No Secret Is Safe: The Life Of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Julian Assange is a polarizing figure. Beginning when he was a young man in his 20s, the Founder and CEO of WikiLeaks has held the attention of governments around the world, who have had a hard time keeping tabs on him. Is Assange a hacker who wants to take everyone down, or a fighter for freedom of the press who wants to use his power for good?

He was last seen in April 2019, handcuffed and being escorted out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, resisting. What’s going to happen next?

He’s The Son Of An Artist And An Anti-War Activist

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Assange was born and raised in Australia and has activism running through his blood. His mother was a visual artist and his father was an anti-war activist. His parents split up before he was born, and his mother took Assange along with her while she moved from town to town.

By the time he was a teenager, Assange had lived in over thirty different towns, bouncing from school to school. Perhaps it made him feel like an outsider, never getting the chance to put down roots and build lasting relationships with his peers.