11/6/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 704 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 701 days. 
 - 141 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 898 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 248 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 784 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • The U.S. National Archives issued a statement saying the URL block of “WikiLeaks” searches was an error and has now been fixed. They further note that documents released by WikiLeaks are not part of the archive as they remain classified.
  • RT held a debate between third-party U.S. presidential candidates Gary Johnson and Dr Jill Stein. When asked about WikiLeaks, both stated they did not view the organisation as a threat, with Dr Stein emphasising its significance.
  • CNET’s “Tech Voters’ Guide 2012″ details the U.S. presidential candidates’ views on WikiLeaks, noting President Obama’s war on whistleblowers and Governor Romney’s different stances on Bradley Manning, as well as the comments from the aforementioned third-party debate.
  • WikiLeaks cables show that Prince Mohammad bin Nayef, the new interior minister of Saudi Arabia, is “well respected” by the Saudi people.
  • An article in Oye! Times looks at two Stratfor emails which describe 2008 voting fraud by the Democrats, and why Senator McCain chose not to pursue the issue.

 Julian Assange News:

  • Julian Assange’s sureties paid £94,000 to the UK authorities for his violation of his bail conditions. In an interview with RT, one surety Vaughan Smith discussed Mr Assange’s right to asylum, his significance in society, and the threats he faces from the U.S.
  • The Australian Government DFAT released a new set of FOI documents which contains “all cable traffic from the Australian High Commission in London” related to Julian Assange sent between 18 June and 28 August 2012.
  • WSWS did a brief interview with “Underground: The Julian Assange Story” director Robert Connolly in which he discusses his sympathy for Mr Assange, the material used for the film, and the response to it.
  • “Underground: The Julian Assange Story” is now available on DVD. 

Bradley Manning News:

  • A pretrial hearing for Bradley Manning will begin tomorrow and last until Thursday. It will focus on PFC Manning’s lack of speedy trial; the defence will argue for charges to be dropped, and the Government will argue that speedy trial does not apply to PFC Manning’s case.


    Categories: Asylum (JA), Barack Obama, Cablegate, Daily Posts, Film (JA), FOIA, Gary Johnson, GI Files, Hearing (CM), Jill Stein, Mitt Romney, Saudi Arabia, Stratfor, War on Whistleblowers