10/8/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 675 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 672 days. 
 - 112 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 869 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 219 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 755 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • WikiLeaks released all emails (2,044) to and from the Syrian Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor and all emails (618) to and from the Industrial Research and Testing Center. WikiLeaks has been releasing large batches of the Syria Files daily over the past few weeks, totaling over 213,000 emails. 
  • GetUp! director Sam Mclean discussed Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's comment that WikiLeaks acted "illegally" and the possibility of her being sued for defamation. For further information, visit GetUp!'s webpage for the campaign.
  • Both Julian Assange/WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning have a $13 chance with online bookmaker tomwaterhouse.com to be awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
  • The authors of "Pendulum", a book about historical patterns, discussed how the designation of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange as an "enemy" indicates a worrisome bigger picture, one of a "greater cultural attitude of exclusion and fear of that which is perceived as different".
  • WikiLeaks media partner Bivol.bg received the official denial from CRIM regarding a public hearing on the alleged criminal past of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov which was revealed in WikiLeaks cables. 
  • Journalist Antony Loewenstein posted video and notes from the speech he gave in Sydney in support of WikiLeaks and against the War in Afghanistan.

Julian Assange News:

  • Julian Assange's bail sureties were ordered to pay £93,500 for Mr Assange's decision to skip bail in order to seek asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy. (Full decision (PDF)) The judge called the sureties "admirable" for acting on their beliefs and principles. WikiLeaks tweeted to "help replace lost funds", linking to the Justice for Assange donation page.
  • Julian Assange authored a new book "Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet", along with Jacob Applebaum, Andy Müller-Maguhn, and Jérémie Zimmermann. The book is currently available for pre-order and will ship in late November.
  • According to Network Ten, Julian Assange confirmed that he will be running for Australian Senate in New South Wales against Foreign Minister Bob Carr.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Nicholson Baker discussed four new protest songs he wrote including "Whistleblower" which was inspired by Bradley Manning.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network issued a news update about the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize decision, protest songs, and commentary on media coverage.