22 April 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 872 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 869 days. 
 - 307 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1064 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 415 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 949 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released the full audio recording of the secret 2011 meeting between Julian Assange and Google's Eric Schmidt. The transcript was released three days ago.
  • El Telegrafo published an in-depth piece analysing the relationship between the U.S. and Ecuador in the 1970s through the use of WikiLeaks' Kissinger Cables.
  • An article in Ricochet analyses the U.S. connection to Yasser Arafat, who played a central role in America's strategic approach to the Middle East in the 1970s.
  • A new poll conducted by UMR Research shows that 26% of voters said they were likely to vote for Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks Party. Likely voter percentage per state is as follows: New South Wales - 36%; Victoria - 23%; Queensland - 22%; Western Australia 18%.
  • Lawyer Jacques Nazaire of Prenda Law (a firm often identified with copyright trolling) wrote the following in a statement:
    • "The EFF is a left-wing organization which has some of the same goals as the anti-government group 'Anonymous' as well as the terrorist group 'Wikileaks'."

Julian Assange News:
  • RT interviewed Julian Assange about his current situation in the Embassy and his upcoming Senate run. They also spoke to a policeman outside who joked about Mr Assange sneaking out in an ostrich costume, but then expressed sympathy for his situation.