10/26/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 693 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 690 days. 
 - 130 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 887 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 237 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 773 days.

WikiLeaks News (releases):

  • WikiLeaks released five more documents as part of the Detainee Policies. These releases discuss Camp Bucca, urban operations, and detainee transfers between the U.S., UK, and Australia.
  • A U.S. Department of Defense spokesman stated that WikiLeaks' latest release of the Detainee Policies is "a threat to national security", which mirrors statements surrounding the Cablegate releases in 2010.
  • Voice of Russia analysed the newly released SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay.
  • An article in Herald Sun discusses what Guantanamo Bay detainees were issued and allowed to have, information taken from the Camp Delta SOP.
  • WikiLeaks released all emails (31) to and from Syrian Telecom.
  • According to cables released by WikiLeaks, former ZANU-PF politburo member Dumiso Dabengwa stated that politician Simba Makoni would never make a clean break from ZANU-PF.

WikiLeaks News (legal/other):
  • The ACLU and EFF appeared before a federal appeals court today in relation to the public's right to know about secret court orders relating to the U.S. Government's efforts to obtain internet user's private information without a warrant. This case is part of the ongoing legal battle over the Government seeking Twitter records from WikiLeaks associates.
  • The Yes Men have a kickstarter for their new film, "The Yes Men are Revolting", which features WikiLeaks.
  • ASIO Director-General David Irvine made the following comments on WikiLeaks during an ABC RadioNational interview:
    • "If WikiLeaks or anyone else were conducting activities detrimental to the security of Australia, then it would be legitimate for us to inquire into them. Now, don’t ask me if I am inquiring into them, because we never comment on operational activities either to confirm that they’re taking place or to deny that they’re taking place. But I think from my answer you’ll understand."
  • An article in The Progressive Cynic discusses what the persecution of Julian Assange and Bradley Manning reveals about the United States.

Julian Assange News:
  • Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa stated that there is a "simple solution" to Julian Assange's situation, which is for a Swedish prosecutor to question him at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. President Correa further stated that this method is "perfectly legal" and has "happened on other occasions".
  • Herald Sun posted photos of supporters of Julian Assange being dragged away by police during a protest at the U.S. Consulate General in Melbourne.
  • CNN's Atika Shubert compared her recent interview with Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy to that of her attempted interview in 2010, where Mr Assange walked out after she insisted on questioning him about the sexual assault allegations, despite him stating beforehand he would not discuss them.