04/21/12

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 cables show that American officials see Manitoba Hydro, which plans to spend $18B on export-dependent projects, as a struggling utility whose enthusiasm about proposed dams is not shared.
  • A panel was held about surveillance at the Whitney Museum in New York. One of the panelists was Jacob Appelbaum, who talked about his experiences being detained and interrogated at airports after speaking on WikiLeaks at the HOPE conference.
  • Crikey  has put out a comic about WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson being stopped at Heathrow Airport while headed back to Australia. 
  • WL Central has issued a news update for April 21.

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange was included in The Guardian's Open 20 list of "fighters for internet freedom."
  • Liberté Info wrote a piece for Julian Assange's 500th day of detainment without charge, "Why Julian Assange is the first international prisoner of conscience."
  • Professor Richard Keeble of the Lincoln School of Journalism did an interview about the debut of "The World Tomorrow," saying it's something that journalism needs.
  • Guy Rundle has written a new article at Crikey which looks at how the first allegation against Julian Assange by complainant AA is worded very similarly to a Amnesty International report on sex crimes from 2009.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola hosted a live chat with Chase Madar, author of "The Passion of Bradley Manning."
  • Supporters of Bradley Manning raised enough funds to put up a poster campaign around the Washington D.C. Metro subway system.
  • Bradley Manning's next motion hearings begin on April 24, which means tons of support events are planned worldwide during the week.