04/17/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 501 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 498 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 695 days.  
A Grand Jury has been active in the US without transparency for 581 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks published a press release for the 500th day of unlawful banking blockade.
  • WikiLeaks cables from the U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines show that Chinese investment scandals in the Arroyo administration affected the Spratly Islands and Scarborough Shoal.

Julian Assange News:
  • The first episode of "The World Tomorrow" premiered, in which Julian Assange interviewed Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. The episode will continue airing on RT every 2 hours until 11:30AM GMT, April 18. The episode is also available for rent at the official YouTube channel.
  • The media has began reviewing "The World Tomorrow," which includes many attacks against Julian Assange. Notable examples are: The Guardian ("Julian Assange proves a useful idiot"), NY Times ("practically speaking, Mr. Assange is in bed with the Kremlin"), and SvD, where the author admitted he didn't even listen to the audio. For an in-depth summary and review, see Kevin Gosztola's article at Firedoglake.
  • RT has published an article about the premiere of "The World Tomorrow" which discusses the censored credits, Twitter reactions, and M.I.A.composing the theme music.
  • An article in Delimiter covers the recent episode of Q&A (video here) where Attorney General Nicola Roxon said Julian Assange's Australian citizenship mattered little since he was involved in the Swedish legal process.

Bradley Manning News:
  • The National Theater Wales still has many more performances of "The Radicalization of Bradley Manning" to go. The Bradley Manning Support Network has posted the schedule, audience reactions, and how you can reserve a live-stream spot.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has issued a news update for April 17.