4 August 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 972 days. 
 - 412 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without sentencing for 1166 days.  
- 26 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without sentencing for 518 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1051 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released 62,513 Stratfor emails on Australia, including 889 sensitive and 90 very sensitive emails.
  • Salon's Andrew O'Hehir wrote that, if the Nobel Peace Prize committee "had any guts", they would honor Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden.
  • Washington Post's editorial board wrote on the verdict in Bradley Manning's trial, commenting that not every leak is tantamount to treason. But they also stated that WikiLeaks' releases endangered lives (despite a former Brigadier General testifying under oath that no persons came to harm) and stated their belief that WikiLeaks is not a journalistic organization.

Julian Assange News: 
  • Julian Assange was interviewed on 60 Minutes Australia on a wide variety of topics, including his Senate campaign. Extra clips were released of Mr Assange discussing asylum seekers, fame, and a clip of Liz Hayes discussing her experience interviewing him.
  • Julian Assange was interviewed on Network Ten Meet the Press about Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, updates on WikiLeaks, and his Senate run.
  • The Independent writes that a 4-month opt-out by the UK from the EAW and other EU measures could create a opportunity for Julian Assange to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy.
  • Video of Julian Assange's speech at OHM 2013 is now available (screengrab; better quality should be available later).

Bradley Manning News:
  • Truthdig named Bradley Manning as their "Truthdigger of the Week" for "giving the American public a glimpse at its government’s true nature".
  • The Observer's John Naughton wrote on how the verdict in Bradley Manning's case shows that the U.S. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is "in dire need of reform".
  • Welsh playwright Tim Price, creator of "The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning", commented on the verdict in PFC Manning's trail saying, "the only crime Bradley has committed is that he cares".

WikiLeaks Party News:
  • Gerry Georgatos, Senate candidate for Western Australia, wrote on why he chose to run with the WikiLeaks Party.