30 January 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1148 days. 
 - 588 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1342 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 694 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1225 days.

WikiLeaks News: 
  • A motion has been filed in the UK parliament regarding the abuse of the UK Terrorism Act against WikiLeaks journalist Sarah Harrison, Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and David Miranda.
  • A State Department cable released by WikiLeaks is referenced in a Reuters article analysing Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
  • WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson was interviewed on The Richie Allen Show about WikiLeaks' releases, including the most recent TPP chapters.
  • Journalist John Pilger wrote on the Oscars, calling "The Fifth Estate"—a film originally believed to be an Oscar contender—"one of Hollywood’s biggest ever turkeys". He also criticized British PM David Cameron who praised Benedict Cumberbatch's acting for capturing the "twitchiness" of Julian Assange which Pilger writes "was an invention".

Julian Assange News:
  • On February 2, Swedish State TV channel SVT2 will air an episode of Agenda on whether the case against Julian Assange should be dropped. For the programme, Swedish Liberal Party spokesman Johan Pehrson stated, "All are losers in a lawsuit that drags on." 
  • Newly proposed Swedish amendments would strengthen legal safeguards for suspects, potentially having an effect on Julian Assange's case.
  • In a video from Big Think, photographer Rick Smolan compares Julian Assange and J. Edgar Hoover, noting how TIME portrayed Hoover as a hero and Assange as a villain, but wondering if the perception of the two men may be reversed in fifty years.

Jeremy Hammond News:
  • Free Jeremy Hammond has begun publishing short messages from Jeremy Hammond called "140s" in reference to Twitter's 140 character limit.