2 January 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1122 days. 
 - 562 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1316 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 668 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1200 days.


WikiLeaks News: 
  • WikiLeaks' Kristinn Hrafnsson appeared on CNN to discuss the recent New York Times editorial, "Edward Snowden, whistle-blower". During the discussion he commented, "It is justifiable for whistleblowers to break the laws when it serves higher ideals. That is the Nuremberg principles that we should abide by. We have been saying that for years, and now finally The New York Times agrees with us."
  • WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner was interviewed by Voice of Russia about NSA spying and how WikiLeaks, Glenn Greenwald and others continue to operate despite massive pressure from the US and UK governments.
  • RT had a segment on how Edward Snowden has joined a long list of whistleblowers persecuted by the US, which includes Chelsea Manning, John Kiriakou, and many others.
  • Journalist Alexa O'Brien was interviewed about eBay founder Pierre Omidyar's involvement in Glenn Greenwald's new journalistic venture. She criticized Mr Omidyar for his handling of the PayPal 14 case and the PayPal blockade of WikiLeaks.
  • An article by writer Nozomi Hayase discusses how whistleblowers, from WikiLeaks to Edward Snowden, are helping to defeat the "conspiracy of illegitimate governance".

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange gave the "Thought for the Day" on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, which was guest edited by PJ Harvery. You can listen to it here or read the transcript here.
    • PJ Harvey's episode is currently winning a Guardian poll for the best guest editor of BBC Radio 4 Today with 71% of the vote.

WikiLeaks Party News:
  • WikiLeaks Party chairman John Shipton stated that he has asked barrister Clive A. Evatt to begin defamation proceedings against Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop over their comments relating to the recent Syria visit by a WikiLeaks Party delegation.