10/19/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 686 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 683 days. 
 - 123 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 880 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 230 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 766 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • WikiLeaks released the fourth and fifth sets of Stratfor emails (38,475 each) about President Obama and the Democratic National Committee. This is part of WikiLeaks' GI Files presidential campaign release.
  • WikiLeaks released all emails (67) to and from the Syrian Competition Mission. WikiLeaks has been releasing large batches of the Syria Files daily over the past few weeks, totaling over 215,000 emails.  
  • RT covered the recent cables which show that Australia and the U.S. were sharing intelligence on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, giving specific statements from the cables about the U.S.'s "active and vigorous enquiry" and Australian politicians discussing the most successful way to prosecute Mr Assange.

Julian Assange News:
  • RT reported on the continued political standstill between Ecuador and Britain, as today marks Julian Assange's fourth month inside the Embassy.
  • Der Spiegel journalist Holger Stark tweeted that he visited Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy saying there was "amazing surveillance" but Mr Assange is "in a good mood".
  • WACA interviewed Aloysia Brooks of The Justice Campaign about David Hicks and torture at Guantanamo, and what it means for the potential fate of Julian Assange.
  • Christine Assange will be the special guest speaker at Green Left Weekly's annual dinner, where she will discuss WikiLeaks, her son, and Ecuador. The event is November 10 at Leichhardt Town Hall, New South Wales.
  • Twitter user @exiledsurfer live-tweeted a showing of "ASSASSINATE ASSANGE", the play by Angela Richter, which is currently being performed in Vienna.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network posted his notes from PFC Manning's latest hearing (Day 1, Day 2).
  • A judge ruled that comments made by President Barack Obama, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and former Pentagon Press secretary Geoff Morrell could be used to seek a reduced sentence in Bradley Manning's court martial.
  • Neues Deutschland interviewed Graham Nash about his support for Bradley Manning and the song he wrote about him, "Almost Gone".
  • The dates of Bradley Manning's next pretrial hearing has been moved to October 30 to November 2 (one day later than originally scheduled).