23 May 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 903 days.
 - Direct blockade currently on hold - will resume in 36 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 900 days. 
 - 338 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1095 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 446 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 980 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released the full transcript of Alex Gibney's documentary "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks". The transcript is thoroughly annotated, noting the many errors in the film.
    • Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola reviewed the film, saying "there are multiple aspects of the film that happen to be misleading, disingenuous or seem to be the product of a director who has an axe to grind".
  • In an email released by WikiLeaks, Stratfor analysts say that now-CIA director John Brennan "is behind the witch hunts of investigative journalists".
  • Indian politician and BJP senior leader L. K. Advani said that he was impressed with The Hindu's reports on WikiLeaks cables and expressed concern over Julian Assange's confinement in the Ecuadorian Embassy.
  • The Young Turks reported on the latest attacks on free press in the U.S. and why journalists should defend WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
  • Plantir, the company which layed out a proposal to destroy WikiLeaks in 2011, has been given a $600K contract from the Australian Department of Defence.
  • Freedom of the Press Foundation was awarded the Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award. JP Barlow and Daniel Ellsberg accepted the award, with Mr Ellsberg accepting "in the name of Bradley Manning".