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This Day in WikiLeaks: 02/24/12
« on: February 25, 2012, 04:03:25 AM »
(x-posted from This Day in WikiLeaks)


On WikiLeaks (releases):

On WikiLeaks (general):
  • Mastercard confirmed that their position on WikiLeaks has not changed and they will be maintaining their financial blockade.
  • Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is worried about an alleged smear campaign by WikiLeaks, which Expressen has reported. The "internal WikiLeaks memo" Expressen claims to have is yet to be released. Bildt has also written a blog post on the matter.
  • Professor Ferrada-noli has updated his analysis of Sweden’s psychological warfare against WikiLeaks regarding the recent articles in Expressen alleging a planned smear campaign by WikiLeaks.
  • In a video interview, Kristinn Hrafnsson discussed the general apathy seen in the world today.
  • Daniel Ellsberg will be speaking at Princeton University on March 8 at a panel called "Secrets, Lies, and Leaks: From the Pentagon Papers to WikiLeaks." Video will be available online.
  • Stars and Stripes has a new ombudsman. His predecessor had complained about the censorship of WikiLeaks coverage, when Stars and Stripes is supposed to be an independent newspaper.
  • Theodor Reppe, owner of "wikileaks.de", has been acquitted of all charges related to dissemination of child pornography.
  • White House Press Secretary Jay Carney answered questions about aggressive journalism and whistleblowing.
  • There is a public pirate-pad open for discussion of a proposed day of action against the WikiLeaks financial blockade.
  • An article at WL Central looks at recent events in Australian politics and why WikiLeaks supporters should pay attention.

On Julian Assange:
  • An article in the Guardian looks at the extradition relationship between Britain and the US, giving mention to Julian Assange's situation.

On Bradley Manning:
  • Pink Floyd's Roger Waters posted a message asking people to raise their voice in support of Bradley Manning.
  • CCR's Bill Quigley wrote an article on Bradley Manning, solitary confinement, and Occupy 4 Prisoners.
  • Firedoglake's Jane Hamsher was on The Alyona Show discussing Bradley's arraignment and upcoming trial.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has published an article covering Bradley's arraignment.
  • Bradley Manning Support Network's Logan Price writes on Bradley's quest for justice.
  • An Op-Ed in Military Law Task Forces asks the question, "Who is really on trial - Bradley Manning or America itself?"
  • Alexa O'Brien has published a transcript of Bradley's arraignment.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has published updates for February 23 and February 24.


Upcoming Dates:


02/26/2012: Announcement of Academy Awards. "Incident in New Baghdad" is in the running.
03/01/2012: Julian Assange Q&A on "Europe's Last Dictator." 
03/08/2012: Daniel Ellsberg to speak at Princeton on WikiLeaks and the Pentagon Papers.
03/15/2012: Bradley Manning's next court appearance.
04/25/2012: Kristinn Hrafnsson to speak at International Journalism Festival in Perugia.
05/23/2012: Julian Assange to speak at EIM2012 in The Netherlands.
05/27/2012: "Incident in New Baghdad" to air on The Documentary Channel, 8PM


WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded for 448 days.
(more info: http://wikileaks.org/Banking-Blockade.html)

Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 444 days. 
(more info: http://justice4assange.com/)

Bradley Manning has been detained for 642 days. 
(more info: http://www.bradleymanning.org/)

« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 04:13:01 AM by m_cetera »


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