01/14/12

On WikiLeaks:
  • A WikiLeaks cable shows that Sri Lankan President Rajapaska and politician Mangala Samaraweera often contacted the US embassy to report disappearances and extra-judicial killings under the UNP government.

On Bradley Manning:
  • Bradley Manning has been in jail for 600 days and has yet to be given proper trial.
  • An op-ed in the Alaska Dispatch analyzes the legal strategy of Bradley Manning's defense, and asks whether he was failed by the US Army's chain of command.



Upcoming Dates:

01/21/2012: "War on the Internet" panel in Melbourne with Jacob Appelbaum.
01/24/2012: Announcement of Academy Awards. "Incident in New Baghdad" is in the running. 
01/28/2012: WikiLeaks debate in Houston, Texas.
02/01/2012: Julian Assange will appeal to the Supreme Court.
02/01/2012: Vigil for Julian Assange at UK Supreme Court, 9AM. 
04/25/2012: Kristinn Hrafnsson to speak at International Journalism Festival in Perugia.
05/23/2012: Julian Assange to speak at EIM2012 in The Netherlands.


WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded for 407 days.
(more info: http://wikileaks.org/Banking-Blockade.html)
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 404 days.  
Bradley Manning has been detained for 601 days.