19 May 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 899 days.
 - Direct blockade currently on hold - will resume in 40 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 896 days. 
 - 334 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1091 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 442 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 976 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Freedom of the Press Foundation published a series of quotes from leading U.S. journalists about recent leak investigations are having a chilling effect on reporting and hurting the public's right-to-know.
  • Firedoglake held a Q&A session with James C. Goodale, Pentagon Papers lawyer and author of a new book, "Fighting for the Press", in which topics such as WikiLeaks and the U.S. war on whistleblowers were discussed.
  • Linda Pierson of the Support Assange and WikiLeaks Coalition wrote an article on the importance of defending Bradley Manning and Julian Assange.

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange was interviewed on Salvados about WikiLeaks, his situation, and surveillance (part 1, part 2). Mr Assange also revealed that he has documents from GCHQ, a British intelligence agency, which show correspondence regarding him and WikiLeaks.
  • The Scotland Yard has disclosed that so far £3.3 million has been spent on 24/7 surveillance of Julian Assange, and it is expected to reach £4.2 million at the one year mark, June 19.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Brigadier General Retired Robert Carr, who was put in charge of the "WikiLeaks War Room" in 2010, will be testifying at Bradley Manning's trial. 
  • Journalist Alexa O'Brien announced that her work covering Bradley Manning's case has been shortlisted for the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism.
  • An article in Counterpunch decries EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Amnesty for failing to recognize Bradley Manning as a political prisoner.
  • WISE Up published a round-up of Chase Madar's (author of "The Passion of Bradley Manning") trip around the UK, where he attended multiple events to speak on PFC Manning and WikiLeaks.
  • In protest of SF Pride reversing Bradley Manning's status as grand marshal, San Francisco LGBT activists declared PFC Manning as the People’s Grand Marshal.

Jeremy Hammond News:
  • A new webpage has been created dedicated to news about Jeremy Hammond's case and action to support him. 

WikiLeaks Party News:
  • The WikiLeaks Party announced their fundraising drive, which hopes to raise $700,000 in order to field 6 or 7 candidates around Australia.