10 June 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 921 days.
 - Direct blockade currently on hold - will resume in 18 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 918 days. 
 - 356 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison for 1113 days.  
- 4 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 464 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 998 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • An internal AP memo states that Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden should be referred to "leakers" instead of "whistleblowers", explaining that "whether the actions exposed by Snowden and Manning constitute wrongdoing is hotly contested". In 2010, WikiLeaks faced a similar fate, in which news organizations who had been using "whistleblowing" to describe the organization begin opting for different terms.

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange was interviewed on ABC News in which he discussed Bradley Manning's trial, Edward Snowden, and his political run.
  • Julian Assange and EFF's John Perry Barlow appeared on Sky News to discuss Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning's trial, and other related issues. 
    • JP Barlow also posted a picture of him and Mr Assange, as well as a quote from Mr Assange: "Every day I can live by my principles is a day spent at liberty."
  • Julian Assange will be on CNN's AC360 tonight at 8PM and 10PM ET. A preview of the interview, in which Mr Assange discusses Edward Snowden, is currently available.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Today was the fourth day of Bradley Manning's trial. It is expected to last until late August. Transcripts of all hearings are being released through the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
    • PFC Manning's lawyers argued against the illegal software charges.
    • A forensics expert testified that PFC Manning started searching 'WikiLeaks' on 1 December 2009 and that he at least once reached the Army's 2008 counterintelligence report on the organization.
    • A fellow analyst of PFC Manning's testified that mIRC and some other programs, while not explicitly allowed, were not prohibited.
    • Army CID Special Agent Mark Mander testified regarding WikiLeaks' tweets and "most wanted" list, but had know knowledge regarding Google cache and Archive.org, where he accessed some of this information.
    • Testimony from Ft. Meade's Sheila Glenn showed that Army Counterintelligence could not confirm that U.S. enemies used WikiLeaks.
    • PFC Manning's lawyer David Coombs supported the presence of the crowd-funded stenographer at the trial.
    • More coverage at the following links:
  • With the recent news of Edward Snowden and the PRISM revelations, many articles have come out drawing comparisons between him and Bradley Manning:
    • An article in The Washington Post discusses the possibility that the poor treatment of Bradley Manning may assist Edward Snowden's case for asylum, should he chose to seek it.
    • The Rancid Honeytrap published a blog about Edward Snowden's comments on Bradley Manning, saying that, contrary to Mr Snowden's comments, PFC Manning did carefully choose the documents he has admitted to leaking.
    • Daniel Ellsberg wrote an article on Edward Snowden, drawing comparisons to himself and Bradley Manning. 
    • Voice of Russia held a short discussion between Professor John Gearson and Andy Worthington about Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden, intelligence, and whistleblowing.
  • Chris Hedges wrote an article on Bradley Manning's trial, describing it as "judicial lynching".
  • San Francisco Pride put out a statement saying that Bradley Manning will not be honored at this years Pride Parade. PFC Manning had originally been announced as a grand marshal, but was rescinded shortly after, a move which led supporters of PFC Manning to protest SF Pride.
  • Brian Penny, responsible for a 2011 leak of Bank of America emails, wrote an op-ed in the Huffington Post entitled "I Am Bradley Manning".

WikiLeaks Party News: