10 January 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 770 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 767  days. 
 - 205 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 962 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 313 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 847 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • The New York Times reports that military prosecutors will be introducing new evidence in Bradley Manning's case, including that Osama bin Laden requested and received some State Department cables allegedly leaked by PFC Manning from an al-Qaeda member. Also, the prosecutors plan on presenting chat logs which show Julian Assange and Bradley Manning "laughing" together about a March 2010 New York Times article; although the logs themselves are stated to be from earlier, in February 2010. 
  • Politico's Josh Gerstein noted the U.S. Government's flipflop on WikiLeaks: saying it wasn't journalism in 2010, and now saying that they would treat WikiLeaks and The New York Times the same way.
  • Icelandic MP and former WikiLeaks volunteer Birgitta Jónsdóttir tweeted that she will "risk it" and go to the U.S. in order to bring more attention to "Collateral Murder".
  • An article in Paid Content discusses why WikiLeaks is important and why The New York Times should be defending it.
  • Alicia Vikander, actress in DreamWorks' upcoming WikiLeaks movie, says that she hopes the film will "start a lot of discussion".
  • Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales commented that Wikipedia used $28 million last year on tech services, servers, and outreach, which is an interesting comparison to make to the $1 million WikiLeaks states it needs for operation through 2013.
  • Hacktivists are petitioning the White House to make DDoS attacks a legal form of protest. One DDoS attack described in the article is the 2010 protest against PayPal for having cut off donations to WikiLeaks.

 Julian Assange News:
  • In response to the planned protests against Julian Assange's Oxford Union appearance, Justice for Assange put out a statement correcting the falsities being used as justification for their protest. A flyer has been created containing facts about the Swedish investigation and his asylum, which is to be handed out during the protests.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Glenn Greenwald wrote an article asking why Bob Woodward or his sources are not being tried like Bradley Manning, as Osama bin Laden read Mr Woodward's books. PFC Manning is facing an "aiding the enemy" charge over claims that bin Laden read WikiLeaks cables.
  • Huffington Post published an article about the troubling questions Bradley Manning's case raises for journalists, specifically surrounding the "aiding the enemy" charge.
  • Former State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley stated that the "court has kind of affirmed my instincts", regarding the recent ruling that Bradley Manning's treatment was illegal. In 2011, Mr Crowley resigned after stating PFC Manning's treatment was, "ridiculous, counterproductive and stupid".
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network published an article covering yesterday's hearing in PFC Manning's case. 
  • Arun Rath tweeted new pretrial hearing dates for Bradley Manning: February 27 to March 3 - speedy trial hearing, May 21 to 24 - classified information handling hearing, and June 3 for trial start date.