05/19/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 533 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 530 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 727 days.  
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active in the US for 613 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks faced DDoS attacks again today, after having just recovered from fighting them off for three days.
  • Prosecutors will examine the contents of the three CDs containing data on Julius Baer bank customers, which were passed to WikiLeaks by Rudolf Elmer.
  • WL Central covered the recent decision by a federal judge to block the indefinite detention clause of the NDAA


Julian Assange News:
  • Sydney Morning Herald published new information about the upcoming TV movie "Underground" based on Julian Assange's teenage years. WikiLeaks tweeted, "Film captures the teenage Assange. Or maybe not, since 3 core facts wrong and that shirt--really?"
  • Polls show that Julian Assange will likely win a seat in the Australian Senate, with 25% saying they would vote for him. Mr. Assange has yet to announce if he'll run with a party or as an independent.
  • John Hawkins, a writer for Right Wing News, called for the assassination of Julian Assange, referencing false claims that a WikiLeaks cable resulted in the death of an Iranian kickboxer. Hawkins joins many other right-wing political figures which have also called the death of Mr. Assange.

Bradley Manning News:
  • The Pentagon used software to monitor the Twitter debate over Bradley Manning's pre-trial hearing last December.