As I’ve done for more than four months, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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?