23 June 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1657 days. 
 – 1097 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1851 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1203 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 1012 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1949 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • WikiLeaks released a collection of TOP SECRET intelligence reports which show the NSA spied on France’s three most recent presidents.
    • In response, French President François Hollande called an emergency meeting to discuss the claims.
  • Coverage of WikiLeaks’ Saudi Cables continues:
    • Albawaba: Lebanon asked for Saudi support to maintain Roumieh prison
    • The Express Tribune: Saudi govt offered $10b for Mubarak’s release
    • Sudan Reeves: The View of Khartoum from Saudi Arabia
    • Deccan Chronicle: Saudis tried to shield students from US Montana college scandal
    • Vice: Saudi Money Flowed to Newspapers in Canada
    • Reuters: Iran shipped nuclear equipment to Sudan
    • The Indian Express: How Saudi Arabia wanted to match Iranian influence over India
    • Firedoglake: Revelations from Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Lebanon, Sudan & Egypt
  • A Twitter hashtag created to discredit WikiLeaks’ Saudi Cables, “#Saudi_WikiLeaks_Are_Fake”, within which WikiLeaks identified the use of bots.
  • Playwright Angela Richter’s book “Supernerds: Conversations with Heroes”, which includes interviews with Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and Daniel Ellsberg, is available via Amazon.
  • American singer-songwriter Patti Smith dedicated a song to WikiLeaks during her concert in Cologne.

22 June 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1656 days. 
 – 1096 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1850 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1202 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 1011 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1948 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • Coverage of WikiLeaks’ Saudi Cables continues:
    • The Hill: Hillary Clinton’s passport info released by Wikileaks
    • Washington Post: How leaked Saudi documents might really matter
    • Commentary Magazine: Saudi Wikileaks a Reality Check on Iraq
    • Counterpunch: Saudi Arabia, Propaganda and Control
    • LBCI: Saudi Arabia threatens Lebanon TV station “LBCI” – WikiLeaks
    • New York Times: Cables Released by WikiLeaks Reveal Saudis’ Checkbook Diplomacy
    • Angry Arab News Service: Ben Hubbard on Saudi cables: My take versus the NYTimes
    • Fox News: Riyadh offered flights to Saudi students to escape cheating scandal at US school
    • Daily Mail: BBC reporter shot by al Qaeda was played by Saudi into $1.5m silence
    • Mehr: Iran should ‘react concretely’ to Saudi WikiLeaks spills
    • Expressen: Saudi Arabia wanted to hire Swedish PR agency
    • Global Voices: Saudi Cables Reveal How Saudi Arabia Saw Bahrain’s February 14 Uprising
    • @Farshadmm: Iran’s ex-minister Mohajerani received £65k uni bursary from Saudi for his son’s education in London
    • @ASE: WikiLeaks exposes that Saudi Arabia and Russia traded votes for spots on the UN Human Rights Council
    • A spreadsheet containing Saudi Embassy contact information is available in the Saudi Cables.
  • WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson appeared on RT to discuss the Saudi Cables.
  • Sony emails released by WikiLeaks show that Sony has a secret contract saying that Spider-Man can’t be black or gay.
  • WikiLeaks released a teaser trailer for an upcoming release about France.

20 June 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1654 days. 
 – 1094 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1848 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1200 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 1009 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1946 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • WikiLeaks began releasing the Saudi Cables, over half a million cables and other documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry.
    • WikiLeaks: Buying Silence: How the Saudi Foreign Ministry controls Arab media
    • International Business Times: US refused Osama bin Laden son’s request for father’s death certificate
    • Sydney Morning Herald: Saudi Cables reveal secret Saudi government influence in Australia
    • Haaretz: Saudi top secret memo says Iran bombed South Sudan
    • Chicago Tribune: WikiLeaks reveals Saudi diplomatic intrigue, royal’s unpaid limo bills
    • Christian Science Monitor: What WikiLeaks reveals about Saudi diplomats
    • Times of Israel: Saudi cables reveal kingdom’s deep concern over Iran nuke talks
    • Middle East Eye: Leaks from Saudi ministry appear to show extent of influence over regional media
    • News Everyday: Saudis Offered $10 Billion to Free Mubarak
    • Sudan Tribune: Egyptian intelligence coordinated with Khartoum to assassinate S. Sudan’s Kiir
    • Global Voices: Saudi Cables: What We’ve Learned So Far about Lebanon
  • In response to the cable leak, the Saudi Foreign Ministry warned against sharing possibly “faked” documents.
  • The Intercept and Firedoglake both wrote in-depth reports on Google having to turn over Jacob Appelbaum’s data to the US Government as part of the WikiLeaks grand jury investigation.

Julian Assange News:

  • Human Rights Watch general counsel Dinah Pokempner criticized Sweden for “foot-dragging” in the Assange case, as he marked three years inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
  • Julian Assange’s mother, Christine, released a statement to mark his three years inside the Embassy.

Chelsea Manning News:

Courthouse News released the first part of their exclusive interview with former Army Maj. Ashden Fein, the head prosecutor during the trial of Chelsea Manning.

18 June 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1652 days. 
 – 1092 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1846 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1198 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 1007 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1944 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • WikiLeaks released their second batch of Sony Files which includes 276,394 documents.
  • WikiLeaks released an English synopsis of the 33rd session of the German NSA-BND inquiry as part of an ongoing series.
  • Jacob Appelbaum sent out a series of tweets regarding a warrant served on Google which has again confirmed the ongoing grand jury into WikiLeaks.

Julian Assange News:

  • John Pilger wrote an article marking three years since Julian Assange entered the Ecuadorian Embassy to seek asylum.
  • Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam released a statement on Julian Assange’s three years inside the Ecuadorian Embassy. The statement is particularly critical of the Australian Government’s complicity in Assange’s persecution.
  • Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino stated that Sweden has violated Julian Assange’s rights by delaying the questioning procedure for years.

17 June 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1651 days. 
 – 1091 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1845 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1197 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 1006 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1943 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • Trident whistleblower William McNeilly was dishonorably discharged from the Royal Navy for his disclosure. He will not be facing a court martial or any further action.

Julian Assange News:

  • The Swedish prosecutor has cancelled a meeting to take Julian Assange’s statement in the Ecuadorian Embassy. Assange has been willing to give his statement for over four years, but it is only recently that the prosecutor accepted the possibility of taking it in the Embassy.
    • Ecuador released a statement saying it is evaluating Sweden’s request to take Assange’s statement.
  • Justice for Assange released a statement marking three years since Julian Assange entered the Ecuadorian Embassy.
  • The UK refused to disclose documents on the bugging of Julian Assange’s meetings with his lawyers, claiming national security exemptions.
  • Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa discussed Julian Assange’s ongoing asylum in an interview with Euronews.