29 April 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 879 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 876 days. 
 - 314 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1071 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 422 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 956 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Scoop published an article about economic censorship against WikiLeaks and the recent victory in Icelandic Supreme Court.
  • El Telegrafo analysed WikiLeaks' Kissinger Cables about Ecuador, noting how the U.S. was always comfortable with the military dictatorships of Guillermo Rodriguez Lara and other leaders.
  • A WikiLeaks cable discusses a hijacking incident at Dublin Airport in 1976, but there is little other information available on the supposed incident.
  • WikiLeaks cables show that Indian partners' private lobbying on foreign direct investment (FDI) is at variance with the public stand.

WikiLeaks Party News:
  • WikiLeaks Party National Councillor Cassie Findlay was interviewed on 2ser about the creation of the party and its policies.

Julian Assange News:
  • Truthdig will be publishing Chris Hedges' interview with Julian Assange on May 6.
  • La Presse interviewed Julian Assange about the Boston bombings and increased surveillance.
Bradley Manning News:
  • Kerry Lauerman hosted a conversation between Lt. Dan Choi and Sean Sala, who are both gay veterans,  about Bradley Manning and SF Pride's decision to rescind him as grand marshal.
  • Journalist Alexa O'Brien, who has been consistently covering Bradley Manning's hearings and creating transcripts, tweeted that Fort Meade is now only credentialing journalists "who are employed by accredited news organizations *for the purpose of editorial coverage*". She further stated that this means they don't want people doing transcripts and that there is no legal recourse to counter this.
  • Chase Madar, author of "The Passion of Bradley Manning", will be in the UK from May 6 to 14, where he will be giving a variety of talks, including at the Frontline Club and Bristol Festival of Ideas.