01/19/12

On WikiLeaks: 
  • A collection of 14 US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks has caused a complaint to be filed with the UN Special Rapporteur about illegal pressure on Spain to stop the Bush torture trials.
  • A panel entitled "Don't Shoot the Messenger: WikiLeaks, Assange, and Democracy" will be held at the University of Technology in Sydney, February 12th at 6:30PM. Speakers will be Christine Assange, Senator Scott Ludlam, and historian Humphrey McQueen. It will be chaired by journalist Mary Kostakidis.

On Julian Assange:
  • In an audio interview, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam discussed his recent trips to London and Sweden to help Julian Assange in his extradition case. He also spoke about Bradley Manning, the Arab Spring, the Occupy Movement, the NDAA and more.
  • Michael Hastings was on both The Alyona Show and CBS This Morning discussing his recent interview with Julian Assange in the Rolling Stone.

On Bradley Manning:
  • A second military officer has recommended that Bradley Manning face a full-scale court martial.
  • Firedoglake journalist Kevin Gosztola was on Between the Lines radio program discussing the recommendation to move forward with Bradley Manning's court martial.
  • Chase Madar writes on the baseless accusation that WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning have "blood on their hands."
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network asks people to call General Linnington and tell him to drop the 'aiding the enemy' charge against Manning.
  • Alexa O'Brien writes on the relationship between Lt. Col Paul Almanza, the investigating officer for Bradley Manning's hearing, and John N. Mayer, Deputy General Counsel for Contracting at the Defense Intelligence Agency.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has published an update for January 19, which discusses support for Bradley and upcoming events.



Upcoming Dates:
01/21/2012: "War on the Internet" panel in Melbourne with Jacob Appelbaum, live streamed.
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, 8:30AM. 
02/17/2012: "Don't Shoot the Messenger" panel in Sydney, with Christine Assange et al.
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 412 days.
(more info: http://wikileaks.org/Banking-Blockade.html)
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 409 days.  
Bradley Manning has been detained for 606 days.