As I’ve done for more than 13 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 new book, The Age of WikiLeaks, just updated to early February, in print or an e-book.
UPDATE: See Friday edition of this blog.
10:15 Surprise! Military confirms charge by Manning attorney that he was stripped naked for 7 hours last night. "First Lt. Brian Villiard, a Marine spokesman, said a brig duty supervisor had ordered Private Manning’s clothing taken from him. He said that the step was “not punitive” and that it was in accordance with brig rules, but he said that he was not allowed to say more."
10:10 Whoa, from Wash Post: Mexican leader Calderon blames WikiLeaks for crisis in U.S.-Mexico relations, says he can’t even work with U.S. ambassador, after cables hit anti-drug effort.
10:00 Headline in The Indepedent: "Clinton admits WikiLeaks will dominate the rest of her life." Story here.
9:15 "Anonymous Will Avenge Manning." That’s headline on DailyKos piece by Anonymous-connected Barrett Brown. He also talked to NY Daily News: "Not 24 hours after the U.S. Army announced it had filed 22 counts against reputed WikiLeaks source Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, Anonymous issued a new threat Thursday. ‘The decision to charge Bradley Manning with a capital offense in addition to other charges is a provocation, and Anonymous is set to respond accordingly,’ spokesman Barrett Brown wrote on DailyKos. He said the group will keep going after corporate execs involved in plots against Wikileaks." And, he told The Daily News: "We are looking at information on various military officials."
9:10 Mariah Carey admits cable was true–she did get $1 million from Gaddafi son in 2006 to sing four songs for him. Beyonce and Nelly Furtado, also caught, have announced they will donate money to charity where Mariah promises proceeds from one song. No word yet from 50 Cent and Usher.