04/28/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 512 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 509 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 705 days.  
A Grand Jury has been active in the US without transparency for 591 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Political commentator Laurie Oakes wrote an article detailing Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's hypocrisy when it comes to the presumption of innocence. While believing politician Peter Slipper, accused of sexual harassment, is entitled to the presumption of innocence, she immediately declared WikiLeaks acted illegally by publishing Cablegate, even though there is no evidence of illegality to date.
  • WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson spoke on a panel at the International Journalism Festival entitled "Whistleblowers and anonymous leaks: can the media do without them?" The panel is in Italian and English (Kristinn speaks in English). Video is available via the IJF website.

Julian Assange News:
  • WikiLeaks tweeted the guest for Episode 3 of "The World Tomorrow" is expected to be revealed today. They previously tweeted a teaser, saying the guest would be "the extraordinary President of..."
  • Professor Ferrada de Noli has written the third part in his series about media campaigns against WikiLeaks. This part analyses at the attacks on Julian Assange after the premiere of "The World Tomorrow."

Bradley Manning News:
  • CCR attorney Michael Ratner hosted a live-chat with Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola to discuss his and Greg Mitchell's new book, "Truth and Consequences: The U.S. vs Bradley Manning."
  • Naomi Colvin has written an article about the play "The Radicalization of Bradley Manning," commenting that it seems like a good approach for people to get closer to Bradley on a personal level.