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 epic1934@aol.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.

10:00 “Networks of Power, Degrees of Freedom”—new paper by Yochai Benkler

9:00 Assange praises use of cables by the Hindu—huge impact in India.

7:40 Latest from Haaretz and “Israel Files.” And a figure quoted already disputes it.

7:30 My new book, Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences, just published as e-book here and print here. My book The Age of WikiLeaks: From Collateral Murder to Cablegate (and Beyond) also out in print and e-book. Books are only $9.95 print and $3.99 electronic.

3:30 Inside look by New Zealand writer who helped in release of cables last year. A “geek vs. geek” battle as he helped fight off hack attack. Claims more blockbuster stuff in cables still not released.

12:05 I covered reports on the Berkeley panel over the weekend with Bill Keller, live, battling with Assange, via remote, and now here’s good report from SF Weekly. Again, I must point out Keller trying to claim that the NYT merely gave State Dept. and others a chance to respond to cables, which is journo style, when in reality the paper actually showed all of the cables to the officials, and killed or changed stories afterward.

12:00 P.J. Crowley, ousted over Manning protest, now tweets: “The Defense Department, playing by its own rules, declines the #UNSpecialRapporteur an interview with an American in custody in #Quantico.”

From late Tuesday

Attendee at that Assange “debate” in London over the weekend hits the Guardian’s coverage of it.

Bradley Manning climbs from 26th to 8th in Time mag’s “most-influential” poll—between Hitchens and Lady Gaga!

My colleague Kevin Gosztola interviews Marcy Wheeler about Pentagon leaks after Manning. Why did they wait so long to take action to close gaps? Thumb drives, infection, Lady Gaga, hearings.

Part II of lengthy Assange interview with the Hindu, which has been breaking WikiLeaks stories for two weeks. Closes by thanking Indians for “speaking better English than the English.” Earlier: “Most of the early reporting on cables that have released, by our media partners and others, is what I call cable reporting. It is to read a cable, to pick out a few quotes, to say who the principal characters are, and then to publish that story. It is not cable journalism. Cable journalism is to read the cables, correlate them with other cables, with interviews of people, with archive searches, with record searches, and investigate the whole situation. And produce something that is more complex, describes a more complex situation. It takes longer but ultimately is the only way to really get at complex situations or situations that occur multiple times in the cable history.“

Jacob Appelbaum, WikiLeaks supporter (and one targeted by DOJ for Twitter info), detained yet again at an airport, denied lawyer, and he live-tweeted it. “So of course, I was held until nearly the exact time of my flight departure and then let go with the expectation of sleeping in Houston.” All tweets here.

My piece: One year ago tonight: the epic confrontation—Stephen Colbert and Julian Assange.