08/12/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 618 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 615 days. 
 - 55 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 812 days.  
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 698 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Coverage of surveillance network TrapWire, revealed in WikiLeaks' GI Files, continues:
  • An article in Policy Mic discusses the impact of Cablegate in Latin America, specifically Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil.
  • An article in Al Jazeera discusses how Brazil is torn between pragmatism and idealism, referencing WikiLeaks' cables about Brazilian landowners.
  • WikiLeaks released new GI Files about the story behind Germany's terror threat.
  • Dazzlepod offers a regularly updated search engine for WikiLeaks' GI Files.
  • WikiLeaks has moved Collateral Murder to new infrastructure to deal with the massive DDoS they are fighting.
  • The Beat the Blockade WikiLeaks donation website is still available while WikiLeaks fights off DDoS attacks. WikiLeaks tweeted they had received 1,128 Bitcoin donations totaling roughly 3200 BTC.
  • WikiLeaks tweeted a short statement regarding the ongoing DDoS attacks:
    • "By attacking us all the U.S. does is make our networks stronger, present in more countries and with a higher degree of popular support. Or, the U.S. can choose not to attack us, in which case we have more resources to allocate to publications and research. Either way, we win."
  • The Australian Department of Defence released its assessment of the Afghan War Diaires, over two years after their original release. It shows that they did not believe the release to compromise the safety of Australian soldiers, but they feared it would undermine support for the Australian Defence Force in Afghanistan due to a connection with a corrupt Afghan warlord.

Julian Assange News:

 Bradley Manning News: