As I’ve done for over seven months, I’m updating news and views on WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning all day, with new items added at the top. All times ET. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read about my books The Age of WikiLeaks in print or as an e-book, and Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences as e-book and print
5:45 Elmer Fudge: Those Swiss bank "secrets" passed to Assange with great fanfare by Rudolf Elmer turn out to be pretty much worthless (even blank) according to Reuters report.
3:15 @WikiLeaks "The Assange case will be heard by Lord Justice Thomas and Mr Justice Ouseley in court 4, Royal Courts of Justice 10.30am July 12."
1:15 Anonymous warns ot major hacking activity in coming hours related to British NOTW scandal and/or Assange hearing tomorrow, but designs unclear.
10:35 Lengthy Demcoracy Now! interview today with David House, Bradley Manning friend and WikiLeaks activist. And last night via Twitter, House said he was exploring ways to set up a nonprofit to handle donations to WikiLeaks, getting around the corporate block.
9:10 As noted before, frequent updates on the Assange appeal here.
9:00 Glenn Greenwald elaborates on the Ethan McCord letter re:Manning profile (see below).
2:00 My assistant Kevin Donohoe notes: Actor Gary Oldman—who will play John Le Carre’s George Smiley in a new film—gives a nod to WikiLeaks today, telling the Daily Mail, “The idea that deception and betrayal could completely turn the British intelligence service inside out was a novelty then. Not so much today. That’s a good thing, at the end of the day. An uninformed public is bad. We should know what’s going on…. We have WikiLeaks—and the next step is that they’ll go after and expose the corporate world, and it’ll be fascinating to see how that impacts on the big corporations’ political agendas. There will always be spies. We have to have them.’
12:25 Ahead of Obama counterterrosism chief John Brennan’s meeting with injured Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, David Sanger in New York Times writes that WikiLeaks cables draw a “particularly vivid” picture of “the American dance with Mr. Saleh” before the uprisings.
12:20 Exclusive: Full text of Ethan McCord’s letter hitting New York magazine on focus of Bradley Manning profile (sent to me).
12:05 AFP article on Assange court appeals startin Tuesday.
From late Sunday
Reports on Assange 40th birthday bash still make it sound like a hoax—complete with celebs landing by copter and Brad and Angie invite? Anna Wintour? Oprah? Really?
As court awaits, Sweden vs. Assange site with more updates, including scenario for US extradition.
Michael Moore: WikiLeaks is the new “red scare”
Lengthy analysis and takedown at WL Central of that massive New York magazine Manning profile.
London Review of Books on Assange-Zizek: “beware normalization.”
Another funding appeal for Manning billboard.