09/29/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 666 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 663 days. 
 - 103 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 860 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 210 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 746 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Voice of Russia Radio did a two part interview with WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson, asking him about the U.S. calling WikiLeaks an "enemy", Julian Assange's UN address, Sweden, and more.
  • Kristinn Hrafnsson appeared on RT's Breaking the Set to discuss the U.S. witch-hunt against WikiLeaks. The program also discussed President Obama's war on whistleblowers.
  • Lawyer and human rights activist Kellie Tranter appeared on 2ser Radio to discuss the U.S. designating WikiLeaks and Julian Assange as the "enemy".
  • New payment processor Stripe announced that it was committed to transparency and user rights. They expressed concern over intermediaries being able to control internet content, such as when MasterCard, VISA, and PayPal stopped processing donations to WikiLeaks.
  • WikiLeaks released all emails (73) from the Syrian Regional Planning Commission. WikiLeaks has been releasing large batches of the Syria Files daily over the past few weeks, totaling over 169,000 emails.
  • WikiLeaks released new GI Files: "Commerzbank and Stratfor Business as usual" and "On German banks and Southern Europe".
  • An article in Wrong Kind of Green analyses how the CIA operates though non-government agencies, referencing a WikiLeaks cable which shows involvement of the Millennium Challenge Corporation in Uganda.

Julian Assange News:
  • The Daily Mail interviewed and photographed Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian Embassy. He discussed how he continues his work, his daily routines, his family, his mental and physical state, and the allegations he faces.
  • Julian Assange participated in one of Alison Jackson's political spoofs, in which he is playing a game of cards with U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.

Bradley Manning News:
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network summarised the motion for Bradley's October 29 to November 2 hearings, where the defence will argue to dismiss charges based on the lack of a speedy trial. Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola also wrote on the coming hearing.
  • Carlos Latuff created two political cartoons depicting Bradley Manning and the constraints placed on him by the U.S. (Mr Latuff also created a cartoon about the UK's threat to storm the Ecuadorian Embassy and arrest Julian Assange.)
  • An event entitled "Bradley Manning: Truth on Trial" will be held on September 30 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., featuring Chris Hedges, Thomas Drake, Jesselyn Radack, Col. Ann Wright, and David House. The event will be live-streamed at 5:00PM EST (10:00PM London, 7AM AEST [October 1]).