As I’ve done for more than fifteen 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 email@example.com, Read about or order my new book, The Age of WikiLeaks, in print or as an e-book. My other books here.
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10:10 Jack Balkin , director, of The Information Society Project at Yale Law School, .on Obama, Manning: "It’s worth noting that if Private Manning were a prisoner of war, his treatment at the hands of the Obama Administration would violate the Geneva Conventions; indeed, if he were an non-uniformed enemy combatant, his treatment would probably violate Common Article III. Apparently, President Obama has gone Attorney General Alberto Gonzales one better. Not only must he believe that the protections of the Geneva Conventions are quaint, he must also think the same of the Bill of Right at least as applied to leakers–or at least, leakers whom the President and his associates did not authorize."
9:40 WL Central: Did The Guardian "censor" a key cable from Bulgaria on organized crime control of the government there? In an ycase, more of truth emerging.
6:40 My book The Age of WikiLeaks: From Collateral Murder to Cablegate (and Beyond) is now updated, also includes full story on Bradley Manning since his arrest, in print or as an e-book. Hailed by Dan Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, others.
6:00 Important initiative by the Icelandic MP Birgitta Jonsdottir (the former WikiLeaker who lost key case involving Twitter forced to turn over personal info to the U.S. Dept of Justice). "All of who care for freedom of information, speech and expression should be thankful for the recent ruling in my Twitter case. Thankful because it exposes the reality in which we live. The judge’s ruling exposed the blatant truth: that users of the Internet and social media sites hosted in the USA do NOT have any rights as individuals to defend themselves against the tyranny of authorities wanting to use the information we share and often consider private. Emails, conversations, messaging and social networking are now fair game for the ‘thought police.’ It is good that we know that this is how the court system in the land of the free views our rights, because now we can do something about regaining those rights!