08/09/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 615 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 612 days. 
 - 52 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 809 days.  
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 695 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks quoted a forthcoming July poll saying, "the more you earn, the more you believe a fair trial for Assange is impossible", "the younger, more educated you are, the more you support WikiLeaks", and "the more you earn and the older you are the more sceptical you are of the US judiciary".
  • WikiLeaks released new GI Files on the surveillance company TrapWire and its CIA ties, a Mexican diplomat trading secrets with Stratfor, a German NATO strike ordered by George Klein, and more. (Mirror for TrapWire release, as WikiLeaks is still under attack.) 
  • The Young Turks discussed the Stratfor emails released by WikiLeaks which mention their TV show and host Cenk Uygur.
  • Bulgaria's Prosecutor's Office has refused to investigate Prime Minister Boyko Borisov over connections with criminal activity alleged in WikiLeaks cables. This comes in contrast with a Chagos Islands case, in what will be the first time WikiLeaks cables are used in a UK court.
  • An American group entitled "AntiLeaks" is taking credit for the recent DDoS attacks on WikiLeaks, claiming they are doing it in protest to Julian Assange's bid for asylum, though it it not confirmed whether they are actually responsible for it.

Julian Assange News:
  • A new poll shows that most Australians support Julian Assange and don't believe he should be prosecuted for releasing documents or that he would receive fair trial in the U.S.
  • An article in El Telegrafo discusses how Julian Assange's asylum bid has been driving international leadership in Ecuador.
  • Magnetic island, where Julian Assange grew up, will be discussing plans to erect a monument in honour of the WikiLeaks founder, "as a symbol of his battle for truth and justice".
  • A rally in support of Julian Assange's bid for asylum took place today in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

 Bradley Manning News:
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network issued a news update for August 8 which covers UK anti-war activism, political repression, and Bradley on the cover of the World War 3 magazine.