02/27/12

On WikiLeaks:
  • Hundreds of articles on the Global Intelligence files have been published. Here are some highlights (via Firedoglake and The Nation):
    • Coca-Cola contracted Stratfor to spy on PETA
    • Stratfor monitored Bhopal activists, including The Yes Men
    • Former Goldman Sachs managing director Shea Morenz to start a hedge fund called StratCap  
    • Stratfor had access to U.S. intel from Bin Laden raid
    • Osama bin Laden was in routine contact with Pakistan's spy agency
    • Stratfor discovered Israel already destroyed Iran's nuclear facilities
    • Stratfor's glossary of "Useful, Baffling, and Strange Intelligence Terms"
  • WikiLeaks held a press conference on the G.I. Files. Full video of the conference can be viewed at the Frontline Club's ustream channel.
  • Julian Assange did a couple short video interviews after today's press conference, one with The Guardian and one with Times Now
  • Stratfor CEO George Friedman made a video statement after WikiLeaks began to release the G.I. Files.
  • Twitter user @abditum has created a tool for searching through #gifiles tweets.
  • NYTimes eXaminer has created a new page for all their WikiLeaks videos and articles.

Bradley Manning:
  • Bradley Manning is one of 231 nominees for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has issued an update for February 27 which covers Bradley discussed on MSNBC, Obama's use of the Espionage Act, and Chase Madar on BBC.


Upcoming Dates:
 
03/01/2012: Julian Assange Q&A on "Europe's Last Dictator." 
03/08/2012: Daniel Ellsberg to speak at Princeton on WikiLeaks and the Pentagon Papers.
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 451 days.
(more info: http://wikileaks.org/Banking-Blockade.html)
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 447 days.  
Bradley Manning has been detained for 645 days.