10/4/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 671 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 668 days. 
 - 108 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 865 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 215 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 751 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • Today is WikiLeaks' 6th birthday (launched 4 October 2006).
  • WikiLeaks released all emails (7,824) to and from the Syrian Ministry of Culture, as well as a separate set of emails "The Big Press Lie: the truth about Syria Civil War is undercovered". WikiLeaks has been releasing large batches of the Syria Files daily over the past few weeks, totaling over 202,000 emails.  
  • In response to a recent arrest of two London teenagers accused of smuggling cocaine out of Ghana, GhanaWeb published an analysis of WikiLeaks cables regarding the history of drugs and their usage in Ghana.
  • GreenLeft published an article entitled, "Why the warmongers fear WikiLeaks", which discusses many WikiLeaks' revelations which have helped provide a true picture of ongoing wars and conflicts.
  • A social media analysis of Australian news shows a huge spike after Philip Dorling's article "US calls Assange 'enemy of state'".
  • A video has been created of a sit-in at the U.S. Consulate in Melbourne which sought answers regarding the designation of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange as "enemies" of the U.S.

Julian Assange News:

  • Ecuador's Ambassador to Sweden Mario Guerrero Murgueytio wrote an article for the Swedish tabloid Expressen commenting on the hostile attitude toward Ecuador that has been prominent in Swedish media since Julian Assange sought asylum.
  • The new Australian film "Underground: The Julian Assange Story" will be screened at the BFI London Film Festival, October 11 at 9PM. 
  • Twitter user @Abuveliki analysed an anti-Assange smear campaign which has been taking place on Twitter in recent months.