16 Janurary 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1136 days. 
 - 576 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1330 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 682 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1213 days.

WikiLeaks News: 
  • Coverage of the TPP Environment chapter released by WikiLeaks continues:
    • Sierra Club, WWF, NRDC: Analysis of leaked environment chapter consolidated text (pdf)
    • Reddit: AMA by Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune
    • New Matilda: The TPP greenwashes dirty politics
    • The Global Mail: Hostile environment: TPP green chapter “virtually meaningless”
    • BBC: Giant US trade deal might weaken shark fin ban
    • The Real News: Leaked TPP document reveals no regard for environment in trade agreement
    • The New Zealand Herald: Leak reveals ongoing TPP tussles
    • Democracy Now!: Japan remains hotbed of TPP protest as US tries to fast-track trade deal, crush environmental laws
    • Sydney Morning Herald: Secret draft of TPP talks on environment show little enforcement measures
    • Tree Hugger: 4 ways the Pacific trade deal is awful for the environment
    • Politico: Trade leak feeds Democratic insurgency
    • On the News with Thom Hartmann: The TPP is a threat to the environment
  • WikiLeaks cables show how a rabbi advised the US on Turkey's Gulen movement.

Julian Assange News:
  • During a talk at Cambridge Union Society, comedian Russell Brand stated that he has met with Julian Assange.
  • British commentator Joshua Rozenberg discussed the importance of Twitter during Julian Assange's extradition hearings, as legal and court reporters realized Twitter users had "scooped" them by reporting the hearing first. He also mentioned how Sky News was able to find out more quickly about Mr Assange's case by going on Twitter.
  • In an interview with The Guardian, MEGA founder Kim Dotcom discussed his inspiration stating, "We are all children of Assange. The internet is by the people, for the people."

Chelsea Manning News:
  • Chelsea Manning was awarded the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence for "casting much-needed daylight on the true toll and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq; human rights abuses by U.S. and “coalition” forces, mercenaries, and contractors; and the roles that spying and bribery play in international diplomacy." Pvt. Manning will be recognized at an award ceremony at the Oxford Union Society on February 19. Previous recipients of the award include Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and Thomas Drake.