2012-05-02 #WikiLeaks News Update: Latin America refused to publish cables; "World Tomorrow" episode 3; Other news

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 515 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 512 days.
Bradley Manning has been imprisoned without trial for 708 days.
A secret Grand Jury has been active in the U.S. without transparency for 594 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa condemned the actions of private media journalists who were acting as U.S. Embassy informants, information which was recently revealed in WikiLeaks cables.
  • A new book, "Wiki Media Leaks," shows that major Latin American newspapers which had access to WikiLeaks cables did not print them because doing so would run counter to their own interests, especially if the newspaper itself was mentioned in the cables.
  • Global Research published an article about the House passing CISPA, looking at WikiLeaks' Spy Files as an idea of the surveillance equipment that is available.
  • Transcript of Gavin MacFadyen's talk at the International Journlism Festival on the importance of WikiLeaks is now available.
  • Twitter user @karwalski has written an analysis which questions the Australian government's role in MasterCard's financial blockade of WikiLeaks. He also received a response from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission after writing to them about the blockade.

Julian Assange News:

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  • Episode 3 of "The World Tomorrow" aired featuring Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki. It is available online in English, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic, and will be available in Italian on May 5.
  • Julian Assange gave an interview with Russian 1TV about his extradition case, mainstream media distortion of WikiLeaks' releases, and attacks against himself and the organization.

Bradley Manning News:

  • The Bradley Manning Support Network published an article which covers Manning's recent motion hearings and the worldwide support events that went alongside them.
  • Cass McCombs has released a new music video for his song "Bradley Manning."
  • The Daily Beast published an excerpt from Denver Nicks' new book, "Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History."


Upcoming Dates & Events:

May 2: Gavin MacFadyen to speak on WikiLeaks at City University London, 6:30PM.

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

May 27: "Incident in New Baghdad" to air 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 19-20: Bradley Manning motion hearings.

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

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