21 January 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1139 days. 
 - 579 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1333 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 685 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1216 days.

WikiLeaks News: 
  • An article in the New York Times discusses the connection between the Syrian drought and uprising, referencing a 2008 State Department cable released by WikiLeaks which foreshadowed how environmental stresses would fuel the uprising.
  • A HuffPost Live panel discussed the recent New Republic article on Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald, and Edward Snowden. The panelists—Jesselyn Radack, Nick Gillespie, Kade Crockford, and Rick Unger—condemned the article as a smear attack.
  • A new academic paper, "The Emergence of a Freedom of Information Movement: Anonymous, WikiLeaks, the Pirate Party, and Iceland", is available for free reading online.

Julian Assange News:
  • Twiggy Garcia, a bartender and DJ who goes by the name "Ghoulian Assange", approached former British PM Tony Blair and attempted to put him under citizen's arrest for war crimes.
  • Sweden detained a 22 year-old for 39 months before his verdict was handed down, the longest ever in Swedish criminal history. Sweden's problematic pretrial detention has been a point of argument in Julian Assange's case. The Pirate Bay founder and WikiLeaks consultant Gottfrid Svartholm (anakata) was held in incommunicado detention in Sweden before his extradition to Denmark.

Edward Snowden News: