15 January 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1135 days. 
 - 575 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1329 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 681 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1212 days.

WikiLeaks News (Releases): 
  • WikiLeaks released the Environment chapter and corresponding chairs' report of the highly secret TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) agreement. In their press release WikiLeaks writes, "The Environment Chapter covers what the Parties propose to be their positions on: environmental issues, including climate change, biodiversity and fishing stocks; and trade and investment in 'environmental' goods and services... When compared against other TPP chapters, the Environment Chapter is noteworthy for its absence of mandated clauses or meaningful enforcement measures." Coverage of the release can be read below:
    • WikiLeaks: TPP - Sacrificing the Environment for Corporate Interests
    • WikiLeaks: Issues for NZ
    • NYTimes: Administration Is Seen as Retreating on Environment in Talks on Pacific Trade
    • Sierra Club: Secret Trade Document Reveals Weak Environmental Standards 
    • Sierra Club: Green Groups: Leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership Environment Chapter Unacceptable
    • Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand: Govt failing the environment in TPP talks
    • EcoNews: WikiLeaks Exposes Obama Administration’s Weakening of Environmental Policies in TPP
    • Salon: Leaked TPP documents: Administration may give up key environmental protections
    • The Wire: Obama Trades the Environment for a Trade Deal
    • Firedoglake: ‘A Public Relations Exercise’: TPP Agreement Chapter for Environment Released by WikiLeaks
  • The Office of the United States Trade Representative issued a statement in response to the TPP Environment chapter leak which briefly explains the US positions in the negotiations.
  • WikiLeaks released the TPP Environment chapter in collaboration with The New York Times and tweeted the following on the matter: "Today's successful WikiLeaks-NYT TPP collaboration marks an end to our three year ban on dealing with the NYT. WikiLeaks NYT ban came after the Guardian+NYT engaged in a scheme to violate our Cablegate contract. The then editor, [Bill] Keller has moved on."

WikiLeaks News (Other):
  • WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner wrote an op-ed in The Guardian which discusses why Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange and Jeremy Hammond deserve the same public outrage and support as Edward Snowden.
  • WikiLeaks ambassador Joseph Farrell, theatre director Angela Richter and others will speak on a panel entitled "Objection! Friendship between avant-gardists and nerds" at Berliner Festspiele, 18 January.
  • WikiLeaks is part of the plot in the new comic book series "X-Files: Conspiracy".

Chelsea Manning News:
  • Chelsea Manning's attorney tweeted a 'thank you' to CODEPINK for their $4,000 donation to Pvt. Manning's inmate account.