02/04/12


On WikiLeaks: 
  • MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card, known for their blockade of funds to WikiLeaks, have now banned a Mythbusters episode which covered how hackable and trackable the RFID chips in credit cards are.
  • Anonymous released a recording of a conference call between the FBI and Scotland Yard, which was part of an investigation that began in 2010 after Anonymous attacked Paypal and Mastercard for blockading donations to WikiLeaks.
  • Cabledrum created a table detailing the number of WikiLeaks diplomatic cables published by mainstream media. It also allows you to compare the media's redactions with the full cable released by WikiLeaks.
      
On Julian Assange:
  • Just before his Supreme Court hearing, Julian Assange's former lawyers, Finers Stephens Innocent, announced they were suing him for allegedly failing to pay legal fees. It should be noted that FSI originally agreed to defend him pro-bono.
  • WSWS has published a good summary of Julian Assange's Supreme Court hearing.
  • A two part film collage of Julian Assange's Supreme Court hearing has been uploaded (part one, part two). 

On Bradley Manning:
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network writes on the recent news that Manning will face court-martial on all 22 charges, including aiding the enemy.
  • The entire parliamentary group The Movement of the Icelandic Parliament nominated Bradley Manning for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.


Upcoming Dates:

02/17/2012: "Don't Shoot the Messenger" panel in Sydney, with Christine Assange et al. 
02/17/2012: Forum on Bradley Manning w/ Daniel Ellsberg at UC Berkeley. 
02/19/2012: Julian Assange to guest star on the 500th episode of 'The Simpsons.'
02/26/2012: Announcement of Academy Awards. "Incident in New Baghdad" is in the running. 
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 427 days.
(more info: http://wikileaks.org/Banking-Blockade.html)
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 424 days.  
Bradley Manning has been detained for 621 days.