13 April 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 863 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 860 days. 
 - 298 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1055 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 406 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 940 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks' Kissinger Cables continue making headlines around the world.
    • Australia: The Age published a piece looking at the large flow of information in the 1970s, compared to the present day
    • Australia: With cables showing the amount of information Bob Hawke revealed to the U.S. Government, News.com.au put out an article asking, "at what point does a person become a spy?"
    • India: The U.S. Government lobbied hard for Union Carbide to extend its footprints in Inida, a decade before the Bhopal distater
    • India: A cable states that India's Pokhran nuclear test contaminated the ground water of the desert area
    • India: The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi planned to make no comment in regards to the 1975 Hindustan Times article "CIA coached Indians on intelligence"  
    • India: Sanjay Gandhi was shot at thrice by an unknown assailant during the Emergency 
    • India: An article in Sify News gives an overview of some of the major revelations about India from the Kissinger Cables
    • Mexico: Despite being a U.S. informant, former Mexican President Luis Echeverría was still viewed with suspicion by the U.S.
    • Mexico/Venezuela: Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon asked for U.S. help to combat the growing influence of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez"
  • WikiLeaks cables show that former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's claims about the U.S. meddling in his administration may have been correct.
  • The Obama Administration is becoming divided over whistleblowers, with the White House siding with the Pentagon and intelligence community against whistleblower advocates including "some of the largest federal employee unions, and a bipartisan contingent in Congress".
  • In an ongoing legal battle by EPIC Privacy for information regarding the surveillance of WikiLeaks associates, the Department of Justice has ruled that there is no need for the judge to conduct independent review of secret records.

Julian Assange News:
  • Assange in Sweden published an English translation of yesterday's Para§raf article on Julian Assange's case.