2012-05-23 WikiLeaks News Update: Assange verdict date set, "World Tomorrow" episode 6, other news

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 536 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 533 days.
Bradley Manning has been imprisoned without trial for 730 days.
A secret Grand Jury has been active in the U.S. without transparency for 616 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • The restrictions on WikiLeaks' Guantanamo files are being challenged in court. Lawyers for Guantanamo prisoners are currently able to access the documents, but cannot download, save, print, disseminate or transport them.
  • An essay by James Freedman of Stanford Law School discusses the possibility that WikiLeaks could be prosecuted under copyright law, rather than the Espionage Act.

Julian Assange News:

  • The UK Supreme Court will hand down the judgment for Julian Assange's extradition case on May 30 at 9:15AM London time. The session will last about 10 minutes and be live-streamed via Sky. Rallies are planned worldwide regardless of the outcome.
  • An article in El Telegrapho looks at Christine Assange's ongoing fight for the safety and protection of her son.

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  • Episode 6 of "The World Tomorrow" premiered, featuring Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. The episode is available to watch in English, Spanish, and Russian. Full, unedited transcript of the entire interview is also available.
  • Salon's Glenn Greenwald reviewed the first six episodes of "The World Tomorrow," comparing it to the political shows currently available on US television.

Bradley Manning News:

  • The Bradley Manning Support Network issued news updates for May 21 and May 22. They cover support for Bradley at NATO protests, the CCR's lawsuit against the military, and a segment from The Young Turks where Chase Madar and Patrick Meighan call Manning a hero


Upcoming Dates & Events:

May 23: Julian Assange to speak on the impact of increasing transparency at EIM 2012 in The Netherlands, 4:35PM.

May 26: Bradley Manning will have been imprisoned for two years without trial.

May 27: "Incident in New Baghdad" to air on The Documentary Channel, 8PM.

May 30: UK Supreme Court to hand down judgment in Julian Assange's extradition case, 9:15AM.

June 6-8: Bradley Manning motion hearings.

July 16-20: Bradley Manning motion hearings.

August 27-31: Bradley Manning motion hearings.

September 19-20: Bradley Manning motion hearings.

September 21-October 12: Bradley Manning's court martial.