2012-02-22 #WikiLeaks News Update: Insurance File, Expressen, Bill Keller, & more

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 445 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 442 days.
Bradley Manning has been imprisoned without trial for 640 days.


  • WikiLeaks has released a torrent for its insurance file, which is 64.3 GB.

    • Swedish tabloid Expressen published an article which said WikiLeaks is planning a "massive smear campaign" against Sweden and its Foreign Minister Carl Bildt. They say they received an "internal WikiLeaks memo" which discusses cables that reveal Bildt as a US informer. WikiLeaks tweeted multiple responses to the article including:

      (Update: Professor Ferrada-noli has released his analysis of the Expressen article.)

    • The Bradley Manning Support Network gives instructions on how to attend Bradley's February 23 arraignment at Fort Meade.

    • Jerry White, SEP candidate for the US presidency, has called for the immediate release of Bradley Manning. David Levitt, Californian candidate for the US senate, strongly believes in protecting whistleblowers such as WikiLeaks.

    • Forbes published a set of two WikiLeaks "posters" received from an unnamed ex-WikiLeaks volunteer which promote a never released Bank of America leak.

      (Update: One of the "unreleased" posters is and has been available on WikiLeaks for quite a while.)

    • An article in the Washington Post looks at the events of "Collateral Murder" from the viewpoints of multiple U.S. soldiers who were present.

    • A blogpost analyses the continued controversy and developments over Guardian/Patrick Forbes documentary "WikiLeaks: Secrets and Lies."

    • A 10-minute pro-WikiLeaks documentary entitled "The Assassination of Julian Assange" is available on Youtube.

    • Professor Ferrada-noli has published part 2 of his "Sweden, Assange, and Pinochet" series, which focuses on the politically-appointed lay judges in Sweden.

    • Twitter user @karwalski has published a letter he received from Australian Attorney General Nicola Roxon regarding Julian Assange's extradition.

    Further News Updates:

    • WikiLeaks Press has published their coverage of WikiLeaks news from 26 January to 1 February. They are also accepting articles for publication at their website.
    • This Day in WikiLeaks releases daily updates for WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, and Bradley Manning news.


    Upcoming Dates & Events:

    February 23: Bradley Manning's arraignment will be held at Fort Meade, beginning at 1:00PM.

    February 23: London vigil for Bradley Manning at the US Embassy.

    February 26: The announcement of Academy Awards. "Incident in New Baghdad", a documentary on 'Collateral Murder,' is in the running for 'Documentary Short Subject.'

    March 1: Julian Assange will host a Q&A on "Europe's Last Dictator," 6:30PM at The Old Vic Tunnels, London.

    April 25: Kristinn Hrafnsson to speak at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy.

    May 23: Julian Assange to speak at Enterprise Information Management Congress 2012 in The Netherlands.

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

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