5 March 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 824 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 821  days. 
 - 259 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1016 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 367 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 901 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a battle with cancer. There are nearly 6,000 diplomatic cables and over 17,000 Stratfor emails which mention President Chavez. There are also documents which mention his replacement, Nicolas Maduro: 310 cables and 1,700 emails.
  • WikiLeaks released 93,799 emails on Egypt from Stratfor.
  • In an interview with Fairfax' Philip Dorling, Julian Assange stated that WikiLeaks has unreleased secrets about the U.S., but that they will not release them until after the court martial of alleged source Bradley Manning.
    • WikiLeaks commented on this article: "WikiLeaks does not confirm or deny sourcing even if alleged sources make admissions. This is because, if true, the admissions are forced. Today's article in the SMH elides qualifiers. Possible imputations about Mr. Manning were never stated."
    • Jesselyn Radack of the Government Accountability Project appeared on RT America to discuss this latest information.
  • The self-immolation of Plamen Goranov is being seen as a symbol of new protests in Bulgaria. Major protests have broken out in the country after revelations about corruption in the country, including those released by WikiLeaks and its Bulgarian media partner Bivol
  • Metahaven published an article on the design history of the WikiLeaks logo.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Journalist Glenn Greenwald appeared on Democracy Now! where he discussed how the prosecutorial overreach in Bradley Manning's case could turn all whistleblowing into treason.
  • Al Jazeera's Inside Story Americas discussed Bradley Manning's plea statement in which he admitted to passing information to WikiLeaks and gave his motives. AJE talked with former U.S. DoD spokesman J.D. Gordon, followed by a panel discussion with author Chase Madar, whistleblower Jesselyn Radack, and Afghan War veteran Joe Glenton.