03/21/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 474 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 470 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 668 days. 

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks issued a press release formally inviting Prime Minister Najib Razak, Anwar Ibrahim, and Raja Petra to participate in a debate about the future of Malaysia, to be nominated by Julian Assange. If accepted, it will be seen by up to 600 million people and be available online.
  • An email from Stratfor discusses the relationship between US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and the ISI head's wife.
  • There is a form letter that Australian Senators send out when responding to inquiries about WikiLeaks and Julian Assange which says, among other things, "I do not intend to speak publicly about this matter."
  • A panel of legal experts at MSNBC looked into the possibilities of charges against WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
  • A wordpress has been created to follow the WikiLeaks Grand Jury.
  • BBC Two aired the first part of "WikiLeaks: The Secret Life of a Superpower" which focuses on Cablegate revelations. Part two airs March 28 at 9PM.
  • An article at Firedoglake looks at Homeland Security Department's role in the crackdown on Occupy protests, using material from FOIA requests and Stratfor emails.

Julian Assange News:
  • The New American has written a good article on Julian Assange's announcement that he will run for Australian Senate.
  • An article at Radsoft analyses a recent blog post by Swedish politician Thomas Bodström and looks at it in relation to the Assange case.
  • After Julian Assange announced his run for senate, a fake account was created on Twitter: @Senator_Assange, which seems to be aimed at undermining Assange.

Bradley Manning News:
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network is asking people to call General Dempsey and tell him to retract his declaration of Manning's guilt.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has issued an update for March 21 which covers the treatment of Afghan massacre suspect Robert Bales and new interviews on whistleblowing and secrecy.
  • The upcoming play "The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning" will be live-streamed and feature interactive hyperlinks to go with the script.