05/08/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 522 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 519 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 716 days.  
A secret WikiLeaks Grand Jury has been active in the US without transparency for 602 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks is the most popular non-profit organization on Twitter. It is also the third most popular on Facebook, following Invisible Children and National Public Radio.
  • A report by Tel Aviv University shows that Saudi Arabia is the "last hope" for Israel. Stratfor emails released by WikiLeaks recently revealed that Saudi Arabia had reached out to the Mossad, which was assisting them with intelligence collecting and advice on Iran.
  • WL Central released a news update for May 8, which covers "The World Tomorrow" Episode 4, the Pentagon saying whistleblowers in the Defense Department are inadequately protected, the National Press Club's response to the continued classification of WikiLeaks' material, and other news.


Julian Assange News:
  • Episode 4 of "The World Tomorrow" aired, featuring Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab and Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah. It is available to watch online in English, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, and Italian. See also summaries and reviews of the episode by RT and Digital Journal.
  • WikiLeaks released the full, unedited transcript of Julian Assange's interview with Nabeel Rajab and Alaa Abd El-Fattah, which spans nearly 3 hours of conversation.
  • An analysis by Crikey's Guy Rundle shows that the first sexual misconduct allegation against Julian Assange is worded very similarly to any Amnesty International report on sex crimes in Nordic countries from 2009.


Bradley Manning News:
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has issued a news update for May 8 which covers the upcoming WikiLeaks Truck performance tour, the media's silence about whistleblowers, and plans by the U.S. Army to increase surveillance of soldiers.