23 September 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1022 days. 
 - 462 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1216 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without sentencing for 568 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1101 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released 31,622 Stratfor emails on Kazakhstan, including 184 sensitive emails and 62 very sensitive emails.
  • A documentary entitled "Mediastan", about journalists' travels through Central Asia to find local media partners to publish WikiLeaks material, will premiere at Raindance Film Festival on October 2. Julian Assange is one of the film's producers and will lead a Q&A on the film.
  • Five Ecuadorians who were set to travel to the UN General Assembly in New York regarding a dispute against Chevron were denied visas by the US. A WikiLeaks cable shows that in 2006, Chevron directly sought help on the dispute from the US Government.
  • An article at WL Press discusses US spying on Greek diplomat communications between 2004-2005, using multiple WikiLeaks cables as reference.
  • The LA Times editorial board wrote on the proposed US journalist shield laws and commented on the direct exclusion of WikiLeaks from protection: 
    • 'The problem with this exclusion is that sometimes making a document public is an act of journalism even if it isn't accompanied by additional reporting or commentary. We would prefer language allowing a judge to extend the privilege to a WikiLeaks-like organization "in the interest of justice."'
  • Alternet also wrote on the proposed shield law, commenting on the dangers of excluding organisations like WikiLeaks.
  • An interview with Ecuadorian FM Ricardo Patino will air on Democracy Now! Tuesday morning, in which he discusses Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, as well as Chevron and drilling in Yasuni.