14 April 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 864 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 861 days. 
 - 299 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1056 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 407 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 941 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman did a podcast on WikiLeaks' Kissinger Cables and the ongoing case of Bradley Manning.
  • Cables show that the U.S. denied any possibility of a self-governed Spanish Sahara, siding with Morocco in order to thwart plans of independence.
  • Just days before Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi told U.S. President Richard Nixon that she didn't think he was supporting Pakistan.
  • In a State Department cable, then U.S. Ambassador to Peru John Hamilton described former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo as a "solitary leader" who did not easily delegate trust in others.
  • WikiLeaks cables show Bob Carr and Kim Beazley, Australian politicians who have downplayed the U.S. threat to Julian Assange, have a strong allegiance to the United States.
  • U.S. Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy condemned WikiLeaks' releases as "absolutely not" journalism, but stated that the reporting done on the releases qualifies as journalism. Contrarily, the prosecution in U.S. vs. Bradley Manning has stated that PFC Manning would be facing the same charges had he leaked to The New York Times instead of WikiLeaks.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Australia has been closely monitoring the prosecution of Bradley Manning and sending diplomats to monitor his proceedings. Their reports focus on mentions of Julian Assange, yet publicly Australian politicians have denounced the idea that Mr Assange is at risk of U.S. extradition.