12 June 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1283 days. 
 - 723 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1473 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 829 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1576 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks cables show US criticisms of Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko and former Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko.
  • WikiLeaks Press published an interview with Santiago O’Donnell, who recently published a new book on WikiLeaks and Argentine politics.
  • An article at The Alliance for Kurdish Right discusses the importance of WikiLeaks cables discussing now-NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen and his promise to close Kurdish Roj TV for political leverage.
  • An article in SBS discusses the growing opposition to the TPP trade deal in Australia. The majority of known information about the trade deal comes from WikiLeaks releases.
  • An extension of remarks to the US Congressional record of House shield law (passed 225-183) states: "James Risen, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, and Glenn Greenwald meet the definitions of reporters and journalists under these definitions."
  • Two new academic papers on WikiLeaks are available: "Closed Material Procedure in Civil Proceedings" and "The Effect of WikiLeaks on Freedom of Expression Globally".
  • Courage has launched its "Stand with Snowden" campaign, asking people to upload photos of themselves to show citizens of the world want a safe haven for Edward Snowden. Julian Assange, Sarah Harrison, and Glenn Greenwald are among the photos submitted so far.
  • An article in Motherboard discusses Sarah Harrison in her new role as acting director of Courage.
  • A new Bitcoin app in the works hopes to provide financial assistance for future leakers. The creators state they were inspired by WikiLeaks.

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange's interview with Le Grand Journal will be available in English on Monday.
  • William H. Vilhjálmsson, lawyer of FBI informant against WikiLeaks Sigurdur Thordarson, has requested that Julian Assange testify regarding the embezzlement charges against Thordarson. According to a WikiLeaks statement, Thordarson stole $50,000 from the organisation.

Jeremy Hammond News:
  • Three booksellers offer discounts if you are sending a book to Jeremy Hammond.