04/18/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 502 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 499 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 696 days.  
A Grand Jury has been active in the US without transparency for 582 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Cabledrum has released the "Global Intelligence Files Top 20," which summarizes the Stratfor emails which have received the most media coverage.
  • Nearly 5 months after WikiLeaks released the Spy Files, the European Parliament approved a resolution which says there much be rules for firms exporting internet censorship tools.
  • WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson tweeted that she was delayed at the London Heathrow Airport because she has been put on the "inhibited travel list" and needs approval from the Australian DFAT.  A security guard told her, "you must have done something controversial." She met with Julian Assange Monday, "The World Tomorrow" aired Tuesday, and this incident happened today (Wednesday). Robinson says this has never happened before.
  • WL Central has published a news update for April 19.

Julian Assange News:
  • Full transcript of the first episode of "The World Tomorrow" is now available.
  • Salon's Glenn Greenwald has written an article covering the attacks against Julian Assange after the premiere of "The World Tomorrow." RT also covered the media frenzy.
  • WikiLeaks released a humorous list of pre-written smears for journalists to use against Julian Assange and "The World Tomorrow." Follow the conversation on Twitter at hashtag #smearandenjoy.
  • An article at Crikey looks at how the Australian government, after dodging and delaying FOI requests, has now blocked the release of any material relating to Julian Assange.
  • Christine Assange was on ABC Radio Australia to discuss Attorney-General Nicola Roxon's recent comments about Julian Assange made on "Q and A." See WL Central's write-up of the interview. Full transcript is also available.

Bradley Manning News:
  • A supporter has created a "Free Bradley Manning" video which asks, if you saw evidence of murder, torture, and lies, what would you do?
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network is asking people to call Attorney General Eric Holder and demand a stop to solitary confinement, which Bradley faced for 11 months.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has released a news update for April 18.