22 May 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 902 days.
 - Direct blockade currently on hold - will resume in 37 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 899 days. 
 - 337 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1094 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 445 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 979 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • The Center for Constitutional Rights has filed a lawsuit with a federal district court in Baltimore in regards to the secrecy surrounding Bradley Manning's court martial. They previously filed a lawsuit with a military court, but were turned down. The other plaintiffs signed onto the lawsuit are Julian Assange, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, Kevin Gosztola, and Chase Madar.
  • In an interview with Antony Loewenstein, journalist Jeremy Scahill discussed the importance of WikiLeaks' revelations to his research on U.S. covert and overt operations.
  • Whistleblowers Jesselyn Radack and Thomas Drake have expressed criticism over Alex Gibney's documentary, "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks". Mr Drake was interviewed twice for the film, but the footage was not included.

Julian Assange News:
  • A discussion panel on Julian Assange will be held tonight at La Trobe University in Melbourne, 5:30PM. The panelists are Greg Barns, Julian Burnside, and Robert Manne, with Mary Kostakidis chairing. The event will be livestreamed on La Trobe's website.
  • Elisabeth Massi Fritz, a lawyer for one of Julian Assange's accusers, has called on Sweden to put "pressure on Ecuador to get Assange handed over to Sweden".

Bradley Manning News:
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has organized a "thunderclap", a mass posting of messages, in support of Bradley Manning for June 3, the start of his trial. You can sign up here, and Thunderclap will auto-post a message on Twitter or Facebook at the appropriate time.
  • Yesterday's ruling from Bradley Manning's hearing has been published by Alexa O'Brien.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has a survey regarding possible future projects.
  • Alexa O'Brien has updated her searchable database of all available legal filings, court rulings, and transcripts from Bradley Manning's case.

WikiLeaks Party News:
  • The WikiLeaks Party is closer to registering, with the Australian Electoral Commission having published its constitution and opening up the party's official registration for public comment.