10/25/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 692 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 689 days. 
 - 129 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 886 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 236 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 772 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • WikiLeaks issued a press release announcing "The Detainee Policies", over 100 restricted files from the U.S. Department of Defense covering the rules and procedures for detainees in U.S. Military custody over the past decade, including Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, and European facilities. The documents will be released chronologically over the next month.
    • The official twitter hashtag for findings is #WLfindDP.
    • CNN interviewed Julian Assange about the new documents and their significance.
    • Amnesty International USA put out a statement in response to the releases, commenting that they "underscore the need for a thorough accounting of the U.S. government’s handling of detainees".
    • Colonel Morris Davis appeared on RT to discuss the policies at Guantanamo Bay in light of the release.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network published an artcile for the second anniversary of WikiLeaks' release of the Iraq War Logs, focusing on some of the major revelations.
  • Reporters Without Borders condemned the proceedings made by four banks against Bulgarian news website and WikiLeaks media partner Bivol.bg.
  • Vic Sadot wrote a new song entitled "Courage to Resist" which is dedicated to "Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and GI resistance to lies and tyranny".

Julian Assange News:
  • Vivienne Westwood's "I'm Julian Assange" t-shirts will be available on November 3, with 100% of proceeds going to WikiLeaks. 
  • Ecuador has sought assurances that Julian Assange will not be arrested in the case he must leave the Embassy for medical treatment. A UK Foreign Office spokesman stated, "The UK authorities would not prevent Mr Assange from receiving any medical care that he requires", though this is vague to whether Mr Assange would be allowed to go to hospital, or only receive treatment at the Embassy.
  • Dr. Miguel Tinker Salas appeared on RT to discuss the U.S. oil companies attacks on Ecuador, and whether they have anything to do with Ecuador granting asylum to Julian Assange.

Bradley Manning News:
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network reached their $50,000 fundraising goal for PFC Manning's defence.
  • A vigil for Bradley Manning will be held at the U.S. Embassy in London on October 30, 2PM.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network issued a news update which covers the Iraq War Logs anniversary and analysing the U.S. war on whistleblowers.