03/04/12

On WikiLeaks:
  • The Keiser Report discussed Stratfor and the G.I. Files and had Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men as a guest on their show.
  • The Pentagon reveals there are US Special Forces in 5 Asian countries, which is not surprising when looking at information in WikiLeaks cables.
  • Protests against Dow Chemical's sponsorship of the Olympics are "beyond belief." They intensified in the Bhopal region after Stratfor emails revealed that Bhopal activists had been spied on by Dow.
  • WikiLeaks tweeted out a clarification saying, "WikiLeaks "dropped" the New York Times, the Guardian, Le Monde, El Pais-NOT the other way around." They gave further clarification on why they dropped The Guardian and New York Times. They also noted they continue to work with individual journalists from said organizations.
  • Kevin Gosztola continues his live-blog of the Stratfor emails, though no new emails were released today.

On Julian Assange:
  • Geoffrey Robertson QC was on Sunrise discussing whether the Australian government should protect Julian Assange.
  • A Defend Assange protest is planned for March 7 at DFAT, 123 Pitt St., Sydney from 5PM to 6:30PM.
  • An Op-Ed in Sydney Morning Herald says that one of the first tasks for Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr is to demand basic respect in the treatment of Australian citizens, including Julian Assange.
  • The UK Supreme Court tweets out notices a few days before it hands down a judgement.


Upcoming Dates:
  
03/07/2012: Defend Assange protest at DFAT in Sydney, 5PM.
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 457 days.
(more info: http://wikileaks.org/Banking-Blockade.html)
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 453 days.  
Bradley Manning has been detained for 651 days.