03/20/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 473 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 469 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 667 days. 


WikiLeaks News:
  • According to emails from Stratfor, a US mercenary "took part" in the killing of Gaddafi, and a fact-finding team was sent to find how they can help regime change in Syria.
  • An article in Al-Akhbar looks at the many racist slurs used by Stratfor VP Fred Burton.
  • The Young Turks reported on President Obama keeping Abdulelah Haider Shaye in Yemeni prison, who, among many things, exposed that an airstrike in Yemen was conducted by the US, information which was later confirmed by WikiLeaks cables.
  • A judge has lifted the Twitter ban on the Anonymous 14, who are under indictment for their alleged roles in an attack against PayPal, which was coordinated after PayPal suspended WikiLeaks' account.
  • An article in NYU Local examines WikiLeaks cables about Kony, the LRA, and Invisible Children. There are nearly 600 cables relating to the LRA, and a dozen which mention the Invisible Children organization.

Julian Assange News:
  • Christine Assange was on Triple J Hack radio discussing her son's upcoming Supreme Court verdict and his decision to run for Australian Senate.
  • Peter Knight examined the lies and smears in two recent articles on Julian Assange's decision to run for senate: one from Vexnews and the second from The Drum.
  • The Nordic News Network provides an excellent resource for facts in the Assange case, in both English and Swedish.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Voting for Global Exchange's 10th Annual Human Rights award has ended with Bradley Manning leading at 16,021 votes.
  • CBS looks at Ft. Leavenworth's pre-trial jail where Bradley Manning was held. It should be noted that Manning has not been at Leavenworth for weeks; he is at an undisclosed location near Ft. Meade.
  • General Martin Dempsey has mimicked President Obama in declaring Bradley Manning guilty before trial.
  • Kevin Zeese of the Bradley Manning Support Network, who attended Manning's recent motion hearings, wrote on the prosecution being "incurably infected" by government misconduct.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has issued an update which covers journalists challenging the "aiding the enemy" charge against Manning and the Washington Post publishing more classified information.