As I’ve done for more than nine 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Read about or order my new book, "The Age of WikiLeaks: From Collateral Murder to Cablegate," here.
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9:40 Latest big news cable from The Telegraph: U.S. supposedly shared British nuclear secrets with…the Russians.
8:35 My Huff Post piece on Bradley Manning case and conditions has now drawn over 125 comments, see why.
7:40 Tim Wu at Foreign Policy says U.S. should drop pursuing case against Assange.
7:30 We noted yesterday that Rep. Kucinich had sent letter to Pentagon chief Gates protesting conditions of Manning’s confinement. Now he says he wants to visit the prisoner.
3:40 Today’s laff: This might be the greatest WikiLeaks article yet. UFOlogist claims Assange in "60 Minutes" interview was telling people in code that he is an alient from space and the coming "battle will be bloody."
2:45 NYT with big piece on wealthy with offshore banking accounts worried about the coming WikiLeak via Rudolf Elmer.
1:15 New from Naomi Wolf, on WikiLeaks and "the Lost Cojones" of American Journalism. "So why do all these American reporters, who know quite well that they get praise and money for doing what Assange has done, stand in a silence that can only be called cowardly, while a fellow publisher faces threats of extradition, banning, prosecution for spying — which can incur the death penalty — and calls for his assassination?"
11:30 Just up at the Telegraph on latest cables: Brits refused to talk to captive in Mali before he was executed to avoid "negotiating" with terrorists . "Edwin Dyer, 60, was beheaded by an al-Qaeda-linked group in the chaotic West African state after Britain refused demands to free the radical cleric Abu Qatada. At the time Gordon Brown described the execution as a "barbaric and appalling act of terrorism", but previously secret documents show that Britain was reluctant to engage directly with his captors to secure his release. The negotiations were instead mediated by the Libyans."