02/17/12


On WikiLeaks (releases):

On WikiLeaks (general):
  • The Support Assange & WikiLeaks Coalition offers a list of ways you can help WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
  • A public forum on WikiLeaks, Assange, and Democracy was held in Sydney, with speakers Christine Assange, Jennifer Robinson, Humphrey McQueen, Scott Ludlam, and Mary Kostakidis. You can watch the video of the conference or read a chirpstory of related tweets.
  • There is an ongoing discussion on Wikipedia regarding whether or not the recent controversy over UNESCO banning WikiLeaks staff from its WikiLeaks conference belongs on UNESCO's Wikipedia page.
  • Articles continue coming out about the recent controversy over UNESCO's ban of WikiLeaks staff from its conference. While may people agree with WikiLeaks' stance on the issue, some have tried to defend UNESCO by saying, "It would be like inviting al-Qaeda to speak at a conference on al-Qaeda." 
  • Twitter user @nyxpersephone has created a chirpstory of the two-day UNESCO conference on WikiLeaks.
  • Paypal is wondering why it is not considered a "destination for technologists." Many assume that its financial blockade on WikiLeaks is partially responsible for this.

 
On Julian Assange:
  • Indian writer Kapil Komireddi urged that Julian Assange be removed from a Q&A session about the upcoming film "Europe's Last Dictator." He stated that WikiLeaks and Assange have "have hindered the cause of the pro-democracy movement."

On Bradley Manning:
  • Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network has been given press credentials to cover Bradley's upcoming arraignment.
  • An article in The Age looks at the dangerous perils of whistleblowers, briefly referencing the charges that alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning faces.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has issued an update which covers petitions for Bradley, an upcoming whistleblower conference, and and open letter to Gen. Odierno.


Upcoming Dates:
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,'  8PM on FOX.
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. 
03/01/2012: Julian Assange Q&A on "Europe's Last Dictator." 
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. 
05/27/2012: "Incident in New Baghdad" to air on The Documentary Channel, 8PM


WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded for 441 days.
(more info: http://wikileaks.org/Banking-Blockade.html)
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 437 days.  
Bradley Manning has been detained for 635 days.