08/05/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 611 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 608 days. 
 - 48 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 805 days.  
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 691 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Firedoglake published an article about the U.S. Government's censoring of whistleblowers, with mention to WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, and Bradley Manning.
  • Al Akhbar published an article on Syria's foreign policy, revisiting WikiLeaks cables in order to set the record straight.
  • WikiLeaks released new GI Files which cover Stratfor doubting Spanish Government official communications about terrorism in the Balearic Islands, a threat assessment of Anonymous, U.S. and Iran conflict, and whether Mossad killed a German politician involved in the Iran-Contra scandal.
  • The Daily Beast interviewed NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen, asking him "What do you think of WikiLeaks?" He described WikiLeaks as the "world's first stateless news organisation".

Julian Assange News:
  • Australian Attorney-General Nicola Roxon commented on Julian Assange's case, saying the Australian Government could not interfere in the extradition procedures. WikiLeaks responded with an explanation of the rhetorical trick she used when abandoning Australian citizens overseas and how it spares the Government from doing anything.
  • Episodes of Julian Assange's show "The World Tomorrow" are now available in French and German, as well as English, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, and Italian.
  • Christine Assange commented on the similarities between her son and Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, saying they share their deepest values.
  • Swedish Sex published an excerpt from their book detailing a 1993 celebrity sex case, which they describe as being central to understanding the allegations against Julian Assange.
  • Audio is available of Lord Kerr's Sydney University discussion on UK extradition, including Julian Assange's case.