26 March 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1571 days. 
 – 1011 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1765 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1117 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 926 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1863 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • Coverage continues of the secret TPP Investment Chapter released yesterday by WikiLeaks.
    • Boing Boing: TPP leak: states give companies the right to repeal nations’ laws
    • CREDO: Leaked TPP chapter confirms our worst fears about disastrous trade agreement
    • EcoWatch: Obama’s Trade Deals Could Overturn New York’s Fracking Ban and Accelerate Climate Change
    • FFII: TPP ISDS is rigged to advantage U.S.
    • Firedoglake: TPP Would Empower Thousands of US Firms to Sue Governments
    • Huffington Post: TPP Investor Language Will Leave Taxpayers on the Hook
    • IB Times: Despite Leak Of TPP Text, Obama Officials Say Trade Deal Will Not Let Companies Overturn US Laws
    • Infojustice: Leaked TPP ISDS Chapter Threatens Intellectual Property Limitations and Exceptions
    • IP Watch: Inside Views: How The Leaked TPP ISDS Chapter Threatens Intellectual Property Limitations and Exceptions
    • MacroBusiness: The TPP is so bad even the US congress is shocked
    • Malay Mail: US groups raise concerns over leaked TPP dispute-settlement plan
    • Stuff NZ: NZ could be sued by overseas companies – leaked TPPA docs
    • Techdirt: Corporate Sovereignty Provisions Of TPP Agreement Leaked Via WikiLeaks: Would Massively Undermine Government Sovereignty
    • TeleSUR: Peruvian Newspaper Reveals TPP Favors Foreign Companies
    • Vox: WikiLeaks reveals one of the most controversial chapters of Obama’s big Asia trade deal
  • WikiLeaks tweeted the following regarding a current rumour: “There’s a wildly popular story going around that we recently published documents showing that Paul McCartney died in 1966. We didn’t.”

Julian Assange News:

  • L’Espresso published an exclusive interview with Julian Assange for the upcoming fifth anniversary of WikiLeaks’ publication of Collateral Murder. The interview will be available in English soon.
  • In an interview with Today’s Zaman, Julian Assange’s lawyer Per E Samuelson discussed the US investigation into WikiLeaks, Assange’s asylum, and recent updates in the Swedish case.
  • A purported 1996 email from Julian Assange has been spreading around online which discusses NSA surveillance of key internet routers.

25 March 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1570 days. 
 – 1010 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1764 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1116 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 925 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1862 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • WikiLeaks released the Investment Chapter of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. The press release states, “The Investment Chapter highlights the intent of the TPP negotiating parties, led by the United States, to increase the power of global corporations by creating a supra-national court, or tribunal, where foreign firms can “sue” states and obtain taxpayer compensation for “expected future profits”.” Further coverage of the TPP chapter can be found here:
    • Public Citizen: Analysis of the TPP Investment Chapter
    • Sierra Club: Leaked Text Confirms Trade Deal Puts Polluters Before People
    • NY Times: Trans-Pacific Partnership Seen as Door for Foreign Suits Against U.S.
    • The Age: WikiLeaks reveals local health and environment rules under threat
    • Scoop NZ: New TPPA Investment Leak Confirms NZ Surrender to US
  • Australian Greens MP Peter Whish-Wilson stated that the “leaked TPP text confirms worst fears over secretive trade deal”.
  • WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden will be part of London’s V&A Museum’s “All of This Belongs to You” exhibition from April 1 to July 19.
  • This Day in WikiLeaks now has a Calendar page which lists upcoming dates and events.

Julian Assange News:

  • Julian Assange commented on Ukraine, ISIS, Israel, and Hamas during an interview with Argentine journalist Santiago O’Donnell.
  • Actor Ben Stiller stated that he approached Julian Assange for a cameo role in “Zoolander 2″ but, even though Assange was interested, it wasn’t able to work out logistically.

24 March 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1569 days. 
 – 1009 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1763 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1115 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 924 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1861 days.

Julian Assange News:

  • The Swedish Prosecutor’s Office released a statement in response to the Supreme Court. The Prosecutor-General stated he believe Julian Assange should continue to be detained, but would welcome an analysis of the case from the Supreme Court.
  • Julian Assange will speak at the Southbank Centre in London on May 29.

23 March 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1568 days. 
 – 1008 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1762 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1114 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 923 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1860 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • Human rights lawyer Carey Shenkman wrote on why whistleblowers and hacktivists deserve the right to a public interest defense.
  • Julian Assange, along with MEP Eva Joly, Baltasar Garzon, and others, spoke at a UN HRC event entitled “Western Persecution” which covered the attacks on whistleblowers and journalists in the west.

Julian Assange News:

  • Transcript is available of Julian Assange’s discussion with Santiago O’Donnell at Tecnópolis. They covered topics such as Alberto Nisman, intelligence agencies, ISIS, and Russia. (Spanish)
  • Speaking to SvD, Julian Assange said he is happy that Sweden finally accepted the offer to question him in London. However, he said that some details needed to be worked out between Ecuador and the UK. His lawyer, Baltasar Garzon, stated that they wanted access to the full investigation file, which Assange’s defense team has never had.

21 March 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1566 days. 
 – 1006 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1760 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1112 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 921 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1858 days.

Julian Assange News:

  • Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss Sweden’s request to question Julian Assange in the Embassy. He also discussed the US investigation into WikiLeaks and why Ecuador chose to grant Assange asylum.
  • Julian Assange was interviewed by journalist Santiago O’Donnell via videolink during Tecnópolis in Argentina.
  • Elisabeth Massi Fritz, lawyer for one of the complainants in the Swedish case, wrote an op-ed defending the actions of Marianne Ny, the prosecutor in charge of the case. Ny recently requested to interview Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy after previously refusing to do so for over 1000 days.