05/02/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 516 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 513 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 709 days.  
A Grand Jury has been active in the US without transparency for 595 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Kristinn Hrafnsson was on PressTV's Double Standards to discuss WikiLeaks, the attacks it's currently facing, and related politics in Sweden and Australia. Before his interview, a WikiLeaks political cartoon is discussed, as well as the Obama Administration's war on whistleblowers.
  • A WikiLeaks cables from April 2007 shows that the Chinese Government insisted blind activist Chen Guangcheng, who recently fled house arrest to the U.S. Embassy, was free, though U.S. Diplomat David Sedney disputed the claim.
  • An article at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism looks at how investigative journalism operates in the digital age, including the role WikiLeaks plays.
  • Popular twitter account @InjusticeFacts has been tweeting that it is illegal to donate to WikiLeaks. Please note that this is false and it is perfectly legal to donate to WikiLeaks.
  • WL Central has issued a news update for May 2 which covers Latin America's refusal to publish WikiLeaks cables and the newest episode of "The World Tomorrow."

Bradley Manning News:
  • CCR attorney Michael Ratner was on Anti-War radio to discuss an article he recently wrote, "Bradley Manning: a show trial of state secrecy," as well as how a fair trial for Manning is impossible, and how you can support him.
  • An article in City Beat looks at the "scary" implications of the Bradley Manning case, looking at the secrecy of the case, the treatment of Manning, and the "aiding the enemy" charge.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has published reports on support events held in Kansas City and Washington D.C.