20 December 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1109 days. 
 - 549 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1303 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 655 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1187 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • An op-ed in Bloomberg argues why the TPP deal needs even more "WikiLeaking". WikiLeaks put out two TPP-related leaks during the past couple months. 
  • Amazon's 2010 decision to terminate its contract with WikiLeaks is still affecting the cloud computing market.
  • According to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the NSA spied on Joaquin Almunia, an EU antitrust official who investigated the banking blockade against WikiLeaks.
  • WikiLeaks road movie "MEDIASTAN" is available to watch via RT.
  • Amsterdam-based graphic design collective Metahaven was interviewed about WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden. On WikiLeaks they stated, "WikiLeaks is where our new model for involuntary transparency began. That is, transparency that stems from leaks and not from government or corporate "transparency programs." It is impossible to even imagine our contemporary understanding of such transparency without WikiLeaks. It has sparked a movement. It can't be undone."

Julian Assange News:
  • The Swedish Embassy in Washington DC was faced with a bomb threat, with the press alleging it was tied to a supporter of Julian Assange. WikiLeaks tweeted in response:
    • Interestingly TT (the Swedish newswire) called 2 days ago to say that they had been told the Swedish case against Assange was to be dropped.
    • If true, we speculate that the bomb was to increase Swedish resolve against #Assange, as was done with this:
    • Other possibility for Swedish "Assange" bomb plot is to boost NSA/FRA spying powers on WikiLeaks staff for the following "investigation".
    • It is against policy to report the issue behind a bomb threat. Sweden naming #Assange as cause of Washington embassy evac breaks policy.
    • Latest : Swedish Washington embassy DC bomb had nothing to do with #Assange; Swedish media/gov fabricated connection