4 June 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 915 days.
 - Direct blockade currently on hold - will resume in 24 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 912 days. 
 - 350 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison for 1107 days.  
- 2 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 458 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 992 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released 17,151 Stratfor emails on Cuba.
  • During a New Yorker interview, Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson commented on WikiLeaks: "Well, I don’t think that any government has a right to subvert the truth, or to cover up the truth, and all I see WikiLeaks doing is exposing the truth."

Bradley Manning Trial Coverage:
  • Today was the second day of Bradley Manning's trial. It is expected to last 12 weeks. The trial will resume tomorrow and then go into recess until Monday, as the trial is going quicker than expected and witnesses are not scheduled. Transcripts of all hearings are being released through the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
    • Adrian Lamo, the man who turned in PFC Manning, testified today. The defense questioned him regarding PFC Manning's motives and state of mind.
    • A military investigator testified that no signs of hatred of America were found on PFC Manning's laptop, but noted three "items of interest": digital slides, a video, and WikiLeaks contact details.
    • Prosecutors are using an Army intelligence report on WikiLeaks "threat" to argue that PFC Manning knew he would aid the enemy by leaking to them.
      • Emptywheel analysed the report (which is available on WikiLeaks), saying that if the above is true, then it's also proof that the DoD had an "INFOSEC problem that might lead to leaked information".
    • PFC Manning’s information training instructor testified that he had "never heard of the term WikiLeaks" until PFC Manning was arrested.
    • Yesterday, Nathan Fuller tweeted that "Truth" T-Shirts which have been worn by supporters of PFC Manning were banned from the courtroom.
  • More information on Bradley Manning's trial can be found at the following links: 

Other Bradley Manning News:
  • I Am Bradley Manning released a teaser video featuring numerous celebrities, including Russell Brand, Moby, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Oliver Stone, holding up "I Am Bradley Manning" signs and voicing their support for him.
  • With the start of Bradley Manning's trial, many articles and interviews have been published:
    • WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson appeared on RT to discuss the absurdity of the charges against PFC Manning  
    • Jeremy Scahill discussed PFC Manning's trial and the mainstream media's failure in covering his case
    • Ralph Nader appeared on Democracy Now! and said that PFC Manning's trial is "the war criminals prosecuting the innocents"
    • Laurence Tribe, the constitutional scholar who taught President Obama, came out against the "aiding the enemy" charge against PFC Manning
    • Ryan Gallagher wrote on 10 revelations from WikiLeaks documents that PFC Manning has admitted to leaking 
    • Marjorie Cohn wrote on PFC Manning's "legal duty to expose war crimes"
    • Gary Younge wrote that, if PFC Manning is an enemy of the state, "then so too is truth"
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network posted reports from worldwide rallies held for Bradley Manning June 1, which are continuing through this week.
  • Actor and author Mike Daisey released the audio of his monologue on Bradley Manning to mark the start of his trial.

Jeremy Hammond News:
  • Truthdig named Jeremy Hammond as their "Truthdigger of the Week" for "sacrificing himself for the benefit of public knowledge".