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 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.

3:10  One analyst’s massive review of evidence in Assange sex case (and finds it fishy).

1:30 From my assistant Kevin Donohoe: The Guardian reports  that a "Royal Navy medic has been sentenced to seven months’ detention for refusing rifle training prior to deployment in Afghanistan" after developing moral objections because of revelations made by WikiLeaks.

Also : The Wall Street Journal reports that cables released by WikiLeaks  show that Okinawans have become increasingly resistant to the US military presence on their island because "they do not share America’s or Japan’s sense of threat from China." US diplomats concluded that Okinawans identify with the Chinese as victims of Japanese imperialism.  And: US officials doubt they will be able to complete the re-location of Marines from Okinawa to Guam by the 2014 deadline. 

1:25  @WLLegal:   DOJ says that NYT’s decision to not publish Risen’s Iran nuke story undercuts his argument he shouldn’t have to testify

11:20 PBS Frontline re-runs its weak “WikiLeaks” special tonight—here’s my warning:

11:00 If yoiu missed it over the weekend, Democracy Now! has posted full video of Amy Goodman’s long chat with Assange and a very lively Zizek.

9:40 Glenn Greenwald notes latest major NYT story today based on leaks from top Obama officials (re bad guys in Pakistan), and hypocrisy of going after Manning and WikiLeaks, so where’s the prosecution of these guys amid White House crackdown on whistleblowers? “If any leak warrants a criminal investigation, it’s one from high-level officials deliberately jeopardizing the nation’s relationship with such a strategically important ally. Will there be a Grand Jury convened to uncover the identity of the two high-level unauthorized leakers, or are such investigations only for low-level officials who disclose information to the citizenry that embarrasses the U.S. Government by exposing serious wrongdoing on the part of its officials?”

9:30 Sweden Versus Assange site monitors everything relating to his court case resuming next week.

6:00 Update on WikiLeaks’s legal move against MasterCard, Visa etc.

5:55 Variety knocks that new WikiLeaks/Assange play.

5:50 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.

5:45 A cartoon at the Harper’s site shows Manning “celebrating” the “awesomeness” of July 4 in prison.

5:40 WikiLeaks’ video parody of MasterCard now has over 1 millions viewers.

Late Monday

@WikiLeaks: Recently established “inspired by Wikileaks” sites, and shutdown by registrar for undisclosed reasons.

Woman who was source of the new Manning “chat logs” used by New York magazine (see below) says she will soon release unredacted version, in lengthy statement. “Also: I find it deplorable that some have attributed his alleged actions to his sexuality or his gender identity. There are thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people around the world who serve their country with honor. They have not done anything like this, and who they are is not even remotely a reliable indicator that they would pose some kind of security risk. It’s clear that Bradley was facing a variety of issues that were much more significant than simply being gay, and reducing all of this to his sexuality is extremely misleading.”

WikiLeaks cables: “Alarming” Haitian birth rate. And US thoughts on future Russian leader.

Good Glenn Greenwald take on the New York article (and see below). As we have both done for months, he crtiiques article’s focus on Manning’s personal life as motivation for what he allegedly did, not his growing opposition to the war and his part in it—but he does highlight the one key section in the article that does balance things somewhat. Also points to positive results of the leaks, and notes Lamo now uses word “traitor” (which he denied before).

12:25 More on new New York magazine story on Manning (and see previous items below). As usual in such profiles, long interview with father. Much focus on gender confusion and much less on antiwar motivation. Writer claims Manning not a whistleblower but a “snoop.” Remember when Manning’s dad claimed, on PBS site, that his son had removed David House from prison’s visitor list? Now Bradley has taken his dad off his visitor’s list. Relatively little new in whole piece beyond the fresh chat logs. As in PBS show tries to tie Manning to Assange in dangerously direct way.

Special bonus: bizarre meeting with Lamo in Long Island motel (while seeking a couch to crash on). Person who has seen unedited logs says he exchanged photos with Manning, they assured each other of their “sexiness” and called each other “sweetie.” But “Lamo played Manning, reassuring him while, in reality, he had nothing but disdain for him.” And “Lamo’s celebrity as a hacker had been waning for years. Now, once again, he felt like a force to be reckoned with.” Even summoned to Washington.