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.
UPDATE: The Friday / Holiday Weekend blog.
8:45 WikiLeaks’s surprise position on continuing “boycott” by banks, MasterCard, PayPal etc.? Fine, they will get more damages from courts and European Union action.
4:40 As usual, some new fun WikiLeaks remixing at IWikiLeaksMovie.
2:30 That WikiLeaks Master Card parody now has life of its own, after going viral.
10:50 From my associate Kevin Donohue: As speculation continues about Venezauelan President Hugo Chavez’s health, the Guardian notes that, “among the latest revelations to emerge from WikiLeaks is that, in 2002, as plotters in Venezuela’s capital Caracas were liaising with the US authorities about the conspiracy to topple President Hugo Chávez, the leaders of the Catholic church in that country were defying the instruction of Pope John Paul II to desist from having anything to do with the coup d’état. Instead they threw their lot in with Pedro Carmona, the extremist rightwing businessman, who took office for less than 48 hours during a brief military coup in April 2002.” This is the latest in a series of revelations about tensions between the Vatican and an increasingly recalcitrant Latin American Catholic Church.
10:45 A roundup on what WikiLeaks reveals about Canadian and US efforts in suppression of indigenous communities.