10 June 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1281 days. 
 - 721 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1471 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 827 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1574 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • There are 200 WikiLeaks cables on Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah.
  • Australian academic Scott Burchill wrote on issues with current mainstream journalism, noting the attitude toward Julian Assange and Edward Snowden: 
    "The personal hostility of many journalists and think tankers to Julian Assange and Edward Snowden stems from both professional jealousy that they were out-scooped by unorthodox competitors, and an instinctive fear of upsetting established power. Instead of investigating the behavior of governments and welcoming greater transparency about decisions being taken in the peoples’ name, many in the media became complicit in defending state power from public exposure. Along the way the ‘right to know’ about government malfeasance was abandoned and replaced with personal smears, innuendo and outright lies about those were actually informing the public."

Julian Assange News:
  • Brazilian authorities and citizens are preparing a request for the allowal of Julian Assange's transit to Ecuador. The request will be presented to the United Nations.
  • Adrian Cross, the character in "24: Live Another Day" inspired by Julian Assange, was revealed to be the secret villain in the latest episode.
  • French TV programme Le Grand Journal will air an exclusive interview with Julian Assange tomorrow.

Chelsea Manning News:
  • Firedoglake is giving away a free copy of Clark Stoeckley’s graphic novel "United States vs. Private Chelsea Manning". FDL will also be hosting a Book Salon with Stoeckley on Saturday.