As I’ve done for over seven months, I’m updating news and views on WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning all day, with new items added at the top. All times ET. Contact me at email@example.com. Read about my books The Age of WikiLeaks in print or as an e-book, and Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences as e-book and print.
6:10 Visa now denies it has lifted block on WIkiLeaks but service (below) still accepting.
4:45 WikiLeaks urges donations with the perhaps temporary block ended by some of the big boys (see below): "Financial block workaround. Let’s see how long it lasts. Donate whilst you can via VISA, MasterCard and AmEx http://t.co/N8gQMFV ."
2:35 The Economist’s "Julian Assange and the New Wave" on the rise of non-profit actors in the news business— and the blurred line between activism and journalism.
2:10 Writer at TomDispatch and Huff Post finds 4 reasons why Manning is an "American Hero."
12:40 DataCell claims MasterCard and Visa have caved and will now accept, through them, WikiLeaks donations.
12:05 Those wild, dedicated and super-creative folks at WikiLeaksMovie.com have really topped themselves this time (at least in my view), with their latest “re-mix”—Saving Private Manning, starring Dan Ellsberg, with Michael Moore and others (see posted, left), and allegedly inspired by one of my columns of that title. In fact, on the poster, the movie is said to be “Written By” yours truly. They explain: “Fascinated by the growing network of Manning supporters Wikileaks-Movie.com and artist Merlin Street crafted this remix…. As a work of art it draws inspiration from the original ‘Saving Private Ryan’ movie directed by Steven Spielberg as well as the Greg Mitchell’s article from April 2011 ‘Dan Ellsberg and “Saving Private Manning“.’ While prominently incorporating and featuring Daniel Ellsberg, Medea Benjamin, Bradley Manning and Michael Moore most members of the Bradley Manning Support Network are noted as key contributors fighting to support, protect and ‘save’ Bradley Manning.”