05/30/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 544 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 541 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 738 days.  
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active in the US for 624 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • Rap News released their 13th episode which focuses on WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, and Rupert Murdoch. WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson appears as a guest star.
  • WL Central issued a news update for May 30.

Julian Assange News:
  • The UK Supreme Court ruled to extradite Julian Assange, 5-2. But Mr Assange's legal team has been granted 14 days to make an application regarding the ruling being based on an interpretation of the Vienna Convention, which was not argued in court. The justices will then decided whether or not to re-open the case.
  • Fair Trials International issued a statement regarding the ruling in Julian Assange's extradition case.
  • WL Central published an article commenting on media coverage of Julian Assange's extradition case.
  • Geoffrey Robertson QC appeared on ABC 7.30 to discuss the verdict in Julian Assange's extradition case.
  • Glenn Greenwald appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss the verdict in Julian Assange's extradition case. 
  • John Pilger gave an interview with Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter regarding the verdict in Julian Assange's extradition case.
  • Former Ambassador Craig Murray wrote an analysis on Julian Assange's extradition verdict, commenting why Eurosceptics should support Mr assange. 
  • ABC's The Drum covered Julian Assange's extradition judgment live as it happened. Guests on the show to discuss the verdict were Andrew Fowler, Kara Greiner, Peter Hartcher, Jennifer Robinson, and Scott Ludlam.
  • Rallies for Julian Assange have began around the world. The WikiLeaks Truck hosted one in NYC (photo 1, photo 2), while many supporters were at the Supreme Court to support Mr Assange (photo album 1, album 2, album 3). Meanwhile, an overnight vigil was held in Brisbane (photo 1, photo 2). More rallies are set to go on over the next day.

Bradley Manning News:
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network is holding a call-in to President Obama, demanding that Bradley be given the whistleblower protections that Obama promised while campaigning.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network issued a news update which covers Bradley's effect on open government, his 2-year anniversary in jail, and his sacrifice for his country.