03/06/12

On WikiLeaks:
  • G.I. Files coverage:
    • Mossad assisted their Saudi counterparts with intelligence on Iran
    • Assad's mother is disappointed by his failures as Syrian President
    • Papua New Guinea's new PM, Peter O'Neill, is only interested in money
    • Stratfor believes Turkey's PM Erdogan has two years to live 
    • Kevin Gosztola's live-blog for Day 9 of the G.I. Files
  • Cabledrum has created a tool for searching through G.I. Files articles, based on Country, Language, and Publisher.
  • WikiLeaks put out a press release to announce that the claims of WikiLeaks planning a smear campaign against Sweden are completely fabricated. They called for Expressen's Thomas Mattsson to "issue a full, front page retraction, or resign." They also put out Kristtin Hrafnsson's statement on the matter from the previous day.
  • Rick Santorum, who has called for Assange's assassination, forced the U.S. government to dump thousands of classified records on Iraq back in 2006 so they could be searched for evidence of WMDs. 
  • LulzSec "leader" Sabu, aka Hector Xavier Monsegur, became an informant for the FBI to help them catch 5 other Anonymous members, including Jeremy Hammond who is accused of stealing millions of emails from Stratfor.
  • An Op-Ed in Al Jazeera looks at the rise of Stratfor and their actual functionality.
  • Eyal Press writes on corporate whistleblowers who have been ignored.
  • WikiLeaks Central has issued a news update for March 6.

On Julian Assange:
  • Christine Assange tweeted out a list of facts to tell MPs regarding WikiLeaks' and Julian's legal battles.
  • An article in New Matilda looks at how Julian Assange has continued to work despite being under pressure of extradition to Sweden, as well as how certain Stratfor emails pertain to his current situation.

On Bradley Manning:
  • PressTV covered the UN Rapporteur on Torture's recent condemnation of Bradley Manning's treatment at Quantico.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has started a crowd-sourcing project to collect whistleblower quotes.


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 459 days.
(more info: http://wikileaks.org/Banking-Blockade.html)
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 455 days.  
Bradley Manning has been detained for 653 days.