10 May 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 890 days.
 - Direct blockade currently on hold - will resume in 49 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 887 days. 
 - 325 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1082 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 433 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 967 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • After losing a court case in Iceland's Supreme Court, Visa has opened donations to WikiLeaks after nearly 900 days of economic blockade. But donations will only remain open until July 1, at which point Visa will again terminate its contract without explanation.
  • WikiLeaks and Julian Assange were awarded the Global Exchange Human Rights Award last night, with Daniel Ellsberg accepting the award on their behalf. Mr Assange acceptance speech can be read here.
  • Alex Gibney, director of "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks", stated that critics of his documentary (which include WikiLeaks, Oliver Stone, and others) are "part of a propaganda machine".

Julian Assange News:
  • Cornel West interviewed Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy, discussing such topics as the surveillance state, the U.S. persecution of WikiLeaks, and Bradley Manning's upcoming trial.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network tweeted that Bradley Manning's trial will last from June 3 to August 23.