9 April 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 859 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 856 days. 
 - 294 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1051 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 402 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 936 days.

WikiLeaks News - PlusD:
  • WikiLeaks' Kissinger Cables continue making headlines around the world.
    • Australia: "Impulsive" Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was a trusted U.S. ally
    • Brazil: During the Brazilian dictatorship, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration conducted unlawful arrests, deportations, torture, and also participated in Operation Condor
    • Chile: The Vatican and the U.S. collaborated in the coup against President Salvador Allende 
    • Guatemala: Guatemala's purchase of C-47 aircraft was to "stimulate economic development" by assisting oil companies
    • India: Maruti Heavy Vehicles and Maruti Technical Services sought help from the US diplomatic channels to enter into aviation business  
    • India: AK Antony was "one of the only" leaders who "flatly criticised" Sanjay Gandhi
    • India: Indian Express published an article covering multiple revelations on the Gandhi family
    • India/Pakistan: Indira Gandhi offered to share nuclear technology with Pakistan
    • Malaysia: 'Chauvinist' Dr Mahathir Mohamad was disliked by the non-Malay community
    • Mexico: Former Preisdent Luis Echeverría planned to kill President José López Portillo
    • Philippines: U.S. officials were disgusted by the ostentatious display of wealth by former President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos which included a 'military drag show'
    • Spain: Spanish dictator Francisco Franco offered land to the U.S. to build military bases, in case that World War III broke out
    • Spain: King Juan Carlos was a major informant for the U.S.
    • Sweden/India: Henry Kissinger stopped sale of Viggen planes to India, skeptical of Swedish control of arms
  • Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola has also been live-blogging the revelations from the Kissinger Cables. You can read Day 1 and Day 2.

WikiLeaks News - Other:
  • WikiLeaks and Julian Assange have been awarded Global Exchange's 2013 Human Rights People’s Choice Award.
  • A WikiLeaks cable confirms the presence of U.S. nuclear arms in Belgium.
  • WikiLeaks cables show that Maldives signed several agreements with Israel in 2009, planning to renew ties with them.
  • ABC RadioNational interviewed WACA's Sam Castro about the WikiLeaks Party's recent announcement that they plan on fielding Senate candidates in three states: Victoria, New South Wales, and Western Australia.
  • With the release of the Kissinger Cables and PlusD, ex-WikiLeaks intern James Ball wrote a column questioning whether we need WikiLeaks anymore, comparing these releases to the Offshore Leaks. Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola wrote a response to this column, rebutting many of Mr Ball's arguments and showing the continued significance of WikiLeaks.
  • Journalist Rajesh Kalra, who spent some time with Julian Assange while he was under house arrest, wrote on whether or not WikiLeaks will continue to survive, as it continues to face many obstacles, including the banking blockade, Mr Assange's asylum, and threats from embarassed governments.

Julian Assange News:
  • Australian journalist Mungo McCullum spoke about Swedish Supreme Court Justice Stefan Lindskog's recent visit to Adelaide to discuss Julian Assange's case, commenting on the continued threat Mr Assange faces from the U.S.