Folks, we’ll be taking a bit of a WikiLeaks break on Friday, at least here at the blog. In the non-virtual world, I am appearing Friday at 11 am on a WikiLeaks panel at the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston, along with Glenn Greenwald, Emily Bell, Amy Goodman and Micah Sifry. Check the conference site for possible live-streaming or audio or whatever. I will also be doing a signing for my books "The Age of WikiLeaks" and "Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences," at 3:45 at the conference (with Bernie Sanders at the same time).

Chances are I will do some tweeting but not blogging the usual hourly updates (partly due to weak computer connection in hotel). Also check live tweet feed from my colleague Kevin Gosztola, @kgosztola. He’ll be on top of things.

From late Thursday

Bradley Manning’s attorney David Coombs just posted at blog: Rep. Kucinich, Amnesty Int’l and UN reps denied visits to Manning, as Quantico brig ignores “own rules,” he charges.

My new piece here: “Dan Ellsberg and Saving Private Manning.” And from SF Chronicle more Ellsberg here. He turns 80 today.

Open letter backing WikiLeaks “right to publish” signed by notables such as Noam Chomsky, Susan Sarandon, Tom Stoppard, Oliver Stone, Mike Leigh, Michael Moore, Richard Eyre, Patrick Cockburn, Dan Ellsberg, many more.

We noted (below) that we’re finally getting more cables from Israel, with controversy already, and Haaretz has another major one today. ”Peace Now has urged the US to pressure Israel into evacuating West Bank outposts, according to an American diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks, adding that the group regularly updated both Washington and the Defense Ministry on ongoing settlement construction.”

My new book, Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences, just published as e-book here and print here. Remember, e-book nowadays also means phones, iPad, PC reading, etc. My book The Age of WikiLeaks: From Collateral Murder to Cablegate (and Beyond) also out in print and e-book. Books are only $9.95 print and $3.99 electronic.

That New Statesman guest-edited by Jemima Khan now out, with piece by Assange. Also, Hugh Grant.

From Esther Addley of the Guardian via Twitter: “To those expecting Julian #Assange autobiography today (incl Amazon—publishers some time ago pushed back pub date.” She says at least six weeks delay.