27 April 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 877 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 874 days. 
 - 312 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1069 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 420 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 954 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Ecuadorian newspaper El Tel├ęgrafo posted an article looking at the social media reactions to the recent revelations from WikiLeaks' Kissinger Cables.

Julian Assange News:
  • Constitutional Law Professor Anne Twomey wrote an article comparing Julian Assange's Senate run to that of Earl Grey, who was the first person "to be elected to an Australian Parliament while living in London".
Bradley Manning News:
  • Short after yesterday's announcement that Bradley Manning would be a grand marshal in San Francisco's Pride parade, SFPride's Lisa Williams issued a statement saying that the choice of PFC Manning had been a "mistake" and rescinded the decision. The revocation of Bradley Manning as grand marshal quickly drew widespread criticism:
    • Glenn Greenwald and Kevin Gosztola both authored articles denouncing the decision, commenting on the corporate and military connections to SFPride
    • WikiLeaks condemned the decision and compared it to multiple other times where PFC Manning, WikiLeaks, or Julian Assange have won popular vote, but then had the decision challenged
    • Peter Tatchell and veteran SFPride grand marshal Susie Bright issued statements commenting on PFC Manning's heroism and their disgust at the revocation of his grand marshal status