02/28/12

On WikiLeaks (G.I. Files):
  • Newly released Stratfor emails show that U.S. prosecutors drew up a secret indictment against Julian Assange over 12 months ago. WikiLeaks has made an official statement on the matter, and so has the Center for Constitutional Rights. The Department of Justice refuses to confirm whether the indictment exists.
  • Other highlights in G.I. Files coverage include:
    • A Homeland Security assessment on the Occupy movement
    • Stratfor hosted a copy of Cablegate on its server
    • A Middle East informant was paid $6000/month
  • Kristinn Hrafnsson was on Democracy Now! discussing the G.I. Files.
  • Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola was on The Alyona Show discussing the G.I. Files.
  • Scott Ludlam addressed the Australian Senate today about issues concerning the secret indictment against Julian Assange. The representative for Prime Minister Gillard said the Australian government is not aware of any U.S. charges against Assange.
  • A transcript of WikiLeaks' press conference on the G.I. Files is now available via WikiLeaks Press.

On WikiLeaks (Other):
  • Expressen claims that WikiLeaks has been spying on Swedish journalists. Kristinn Hrafnsson has stated he is not away of any such investigations.
  • Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt attacked WikiLeaks on Swedish television.
  • Australian Senator Mark Arbib, revealed by WikiLeaks cables as a frequent US informant, has resigned.

On Julian Assange:
  • Julian Assange will be participating in a Versus debate on The War on Drugs, which will be streamed live March 13 at 7PM GMT.

Bradley Manning:
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network discussed the Washington Post featuring a Top Secret cable in a recent article, which highlights the government's hypocrisy on secrecy.


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.
03/13/2012: Julian Assange to participate in War on Drugs debate, 7PM.
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 452 days.
(more info: http://wikileaks.org/Banking-Blockade.html)
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 448 days.  
Bradley Manning has been detained for 646 days.