2012-05-13 WikiLeaks News Update: Stratfor ops in Russia; Ex-Guantanamo detainee on Assange show; Other news

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Bradley Manning has been imprisoned without trial for 720 days.
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WikiLeaks News:

  • Russian Reporter analysed and investigated a large batch of Stratfor emails from analyst Lauren Goodrich about her alleged conduct in Russia and contact with Russian Prosecutor-General Yury Chaika, or "godfather" as she calls him. She tells stories of Chaika owning his life to her and supplying her with information. RR believes much of this to be false, due to the fantastical nature of it all. Since she was the only person at Stratfor determining information delivery concerning Russia, she likely gave misleading info to her colleagues, as well as anybody who relied on Stratfor's data--nearly 2.5 million people, including the CIA, State Department, DoD, and Air Force. See the full emails at the WikiLeaks website.
  • Jacob Appelbaum was on The Alyona Show discussing the Tor Project, surveillance, the fight for anonymity, CISPA, and WikiLeaks. Watch the interview below.

  • EFF's Trevor Timm recalled a "forgotten Biden gaffe," where Vice President Joe Biden said WikiLeaks caused no real damage just two days before he labelled Julian Assange a "high-tech terrorist."
  • Traci Birge has written a new analysis of Swedish tabloid Expressen's press awards and the paper's failure to prove its claims that WikiLeaks was planning a smear campaign against Sweden.
  • The "Did You Have Any Idea?" video series has a new webpage displaying links to all their videos and interviews with WikiLeaks supporters.
  • Twitter user @SomersetBean has been creating WikiLeaks posters and graphics, all of which are available at his blog. Recently, he's created a poster listing WikiLeaks' awards, a heart-based modification of the WikiLeaks logo, and a Julian Assange mask. A design of his is now featured in the Official WikiLeaks Store.
  • The Official WikiLeaks Store is having a sale: $15/€10 off of unisex hoodies and free shipping for any orders over $30/€30. The coupon code is WIKIMAY and is valid through May 18. All proceeds go to WikiLeaks.

Julian Assange News:

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  • WikiLeaks announced that next week's guest on "The World Tomorrow" will be a "former Guantanamo detainee/Al Quada suspect." The episode will focus on the future of Islam. Meanwhile, former President George W. Bush and 7 members of his administration were convicted of war crimes in absentia by a Malaysian court, which had an ex-Guantanamo detainee provide testimony.
  • The Next Web has published a review covering the first four episodes of "The World Tomorrow," which asks the question, "Does Julian Assange's TV show pave the way for more high quality alternative programming?"
  • Christine Assange gave an in-depth interview about the sexual misconduct allegations against her son, focusing on relaying the facts of the case and dissecting the many smears by the media.

Bradley Manning News:

  • Chase Madar, author of "The Passion of Bradley Manning," gave an interview with Motherboard where he discussed Bradley, WikiLeaks, and the silence of liberals throughout the ordeal.


Upcoming Dates & Events:

May 15: Support Assange protest at Sydney Convention Centre where PM Julia Gillard will speak, 1PM.

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.

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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