13 August 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 981 days. 
 - 421 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without sentencing for 1175 days.  
- 33 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without sentencing for 527 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1060 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released 29,519 Stratfor emails on South Africa, including 425 sensitive and 25 very sensitive emails.
  • The Pentagon will make the Guantanamo Detainee Assessments released by WikiLeaks available to lawyers. However, the US Government refuses to confirm the authenticity of said documents.
  • Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald, Alexa O'Brien, and Professor Robert Manne will be speaking at an event entitled "The War On Whistleblowers and their Publishers: Manning, Snowden and Assange" at Sydney Opera House, September 16. 
  • Julian Assange and Scott Ludlam will be speaking on Edward Snowden, NSA, and surveillance at University of Western Australia, August 29. 

Bradley Manning News:
  • Today was the thirty-third day of Bradley Manning's trial. It is currently in the sentencing phase, which may last until the end of August. Transcripts of all hearings are available through the Freedom of the Press Foundation. 
    • Testimony from Paul Adkins, the highest ranking military officer in the intelligence facility where PFC Manning worked, showed that his unit kept PFC Manning as an analyst despite being aware of signs of his deteriorating mental health.
    • Tomorrow, Bradley Manning and members of his family will be testifying.

WikiLeaks Party News:
  • The WikiLeaks Party is looking into creating a "supporter class" for its backers outside of Australia.
  • Nomura geopolitical guru Alistair Newton commented that it would not be surprising should Victoria candidate Julian Assange secure a Senate seat.
  • The official WikiLeaks Party Store now accepts Bitcoin.