As I’ve done for more than eighteen 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. Contact me at epic1934@aol.com. Read about or order 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.

11:40 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.

11:15 Folks, I am exiting now for Boston and the big National Media Reform Conference. Info on my WikiLeaks panel on Friday w/ Greenwald, Sifry, Emily Bell, Amy Goodman, more. Perhaps it will be streamed? Also doing book(s) signing there at 3:45 Friday along with, at that same time, Bernie Sanders!

11:05 My new piece here: “Dan Ellsberg and Saving Private Manning.” And from SF Chronicle more Ellsberg here. He turns 80 today.

11:00 Birgitta Jonsdottir: when to stay quiet and when to speak up.

9:45 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.

8:35 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 U.S. 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.”

8:15 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.

8:10 That New Statesman guest-edited by Jemima Khan now out, with piece by Assange. Also, Hugh Grant.

7:40 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.

7:30 Interview with Andrew Fowler, author of new Assange book.

12:05 Well-known journalist and Assange backer John Pilger has produced a new film for TV questioning embedded reporting in Afghan and Iraq, and includes interview with Dan Rather and… Assange.

From late Wednesday

Are we finally going to get more WikiLeaks cables on Israel? Haaretz with new story on cable suggesting some Israeli settlers on West Bank said they’d move back to Israel if received financial compensation. And more here.

A rally in support of Manning and WikiLeaks tomorrow at City Hall in NYC, organized in part by Barrett Brown, sometimes described as an “Anonymous spokesman.” Other events this week.

Very good piece at Foreign Polcy by Charles Homans on US finally throwing Saleh “under the bus” in Yemen—despite or because of many revelations and demands from WikiLeaks cables, going back to the first day of release. “But in general there’s a uniquely sardonic tone to the 31 Sanaa embassy cables released so far.”

Julian Assange won’t be extradited to Sweden any time soon. Date for his appeal to start finally set—for July.