13 March 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 832 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 829  days. 
 - 267 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1024 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 375 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 909 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • In light of the election of Pope Francis, WikiLeaks linked to their releases which mention him: 8 U.S. diplomatic cables and 25 Stratfor emails.
  • WikiLeaks cables show how the U.S. and Vatican are still hostile toward Liberation Theology, a philosophy which gives "preferential treatment for the poor" and supports social justice movements for workers, peasants, and indigenous peoples.
  • A new report published by Citzen Lab shows that 25 countries are using Gamma's surveillance Trojan "FinSpy". FinSpy's spying capabilities, including recording Skype conversations and emails, are detailed in WikiLeaks' Spy Files.
  • An article in ARS Technica looked at the many WikiLeaks copycat websites that popped up over the past couple years, most of which ultimately failed. WikiLeaks' Bulgarian media partner Bivol is one of the few that has managed to be successful.

Julian Assange News:
  • Ecuador is continuing to seek diplomatic agreements against Julian Assange's extradition to a third country. Ecuador FM Ricardo Patino states that he is optimistic about Mr Assange's future, and Dr Fander Falconi, Ecuador's Secretary of State for Planning and Development, said Mr Assange continues to be in good health and spirits.
  • The play "Assassinate Assange" will be performed in Berlin on March 23, followed by a panel discussion with Jennifer Robinson, Jacob Appelbaum, and Joseph Farrell.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Video and photos of a rally for Bradley Manning in Kabul, Afghanistan have been uploaded. The protesters held banners with slogans such as, "Bradley Manning, you are a hero of suffering Afghans!" and "When Bradley is stripped, America is exposed".
  • A new petition has been started on We The People calling for Bradley Manning's trial to be broadcast on CSPAN.
  • Trevor Timm of the Freedom of the Press Foundation appeared on The Young Turks to discuss the leaked audio of Bradley Manning reading his statement, commenting on how PFC Manning's trial has been one of the most secret in the modern era.
  • The leaked audio of Bradley Manning's statement has been covered by major news outlets around the world, although The New York Times is strangely absent.