12 April 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 862 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 859 days. 
 - 297 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1054 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 405 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 939 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks' Kissinger Cables continue making headlines around the world.
    • Australia/Indonesia: Indonesia suggested an international intervention into East Timor just before their 1975 invasion, but Australia did not take up the suggestion
    • Ethiopia: Cables give insight into the origins of the Oromo Liberation Front and the continued strife they endure in Ethiopia
    • India: The U.S. felt that the public rage over the Emergency increased the assassination threat to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay
    • India: A flurry of mails were sent between U.S. missions in late 1973 after an offer to sell stolen uranium
    • India: During the Emergency, Sanjay Gandhi had reached out to the RSS, then a banned organisation, but was refused
    • India: The Hindu published comments from their readers reacting to the many revelations on India from the Kissinger Cables
    • Japan: The U.S. has never recognized Japan's claim of "sovereignty" over the Diaoyu Islands
  • The Nation published an in-depth piece entitled "USAID's Dubious Allies in Paraguay", which references WikiLeaks cables on Former President Fernando Lugo.
  • Two Syrian businessmen have denied involvement in managing the assets and money of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as was reported in a cable released by WikiLeaks.
  • A cable released by WikiLeaks shows that Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had a secret deal about the reinstatement of Chief Justice.
  • WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner appeared on The Real News to discuss revelations from WikiLeaks' Kissinger Cables and PlusD, as well as the latest in Bradley Manning's case.
  • Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman wrote an article on the Kissinger Cables and how they underline the world's debt to Bradley Manning.
  • Journalism professor Christian Christensen will give a lecture at Stockholm University on how WikiLeaks and Anonymous have filled the gap created due to the failure of mainstream media.

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange did a live telephone interview after the U.S. premiere of "Underground: The Julian Assange Story" at Filmfest DC. He commented that the film is "condensed or dramatized" at points, but otherwise "the sequence of events is correct". He also voiced confidence in his Senate run
  • Julian Assange's talk show "The World Tomorrow" was awarded the Silver World Medal in the documentary/information category at the New York Festivals Awards.
  • Swedish website Para§raf published an in-depth piece looking into the conduct of the complainants, police, prosecution, and lawyers in the Swedish case against Julian Assange.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul stated his belief that Bradley Manning deserves the Nobel Peace Prize more than President Obama, saying, "It's clear which individual has done more to promote peace". Ron Paul previously came out in support of WikiLeaks in 2010.
  • The LA Times editorial board published an article denouncing the severity of the current charges against Bradley Manning, specifically "aiding the enemy".
  • Investigative journalist Alexa O'Brien was interviewed on Media Channel where she discussed her work covering Bradley Manning's case.
  • Justin Mazzola of Amnesty International put out a statement about the organisation's observing of Bradley Manning's pretrial hearings. WikiLeaks has criticized Amnesty as well as Human Rights Watch for failing to label PFC Manning as a political prisoner.