04/11/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 495 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 492 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 689 days.  
A Grand Jury has been active in the US without transparency for 574 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • A report by the Environmental Investigation Agency shows that more than 20 American companies are involved in a steady flow of illegal hardwoods from the Peruvian Amazon. The report is partially based on information from WikiLeaks cables.
  • An article in Al Jazeera analyses WikiLeaks cables about China's move to seek out alternative sources of oil, noting how Cablegate continues to "illuminate present day geopolitical dilemmas."
  • WL Central has released a news update for April 11 which covers Cablegate news, new interviews with Julian Assange, and more.
  • An article in ZDNet looks into the new government task force, created to prevent another WikiLeaks-type disclosure of classified information.
  • With the indictment of whistleblower John Kiriakou, Jesselyn Radack of the Government Accountability Project appeared on RT America to discuss how the Obama Administration is turning its war on whistleblowers into a war on journalists.
  • Twitter user @SomersetBean has created a poster for Julian Assange's 500th day of detainment (April 20), detailing the abuses he has faced.
  • Here is an updated list of Friends of WikiLeaks accounts on Twitter: Australia, Adelaide (Australia), Finland, Berlin (Germany), Frankfurt (Germany), Italy, Norway, Scotland, United States, and Hawaii (United States).

Julian Assange News:
  • An Op-Ed in Sydney Morning Herald discusses how Julian Assange is not guilty of sexual assault nor treason, yet he faces the threat of extradition to the U.S.; all for exposing crimes, not committing them.

Bradley Manning News:
  • A federal appeals court ruled that employees may not be prosecuted under the federal anti-hacking statue for violating their employer's computer use policy. The Justice Department is trying to use this against Bradley Manning, even though the prosecution does not allege he broke into any computer system.
  • BBC has posted a preview of the upcoming play "The Radicalization of Bradley Manning," which debuts tomorrow in Wales.
  • An excerpt of Chase Madar's new book "The Passion of Bradley Manning" has been published at The New Inquiry.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has issued a news update for April 11 which covers an awareness tour around Wales, liberal support for Bradley, and the indictment of another whistleblower.
  • The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on October 12. Bradley Manning is a nominee.