18 November 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1077 days. 
 - 517 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1271 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 623 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1155 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Coverage of WikiLeaks' release of the TPP IP chapter continues:
  • An unnamed federal official has confirmed that the grand jury investigation into WikiLeaks is ongoing. However, one law enforcement official said there was not currently a sealed indictment against Julian Assange adding, "If Assange came to the US today, he would not be arrested. But I can’t predict what’s going to happen. He might be in six months." [NOTE: This quote was in the original publication of the article; Washington Post has since changed the quote to read: "But it’s subject to change. I can’t predict what’s going to happen. The investigation is ongoing."]
    • WikiLeaks responded to the article on Twitter: "Interesting to speculate about the latest move by anonymous DoJ officials vs WikiLeaks. Why now? Taking the pulse of responses or black PR? US grand juries go for a max of 3 years, which means that the WL grand jury, which started mid 2010 has been "rolled over" into a new WL GJ. Journo at WaPo says anon official says grand jury against WL ongoing indictments maybe any moment. Headline? "Assange not indicted"."
  • DreamWorks' film "The Fifth Estate" continues to do poorly as it opens across the world, taking in only $36,000 during its opening weekend in Australia. Only an estimated 3,000 Australians went to see the film, while WikiLeaks road movie "MEDIASTAN", screening on Fairfax websites, attracted nearly twice the audience.

Julian Assange News:
  • According to Oyster Magazine, Julian Assange will make a contribution to fashion designer Vivienne Westwood's upcoming memoir.

Chelsea Manning News:
  • Nathan Fuller, who worked with the Private Manning Support Network, will be speaking on Pvt. Manning's case and trial at Queens College in NYC, November 20.
  • Last April, SF Pride backtracked on their decision to name Chelsea Manning as grand marshal, a move which caused widespread controversy. Seven months later, the decision is still causing issues within the SF Pride community, due to a lack of transparency regarding the move.