As I’ve done for more than nineteen weeks, I will be updating news and views on all things WikiLeaks all day, with new items added at the top. All times are ET. Contact me at email@example.com. Read about or order my book The Age of WikiLeaks in print or as an e-book, or brand-new Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences as e-book here and print here.
UPDATED: Here’s the Thursday edition of this blog.
3:55 The Guardian: Manning’s mother says in letter to British foreign secretary Hague that British consular officials need to "visit him in military prison to check on his physical and mental health, which she said was deteriorating." Manning has no British passport but his mom is Welsh and UK recently ruled that he indeed can claim British citizenship.
3:45 In interview , Jesse Ventura actually is asked, "Are you the new Julian Assange?"
12:50 Rep. Dennis Kucinich at Huff Post on “Kafkaesque” experience in being denied chance to meet with Bradley Manning. Includes: “I was also told that I could be subpoenaed to testify about the contents of my conversation with Pfc. Manning. This is a clear subversion of the constitutionally protected oversight process and it severely undermines the rights of any Member of Congress seeking to gather information on the conditions of a detainee in U.S. custody.”
11:40 The German Parliament’s human rights commitee protests treatment of Manning in the brig. Even sends protest letter to Obama.
11:30 Hack In The Box—a presentation on new whistleblower website, OpenLeaks, by Assange critic Daniel Domschiet-Berg.
10:55 A kind of daily auto–Bradley Manning “journal.”
10:30 Giant controversy in Israel over allegedly “racist” statements by Knesset member. Now US ambassador has stuck up for accused. Latest from Haaretz. Herzog, the figure quoted, already disputes it. But Haaretz followed by publishing full doc.