21 September 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1383 days. 
 – 823 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1577 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 929 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1675 days

WikiLeaks News:

  • A Masters’ thesis by University of Windsor student Palmer Taylor looks at WikiLeaks Global Intelligence Files versus the Pentagon Papers and how the data sets reflect the practices of endarkened governance.

Julian Assange News:

  • Julian Assange was interviewed by The Star about surveillance in Canada and the push-back by some Canadian ISPs.

20 September 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1382 days. 
 – 822 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1576 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 928 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1674 days

WikiLeaks News:

  • An article in Green Left Weekly analysed WikiLeaks cables about the growing US-Ecuador tensions after President Rafael Correa’s election in 2006. This is the fifth part of an ongoing series about cables on Ecuador.
  • Al Jazeera interviewed three people, including WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson, about the future of WikiLeaks and how Julian Assange’s situation has affected the organisation.
  • There are 74 days left to raise $86,000 to keep the PayPal14 out of prison.

Julian Assange News:

  • Julian Assange was interviewed on Going Underground about Google’s relation with the US State Department, the impact of WikiLeaks, and more.
  • Julian Assange spoke at Campus Party Quito about WikiLeaks and government surveillance.

19 September 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1381 days. 
 – 821 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1575 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 927 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1673 days

WikiLeaks News:

  • The Burning Man Organisation is suing Burn BC Arts Cooperative (a Canadian Burning Man organisation) over trademark infringement. Burn BC Art Cooperative stated it will leak 15 years of Burning Man-related correspondence to WikiLeaks if the lawsuit is not dropped. WikiLeaks previously released an internal Burning Man email in 2008.
  • Alleged WikiLeaks source Rudolf Elmer has criticized a planned bill in Switzerland which he says will weaken whistleblower protections by “taking away the space for a judge to say you acted in good faith“.
  • Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg stated that the US needs more whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning to prevent entering a large war in the Middle East.
  • The Pentagon plans to increase restrictions on those working with classified information to prevent another Snowden-style leak. In 2011, the Obama Administration launched the Insider Threat Program in response to Chelsea Manning’s leaks.

Julian Assange News:

  • Julian Assange was interviewed on Newstalk about Irish support, Google, US attacks on WikiLeaks, and his current situation.
  • The Svea Court of Appeals has approved an deadline extension for the prosecution’s comments on Julian Assange’s appeal against the arrest warrant. Their comments were originally due today but are now due on September 23.
  • Lexander Magazine published an article analysing why mainstream journalists seem so eager to attack Julian Assange’s character.

 

18 September 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1380 days. 
 – 820 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1574 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 926 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1672 days

WikiLeaks News:

  • WikiLeaks’ Spy Files 4 show that PCS Security, a Singapore firm with government ties, bought surveillance malware from FinFisher.
  • An article in Counterpunch details the history of the Chagos Islands and how WikiLeaks cables have been used by Chagossian people in their recent legal actions trying to return to their homeland.

Julian Assange News:

  • Julian Assange was interviewed on Sky News and BBC about Google and his life inside the Ecuadorian Embassy. Wired also published an interview with Assange about his new book “When Google Met WikiLeaks”.
  • Members of Spanish political party Podemos met with Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy. They criticised his situation as “an attack on freedom of information” and discussed ways to help, including bringing initiatives to the European Parliament.
  • In an interview with London Real, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern discussed why he supports Julian Assange.

Chelsea Manning News:

  • An article in Slate discusses the hateful responses to the drawn portrait Chelsea Manning has chosen to represent herself. Manning is currently being denied treatment for her gender disphoria and worked with artists to create the artistic representation of how she sees herself.

17 September 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1379 days. 
 – 819 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1573 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 925 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1671 days

WikiLeaks News:

  • During his Reddit AMA on Monday, Julian Assange discussed how WikiLeaks and Bitcoin helped keep each other alive: WikiLeaks held off from using Bitcoin in order to let it establish a solid base, but later accepted Bitcoin (and still does) to help it survive the financial blockade imposed by major banks and credit card companies.

Julian Assange News:

  • DailyDot reviewed Julian Assange’s new book “When Google Met WikiLeaks” saying it provides “a rare, captivating glimpse into the dueling sides of the 21st century Internet: Assange, the staunch privacy and civil liberty advocate in one corner; Schmidt, the embodiment of the Internet’s most powerful and pervasive company, in the other”. The book is available through OR Books.
  • Delegates from the Spanish political party Podemos including Tania González MEP met with Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy.