11 April 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 861 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 858 days. 
 - 296 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1053 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 404 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 938 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks' Kissinger Cables continue making headlines around the world.
    • Greece: Greek PM Karamanlis asked US ambassador if CIA sponsored coups of 1967 and 1973
    • Greece: The U.S. played a bridging role between the Greek military and politicians after the fall of the junta
    • Haiti: Haitian Consul Alexandre Paul made a push for The Bahamas to allow Haitians who entered the country to stay
    • India: Indira Gandhi said Sanjay was a "small fry" and wouldn't be prime minister or president
    • India: Bengal's power and irrigation minister Ghani Khan Choudhury awarded Kamal Nath company a very large contract in return of favors
    • Mexico: Cables reveal the murkier side of Luis Echeverría's presidency
    • Mexico: Former President Echeverria recommended that the U.S. establish better relations with Cuba
    • Mexico/Chile: The U.S. closely followed the relationship between Mexico and Chile in the 1970s
    • Palestine: Kissinger-era diplomats knew Arafat was a terrorist but overlooked it for the sake of winning the Cold War
    • Spain: The U.S. rigorously monitored Spanish communists
    • UK/U.S./Germany: The UK watered down U.S. whiskey and sold it to the Germans
    • U.S.: Henry Kissinger sent a love letter to Shirley Temple via a secret cable; Two months later Kissinger appointed Temple as Chief of Protocol of the U.S.
    • U.S.: A cable details a plot by Charles Mansion to kill President Ford and Emperor Hirohito
  • WikiLeaks sent out a thank you tweet to their technical team, research, team and contributors for their covert work on PlusD over the past year.
  • WikiLeaks cables show that Maldives was on the verge on bankruptcy in 2009.
  • WikiLeaks cables reveal the underside of the Ivorian Crisis.
  • You can now donate Bitcoins anonymously to WikiLeaks through the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
  • The WikiLeaks Party can now accept donations via credit card.
  • The U.S. State Department confirmed that NYT eXaminer's FOIA request on WikiLeaks, The New York Times, and Bradley Manning is completed and being shipped.

Julian Assange News:
  • Filmfest D.C. opens tonight with a screening of Underground: The Julian Assange Story followed by a live telephone interview with Julian Assange.
  • An article in SMH discusses how Julian Assange's Senate campaign can have its victories even if he loses if it causes the Australian Government to "to cease pretending this is just another case of an Aussie in a spot of bother overseas".

Bradley Manning News:
  • A military officer at Bradley Manning's hearing suggested that the press 'police' each other to prevent leaks, such as the audio recording of PFC Manning's testimony, from happening again.

Jeremy Hammond News: 
  • Free Hammond published a recap of Jeremy Hammond's status hearing yesterday.