As I’ve done for more than sixteen 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 in USA. You can 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.
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8:00 My colleague at The Nation, Kevin Gosztola, at WL Central on what the cables show about worries that Gaddafi has chemical weapons, and not just "mustard gas." Interesting if unconclusive. A la Colin Powell, the Italian newspaper La Repubblica quoted former Libyan Justice Minister Abdel Jalil Musatafà, who said, ‘Gaddafi still has large stocks of chemical weapons. Surely the nerve gas, anthrax,’ and perhaps even a weaponized form of smallpox.”
7:50 Glenn Greenwald says urgent leak probe needed — after leak to AP on Libya. Prosecution to come, surely.
7:05 First excerpt from my new Bradley Manning book: Bradley’s boyhood and the Manning–Karen Silkwood connection.
5:15 Brian Sonenstein at FireDogLake with extensive collection of notes and videos from various Bradley Manning protests this past weekend.
5:00 That first-public-debate for Assange debate in London that we wrote about yesterday apparently sold out in one hour…
3:55 Amnesty International today reiterates its call for easing of harsh treatment of Manning. "U.S. authorities must put an end to the harsh pre-trial detention conditions of Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of leaking information to Wikileaks, Amnesty International said today. In letters to U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Amnesty International called for measures to ensure that the Army private is no longer held in 23-hour solitary confinement and subjected to other unreasonable restrictions." My new book on Manning, first one about him, just now available in print edition! Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences also on sale as e-book at Amazon in USA and also in UK.
2:50 New film based on incident in WikiLeaks’ "Collateral Murder" video from Iraq, showing at Tribeca Film Fest in April. Features Ethan McCord, who carried two of the injured kids away for medical treatment. Director’s statement here. Film clip here. My aricle about McCord earlier this month. (h/t Kevin Gosztola)