14 May 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 894 days.
 - Direct blockade currently on hold - will resume in 45 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 891 days. 
 - 329 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1086 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 437 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 971 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released 8,824 Stratfor emails on Latvia.
  • WikiLeaks cables reveal that the U.S. State Department lobbied across the globe on behalf of Monsanto. The full report by Food & Water Watch can be read here.
  • WikiLeaks cables show how both major Australian political parties were guided by their alliance with the U.S. in regards to their stance on the Iraq War.
  • A WikiLeaks cable reveals that the Indira Government in Indian charged two Americans under the Official Secrets Act.
  • Pentagon Papers lawyer James Goodale spoke about the importance of standing up for WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. He stated he is confident that the WikiLeaks grand jury has indicted Mr Assange in secret.
  • An article in Pando Daily discusses WikiLeaks, Bitcons, 3D Printers, and PGP, and how these all are subject to the U.S. Government's "battle against information".
  • With yesterday's news that the U.S. Department of Justice secretly collected two months of telephone records from AP reporters as part of a leak investigation, journalists have been writing about the importance of leaks and whistleblowers, including CNN's Jake Tapper and NYT's Margaret Sullivan.

Julian Assange News:
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Julian Assange in DreamWorks' WikiLeaks film, explained that Mr Assange refused to meet him as he did not want to condone a film that may be negative and erroneous. Mr Cumberbatch described Mr Assange as "profoundly gifted" and someone who "should be celebrated".
  • The Huffington Post issued a correction on their article about Alex Gibney's film "We Steal Secrets". The original article said Julian Assange asked Mr Gibney for $1M for an interview, when in fact Mr Gibney only said that was the market rate for an interview with Mr Assange.