As I’ve done for more than seventeen weeks, I will be updating news and views on all things WikiLeaks all day, with new items added at the top. All times are ET. Contact me at email@example.com, Read about or order my book The Age of WikiLeaks in print or as an e-book., or brand-new Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences as e-book here and print here
UPDATE This here is the Thursday edition of this here blog.
8:00 You can still vote for WikiLeaks t-shirt winner.
5:35 Just out, via the great Carol Rosenbreg at McClatchy: U.S. under Bush so intent on Gitmo detainees not setting foot, or body, in U.S. that it shopped them around to other countries when they needed emergency medical care (and turned down). It "contradicts something the prison camp’s hospital staff has been telling visitors for years — that the U.S. can dispatch any specialist necessary to make sure the captives in Cuba get first-class treatment."
5:20 Via libertarian site, Bradley Manning meets George Orwell in new posters.
5:10 Assange must be arrested for leaking that Obama has signed secret ops order for Libya. Oh, wait, U.S. journos did it?
4:15 Timothy Garton Ash at The Guardian calls for fewer, but better, leaks. Also reveals hat Domscheit-Berg told him yesterday that Open Leaks will not debut until late spring or summer and even then have very modest start. In fact, since Cablegate, despite much ballyhoo almost no major leaks from anywhere have appeared.
1:50 Wild piece about what cables show about Gaddafi and ownership of Fiat and Wyndham Hotels.
1:05 Dan Ellsberg at Harvard Law School, a report: “He posited that in fact, most US Government decisions to keep information secret are directed at keeping secrets not from other nations but from Congress, public courts, and citizens—‘the ones who have the votes and vote the budgets, and might possibly prosecute, and the ones whose blame is to be feared.’ ”
12:45 Going on KALW in San Fran for most of an hour in twenty minutes.
12:35 Jay Rosen visited The Nation to talk about American media—and WIkiLeaks. Audio here.