Once again, we’re here with regular updates on the latest news and views on the latest WikiLeaks release as the slow rollout continues, and even stronger revelations yet to come, many claim. Updated from the top, with ET stamp.
12:05: New cable: U.S. mad Afghanistan suddenly signs cluster bomb ban–we still say WE can use them. And Assange is the evil one?
11:55 WikiLeaks supporter promotes very active press roundup page, "WL Central."
11:50 NYT looks at possible legal moves against Assange–and tough road to make them stick. "Legal scholars say the legal landscape for the protection of government information has been exposed as unprepared for the mass dissemination of leaked electronic documents on the Internet… .Prosecuting Mr. Assange could also open the door to prosecuting traditional media organizations, including The New York Times, which was provided advance access to the materials."
10:40 Very significant embrace: venerable Foreign Policy launches new WikiLeaked site.
10:15 And even more for those who claim "nothing new" in the leaks: How the UK sidestepped ban on holding nasty cluster bombs. "Officials concealed from parliament how US is allowed to bring weapons on to British soil in defiance of treaty."
10:10 A lot going on in trying to figure why Amazon caved. See Micah Sifry here. And even more so, this, with conclusion: "[T]he U.S. government considers it appropriate to make inquiry into where and how politically sensitive material is being handled by U.S. service providers. And we now know Amazon Web Services, apparently, will preemptively bow to that pressure and kick a paying customer off its wires without so much as a warrant or a court order."
10:00 Back from NYC and Countdown. To find must-read at New Yorker on WikiLeaks evolving, in good ways, by guy who interviewed Assange earlier:
6:00 Jeremy Scahill tweets: "Shit. Amazon just canceled my order of 250,000 classified cables. Should have bought the Kindle version." As for me, I am off to NYC to do Countdown tonight with Chris Hayes. See you there, and see you here tomorrow.