1 March 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 820 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 817  days. 
 - 255 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1012 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 363 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 897 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Revoluci√≥n published an in-depth interview with WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson, in which he discusses the current status of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, and Bradley Manning. The video is in English with Spanish subtitles.
  • Norwegian Journalist Eirik Vold interviewed Julian Assange about his life leading up to WikiLeaks, major WikiLeaks releases, their philosophy, the attacks they have faced, and plans for the future.
  • In a new document from EPIC Privacy's ongoing FOIA requests for information on the WikiLeaks investigation, the Department of Justice stated that the secret court documents in the case are "entirely appropriate".
  • WikiLeaks cables revealed that singers Beyonce, Usher, and Mariah Carey received $1 million each for performing at former Libyan dictator Gaddafi's family party. Because of the revelation, they all donated the money to charities.
  • The Rolling Stone published an article entitled, "The New Political Prisoners: Leakers, Hackers and Activists", which mentions alleged WikiLeaks sources Bradley Manning and Jeremy Hammond, as well as others who are facing prosecution for similar acts.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Today was the last day in Bradley Manning's most recent pretrial hearings.
    • Alexa O'Brien posted full transcript of PFC Manning's statement from yesterday, where he admitted to leaking documents to WikiLeaks and described how and why he did so.
    • Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network posted a summary from today's trial, including how the Government is attempting to block PFC Manning's defense from interviewing a classified witness.
    • The prosecution is still planning to call all 141 of its witnesses, despite PFC Manning's pleaing guilty to 10 of the 22 charges.
    • Multiple articles have come out comments on PFC Manning's statement that he attempted to go to Washington Post and The New York Times before sending the documents to WikiLeaks. Journalist Matt Ingram wrote how this showed the need for WikiLeaks, Washington Post's Eric Wemple looked into how to get a news tip to The New York Times, and The Nation's Greg Mitchell asked, "What would happen if they had responded?"
    • The Telegraph's Raf Sanchez analysed PFC Manning's decision to be tried by judge rather than jury.
    • Fairfax's Philip Dorling wrote on the entwined fates of PFC Manning and Julian Assange.
    • WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner appeared on both The Real News and Democracy Now! to discuss PFC Manning's plea and how it affects WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
    • AP reported how PFC Manning's admission to leaking the documents has energized his supporters.
  • The Young Turks looked at the threats which Bob Woodward received in relation to his publication of classified information, and compared it to what Bradley Manning has faced, including unlawful pretrial punishment and potential life imprisonment.