03/05/12

On WikiLeaks:
  • Kristinn Hrafnsson has written an editorial in SVT saying that WikiLeaks has no plans to defame Sweden, despite multiple claims made in Expressen.
  • A big piece in Politico looks at President Obama's muddy transparency record.
  • G.I. Files released today look at an on-going trade dispute between China and Argentina, a deal between Germany and Russia that would put Moldova more under the influence of Moscow, Carlos the Jackal, and Anonymous.
  • Kevin Gosztola's G.I. Files live-blog continued onto Day 8.

On Julian Assange:
  • Göran Rudling, a witness at Julian Assange's hearing in February 2011, wrote a detailed analysis on the condom submitted as evidence in the case, which he believes to be falsified evidence.
  • A video compilation of the premiere of Europe's Last Dictator includes a short interview with Julian Assange. 
  • A protest for Julian Assange will be held March 7 at DFAT, Sydney, 5PM.

On Bradley Manning:
  • The UN Rapporteur on Torture called Bradley Manning's treatment at Quantico "cruel, inhuman, and degrading." 
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has issued an update for March 5 which covers the UN Rapporteur on Torture's comments, DoD leaks, and criticism of Obama's transparency record.


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 458 days.
(more info: http://wikileaks.org/Banking-Blockade.html)
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 454 days.  
Bradley Manning has been detained for 652 days.