15 January 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 775 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 772  days. 
 - 210 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 967 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 318 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 852 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • An article in Alternet discusses how the deadly prosecution of Aaron Swartz represents the Obama Administration's "extreme security-state tendencies" in its persecution of information activists. The cases of whistleblowers John Kiriakou and Bradley Manning are discussed, as well as the unprecedented investigation into WikiLeaks.
  • In August of last year, Aaron Swartz appeared on RT to discuss the TrapWire mass surveillance system, which was revealed through Stratfor emails release by WikiLeaks.
  • Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola wrote about the many people urging for the pardoning of CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, including Ralph Nader, Dan Froomkin, and Col. Morris Davis.

Julian Assange News:
  • Ecuador Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño stated that he is confident Julian Assange will be free. He noted that February and March will be important times in his case, as well as in Bradley Manning's.
  • Cryptome pieced together Julian Assange's "International Subversive Vol. 1", written in 1991. Although Cryptome noted they are unable to confirm the accuracy.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Bradley Manning will be back in court tomorrow and Thursday for pretrial hearings. The defense will conclude their speedy trial motion, while the judge will rule on motions regarding PFC Manning's motives and over-classification.
  • Singer and activist Graham Nash wrote an op-ed in the Huffington Post about the pretrial punishment of Bradley Manning.