08/31/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 637 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 634 days. 
 - 74 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 831 days.  
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 717 days.

WikiLeaks News:

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange gave an hour-long interview with Uruguayan journalist Jorge Gestoso from within the Ecuadorian Embassy. He discusses his asylum, the persecution of WikiLeaks, Sweden's lack of neutrality, and more. He also noted his estimate that he will remain in the Embassy for 6-12 months. (For a summary of the interview, see Kevin Gosztola's article.)
  • Australian journalist Austin Mackell, who just had charges dropped against him in Egypt, wrote an article discussing how Foreign Minister Bob Carr could help Julian Assange if he truly wanted to.
  • Recent comments from UK Foreign Minister seem to imply that the possibility of storming the Ecuadorian Embassy hasn't been completely ruled out.
  • RT interviewed UK Pirate Party leader Loz Kaye discussed how the media focus on Julian Assange's asylum is taking away from recent revelations such as TrapWire and the Syria Files.
  • An article in Moron Watch details how the left has failed for being afriad to defend Julian Assange.
  • Stop the War Coalition published an article on "How Amnesty International became the servant of US warmongering foreign policy", noting how they have ignored the threat of U.S. prosecution against Julian Assange.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola appeared on RT to discuss the latest in Bradley Manning's hearings and what lies ahead.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has published summaries of all three days of Manning's hearings this week: Day 1, Day 2, Day3.
  • Human rights lawyer Gareth Piece (who represents Julian Assange) discussed the torture of Bradley Manning while he was being held at Quantico Marine Base.
  • The London Review of Books published a review of Chase Madar's "The Passion of Bradley Manning".
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network issued a news update for August 30 which covers a new petition for Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and Julian Assange, and ScienceNews on the benefits to security from WikiLeaks documents.