09/26/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 663 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 660 days. 
 - 100 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 857 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 207 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 743 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Julian Assange addressed the United Nations today regarding his asylum, the U.S. persecution of WikiLeaks, and the story of Bradley Manning. Video of his speech is available via RT.
    • Part of the Q&A session as well as discussion is available via RT.
    • WikiLeaks published a background for Julian Assange's address to the United Nations, which focuses on the ongoing U.S. investigation into WikiLeaks.
  • Declassified U.S. Air Force documents show that Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are designated as enemies of the state, which is the same legal category as al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
  • WikiLeaks released all emails (867) from the Syrian General Organization for Seed Multiplication. WikiLeaks has been releasing large batches of the Syria Files daily over the past few weeks, totaling over 167,000 emails. 
  • WikiLeaks' Bulgarian media partner Bivol.bg received a letter from CRIM (European Parliament's Special Committee on Organized Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering) which states that they plan to revive the hearing against Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov regarding criminal connections revealed in WikiLeaks cables.
  • Political consultant and former state legislator Michael Benjamin analysed WikiLeaks cables about Abu Qumu Hamouda, who Fox News believes is the mastermind behind the killing of Ambassador Stevens in Libya.
  • During an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, U.S. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson stated, "[Julian] Assange and Wikileaks, I think are messengers that should not be shot." However, he believes if Bradley Manning leaked the documents, then he violated the terms of his employment.

Bradley Manning News:
  • The Brightwater Fund has agreed to match donations to Bradley Manning's Defence Fund one-to-one for six weeks. The Bradley Manning Support Network needs to raise $60,000 in order to pay the remaining legal fees for his attorney.