As I’ve done for five months, I will be updating news and views on all things WikiLeaks all day, with new items added at the top. All times ET. Contact me at Read about or order my books The Age of WikiLeaks in print or as an e-book, and Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences as e-book here and print here.

UPDATED: The Monday edition of this blog.


8:50  Fascinating story from Romania, on one news outlet scooping another that was about to publish WikiLeaks cables.   As this site puts it:  "Romania’s publishing of its own Wikileaks revelations has descended into a bitter war between two media outlets, as opposed to a fight with authority on the principles of free access to information…Because the stories came out in a rush, they had no impact on the public consciousness. It was too much to read. Readers had to think about what it meant. The stories did not have any context. It is masterpiece of journalistic incompetence on Romania’s part that the media managed to make Wikileaks boring." 

8:45  More controversy in Canada as more cables released today to country’s papers, showing frank U.S. assessments of rival leaders.

5:40  How the U.S.  wooed or managed the New Zealand  Green Party w/  free junkets and lunches.

4:00 Turns out some of the Gitmo files on prisoners are missing.  FireDogLake analysis suggests one is the brother of Omar Khadr & a known CIA informant.

11:45  This seems farfetched but @WikiLeaks tweets: : "White house knew for week that Gitmo Files were being released (NYT told). Chose to release Obama birth cert same time."

10:35 @wikileaks tweets: "Gitmo files confirm Irishman, held for over 5 years, was not a terrorist: ."

10:20  Seth Meyers at White Correspondents "nerd prom" last night cracks an Assange joke amid the Obama, Biden, Trump lampoonery.

9:00 McClatchy treats as new a cable we and others reported on months ago — and softens promises made by Senators McCain, Lieberman and Graham when they met with Gaddafi in a tent.

8:50  Bruce Sterling in Wired on what cables show about America and ….Bollywood.

8:40  Glenn Greenwald appeared on Democracy Now! a couple of days ago, which probably some of you saw / heard, but he also stuck around for a post-show chat with Amy Goodman, and now there’s a transcript here.   Yes, at the very end, he hails my books and mentions that this long-running blog should be in the Guinness Book of Records.    Or maybe he means my love of the brew….

8:30  The Daily Beast has a WikiLeaks wish list — need leaks on where Jimmy Hoffa is buried, what really happened to Amelia Earhart, etc.  Why not, where are Saddam’s WMDs? 


11:30  You remember the recent Julian Assange t-shirt contest.  Now there’s a Free Bradley Poster contest, here.

6:30  From massive Wikileaks cable dump re: Canada….  Illegal immigrants go to U.S., then aim for Canada.

4:30  Anonymous releases massive trove of files from US Chamber of Commerce (thanks to HB Gary move.

11:15 NPR’s On the Media this week on the Gitmo files.

9:55 Manning supposedly now allowed one visitor every day and unlimited mail.

9:50 We noted a couple of days ago that Charles Ferguson is directed the HBO film on Assange. But Alex Gibney has been working on his doc for awhile, and now he’s interviewing Icelandic MP Birgitta Jonsdottir.

9:45 McClatchy has full list of inmates still at Gitmo.

9:15 New low prices for my book The Age of WikiLeaks in print or as an e-book, or brand-new Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences as e-book here and print here.

12:00 Captain America takes on WikiLeaks and Assange (after a fashion) in new comic.

From late Friday

Update: Jay Carney, WH press secretary, now claims SF Chronicle reporter NOTR being punished for shooting video of last week’s Bradley Manning protest at fundraiser

Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills & Nash has written a brand new song about Bradley Manning, titled “Almost Gone,” and may play it on current tour with Crosby. He says it fits into classic “protest” mold.

3:25 New low prices for my book The Age of WikiLeaks in print or as an e-book, or brand-new Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences as e-book here and print here.

Federal prosecutors drop misdemeanor traffic charges against Manning friend David House—stemming from one of his visits back in January. FDL’s Jane Hamsher was with him that day. Judge in case same as “Twitter 3” case, oddly.

Just announced: Army reveals it has found Manning “competent to stand trial,” following evaluations at new home Leavenworth. He would be shipped back to DC area for hearings and trial. NBC’s brief item here.

30 Rock, in humanizing Condi Rice last night, managed to show her playing piano without leaving trace of blood on the keys.