3 December 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1092 days. 
 - 532 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1286 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 638 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1170 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • Peter van Buren wrote an article on how Google and the NSA could make future whistleblowers disappear through strict surveillance and control of the internet.
  • Paul Lindwall, new appointee to the Australian Productivity Commission, is mentioned in multiple WikiLeaks cables
  • An article in Armenian Weekly discusses WikiLeaks cables on how US officials view the Armenian community.
  • Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay which owns PayPal, wrote an op-ed on the financial blockade of WikiLeaks and the fourteen alleged Anonymous members who are charged with participating in a DDoS attack on PayPal. (Human rights lawyer Renata Avila was quick to point out, although Mr Omidyar claims you can now donate to WikiLeaks through PayPal, it is actually only possible through third parties, e.g. the Freedom of the Press Foundation.)
  • Alison Broinowski, former WikiLeaks Party candidate for NSW, wrote a review of DreamWorks' WikiLeaks film "The Fifth Estate", in which she criticizes the film for presenting fiction as fact.

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange and Jacob Appelbaum will be speaking at 30C3 in Hamburg on December 29. Their panel is entitled "sysadmins of the world, unite! a call to resistance ".
  • Para§raf published an article analysing text messages from complainant SW in the Swedish case against Julian Assange. The text messages were recently published in an affidavit from Mr Assange.

Chelsea Manning News:
  • An article in Amnesty International compares Chelsea Manning's lengthy sentence with those of other soldiers, who received much shorter sentences for crimes including murder and torture.