04/10/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 494 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 491 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 688 days. 

WikiLeaks News:
  • Invisible Children, creators of the Kony2012 campaign, has confirmed claims in U.S. diplomatic cables which show they fed intelligence to the Ugandan Government.
  • An article in Global Research looks at how the Obama administration is opening new backdoors for intrusive government surveillance under the guise of "cybersecurity," and how this could be used against WikiLeaks.
  • WikiLeaks lawyer Geoffrey Robertson and Australian Attorney-General Nicola Roxon are among the guests for next week's Q&A. You can submit a question via the Q&A website.
  • Professor Ferrada de Noli has written an article about how WikiLeaks has buried the myth of Sweden's neutrality.
  • Christine Assange's 80 Talking Points have been translated to German and posted at the Frankfurt Friends of WikiLeaks website.
  • The wordpress following the WikiLeaks Grand Jury has written a two-part article on what the Stratfor emails have shown us.
  • In response to a question on WikiLeaks, political activist Ralph Nader criticized the Obama administration for going after whistleblowers and Bradley Manning's treatment, and said he was with Ron Paul saying, "We need more WikiLeaks."
  • George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin, has opened up a support fund which accepts donations from credit cards and Paypal. This has caused multiple people on Twitter to ask why it's ok to donate to Zimmerman but not WikiLeaks.
  • In an interview with Democracy Now! on his revelation that the Bush administration trained Iranian opposition group MEK, journalist Seymour Hersh discussed WikiLeaks cables which show the U.S. helped Yukiya Amano get elected as Director General of the IAEA to ensure pressure on Iran.
  • For an interesting look in the past, see The Guardian's first article about WikiLeaks from 2007, which questions its potential impact and authenticity of information.

Julian Assange News:
  • An exclusive interview with Julian Assange has been published by New Internationalist, in which he discusses surveillance, communications, and how he had to become the 'fall guy' for WikiLeaks.
  • In an exclusive interview with El Tel├ęgrafo, Julian Assange discussed such things as the Swedish extradition case, Australia's political situation, attacks against WikiLeaks, market regulation, and the expulsion of the U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador.
  • The European Court of Human Rights ruled that 5 terror suspects should be extradited from the UK to the US. WikiLeaks asks, is Assange next?
  • Friends of WikiLeaks Hawaii received a reply from the Australian Consul General, in which they stated a "high level of consular support" had been provided to Julian Assange, but that the Australian Government cannot intervene in judicial processes overseas.

Bradley Manning News:
  • An article in Salon looks at how most American liberals have betrayed Bradley Manning by attacking his character and failing to stand up for him.
  • Chase Madar's book "The Passion of Bradley Manning" will be released tomorrow.