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UPDATE Go here for Monday edition of this blog. Day 72. Assange hearing etc.
11:05 Man, I am a sucker for any Somali pirates cables, and here’s a good one, via Foreign Policy.
10:10 See at 3:20 below, Assange leaking final score of game, 31-28 Packers.
10:05 New NYT piece on OpenLeaks takes more swipes at WikiLeaks–by guy who co-wrote with John Burns the famous anti-Assange profile last October. "In private, Mr. Assange has told reporters that the spate of defections shut down the complex computer systems WikiLeaks uses to process new information and make it hard for governments and corporations to trace its source."
10:00 WikiLeaks releases, and writes, about cable with Yemeni leader hold prisoners on behalf of U.S. without evidence — and begging for a visit with President Bush while demanding new military equipment.
8:55 WikiLeaks finally posts promised "Roundtable," sort of a sleepy Assange video press conference, below. To get around the press who "suck up to power." Mainly talks about press. Hits NYT on several scores, sitting on stories, showing cables to State Dept., and so on. Greatest touch: my hero Beethoven over his right shoulder. "All Men Are Brothers," indeed.
7:15 The allegedly anti-Assange BBC "Panorama" special coming tomorrow night — right in the middle of his extradition hearing. Here’s how The Guardian writes it up tonight: "Who blows the whistle on the whistleblowers? In Panorama, John Sweeney investigates claims that the zeal of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks for transparency in governmental affairs does not extend to its own organisation."