15 May 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 895 days.
 - Direct blockade currently on hold - will resume in 44 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 892 days. 
 - 330 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1087 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 438 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 972 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released 10,236 Stratfor emails on Lithuania.
  • Journalist Chris Hedges appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss the Government monitoring of AP phones, and how it is part of the larger assault on free press, which includes the war on whistleblowers, the persecution of WikiLeaks, the NDAA, among other things.
  • Speaking via videolink at an University in Uruguay, Julian Assange discussed a cable in which U.S. diplomats describe how the destruction of Uruguay would have no effect on the U.S.
  • New Yorker launched Strongbox, a WikiLeaks-style leak submission system designed by Kevin Poulsen and the late Aaron Swartz.

Bradley Manning News:
  • June 1 through 8 will be a worldwide week of action in support of Bradley Manning.
  • A protest in support of Bradley Manning was held in front of the SF Pride office in response to SF Pride's rescindment of PFC Manning as grand marshal, followed by their refusal to discuss it until after their June parade. Photos of the event can be seen here and here.
  • An article at WikiLeaks Etc analyses David Leigh's statements given at a London panel on Bradley Manning, pointing out the falsities and misrepresentations of WikiLeaks and PFC Manning.

Jeremy Hammond News:
  • Jeremy Hammond is potentially facing life in prison, while other alleged members of LulzSec, who are being tried in the UK, are expected to be given much lighter sentences. Mr Hammond's next hearing is on May 17.