04/04/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 488 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 485 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 682 days. 

WikiLeaks News:
  • Tomorrow, April 5, marks the two year anniversary of the release of Collateral Murder.
  • WikiLeaks tweeted that Friends of WikiLeaks is almost ready for "phase 2."
  • WikiLeaks posted a short editorial note by Julian Assange about change.
  • Emails from Stratfor show that American private security firm SCG International has been helping the Syrian opposition in its efforts to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.
  • An article in Al Jazeera looks at Omar Suleiman's history, referencing a WikiLeaks cable which shows he was often cited as a likely successor in Egypt.
  • For the anniversary of Collateral Murder, Greg Mitchell has published an excerpt from his and Kevin Gosztola's new book about Bradley Manning.
  • Video of yesterday's WikiLeaks forum in Newcastle is available, with speakers Christine Assange, Andrew Fowler, Jim Jose, and Kellie Tranter.
  • You can now subscribe to WikiLeaks Press updates via Google Currents on your Android or Apple phone or tablet.
  • New York Times Assistant General Counsel George Freeman gave an interview to the International Bar Association in which he spoke on WikiLeaks and the Law.

Julian Assange News:
  • Press complaints to the Daily Mail regarding false statements about Julian Assange in five articles have been resolved.
  • Geoffrey Robertson QC was on ABC RadioNational Law Report discussing Julian Assange's extradition case. He noted that the Supreme Court has just gone into recess, so the verdict is now expected in May.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Truth-out has published an in-depth analysis of how the Government is railroading Bradley Manning, covering everything from his pre-trial confinement to the latest motion hearings.
  • Malcolm Evans created a political cartoon depicting the shift in treatment of whistleblowers from Daniel Ellsberg to Bradley Manning.
  • A Bradley Manning Surprise Party is being held on April 24 in Portland, Oregon with a speakers panel and press conference followed by a march.