10/03/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 670 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 667 days. 
 - 107 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 864 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 214 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 750 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • WikiLeaks launched a new fundraising campaign, "Vote WikiLeaks", which includes a election campaign spoof video. "Vote WikiLeaks" asks supporters to donate to WikiLeaks during the 2012 U.S. Presidential campaign in order to support transparency in the next four years, no matter who ends up in office. Campaign shirts and merchandise are available (use coupon code VOTEWIKILEAKS for 15% off orders over $30), and the main donation page has also been updated.
  • WikiLeaks released all emails (39) to and from the Syrian Company for Distribution of Gas. WikiLeaks has been releasing large batches of the Syria Files daily over the past few weeks, totaling over 195,000 emails. 
  • Zimbabwe MP Jonathan Moyo has sued the Daily News for articles which were based on State Department cables released by WikiLeaks.
  • PRQ, one of WikiLeaks' web hosts, is back online after a raid by the Swedish police.
  • NYT eXaminer gave an update on their FOIA request regarding communications between the State Department and The New York Times about WikiLeaks. After 10 months, their request is still in the first of three or four processing stages.
  • A sit-in was held at the U.S. Consulate in Melbourne, seeking clarification over the designation of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange as "enemies". Three protestors were arrested, which was caught on film.
  • Radio Free Europe interviewed Jay Leiderman, a lawyer who defends members of Anonymous, in which he discusses the December 2010 DDoS attacks on PayPal and MasterCard after they blocked donations to WikiLeaks.

Julian Assange News:

  • Julian Assange's maternal grandfather Warren Hawkins has died. Mr Hawkins was a supporter of his grandson's work with WikiLeaks.
  • A hearing was held today to determine whether or not Julian Assange's supporters would have to forfeit bail sureties. The decision has been delayed for a few days. The full statement which Vaughan Smith delivered to Judge Riddle is available, as well as a video of Mr Smith commenting after the hearing.
  • Carlos Latuff created a new political cartoon about Julian Assange and the UK, "Real life Tom & Jerry". Mr Latuff has previously created multiple cartoons depicting Mr Assange, as well as Bradley Manning.

Bradley Manning News:
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network issued a news update which covers two new songs about Bradley, a BBC Radio drama, and a lawyer of the Center for Consitutional Rights discussing Bradley's case.
  • The oral argument session by the Center for Consitutional Rights regarding transparency in Bradley Manning's case will be open to the public. The hearing will be held October 10 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington D.C..
  • Media credential requests for Bradley Manning's October 17 hearing are now being accepted. If you wish to be credentialed, email mediadesk.omb@jfhqncr.northcom.mil.