08/06/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 612 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 609 days. 
 - 49 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 806 days.  
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 692 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson was interviewed by Voice of Russia about the current status of the banking blockade. He stated that there are pending lawsuits in Denmark, England, U.S., Australia and elsewhere and that fighting the banking blockade is "is not just for WikiLeaks’ sake, it’s for the sake of all other organizations". 
  • WikiLeaks released new GI Files about U.S. spying in the Ivory Coast, increasing U.S. forces in Mexico during Obama's reelection campaign, and more. 
  • Elizabeth Goitein of the Brennan Center for Justice wrote that, in order to fix leaks, the U.S. must fix its "culture of secrecy". She referenced WikiLeaks cables, saying they showed "vivd examples" of unnecessary classification.
  • Author D.B. Grady wrote an article entitled "The stupidity of how the U.S. government classifies secrets", which comments on how the U.S. continues to consider information disclosed by WikiLeaks as classified. 
  • The Spanish Ministry of Defence has shielded its information systems and telecommunications in order to prevent a WikiLeaks-style disclosure. 
  • WikiLeaks tweeted out a clarification that "Whistle.is" is not, and has never been, associated with WikiLeaks. They further warned that multiple groups and individuals falsely claim association with them. Please note that This Day in WikiLeaks operates completely independently of the WikiLeaks organisation.
  • Andes interviewed Martín Becerra and Sebastián Lacunza, authors of the book "Wiki Media Leaks" which focuses on WikiLeaks cables about Latin America.
  • "Freedom not Fear" is an international action day between September 14 and 17 to end the surveillance mania. Supporting organisations include the WikiLeaks Australian Citizens Alliance and the Support Assange & WikiLeaks Coalition
  • Green Left Report covered the massive July 16 rally in Sydney supporting WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, and Bradley Manning.

Julian Assange News:
  • Claes Borgstrom, the Swedish attorney currently working against Julian Assange, previously concealed evidence in what was Sweden's biggest legal scandal ever.
  • Rixstep published an in-depth analysis of Sweden's continued refusal to question Julian Assange in the UK.
  • Interpol has dropped the Red Notice against peaceful political activist Benny Wenda after admitting it was political in nature. Interpol issued a Red Notice against Julian Assange on November 30, 2010, which they refuse to confirm or deny the continued existence of. 
  • Two members of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights wrote an op-ed which looks at Julian Assange's case from a human rights perspective.
  • Sea Shepherd activist Paul Watson is rumored to have found shelter in Ecuador after fleeing Germany on July 22.

 Bradley Manning News:
  • Philip Fornaci, a civil rights attorney who has attended many of Bradley Manning's pretrial hearings, wrote about PFC Manning as a role model and the abuse he has suffered by the military and media for being homosexual.