03/01/12

On WikiLeaks (G.I. Files):
  • Today's G.I. Files highlights:
  • Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman has written an article on the G.I. Files, "WikiLeaks vs. Stratfor: Pursue the Truth, Not its Messenger."
  • NYT eXaminer comments on the New York Times lack of coverage on the G.I. Files.
  • Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola was on FAIR radio discussing the G.I. Files.
  • A blog post looks at Stratfor's hypocrisy in wanting Julian Assange arrested, but using material WikiLeaks has released.

On WikiLeaks (Other):
  • A new interview with Julian Assange has been published by L'Espresso, in which he discusses such things as the current state of WikiLeaks, Obama, and the recent revelation of a sealed indictment against him. 
  • Bleeding Heart, an event space in Brisbane, will be holding a public forum "The War on WikiLeaks", March 17, featuring Christine Assange, Scott Ludlam, Peter Black, and Nicole Jensen.
  • The Australian has a piece on Jennifer Robinson, "Julian Assange's homegrown hardnosed lawyer."

On Julian Assange:
  • Kapil Komireddi attacks Julian Assange for hosting a Q&A (for the second time) about the documentary "Europe's Last Dictator."
  • Christine Assange urges the Australian people to make Julian an election issue.
  • University of York IT Services stated that some of its users were receiving messages from "Penguin Assange" (likely a reference to a recent Daily Show joke; has since become somewhat of a meme), but there has been no central data breach.
  • WSWS writes on further evidence of the US secret indictment against Julian Assange.
  • Christine Assange was on ABC radio discussing updates in Julian Assange's case.

Bradley Manning:
  • Bradley Manning's motion hearing is officially scheduled for March 15 at 10AM.
  • Veteran's for Peace is calling on the US Army to abandon court martial proceeding against Bradley Manning.
  • A campaign has been started to raise money for a Bradley Manning billboard in Washington DC.
  • Bradley Manning Support Network's Rainey Reitman writes on why feminists and trans activists should support Bradley.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has issued an update for March 1.


Upcoming Dates:
 

03/04/2012: Julian Assange Supreme Court verdict expected after this date.
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 motion hearing, 10AM at Fort Meade.
03/17/2012: "War on WikiLeaks" public forum at Bleeding Heart, Brisbane, 2PM. 
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 454 days.
(more info: http://wikileaks.org/Banking-Blockade.html)
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 450 days.  
Bradley Manning has been detained for 648 days.