By Gautham Nagesh - 08/17/10 08:47 PM EDT
"We welcome the help provided by the Pirate Party," Assange said in a statement. "Our organizations share many values and I am looking forward to future ways we can help each other improve the world."
WikiLeaks said recently it will release a further 15,000 classified U.S. documents about the war in Afghanistan despite increasing criticism from American authorities. Assange was also recently hired as a columnist for the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, allowing him to apply for protection as a journalist under the country's constitution.