5 April 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 855 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 852 days. 
 - 290 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1047 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 398 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 932 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks posted a teaser for "Special Project K" which state that it concerns "the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Central and South East Asia, Europe and the Pacific, with special focus on Israel, Russia, India, Japan, South Africa, France and Francophone Africa". The press conference will be held April 8 at 9AM, Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, Washington DC.
  • Today marks the third anniversary since WikiLeaks released "Collateral Murder". Multiple websites published reports to mark the anniversary.
    • RT interviewed WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson who demanded justice for the "Collateral Murder" victims and discussed how WikiLeaks contributed to the end of the Iraq War.
    • RT interviewed Ethan McCord, the U.S. soldier seen saving children on the ground in "Collateral Murder". He discusses the video as well as the serious PTSD he experienced afterward.
    • WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner appeared on The Real News to discuss the anniversary of "Collateral Murder" and Bradley Manning.
    • The Nation's Greg Mitchell posted two excerpts from his book "The Age of WikiLeaks": one on the aftermath of the release of "Collateral Murder", and one on Ethan McCord.
  • A WikiLeaks cable from 2006 reveals how the U.S. Embassy planned to destabilize the government of Hugo Chavez.
  • WikiLeaks tweeted comments on the ICIJ's "Offshore Leaks":
    • We love ICIJ's "Offshore Leaks". But we don't love that nearly every document in it is being withheld from the public permanently. It is ok to staggar release to get greater impact, but ICIJ needs to publish a release schedule--if they don't, we will.

Julian Assange News:
  • Sam Castro of the WikiLeaks Australian Citizens Alliance was interviewed on Voice of Russia where she discussed how the Swedish case against Julian Assange is falling apart.
  • A new book on Julian Assange's case has been released entitled, "Assange in Sweden: The Police Investigation".

Bradley Manning News:
  • A panel event with Icelandic MP Birgitta Jonsdottir, journalist Kevin Gosztola, researcher Alexa O'Brien, FAIR's Peter Hart, and radio host Sam Seder will be live-streamed at 8PM ET tonight.