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 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.”

1:25 Via @ evgenymorozov New academic paper: “WikiLeaks Affects: Ideology, Conflict and the Revolutionary Virtual”

2:05 From my assistant Kevin Donohue: Getting quite a bit of attention in the Mexican Press: While previous cables released by WikiLeaks showed serious US doubts about the effectiveness former Mexican Attorney General Arturo Chávez, cables released today show that American diplomats believed that Chávez had actually lent a “helping hand” to the cartels while serving as Attorney General in Chilhauaha during the 1990s.

9:25 The Telegraph: Lulz allegedly hacks 2011 census. Lulz denies via Twitter—saying they would have advertised it in advance. Then press reports possible Lulz leader, age 19, busted. And Lulz then denies that via Twitter. Wild.

For key background, see my books The Age of WikiLeaks in print or as an e-book, and Bradley Manning, Truth and Consequences as e-book and print.

7:50 Teen arrested for recent Sony hack.

6:30 Glenn Greenwald tweets: “Other than criticize WikiLeaks, has OpenLeaks actually done anything yet? Not asking rhetorically, but genuinely.”

6:25 Waiting for WikiLeaks to release name of Rosy Larsen’s killer.

6:20 Another place at the auction table available for the Assange Lunch. And a new play about him.

From late Monday

New diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks show that the Czech government sold surplus Soviet-era ammunition to American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan via private US and Czech contractors. At some points Czech firms were overextending themselves so much that they were forced to buy ammunition from Chinese subcontractors and sell it to the Americans.

From my assistant Kevin Donohue: The Atlantic calls “Nothing Stays Secret” one of the 14 Big Ideas of the Year and The Washington Post’s Dana Priest writes in the July/August Ideas issue that “Washington, for its part, condemned, then investigated, and now may try to haul to prison Assange and his cohorts—a response that proves how little our government understands the technological and social revolution happening all around it…. Forcing the U.S. government to give up its addiction to secrecy in foreign affairs might be a good thing in the long term, although painful in the short term. After all, international relations based on secret-keeping—like relations between people who have something to hide—are inherently fragile.”

ZDnet putting up guy’s dissertation on the history of WikiLeaks in installments. Here’s the early years.

NYT uses WikiLeaks cables to evaluate new GOP prez candidate Huntsman’s tenure as Obama ambassador to China.

Glenn Greenwald on Democracy Now! talking about Manning backers risking arrest.

The Financial Times interviews chief WikiLeaks spokesman.

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