UPDATE: It’s now Saturday, and still live-blogging here.
11:15 It seemed to confirm rumors of WikiLeaks next target, as their Twitter feed warned late tonight: "Does your business do business with Bank of America? Our advise is to place your funds somewhere safer." But it was probably about B of A announcing tonight that it would not process any funds heading for WikiLeaks.. The WikiLeaks Twitter feed also declared: "We ask that all people who love freedom close out their accounts at Bank of America." B of A had explained its move, sort of, this way: "This decision is based upon our reasonable belief that WikiLeaks may be engaged in activities that are, among other things, inconsistent with our internal policies for processing payments."
11:10 New Guardian editorial defends their decision to print today details of sex charges against him–but also defends his right to not be prosecuted by leaks. "He is clearly in some senses a publisher and journalist as well as a source. In that respect he deserves protection, not criminal indictment."
10:15 Assange rounded out a full day of interviews on TV in USA by spending a couple minutes with Katie Couric. Nothing much developed. He did say, "We are an organization that attempts to promote human rights by revealing abuses that are concealed. So, of course we never want to be in a position where through our releases we are actually causing harm to individuals, or at least more harm than the good we are causing"
7:20 Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), now headed by ProPublica’s Paul Steiger, is latest to write Obama and Holder urging no prosecution of Assange. "CPJ urges the Justice Department to protect freedom of speech and the press, along with the country’s global reputation as a beacon of those values, by standing back from any prosecution of WikiLeaks or Assange for publishing classified documents."
7:10 WikiLeaks documentary we’ve mentioned gets a distributor, Zodiak.