05/15/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 529 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 526 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 723 days.  
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active in the US for 609 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • Robert Parry wrote an in-depth analysis entitled, "How the US Press Lost its Way," which discusses how failures in mainstream media led to "the era of WikiLeaks."
  • Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola spoke at the People's Summit in Chicago, discussing what WikiLeaks cables revealed about the war in Afghanistan.
  • The University of Adelaide is holding a lecture on WikiLeaks entitled "Don't Shoot the Messenger" on May 21 at 5PM. The lecture will be presented by law Associate Professor and online media expert Dr Melissa de Zwart.
  • Andrew Kreig authored a new analysis on the Obama administrations war on leaks, commenting on how it extends far beyond WikiLeaks itself.
  • A blog on the WikiLeaks grand jury has written a two-part profile on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and his actions against WikiLeaks. (Part 1, Part 2)
  • The WikiLeaks website and chat is now available as a Tor hidden service, at http://byzxmxpylddoahaw.onion/ and http://isax7s5yooqgelbr.onion/.
  • WL Central issued a news update for May 15.


Julian Assange News:
  • Episode 5 of "The World Tomorrow" premiered featuring former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Moazzam Begg and human rights campaigner Asim Qureshi. The episode is available online in English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Arabic. Full, unedited transcript of the entire interview is also available.
  • Online Opinion published an analysis of jurisprudence in the case against Julian Assange, which discusses how his fate will be determined by theoretical issues about legal philosophies.
  • A protest calling on Australian PM Julia Gillard to act for Julian Assange was held outside the Sydney Convention Centre where she was speaking. A couple photos of the protests are available via Stop the War Coalition.


Bradley Manning News:
  • Daniel Ellsberg accepted Global Exchange's human rights award on behalf of Bradley Manning.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network issued a news update for May 15.