24 July 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 961 days. 
 - 399 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without sentencing for 1155 days.  
- 20 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without sentencing for 506 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1040 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Updates continue on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's situation:
    • The House defeated a bill, 217-to-205, which could have blocked NSA phone record collection.
    • A polls Washington Post shows that, while most people think the NSA is violating people's privacy rights, they want Edward Snowden charged with a crime.
    • Despite conflicting media reports, Edward Snowden's asylum application is still under review. His lawyer says Mr Snowden plans to settle down in Russia.
    • Geoffrey Robertson, lawyer for Julian Assange, wrote on why Edward Snowden's fear of flying is justified.
  • Professor Hugh Gusterson wrote on the difference between "strict military secrets" and "public secrets", the latter pertaining to disclosures by WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden.
  • Tim Knight, author of HuffPost Canada's "Watching the Watchdog" blog, wrote on why Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, and Edward Snowden deserve the Nobel Peace Prize.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Chase Madar wrote on how Bradley Manning's trial will decide the future of American media.
  • In an interview with San Francisco Chronicle, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg discusses his "21st century counterpart" Bradley Manning, as well as NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
  • An article in Salon discusses how Bradley Manning was tortured for his gender identity.

WikiLeaks Party News:
  • The WikiLeaks Party is having its official launch today where six Senate candidates will be announced. Julian Assange will be speaking to the press via Skype about the Party's policies.
  • Julian Assange wrote an article for The Australian on the WikiLeaks Party, its core values, and its planned actions. (no paywall link)
  • The Official WikiLeaks Store now has WikiLeaks Party buttons for sale.