02/23/12


On WikiLeaks:
  • Professor Ferrada-noli analysed Expressen's recent article which claims WikiLeaks is planning a smear campaign against Sweden and Carl Bildt. Meanwhile, Bildt has made more comments regarding the claim.
  • WikiLeaks Central has published a news update for February 22.

On Julian Assange:
  • An article in Salon looks at the next steps for Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.
  • Julian Assange has been invited to speak at X Eurasian Media Forum, though it is yet to be confirmed whether he will be doing so.

On Bradley Manning:
  • Bradley Manning's arraignment was today. It lasted 45 minutes. Here are some key points:
    • Bradley deferred both his plea as well as whether he wishes to be tried by judge or panel.
    • The prosecution requested a trial date of August 3rd, which would have Bradley at over 800 days of pre-trial confinement.
    • The next court session is scheduled for March 15.
    • For more coverage of the case, see Kevin Gosztola's live-blog and Alexa O'Brien's tweets.
  • PBS Frontline's Arun Rath offers his analysis of the prosecutions decision to decline "aiding the enemy" as a capital offense in Bradley's case, as well as the possibility of a plea deal.
  • Kevin Zeese was on RT discussing Bradley's upcoming trial.
  • Bradley Manning is a candidate for Global Exchange's Human Rights Award. Voting is open to the public.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network asks people to call their representatives and ask that all charges against Bradley be dismissed. 


Upcoming Dates:
 
02/26/2012: Academy Awards. "Incident in New Baghdad" is in the running. 
03/01/2012: Julian Assange Q&A on "Europe's Last Dictator." 
03/15/2012: Bradley Manning's next court appearance. 
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 447 days.
(more info: http://wikileaks.org/Banking-Blockade.html)
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 443 days.  
Bradley Manning has been detained for 641 days.