As I’ve done for over six 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Just out: first e-book edition of my book Why Obama Won and Lessons for 2012.
UPDATE: The Wednesday edition of this blog.
11:10 US Navy’s response to Manning’s Article 139 complaint, via Manning lawyer: “The Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Juan M. Garcia, apparently acting under a delegation of authority, determined that CWO4 James Averhart did not exceed his authority or abuse his discretion when he kept PFC Manning isolated for 23 hours a day in Maximum Custody and under Prevention of Injury Watch. Mr. Garcia’s determination did not address PFC Manning’s amended Article 138 complaint against the current commander of the Quantico Brig, Chief Warrant Officer Denise Barnes.”
11:00 Barrett Brown revelations reportedly coming Wednesday in NYT and Guardian.
6:15 More from Kevin Donohue on new cables and Mexico: The Wash Post reports that transnational drug cartels are “carving out new sanctuaries” and muscling their way through the Mexico-Guatemala border into “Central America’s weak states.” According to diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks “Guatemala has only a single helicopter and five pick-up trucks to patrol its entire border with Mexico”—putting both the US and Mexico at risk.
5:30 The Guardian with update on arrest of alleged key Lulz hacker—though this role is much disputed.
5:25 WikiLeaks responds to the alleged spreading of fear about Bitcoin—see very bottom of this Atlantic blog post.
5:20 Assange turns 40 on July 3 and his “WikiMum” (as she is dubbed here) wants a global show of support, maybe even a LiveAid kind of thing…
3:25 Been waiting for this: Rightwing Media Research Council releases “study” charging mainstream media ignoring fact that Bradley Manning is gay and that real cause of what he allegedly did was failed relationship and “emotional fragility.” All due to “political correctness.” Concludes by asking the networks: “if they feel compelled to ask ‘why would he possibly do it?’ they are obligated to report all of what they find out, even if it upsets their liberal sensibilities.”