The national Green Party’s 400 delegates greeted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with a hero’s welcome as he spoke briefly Saturday to the small alternative party’s convention at the University of Houston via videochat.
HOUSTON, TEXAS (Abilene Reporter News) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spoke via video chat to members of the Green Party during their national convention in Houston, criticizing the federal government and corporate America.
The Houston Chronicle reports Assange spoke for about 20 minutes on Saturday.
In his speech, Assange accused Google of controlling communication and criticized President Barack Obama for cracking down on federal employees who leak classified information.
Assange told the crowd that Jill Stein, who was nominated on Saturday to be the Green Party’s presidential nominee, could win the election this fall. National surveys have Stein polling at 3 to 6 percent.
Assange spoke from Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has been living since 2012. He is wanted for questioning by Swedish police over rape allegations. He has denied all the accusations.