25 May 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 905 days.
 - Direct blockade currently on hold - will resume in 34 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 902 days. 
 - 340 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1097 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 448 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 982 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • Controversy over Alex Gibney's film "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks" continues after WikiLeaks published a full, annotated transcript a few days ago.
    • Justice for Assange made a detailed list of 10 talking points about the film, pulling information from WikiLeaks' annotated transcript.
    • Alexa O'Brien, who has been extensively covering Bradley Manning's case and other aspects of WikiLeaks, wrote a review of the film, saying, "Gibney's exercise discovers nothing, and reveals nothing. His tabloid motion graphic is a regurgitation of stock footage, unsubstantiated innuendo, and unexamined allegation".
  • Kissinger Cables released by WikiLeaks reveal the U.S. role in the Bhopal disaster.
  • An article in The New York Times discusses multiple U.S. leak inquiries and how many people are being affected by the Obama Administration's investigations into disclosures of government secrets.

Bradley Manning News:
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network issued a press release about the June 1 mass rally in support of Bradley Manning at Fort Meade. Daniel Ellsberg, Birgitta Jonsdottir, Ethan McCord, Col. Ann Wright (Ret.), Lt. Dan Choi, and Sarah Shourd will be speaking at the rally.
  • Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss the continued fight for transparency in Bradley Manning's case; a battle which is now headed to civilian court. 
  • San Francisco Pride has reversed its decision to postpone meetings about Bradley Manning until after the June parade, and will be holding on on May 31, 6:30pm, at the Metropolitan Community Church.
    • A week ago, the San Francisco Veteran’s Group  voted "No Confidence" in the SF Pride Board over its handling of Bradley Manning's nomination as grand marshal.

WikiLeaks Party News:
  • The Canberra Times published an in-depth article looking at the WikiLeaks Party and its 10 national council members.