04/26/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 510 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 507 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 703 days.  
A Grand Jury has been active in the US without transparency for 589 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Jacob Appelbaum was on Democracy Now! discussing CISPA, surveillance, WikiLeaks' Spy Files, Tor, and the "Militarization of Cyberspace. 
  • WL Central has released a news update for April 26 which covers Bradley Manning's motion hearings and other WikiLeaks news.

Julian Assange News:
  • John Pilger has written a new article about surveillance, war, and how we are all suspects now. He also mentions Julian Assange's upcoming verdict and possible extradition to the U.S., commenting on the Australian government's failure to help him.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Bradley Manning's 3-day motion hearings concluded. The next set is scheduled for June 6-8. Here are today's major developments:
    • The judge denied the defense's motion about unreasonable multiplication of charges.
    • The judge denied the defense's motion to drop the "aiding the enemy" charge, but said the government must prove that Manning knew he was indirectly giving information to the enemy.
    • For in-depth coverage of the final day, see Kevin Gosztola's live-blog at Firedoglake.
  • Kevin Gosztola wrote an article detailing the government's motion to "prevent the defense from discussing “harm” or lack of “harm” done by leaks in its case." He also wrote on the immense secrecy surrounding Bradley Manning's proceedings.
  • ACLU's Ben Wizner wrote an in-depth article on the U.S. government's overreach by charging Manning with "aiding the enemy." 
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network covered Day 1 and Day 2 of Manning's motion hearing.
  • The Alyona Show covered Day 1 and Day 2 of Manning's motion hearing.
  • Retired U.S. Army Colonel Ann Wright wrote an article about how Bradley Manning is being used as an example to deter future would-be whistleblowers.
  • Dr. Jill Stein, who is running with the Green Party for the 2012 U.S. presidential election, announced she would immediately pardon Bradley Manning if elected.