18 March 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 837 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 834 days. 
 - 272 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1029 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 380 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 914 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released 27,181 Stratfor emails on Portugal.
  • WikiLeaks cables show how the U.S. and others tried to spin the 2007 National Intelligence Estimate which found that Iran did not have a nuclear weapons program.
  • Today marks 10 years since the U.S. first invaded Iraq.
    • Back in 2011, Glenn Greenwald wrote on how a WikiLeaks cable likely helped end the Iraq War. The cable showed an incident in which U.S. troops executed at least 10 Iraqi civilians, then called in an airstrike to cover it up.
    • Marking the anniversary, Greg Mitchell published an excerpt from his book "The Age of WikiLeaks"on the Iraq War Logs.
    • WikiLeaks' Iraq War Logs, released in October 2010, were used to map all deaths which occurred during the war.
  • Gordon Crovitz at Wall Street Journal wrote an article entitled "Aiding the Enemy Isn't Journalism" in which he questioned why Julian Assange wasn't also facing similar changes as Bradley Manning. The article immediately came under heavy scrutiny:
  • WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner appeared on Law and Disorder Radio to discuss updates in Bradley Manning's case, Bill Keller's heavily criticized op-ed on WikiLeaks, and the Iraq War anniversary.
  • AP's Matthew Lee was interviewed by RT where he discusses government intimidation of journalists and the war on whistleblowers. Lee is known for pressing State Department officials during press conferences, and has done so on questions regarding Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.
  • Beat the Blockade is asking WikiLeaks supporters to donate $5 to WikiLeaks on April 5, the 3rd anniversary of the release of "Collateral Murder".

Julian Assange News:
  • The first special theatrical screening of "Underground: The Julian Assange Story" sold out in Melbourne. These screenings, featuring Q&A panels and exclusive content, will continue across Australia for the next month.

Bradley Manning News:
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network posted some of the best media coverage of Bradley Manning's statement and the leaked audio recording of it.