02/10/12


On WikiLeaks:
  • In a recent interview, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood said, "[Julian Assange] is an absolute hero," and that she feels "very sorry" for Bradley Manning.
  • Turkish politician Deniz Baykal filed a criminal complaint yesterday over allegations of bribery against him which were revealed in a diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks.
  • In a December 2011 interview, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters said, "WikiLeaks is a fundamentally important thing, and we should not allow it to go away."

On Bradley Manning:
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has issued an update which covers Bradley's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize and the continued persecution of whistleblowers.
  • Birgitta Jonsdottir will be Skyping in to the Bradley Manning forum in Berkeley, CA, which features speakers Daniel Ellsberg, Ann Wright, and Ray McGovern.


Upcoming Dates:

02/17/2012: "Don't Shoot the Messenger" panel in Sydney, with Christine Assange et al. 
02/17/2012: Bradley Manning forum in Berkeley, CA, with Daniel Ellsberg et al.
02/19/2012: Julian Assange to guest star on the 500th episode of 'The Simpsons.' 
02/23/2012: Bradley Manning's arraignment, 1:00PM at Fort Meade.
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 434 days.
(more info: http://wikileaks.org/Banking-Blockade.html)
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 430 days.  
Bradley Manning has been detained for 628 days.