over the years and particularly within the past couple of weeks, Julian has demonstrated some of the key values of those in the hacker and journalist community who strive to get real information out of the hands of bureaucracy and cover-ups and share it with the rest of the world, all the while protecting the sources.

Julian has been on the front page of newspapers worldwide with the revelation by Wikileaks of a videotape showing a U.S. Army Apache helicopter attack in Baghdad that killed a dozen people in Baghdad, including two Reuters news staff. Previous attempts at uncovering the tape through the government had failed and its release clearly showed that there was no active firefight between U.S. forces and those killed, as had been maintained in official statements.

Julian Assange To Give Keynote Address at The Next HOPE