27 November 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1452 days. 
 – 892 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1646 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 998 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1744 days

WikiLeaks News:

  • Sigurdur Thordarson, an FBI informant against WikiLeaks, plead guilty to all embezzlement and fraud charges he faced, including against the WikiLeaks organisation.

Julian Assange News:

  • Julian Assange will speak via video link at Latin America 2014 in the Trades Union Congress Congress House, London, November 29.

25 November 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1450 days. 
 – 890 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1644 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 996 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1742 days

WikiLeaks News:

  • WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson appeared on RT Going Underground to discuss the secret TPP and TTIP trade deals which WikiLeaks has released documents about.

Julian Assange News:

  • WikiLeaks tweeted photos of Julian Assange and Noam Chomsky standing on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy today. More photos can be seen here.

23 November 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1448 days. 
 – 888 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1642 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 994 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1740 days

WikiLeaks News:

  • An essay collection entitled “WikiLeaks: From Popular Culture to Political Economy” has been released as an e-book.

Julian Assange News:

  • Julian Assange’s Swedish lawyer Per E Samuelson appeared on RT Going Underground to discuss the recent ruling to reject his appeal. His US lawyer, Michael Ratner, appeared on The Real News to discuss the case, as well.

Jeremy Hammond News:

  • In an interview with AP, Jeremy Hammond discussed how he “had a sense of duty to take action” which caused him to protest and hack as a means of social justice.

21 November 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1446 days. 
 – 886 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1640 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 992 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1738 days

Julian Assange News:

  • Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth tweeted about the Assange case saying, “If Sweden really wants to pursue sexual assault case–not just pretext–why not promise Assange no extradition to US?”
  • After yesterday’s ruling against Julian Assange’s appeal, Ecuador reiterated their decision to grant asylum to Assange saying he is welcome in the Embassy “as long as necessary, until he is in a safe place”. They also reiterated their offer for Swedish officials to question Assange in the Embassy or via videolink.

20 November 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1445 days. 
 – 885 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1639 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 991 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1737 days

Julian Assange News:

  • The Svea Court of Appeals rejected Julian Assange’s appeal against the Swedish arrest warrant and for access to SMS messages from the complainants. However, Svea did criticize the prosecution for its failure to find alternatives to progress the investigation.
    • Court of Appeals judge Niclas Wågnert suggested that the prosecution travel to London to question Assange.
    • Assange attorney Per E Samuelson noted the importance of Svea’s criticism to the prosecution saying, “The ruling shows we are on the right track, but unfortunately the court of appeal did not have the courage to overturn the arrest warrant.”
    • The Swedish Prosecution released a statement in response to the ruling.
  • Ecuadorian FM Ricardo Patiño stated that he hoped to have a “frank” discussion with the new Swedish Government regarding Julian Assange’s situation. FM Patiño expressed concern for Assange’s human rights, questioning why Sweden “has not done anything after four years“.
  • Reykjavík District Court ruled that Julian Assange will testify via phone in the embezzlement case against FBI informant Sigurdur Thordarson.

Chelsea Manning News:

  • In an interview with Amnesty International’s WIRE magazine, Chelsea Manning discussed why it is worth it to speak out about injustices.