03/07/12

On WikiLeaks:
  • Emails from the G.I. Files reveal that undercover NATO troops are already in Syria despite denials from their parent governments. 
  • New Zealand is angered by the negative comments by Stratfor members about their role in global diplomacy.
  • PressTV reported on two revelations from the G.I. Files: the presence of NATO forces in Syria and the possibility of Osama Bin Laden being cremated in the U.S.
  • The Turkish PM Erdogan has dismissed claims that he has only has two years to live, which arose in Stratfor emails.
  • Some are speculating that the FBI may have been complicit in the hack of the Stratfor emails, but there is still much to develop in the story. The question has also been raised of whether the FBI was using entrapment via Sabu.
  • Expressen's press awards, which it used to defend its allegations of a WikiLeaks smear campaign on Sweden, were awarded by bias institutions.
  • An Op-Ed in the East Orlando Sun writes on how, by attacking WikiLeaks and Assange, the government is making journalism illegal.

On Julian Assange:
  • Democracy Now! reports on the recent arrests of LulzSec members and asks: Is Julian Assange next?
  • A protest for Julian Assange is scheduled at DFAT in Sydney, the day after his Supreme Court verdict.

On Bradley Manning:
  • Glenn Greenwald wrote an article on the history of condemnations against Bradley Manning's treatment, including the UN Rapporteur on Torture's recent comments.
  • A vigil is planned for Bradley Manning on March 16 in Grosvenor Square, London, 5PM.


Upcoming Dates:
  
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.
03/16/2012: Vigil for Bradley Manning in London, 5PM.
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 460 days.
(more info: http://wikileaks.org/Banking-Blockade.html)
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 456 days.  
Bradley Manning has been detained for 654 days.