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7:35 The Guardian wins top Newspaper of the Year award in UK, partly for WikiLeaks work, and editor Rusbridger goes out of his way in accepting to call on U.S. to 1) re-think how it is going after Assange and Manning and 2) find better way to treat Manning in the brig.
6:30 New cables on Libya show Gaddafi son submitted "wish list" of military purchases from U.S. in 2009. It included F-16s that are now pounding the country. Perhaps he was emboldened by visits of McCain and Lieberman and their promises of help.
3:45 And the hits keep coming: Ecuador just expelled U.S. ambassador over WikiLeaks leak — "a 2009 diplomatic cable divulged by WikiLeaks in which the envoy accuses Ecuador’s newly retired police chief of corruption and recommends he be stripped of his U.S. visa. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino announced the expulsion of Ambassador Heather Hodges at a news conference."
1:00 My colleague Kevin Gosztola notes in e-mail to me: In keeping track of books connected to WikiLeaks story, here’s new book just out by Jesse Ventura on April 4. One excerpt: “The WikiLeaks stuff is going to rank right up there with 9/11 and the murder of Kennedy. They’re using it to curtail our freedom of speech…. Is there any doubt that they’re running a blitz against every one of our civil liberties?”