03/09/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 462 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 459 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 656 days.  


WikiLeaks News:
  • John Pilger wrote on the Swedish media smears against WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
  • EFF's Trevor Timm wrote on how the Obama Administration's crackdown on whistleblowers is hurting both press freedom and foreign policy.
  • In December 2010, when Cablegate first began coming out, about 1% of all tweets were about WikiLeaks. This caused WikiLeaks to stop trending on Twitter, as Twitter saw WikiLeaks as the new normal.
  • Dennis Kucinich was on The Alyona Show discussing WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning. He commented that he would consider reading WikiLeaks' Guantanamo files to Congress to get the information on the Congressional Record.
  • Former State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley cited a WikiLeaks cable on Yemen during a panel discussion on the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki.
  • Daniel Ellsberg spoke at Princeton on the Pentagon Papers, WikiLeaks, and Bradley Manning.
  • A cyber-security bill proposed by Rep. Mike Rogers is broad enough to use against WikiLeaks and The Pirate Bay.
  • Kellie Tranter wrote on how WikiLeaks and Anonymous challenge Machiavelli's philosophy of power. 
  • Eyal Press, author of "Beautiful Souls," was on Democracy Now! speaking about whistleblowers who risk everything to heed the voice of conscience.

G.I. Files Coverage:
  • Russia tried to prevent Polish President Kaczynski from landing in Smolensk to force him to miss a Katyn massacre memorial service.
  • Turkish PM Erdoğan is suing WikiLeaks partner Taraf for an editorial piece which Erdoğan's lawyers claim contained "very serious insults."
  • A senior U.S. State Department official has denied claims from Stratfor emails that Osama Bin Laden's body was flown to the United States.
  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez betrayed FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) to appease generals.

Julian Assange News:
  • Mike Carey says that Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr's defining problem will be his attitude toward the U.S. attempts to get Julian Assange.
  • Protests are planned for Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane the day after Julian Assange's verdict is handed down. Two fliers are available for the protest in black and white.
  • Heather Brooke attacked Julian Assange's personality at a recent literature festival in Bath. 
Bradley Manning News:
  • California State professor Saul Landau wrote on the sharp contrasts between Bradley Manning and former Bush official Scooter Libby.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has issued an update for March 9.