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UPDATED: Friday version of this blog here.

4:05 Even more on the Manning protest today at Obama fundraiser: Group behind it is offering nice cash rewards to people who sing their song in public and capture it on video, with more for perks such as wearing a Bradley Manning shirt or mask. Group has also backed Courage to Resist group backing GIs.

4:00 Video of protesters singing song for or to Obama today in San Fran, and he thanks them at end as leader escorted out. Details here (and see four items below).

3:55 Needless to say, for background on Manning case, see my book (also e-book), the only one about him, updated to this month, here.

3:50 Story on Oakland activist who organized Bradley Manning protest at Obama fundraiser today in San Fran—and funded it to the alleged tune of $76,000. “Protesters included UC Santa Cruz art professor Elizabeth Stephens, songwriter Craig Casey, activist Jane Sullivan of Santa Cruz, writer Greg Archer, and David Schiller of Berkeley, as well as organizers from Tony’s Circus, all Bay Area locals. Pitcairn said she was happy to pay the tickets for all of them to enter so they could personally address the president with their concerns.”

2:20 Here’s song Manning backers were singing at Obama fundraiser (see two items below), lyrics handed out to reporters: “Dear Mr. President we honor you today sir/ Each of us brought you $5,000/ It takes a lot of Benjamins to run a campaign/ I paid my dues, where’s our change?

“We’ll vote for you in 2012, yes that’s true / Look at the Republicans—what else can we do/ Even though we don’t know if we’ll retain our liberties/ In what you seem content to call a free society

“Yes it’s true that Terry Jones is legally free / To burn a people’s holy book in shameful effigy/ But at another location in this country/ Alone in a 6×12 cell sits Bradley

“23 hours a day and night/ The 5th and 8th Amendments say/ this kind of thing ain’t right/ We paid our dues, where’s our change?”

1:55 Now a full story, via LA Times, on Manning supporters disrupting Obama speech at big San Fran fundraiser today (see my first report below), singing song, a woman escorted out (see link to photo of her below). Obama said, “nice song.” Protestors said they had paid $5000 to attend and “where’s the change?” Here’s the AP story. One protestor on Twitter promises video.

1:00 Amazing: Logan Price @Kstrel just tweeted: “Supporters are singing and chanting free #Bradley #Manning at #Obama fundraiser in SF” Then: “i just debated obama over bradley manning while shaking hand. Says can’t do diplomacy on open source. Manning not Ellsberg. I say bs.” Photo here.

12:55 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.

11:45 Assange, smacked by NYT’s Bill Keller as smelly and grubby dresser, now makes a “Ten Best Dressed” list.

10:40 Perhaps disturbing Harvard Law and Policy Review piece by Jonathan Peters on Wikileaks, the First Amendment and the press.

8:25 Yes, Julian Assange has made Time’s “100 Most Influential” list, and today Germaine Greer of “Female Eunach” fame writes a little essay about him, not exactly a tribute: “He is convinced that his prosecution for rape in the Swedish courts was engineered by vengeful US intelligence, unable to grasp the plain fact that his callous treatment made two women angry enough to seek redress. There were many scoops but few surprises amid what we learned from WikiLeaks.” Assange finished thirteenth in voting by readers—and Bradley Manning #9.

8:20 My piece on first anniversary of when Ethan McCord—“hero” soldier in “Collateral Murder” video—first spoke out. Now he’s featured in film debuting at Tribeca Film Fest this weekend.

7:55 Photos of Fort Leavenworth where Manning is now housed.

12:15 Amazing: Pentagon’s official transcript of briefing on Manning getting moved left off last question asked by reporter—and it had to do with whether he would get access to a computer in new locale. Maybe they didn’t like the answer: Yes, at the prison’s law library. Whoopsie! We are GaGa over that.

12:10 Latest cable controversy in israel, via Haaretz: China supplies equipment and tech for Iranian chem weapons plant?

12:05 Alternet: Friends say Manning could be more isolated in new prison. UN rep might settle for monitored visit with Manning.

12:00 Foreign Policy: Preventing the Arab Spring from reaching Western Sahara

From late Wednesday

Vatican worries about one million Catholics in Pakistan

More intrigue in Israel over new cables in Haaretz.

Manning arrives in Kansas—not in Virginia any more. Pentagon actually says he will not receive “abusive” treatment. Well, what else would they say? But they also say still long time until trial starts or ends.

Jane Hamsher on MSNBC: Obama Needs to Explain Inconsistent Statements of Manning Treatment

Bradley Manning’s family welcomes move to Kansas. Harder to get to by some, but closer to father.

Already a demonstration for Manning set at Fort Leavenworth, for June. 4. And a supporting Facebook page for Kansas and Missouri folks now up. (h/t Kevin Gosztola)