09/08/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 645 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 642 days. 
 - 82 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 839 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 189 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 725 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • The overview of McGill University professor Gabriella Coleman's class, "Hacker Culture & Politics", is available for viewing. The course takes an in-depth look into WikiLeaks and Anonymous, and includes Julian Assange's essay "State and Terrorist Conspiracies" as required reading.
  • An article at Intellectual Property Watch discusses the contributions of WikiLeaks to the debate on intellectual property, listing 12 specific points and referencing over 50 cables.
  • Salon used information revealed in WikiLeaks cables in its article questioning whether Citigroup defrauded billions from Abu Dhabi.
  • Using data from WikiLeaks cables, Ethiopian Review asks if Arkebe Equbay may be the next leader of the Tigrean People's Liberation Front.
  • The Insider has listed all cables relating to Zimbabwean politician Sikhanyiso Ndlovu.
  • E-Flux article "Captives of the Cloud" discusses the cloud and government surveillance, with mention to the banning of the WikiLeaks and Drones+ iPhone apps.

Julian Assange News:
  • Ecuador's Vice President Lenin Moreno ratified his country's position on Julian Assange and his asylum during a meeting with British Foreign Secretary William Hague. In the meeting it was confirmed that if the UK broke into the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to arrest Mr Assange it would be a violation of international law.
  • Latin American expert Nikolas Kozloff appeared on RT to discuss Julian Assange's asylum, where he commented on the likely involvement of the U.S. in Mr Assange's case.
  • Filmmaker Robert Connolly was interviewed by The Global Mail shortly before the premiere of his film "Underground: The Julian Assange Story".
  • An article in The American Conservative draws comparisons between the handling of Julian Assange to that of Russian punk band Pussy Riot.
  • An article in Macleans discusses the cases of Julian Assange, The Pirate Bay's Gottfrid Svartholm, and Megaupload's Kim Dotcom, saying how the witch hunt against them only makes them become "digital martyrs".
  • One Bean has released a flier which details five ways people can help Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

Bradley Manning News:
  • British MP George Galloway condemned the UK for doing nothing to support Bradley Manning, who spent time growing up in Wales.