(x-posted from This Day in WikiLeaks)
This Day in WikiLeaks
Audacia est contagiosa.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 508 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 505 days.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trialfor 702 days.
A Grand Jury has been active in the US without transparency for 588 days.
Julian Assange News:
- Emails from Stratfor reveal an anti-Obama prejudice within the company, with the Vice President often referring to him as "Barry Hussein."
- Blogger Peter Knight has written more articles correcting mainstream media smears of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. View the full list of his articles here.
Bradley Manning News:
- The second episode of "The World Tomorrow" aired, featuring David Horowitz and Slavoj Žižek. Links to the full episode and transcript are available at the official website.
- RT analysed how the media organizations which previously praised Julian Assange are now after the premiere of his television show.
- An article in Nyheter looks at how, after three months, the Supreme Court has yet to give a verdict in the Assange case. Swedish Law Professor Joakim Nergelius commented that the Swedish prosecution has made a mistake by refusing to question Assange in London.
- Two photos of Julian Assange mysteriously showed up at the Whitney Museum in New York a few days ago. Jacob Appelbaum tweeted that he is the one who took the photos.
Upcoming DatesApril 26:
- A 3-day set of motion hearings for Bradley Manning began today. Here are the highlights:
- The U.S. Government must release its assessments on how much damage WikiLeaks' publications have caused, which will be viewed in a secret hearing by the judge
- Two motions by the defense were litigated: one to release information from the secret WikiLeaks grand jury, and another to dismiss all charges against Manning with prejudice
- Bradley Manning requested the two military lawyers assigned to him be removed and replaced with Capt. Joshua Tooman
- The judge denied the press and public any additional access to court filings (this comes after the CCR renewing its request for further access to documents)
- The proceedings will continue tomorrow at 10AM
- For in-depth coverage of today's hearing, see Kevin Gosztola's live-blog
- Michael Ratner, attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights and WikiLeaks legal adviser, has writter an article detailing the immense secrecy surrounding Bradley Manning's trial.
- The Bradley Manning Support Network has issued a news update for April 24.
Bradley Manning's motion hearing continues. Support events
planned worldwide.April 26-28:Performances
of "The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning" across Wales.April 27-28:
Kristinn Hrafnsson to speak
at International Journalism Festival.May 23:
Julian Assange to speak
at EIM202, The Netherlands.May 27:
"Incident in New Baghdad" airs
on The Documentary Channel, 8PM.June 6-8:
Bradley Manning motion hearings.July 16-20:
Bradley Manning motion hearings.August 27-31:
Bradley Manning motion hearings.September 21-October 12:
Bradley Manning's court martial.