04/16/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 500 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 497 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 694 days.  
A Grand Jury has been active in the US without transparency for 580 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Today marks 500 days of unlawful financial blockade against WikiLeaks.
  • WikiLeaks lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC and Australian Attorney-General Nicola Roxon were among the guests on last night's ABC Q and A, where WikiLeaks and Julian Assange was discussed. An audience poll was taken which showed 79% of people don't believe Assange has received proper support from the government.
  • Chase Madar, author of "The Passion of Bradley Manning," has written an article about WikiLeaks, war crimes, and the poverty of international law.
  • WL Central has issued a news update for April 17.

Julian Assange News:
  • RT released a 20 minute interview with Julian Assange about "The World Tomorrow." Transcript is also available.
  • "The World Tomorrow" now has an exclusive, authorized YouTube channel, where episodes will be released shortly after broadcast on RT.
  • "The World Tomorrow" has now been licensed for Italian broadcast, on top of English, Arabic, and Spanish.
  • Legal scholar Max Atkinson analysed the High Court's ruling in the Assange case that a Swedish Prosecution Authority is a judicial authority, the point which is currently being challenged at the Supreme Court.
  • WikiLeaks blogger Peter Knight wrote a piece correcting the lies and smears that have come about after Julian Assange announced his show would be broadcast on RT.

Bradley Manning News:
  • The US Air Force is recruiting high school students for cyber security jobs, which involves a "Bradley Manning simulation" where "where students were expected to search a mannequin for small hidden storage devices that might contain classified data."
  • There are four days left to raise the needed funds for the Bradley Manning subway poster campaign for Washington DC.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has released a news update for April 16.