09/23/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 660 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 657 days. 
 - 97 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 854 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 204 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 740 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Video and transcript are available of archivist Cassie Findlay's talk, "Assange, Manning and WikiLeaks: Can the global support movement hold the line?", which was given at Politics in the Pub in Surry Hills, September 21.
  • An intern at Platform London wrote about his experiences immersing himself in WikiLeaks cables to find information about oil companies and their executives. 

Julian Assange News:
  • Página/12 published a new four-part interview with Julian Assange in which he discusses WikiLeaks and its impact in Latin America (part 1), social networks and traditional media (part 2), his time in jail and the Swedish judicial system (part 3), and President Obama and the upcoming U.S. election (part 4).
    • In the interview, Mr Assange also acknowledged Argentina's support, saying its very important to him because they have also had to face the UK.  
    • WikiLeaks commented about an error in the interview: "Today's Assange interview in Pagina12 has a translation error on Hammond. What is being referred to is the DoJ allegations against Hammond."
  • The UK and Sweden have made a few comments on the possibility of Julian Assange being transferred to the Ecuadorian Embassy in Sweden: UK reiterated its obligation to extradite Mr Assange, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said they could not speculate on the idea, and Claes Borgström, lawyer for the complainants, said the idea was "absurd".
    • Mr Assange's U.S. lawyer Michael Ratner also commented, saying that Ecuador is making a huge effort to offer multiple solutions, and he hopes the UK will also work toward a solution.
  • Australian TV movie "Undergound: The Julian Assange Story" will premiere on Channel Ten, October 7 at 8:30PM.
  • Director Oliver Stone denounced the U.S. persecution of Julian Assange while speaking to journalists after an award ceremony. Mr Stone previously wrote an op-ed about Mr Assange with Michael Moore for The New York Times.
  • WISE Up Action posted an update from the vigil for Julian Assange outside the Ecuadorian Embassy as it reached its three-month mark.