30 August 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 998 days. 
 - 438 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1192 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without sentencing for 544 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1077 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Edward Snowden was awarded the German Whistleblower Prize in absentia for his "great public service by exposing the massive and unsuspecting monitoring and storage of communication data by US and other western intelligence agencies".
  • Truthdig published an in-depth interview with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg in which he discusses why whistleblowers are good for democracy.
  • An article in FAIR discusses the accelerating assault on journalism, from WikiLeaks and Chelsea Manning, to Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald.
  • Green Left Weekly published a "Letter from the US" which discusses how Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, and WikiLeaks have changed the debate.
  • Director Uwe Boll, known for his bad movies, started a Kickstarter for Postal 2, a "a controversial comedy in which we take up current political issues. We take the biggest scandals of our democracy, like the happenings about Julien Assange and Edward Snowdon (sic)".
  • BBC Sunday Morning Live featured a debate on whistleblowing with Tariq Ali, Jon Gaunt, and Christina Patterson, as well as Annie Machon, Gavin MacFadyen, and Bob Ayers.

Julian Assange News:
  • A preview of Ron Paul's interview with Julian Assange is available, in which the two discuss the situation in Syria.
  • Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa rebuked Julian Assange's cameo in the latest episode of Rap News saying, "[H]e can campaign politically, but without making fun of Australian politicians. We are not going to allow that".

Chelsea Manning News:
  • Journalists Alexa O'Brien and Antony Loewenstein will speak at an event entitled "Defending Dissent: from Manning to Occupy" at the Sydney Mechanics School of the Arts, September 17.

WikiLeaks Party News:
  • Victoria candidate Julian Assange wrote on the situation in Syria and how Australian intervention does not serve anyone's interests.
  • Julian Assange was interviewed by Meryl Swanson about his Senate run, Syria, Rupert Murdoch, and Chelsea Manning.
  • Julian Assange appeared on ABC The Drum to discuss his Senate run and the WikiLeaks Party.
  • The WikiLeaks Party published NSW candidate Kellie Tranter's address to the UNSW Politics Society.
  • Crikey published internal emails from the WikiLeaks Party relating to preferences.