16 April 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1226 days. 
 - 666 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1416 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 772 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1519 days.

Julian Assange News:
  • América Latina en Movimiento published an English version of their interview with Julian Assange on information flow and power.
  • Robert Hannigan, director general of defence and intelligence at the Foreign Office, has been named as the new head of GCHQ. Hannigan was in charge of dealing with Julian Assange's case for the UK Foreign Office.

Chelsea Manning News:
  • Video is available of the April 13 panel with Chelsea Manning's new attorneys, Nancy Hollander and Vincent Ward, and whistleblowers Thomas Drake and Mike German. They discuss the next steps for Manning as she prepares for her appeal at the Army Court of Criminal Appeals.
  • Freedom of the Press Foundation published a letter they received from Chelsea Manning thanking them for their efforts in organizing a fund for a stenographer during her trial.
  • Artist Clark Stoeckley appeared on RT to discuss his new book "The United States vs. Pvt. Chelsea Manning", a graphic account of Chelsea Manning's trial.

15 April 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1225 days. 
 - 665 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1415 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 771 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1518 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released the second Draft of EU Human Rights Guidelines on Freedom of Opinion and Expression Online and Offline which discusses how the EU is to treat subjects and what priority they hold. The guidelines were supposed to be released at the end of 2013, but never were. WikiLeaks notes that the guidelines do not address financial censorship and are ambiguous on whistleblower protections, but validate data collection.
  • FBI agents walked out of a Senate hearing to avoid testifying on the Insider Threat program. The program was created under an executive order from President Obama in the aftermath of WikiLeaks' 2010 releases. However, one agent did note that whistleblowers must 'register' in order to prevent being treated as an 'insider threat'.
  • Search engine DuckDuckGo has implemented a new !bang to automatically search the WikiLeaks database by typing in !wl before any search.
  • Journalism professor Christian Christensen wrote on how Collateral Murder retains its power and significance over four years after its release by WikiLeaks.

Julian Assange News:
  • In an interview with Charlie Rose, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa discussed why Ecuador gave Julian Assange asylum, noting the threat Assange faces from the US. He also commented on Edward Snowden seeking asylum in Ecuador. (starts at 9:30 in the video)

Chelsea Manning News:
  • Alexa O'Brien has released a searchable database of official record of trial (transcripts) and exhibits for United States v. Pfc. Manning, totaling 2,187 documents.
  • An article in Daily Dot calls for the US military's LGBT community to support Chelsea Manning. Recently, the American Military Partner Association, which advocates for same-sex military families, condemned SF Pride's decision to name Manning as an honorary grand marshal.

14 April 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1223 days. 
 - 663 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1417 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 769 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1516 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks cables on the two Indian prime minister candidates, Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Mori, have reentered the conversation as the election approaches.
  • WikiLeaks cables show that USAID's subversion in Cuba is just the tip of the iceberg in Latin America, with cables showing their political subversion in Venezuela continued into the Obama Administration.
  • An article in ePress looks at WikiLeaks cables on Hovik Abrahamyan, who has been named as the new prime minister of Armenia. In one cable from 2009, an Armenian oligarch predicted Abrahamyan would be the next prime minister.

Chelsea Manning News:
  • The Army has rejected Chelsea Manning's request for clemency and upheld the 35 year sentence. Her case will now automatically go the the Army Court of Criminal Appeals.
  • During a panel in Washington DC, Chelsea Manning's new attorneys, alongside whistleblowers Thomas Drake and Mike German, spoke about the upcoming appeals process and condemned the use of the Espionage Act to punish whistleblowers.

13 April 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1222 days. 
 - 662 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1416 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 768 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1515 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  •  WikiLeaks cables show how, in a meeting with US Embassy officials, former Spanish Agriculture Minister Miguel Arias Cañete offered to lobby the European Parliament in favor of GMOs.

12 April 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1221 days. 
 - 661 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1415 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 767 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1514 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks journalist Sarah Harrison, CCC's Andy Müller-Maguhn, and others spoke at a panel in Berlin entitled "Whistleblowers: Be nice to them!" They discussed legal protections of whistleblowers and the importance of media partners when publishing documents.

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange was interviewed by América Latina en Movimiento on the effects of the expansion of the internet, the flow of information, and what the future holds for the internet.

Chelsea Manning News:
  • Chelsea Manning has been named as an honorary grand marshal in this year’s San Francisco Pride parade. Manning had been named as grand marshal last year, but the decision was rescinded, causing much controversy.