28 December 2012

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 757 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 754 days. 
 – 192 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 949 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 300 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 835 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • Voice of Russia published the third part of their interview with WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson, where he discusses the banking blockade, the surveillance state, and his wish to meet Bradley Manning as a free man soon.
  • Video is available of a panel on whistleblowing and surveillance presented by Jesselyn Radack, Thomas Drake, and Bill Binney at 29C3 in Germany. Jacob Appelbaum gave the opening keynote at 29C3, which also focused on the mass surveillance state.
  • The editorial board of Washington Post wrote about the mass amount of information kept secret by the U.S. annually (“petabytes” i.e. millions of gigabytes), and how “Americans have a right to know what the government is doing”.
Julian Assange News:
  • In a recent interview, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa stated that Julian Assange’s situation is “in the hands of Europe” and that Ecuador has done what they had to do in regard to granting Mr Assange asylum.
  • Professor Ferrada de Noli posted the fourth part of his “Sweden vs Assange – Insider Analysis” series, which focuses on a history of Swedish and U.S. intelligence cooperation.

Categories: Asylum (JA), Banking Blockade, Daily Posts, Ecuador, Jacob Appelbaum, Jesselyn Radack, Over-classification, Rafael Correa, Surveillance, Thomas Drake