10/07/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 674 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 671 days. 
 - 111 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 868 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 218 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 754 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • Today marked the 11th anniversary of the War in Afghanistan. On July 25, 2010, WikiLeaks released over 91,000 reports covering the war. Recently, researchers at the University of Sheffield used this data to accurately predict future conflicts.
  • Arne Hintz, a research fellow at McGill University, published an essay entitled "Challenges to Freedom of Expression in the Digital World: Lessons from WikiLeaks and the Arab Spring".
  • Julian Assange has hired lawyers in Sydney to look into suing Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard for defamation for her statement that WikiLeaks acted "illegally". This statement was then used to justify the banking blockade against WikiLeaks in Australia. Mr Assange also discussed the lack of assistance he has received from the Australian Government.
  • WikiLeaks released all emails (973) to and from the Syrian People's Assebly. WikiLeaks has been releasing large batches of the Syria Files daily over the past few weeks, totaling over 210,000 emails.   
  • WikiLeaks cables detail the corruption of President Obama's "friends and their financier", Antoin "Tony" Rezko, Rod Blagojevich, and Nadhmi Auchi.
  • Video has been uploaded of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange supporters speaking at a rally held yesterday at Sydney Town Hall.
  • WACA, the WIkiLeaks Australian Citizens Alliance, has a new website.

Julian Assange News:

  • The Northern Star published an obituary for Julian Assange's grandfather Dr Warren Alfred Hawkins who died on October 2 from complications of a long illness.
  • Australian TV movie "Underground: The Julian Assange Story" premiered last night, watched by 1.34 million people. It is available for download via torrent magnet link: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:78d3849e8e7abc1dd7e39a717e1ef2018e044edc.
  • Julian Assange's father John Shipton discussed details about his son's planned Australian Senate run, saying he plans to run in either New South Wales or Victoria under his own party.
  • Michael Ratner, U.S. attorney for Julian Assange, appeared on The Real News to discuss U.S. violation of human rights, commenting on the cases of Mr Assange, Omar Khadr, and five Muslims who are fighting extradition from the UK to the U.S.
  • A brief summary is available of Christine Assange's speech at yesterday's Adelaide University forum, "Julian Assange: Journalist or Terrorist?".