22 August 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 990 days. 
 - 430 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1184 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without sentencing for 536 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1069 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released 3,729 Stratfor emails on Liberia, including 29 sensitive emails.
  • Neil MacBride, US District Attorney who headed the WikiLeaks Grand Jury and the charges against NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, has resigned for unstated reasons.

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange did a Q&A at RMIT University in Melbourne, covering a diverse range of topics from politics to Lady Gaga. A video is available here, however the audio quality is poor.
  • In a Reddit "Ask Me Anything", Ron Paul said he would probably interview Julian Assange on his new show. Paul said he had already interviewed Glenn Greenwald.

Chelsea Manning News:
  • Chelsea Manning released a statement today entitled "The Next Stage of My Life", where she thanked her supporters and discussed her transition and new name.
  • Chelsea Manning's attorney David Coombs was interviewed by Alexa O'Brien in his first extended interview after the sentencing. The interview aired on Democracy Now!'s Thursday episode which focused on Manning. 
  • Greg Mitchell posted a long (yet still incomplete) list of what Chelsea Manning revealed through her leaks.
  • Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss the sentencing in Chelsea Manning's case.
  • WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson appeared on CBC to discuss the sentencing in Chelsea Manning's case.
  • Chris Hedges wrote on how Chelsea Manning's ruling means the U.S. has "become a nation run by gangsters".

 Jeremy Hammond News:
  • Jeremy Hammond released a short statement on the sentencing of Hector Monsegur, aka "Sabu", which is set to take place tomorrow. He wrote, "What the United States could not accomplish legally, it used Sabu, and by extension, me and my co-defendants, to accomplish illegally".

WikiLeaks Party News:
  • The WikiLeaks Party issued a statement announcing the appointment of Binoy Kampmark as Julian Assange's running mate after the resignation of Leslie Cannold. 
  • NSW candidate Kellie Tranter spoke briefly about her campaign and the WikiLeaks Party's plans for Australia.
  • Victoria candidate Julian Assange discussed the resignation of Leslie Cannold on ABC News. He stated that he put focus on helping Edward Snowden over his political campaign.