04/20/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 504 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 501 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 698 days.  
A Grand Jury has been active in the US without transparency for 584 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson was interviewed by ABC about being put on an 'inhibited list' for airplane travel. The Australian government has denied involvement in the delay. Photos from a protest in response to the incident are available.
  • Jacob Appelbaum was on Democracy Now! to discuss surveillance, the difficulties he's faced after speaking for Julian Assange at a HOPE conference, and anonymity.
  • WikiLeaks supporters in the U.S. have announced plans to establish a foundation aimed at funding organizations who have had their funding cut off by major banks and credit card companies.
  • Green Left Weekly and WSWS have written summaries of April 19th's panel, "WikiLeaks, Assange, and Defending Democracy."
  • An article at WL Central covers WikiLeaks cables which show the Polish Secret Service cooperated with the U.S. in 2006.
  • WikiLeaks has inspired many people to establish their own whistleblowing platform, the latest being GlobaLeaks.

Julian Assange News:

Bradley Manning News:
  • An email sent out earlier by a member of the Bradley Manning Support Network said Bradley's hearings now begin on Monday, April 23. This seems to have been a confusion with the Army Public Affairs Office. The hearings have been confirmed for Tuesday, April 24.
  • Bradley Manning's defense team has made public its motions after receiving authorization to do so.
  • Crosby, Stills, & Nash is touring again, partly because they wanted to perform their new song about Bradley Manning, "Almost Gone."
  • Seven were arrested outside of Ft. Leavenworth while protesting against the treatment of Bradley Manning.