7 May 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 887 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 884 days. 
 - 322 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1079 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 430 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 964 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released 45,985 Stratfor emails on Ukraine.
  • Niti Central has a page dedicated to revelations about India from WikiLeaks cables researched by Sachin Dixit.
  • WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson will give the keynote presentation at the Fighting for Transparency conference held at the University of Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland on May 24.
  • The Support Assange & WikiLeaks Coalition will hold a fundraising trivia night for WikiLeaks, June 29 at the Gaelic Club in Surry Hills. The event will also be livestreamed and interactive online.

 WikiLeaks Party News:
  • The WikiLeaks Party published its first news update, which discusses fundraising, an update from campaign director Greg Barns, recent polling, volunteers, and frequently asked questions. 

Julian Assange News:
  • CBC Radio program As It Happens interviewed Chris Hedges about his recent visit with Julian Assange. Mr Hedges wrote a long article on WikiLeaks, Mr Assange, and Bradley Manning for Truthdig.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Bradley Manning had a short pretrial hearing today in which two rulings were given: one accepting the Government's request to have alleged Navy SEAL "John Doe" testify in a completely closed hearing, and the other allowing classified testimony of three others.
    • Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola wrote about the secret pretrial hearing to be held tomorrow and how it is a preview of the immense secrecy to come during his trial.
  • A few people have tweeted about receiving subpoenas to testify during Bradley Manning's trial, including Zinnia Jones and Col. Morris Davis. Ms Jones posted her subpoena (referred to Zachary Antolak in the document) which shows that PFC Manning's trial is expected to last 12 to 16 weeks and include over 150 witnesses.
  • Jesselyn Radack of the Government Accountability Project appeared on RT to discuss the unprecedented secrecy in Bradley Manning's trial.
  • Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood wore a photo of Bradley Manning at the Met Gala, but was cut-off by Vogue while explaining her support for the alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower.
  • Dale Cooper wrote an op-ed on the coming out of NBA player Jason Collins and the controversy over SF Pride rescinding Bradley Manning as grand marshal. He discusses his belief that PFC Manning's story should have received just as much media coverage as Mr Collins.
  • A letter from LGBT leaders supporting Bradley Manning as SF Pride grand marshal was published as a full-page ad in SF Bay Area Reporter.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network issued a news update covering the secrecy in Bradley Manning's trial, Julian Assange's interview with Medea Benjamin on Bradley Manning, and LGBT leaders supporting PFC Manning as SF Pride grand marshal.