Yes, we’re back for another day of frequently updating all of the news and views on the latest WikiLeaks. As before, posting at the top with ET stamp. For even more follow me on Twitter @GregMitch.
9:55 The Independent in London now suggests Assange will be arrested in next few days, possibly with his lawyer agreeing. True? Also see family’s concerns about assassination. His mom doesn’t own a computer, by the way. In an interview with an Australian newspaper, Mr. Assange’s mother defended her son and lambasted hawks in the US who have called for his death. Ms. Assange, who runs a puppet theatre in Noosa, a Queensland beach resort, defended her son’s decision to publish thousands of classified US documents on the website. "He sees what he’s doing as doing a good thing in the world – fighting baddies, if you like," she told Queensland’s Courier-Mail.
9:40 Another front opened — U.S. has lost faith in Mexico’s ability to contain drug trade and violence. Scathing cables.
9:00 Fun Mark FIore animation on WikiLeaks based on "It’s a Small World After All" but with "No Secrets After All."
8:50 The only thing unexpected about this Alan Dershowitz op-ed warning that WikiLeaks is increasing the chances for war is that it appers in The Guardian, not the Wash Post.
8:40 Glenn Greenwald with his second post today on the Lieberman crusade against Wiki-hosters. He’ll be debating Steve Aftergood on Democracy Now! tomorrow at 8 am ET, should be fun.
7:00 Dave Weigel at Slate takes a look at new Joe Lieberman’ SHIELD Act, amending the Espionage Act to enable Wiki-whacking. Big problem: only small number of Wiki cables were "top secret."
6:25 Helpful tip from NYT: "Want to find a better way to work your way through the cables published by WikiLeaks? Try Cablesearch.org, a new search engine dedicated to helping readers explore the archive of leaked cables, launched on Thursday by Henk van Ess of the European Center of Computer Assisted Reporting."
5:50 Confirmed: Tableau took down its charts for WikiLeaks at Lieberman’s request.