09/15/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 652 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 649 days. 
 - 89 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 846 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 196 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 732 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released more Syria Files, including all emails (6,547) to and from the Syrian Ministry of Information, emails from an Italian company writing to the Syrian Minister of Irrigation, and emails about chemicals from Germany to Syria.
  • WikiLeaks cables report that Zimbabwean Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa grabbed President Robert Mugabe by the collar after a heated augment over the ceding of powers.
  • Videos are available of Dan Mori, Wendy Bacon, and Kellie Tranter speaking at the "Assange, WikiLeaks & the Law in a Post 9/11 World" panel held September 12 in Sydney.
  • James Spione, director of Academy Award nominated Collateral Murder documentary 'Incident in New Baghdad', is working on a new film entitled 'Silenced' about the truth-tellers of 9/11.
  • Sydney held a "Freedom not Fear" event, where Twitter user @karwalski gave a speech on WikiLeaks, of which transcript is available.
  • CATO Institute's Julian Sanchez wrote on the disagreements in the U.S. Congress over what is allowed under the FISA Amendments Act, mentioning that when surveillance institutions refer to a "target", it can be something as broad as the entire WikiLeaks organisation.

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange's father John Shipton accepted an Aboriginal passport on behalf of his son. Mr Shipton mentioned that his son still planned to run for the Senate next year, and that he had been asked to write the constitution for Mr Assange's yet-to-be founded political party.
  • Julian Assange has been nominated for the Heinrich Heine Prize for his work toward the protection of fundamental human rights.

Bradley Manning News:
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network issued a news update for September 15 which discusses whistleblower protections (or lack thereof) under the Obama administration.
  • An article in The Daily Reckoning compares the cases of Bradley Manning and Bradley Birkenfeld, who was gifted $104 million this week from the IRS for "for providing insider information that led to the forced disclosure of private banking information for over 4,500 American clients".
  • September 29 is the 100 Thousand Poets for Change worldwide event, and the Bradley Manning Support Network is encouraging people to post letters to Bradley to show their support.
  • Ed Piskor's new comic "Wizzywig" contains two pages dedicated to the U.S. Government persecution of Bradley Manning.