7 August 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 975 days. 
 - 415 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without sentencing for 1169 days.  
- 29 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without sentencing for 521 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1054 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released 6,421 Stratfor emails on Chad, including 36 sensitive emails.
  • Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, wrote that Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, and WikiLeaks are winning because Americans are becoming more aware of the restrictions on their civil liberties.
  • In an interview with DW, WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner discussed Edward Snowden, the verdict in Bradley Manning's trial, and under what conditions Julian Assange could leave the Ecuadorian Embassy.
  • A segment on Democracy Now! discusses how Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO and new owner of Washington Post, aided the CIA, blocked WikiLeaks, and decimated the book industry.

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange will be speaking on international and foreign policy at RMIT University, Melbourne, August 22. 

Bradley Manning News:
  • Today was the twenty-ninth 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 was given in closed court regarding changes in enemy tactics.
    • Kevin Gosztola wrote about the "chilling effect" on the State Department which the prosecution alleges was caused by WikiLeaks' releases. The judge allowed a portion of this speculation testimony.
  • Chris Hedges and Cornel West spoke in support of Bradley Manning at an event in Washington D.C.
  • Brian Manning, father of Bradley Manning, was interviewed on AC360 where he stated his belief that his son was innocent of leaking documents and was "grandstanding" when he admitted to doing so.
  • An updated table detailing the charges and maximum punishments against Bradley Manning is now available.

WikiLeaks Party News:
  • Dr. Binoy Kampmark
    Dr. Binoy Kampmark
    Victoria candidate Julian Assange answered questions in a live hangout hosted by Fairfax. You can watch the full video or read a summary of some key points he made.
  • After airing its interview with Julian Assange, 60 Minutes Australia held a poll asking if people would vote for him. 62% said they would.
  • WikiLeaks tweeted, "In less than a year, the WikiLeaks Party has become the 3rd or 4th most popular party in Australia according to election polls."