11/15/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 713 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 710 days. 
 - 150 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 907 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 257 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 793 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released five more Detainee Policies which include four “serious incident reports” from Camp Bucca which describe action taken against detainees, and one Standard Operating Procedure from the U.S. Army Corrections System.
  • Privacy SOS published highlights from WikiLeaks’ latest GI Files released which include:
    • “Allegations that the White House and CIA ordered the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to cease investigating Afghanistan president Ahmed Karzai’s brother for drug trafficking that funded terrorism.
    • References to the Obama war on whistleblowers.
    • A breakdown of the FBI’s major “Going Dark” concerns.
    • Possible Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) attacks on Mexican drug cartel leaders.
    • An assessment that DHS fusion centers amount to “freaking amature [sic] hour.”
    • Problems with the TSA and its reliance on contractors.
    • DHS’ assessment of the Occupy Wall Street movements.”
  • A WikiLeaks cable shows that Israel has been worried about Hamas producing its own weapons.

Julian Assange News:

  • An article in Live Mint describes what Indian whistleblower and social activist Arvind Kejriwal can learn from Julian Assange and his work with WikiLeaks.
  • In response to the recently revealed secret plot by the CUSU Women’s Officer to prevent Julian Assange from speaking at the Cambridge Union Society, a student wrote that the feminist activists of the school should work to create platforms for women, rather than destroying those of men.

Bradley Manning News:

  • Three Nobel Peace Prize laureates, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mairead Maguire and Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, authored an open letter on Bradley Manning, in which they salute his alleged acts of whistleblowing, condemn the persecution he’s suffered, and call on Americans to stand up in support of him.
  • People have commented on the hypocrisy regarding President Obama’s statements on Bradley Manning and his statements on General Petraeus. 
    • Nathan Fuller pointed out that Obama said Petraeus’ leak brought no harm to national security, but in Bradley Manning’s case this has been deemed irrelevant. 
    • Kade Ellis remarked on Obama’s “innocent until proven guilty” comment regarding Petraeus, while he declared PFC Manning guilty before trial.
  • The latest page of The AntiWar Comic contrasts the treatments of Bradley Manning and General Petraeus.

Categories: Afghanistan, Barack Obama, CIA, Daily Posts, Detainee Policies, DHS, FBI, GI Files, India, Israel, Mexico, Nobel Peace Prize, Occupy, Palestine