As I’ve done for more than sixteen 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 in USA. You can contact me at, 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.

UPDATE: Go to Wednesday’s edition of this here blog.

9:10  If there had been a WikiLeaks in 1946, and they leaked footage my friend shot for the military  in Japan in the A-bomb cities, it might have changed the course of history.   Instead, it was suppressed for decades. Also see great piece by Oe in New Yorker this week.

8:55 New cable report from Reuters: Super-rich Qatar tried to extort a cool $1 billion from oil companies, including ExxonMobil to pay for new medical center.  "In most cases, the requests for Sidra were larger than the entire amount spent worldwide by companies on corporate social responsibility programmes for places like Africa."

6:55  UPDATE Hooray, my new book,  and first on the subject, Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences, just now went on sale as e-book at Amazon in USA and also  in  UK —  in print in a week or so.

3:45 We covered this when released a few week ago but it’s getting new attention now given recent events: Cable released by WikiLeaks on infamous 2009 visit with Qaddafi and Son by Senator McCain and Lieberman. Couple highlghts follow. “‘We never would have guessed ten years ago that we would be sitting in Tripoli, being welcomed by a son of Muammar al-Qadhafi,’ remarked Senator Lieberman. He stated that the situation demonstrated that change is possible and expressed appreciation that Libya had kept its promises to give up its WMD program and renounce terrorism. Lieberman called Libya an important ally in the war on terrorism, noting that common enemies sometimes make better friends.”

“Senator McCain assured Muatassim that the United States wanted to provide Libya with the equipment it needs for its TRIPOLI 00000677 002.2 OF 002 security. He stated that he understood Libya’s requests regarding the rehabilitation of its eight C130s (ref D) and pledged to see what he could do to move things forward in Congress. He encouraged Muatassim to keep in mind the long-term perspective of bilateral security engagement and to remember that small obstacles will emerge from time to time that can be overcome. He described the bilateral military relationship as strong and pointed to Libyan officer training at US Command, Staff, and War colleges as some of the best programs for Libyan military participation.”

3:25 Economist writer on last night’s big PDF forum in New York on “WikiLeaks and the Law,” although he focuses on WikiLeaks and the press. ‘“I argued (unconvincingly) at last night’s event that America’s combination of a liberal framework for publishers and a draconian one for guardians isn’t necessarily the only workable one: public speech in Britain is far less free, yet British democracy is not in evident danger of implosion…. Still, if the press is no longer a trusted part of the system for determining what stays secret, it seems to me that some other element that answers (at least partly) to the public should be.”

2:15 HB Gary’s Hoglund, victim and now “expert” on Anonymous, offers some advice at ComputerWorld.

12:30 Recent Glenn Greenwald speech transcribed, on WikiLeaks, US reaction, civil liberties, transparency and his other passions over the past five years.

10:30 Video of the Quantico protest on Sunday at YouTube. Riot police, arrests. Ellsberg and three dozen others busted.

9:35 If you’ve missed, “Julian Assange, Houseguest” video by former chief writer of Colbert Report.

8:50 Wild uproar in Indian parliament over cash-for-votes revelations. More here. As India crisis sparked by WikiLeaks continues, again Assange claims the cables are authentic.

8:30 Thanks for all the suggestions for title of my new book, which will be available as e-book in a couple of days and in print in two weeks. Finally settled on the simple: “Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences.” Some titles focused too much on only his jailing. Others were clever but too cute, or too complicated, or presumed guilt—or just too polemical. Some probably still should have been picked over what I chose. Anyway, that’s the current cover at left, though still could be modified. In the modern miracle world of publishing it covers events right up to this past Sunday.

7:45 And now Kuwait Wikileaks has launched with eight documents. Should prove interesting.

12:45 Finally, a major cable release re: Greece. And more to come.

12:30 The @WikiLeaks feed calls this “The best of WikiLeaks on Israel-Lebanon war.”

From late Monday

Some tips from a tech CEO for businesses on how to protest themselves from evil WikiLeaks, via Forbes.

Lots of people linking to this Benkler paper today. We did it some time ago, but here it is again.

Check out @WLLegal and @Kgosztola on twitter for coverage of great NYC forum on WikILeaks, or catch up later.

Protesters in Portland, Ore. briefly block streets in downtown in Manning protest, after earlier erecting a “jail.”

My book The Age of WikiLeaks: From Collateral Murder to Cablegate (and Beyond) is now updated, also includes full story on Bradley Manning since his arrest, in print or as an e-book. Hailed by Dan Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, others. Finishing my new book on Bradley Manning today, to be published later this week or next.

McClatchy blogger covers a minor but “brutal” cable with US assessment of former Costa Rica leader and revered Nobel Prize winner Oscar Arias. Includes: Arias has the voice and movements of a man much older than his 65 years. He often slouches when sitting and is unexpressive. He is slow to respond to questions…. Despite his phlegmatic and lugubrious bearing, Arias enjoys a reputation as a lady’s man.