6 February 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1157 days. 
 - 597 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1351 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 703 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1234 days.


WikiLeaks News: 
  • Stratfor emails released by WikiLeaks show that the State Department was involved in John Timoney's appointment in Bahrain, despite their claims of non-involvement. John Timoney has been referred to as America's "worst cop" and is known for his excessive use of tear gas.
  • WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson was on RT America discussing how the US Government is trying to criminalize journalism over the NSA leaks from Edward Snowden.
  • Journalist Alexa O'Brien has filed a lawsuit against the US State Department regarding their failure to respond to her 2013 FOIA request for communication records between NYTimes employees and the State Department concerning WikiLeaks.
  • In an interview with Souciant, Glenn Greenwald discussed the British media, specifically commenting on The Guardian's relationship with WikiLeaks: "I think the way that the Guardian let itself descend into this really bitter, angry, personal feud with Julian Assange was not very becoming. Especially since they benefitted so much from their partnership with WikiLeaks. To then turn themselves into sort of the leading enemy of WikiLeaks and Assange due to purely personalised animosity I thought was unprofessional... I think that [Guardian editor] Alan Rusbridger has been pretty open about his animus toward Julian."

Chelsea Manning News:
  • An excerpt of the upcoming film "Field Visits for Chelsea Manning" is available. The film describes itself as "a first-person travelogue that revisits the locations where Manning was detained from 2010-11."
  • An article in Al Jazeera discusses eight news stories that deserved more coverage in the US, including the trial of Chelsea Manning last year.
  • An episode of the podcast Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything discusses what it is like to be transgender in prison and includes discussion on Chelsea Manning's situation.