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UPDATE: Wednesday’s edition of this blog.
9:30 First firsthand account of Bradley Manning’s living conditions — via his attorney after visit to Leavenworth. Almost a night and day change from Quantico, including two hours exercise outdoors every day, window and desk, videos on weekend, no clothes take from him at night, not on injury watch, and so on. Showing how protesting can pay off.
7:50 Finally! One of the few major countries with little out on WikiLeaks cables — and no major media partner — was Japan. Now that has changed with today’s breaks via Asahi. The @WikiLeaks feed links to a bunch of things, for starters. Here’s Asahi opener. A lot on red hot Okinawa issue.
5:30 Good piece on Daniel Ellsberg chat on panel at Berkeley with Lowell Bergman, others. Things I didn’t know: There are rumors that Assange gave Ellsberg thumb drive with "insurance" files of classified material to release if Assange gets busted and, two, Robert Cole, also at panel, went to school with Dan.
1:40 Shocker: The Guardian— Cables via WikiLeaks reveal U.S. forces were only hundreds of yards from bin Laden compound training Pakistani forces. "US forces may have visited the town for a second time, months later, according to the cable."
11:50 A lot of new reporting abroad on WikiLeaks cables on Pakistan. Here’s one report on how Pakistan allegedly wanted to catch Osama and kept asking about whereabouts but somehow didn’t know themselves. Then there’s this report, also based on cables, claiming that Pakistanis tipped off Osama whenever US seemed about to attack.