02/05/12


On WikiLeaks: 
  • The CIA refuses to release information on the Bay of Pigs debacle, saying that it would “confuse the public.”
  • The office of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan denies claims of blackmail, which are based on a WikiLeaks cable from November 24, 2008.
  • International Tax Review has released an exclusive interview with Rudolph Elmer, in which he explains why he blew the whistle on Swiss Bank Julius Bär.   

On Julian Assange:

On Bradley Manning:
  • Former US Asst. Secretary of State P.J. Crowley tweets that, while he supports the prosecution of Bradley Manning, he does not see a credible argument for the charge of “aiding the enemy.”
  • An open letter about Bradley Manning addressed to Chief of Staff of the US Army, General Raymond T. Odierno, has been posted to Open Salon. 


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 429 days.
(more info: http://wikileaks.org/Banking-Blockade.html)
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 425 days.  
Bradley Manning has been detained for 623 days.