As I’ve done for five months, I will be updating news and views on all things WikiLeaks all day, with new items added at the top. All times ET. Contact me at epic1934@aol.com. Read about or order my books The Age of WikiLeaks in print or as an e-book, and Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences as e-book here and print here.

UPDATED: Here’s the Thursday edition of this blog.

10:10 WL Central  interviews Gitmo file expert, and WikiLeaks volunteer, Andy Worthington.

8:55  Reporter at the National Catholic Reporter tells me the military will be taking him on a press tour of Bradley Manning’s new home, Leavenworth, tomorrow.  Not sure if many others invited or solo tour, will check, but interesting…

8:40  You can now write Bradley Manning at:   Prisoner # 89289 ~ 830 Sabalu Road ~ Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027 USA

8:00  Remember that Guardian story yesterday (it was on front page) about Al-Qaeda bomber also informing for the Brits’ M-16 spy service?  Now lawyer for the guy mocks the story and the whole idea in column at — The Guardian.  Just "gossip" from the Gitmo files, he says.

2:52  We reportred yesterday on hints and tweets about the FBI probably serving subpoenas related to WikiLeaks grand jury in Alexandria, VA.  Now Glenn Greenwald has full report.  The first person known about lives in Cambridge, MA., where many Manning friends reside, and case links to Espionage Act, apparently.

2:00 Stars & Stripes tweaks Pentagon flack Morrell for complaining that Gitmo files released wrecked his Easter, boo-hoo.

12:30  Absurd NYT blog post on WikiLeaks more interested in "leaing and spinning" which somehow "are not about uncovering the truth."   Writer ignores evidence to contrary in his own story.

11:30  Wild angle to GItmo files release in Sweden where one paper was to run scoop on Swedish detainee, then was scooped by a rival — a paper despised by WikiLeaks because of its coverage of Assange sex case.  Charges of leaking the leak and more. 

 10:10  Michael Busch at FDL on the Gitmo files for the big guy, Abu Zabaydah.

9:15  Was hoping WikiLeaks would release Obama’s full birth certificate before the White House, but now too late.

8:55 Longtime Gitmo files expert Andy Worthington: The Hidden Horrors of WikiLeaks’ Guantánamo Files  

8:15  As I noted last night:  New piece just up at NYT by Stelter and Cohen on the media, WikiLeaks and Gitmo files — the rush to be first to publish and Assange turning to more and more media partners.  Yes, I am quoted in the piece based on interview with Stelter.  NYT‘s Keller says he hasn’t talked to Assange in months

8:00 Uproar in Montreal as Muslim community there denounces doc in Gitmo release that suggests a local mosque is a terror haven.

7:50  L.A. Times: What Bradley Manning and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed have in common.

3:10  Robert Scheer at Truthdig on "All the WikiLeaks Fit to Print," notes:   "Why indeed is Manning the one behind bars and not the government officials who kept hidden unpleasant truths about this nation’s policies that the public has a right to know? And why do leaders of our constitutionally protected free press now seek to distance themselves from news sources that have performed a great public service?"

12:20  Surprise!  Jeffrey Rosen of the New Republic hails NYT coverage of Gitmo files, slams Assange and WikiLeaks (who made it all possible).  And more upset that false charges in files could hurt prosecutions — not that false charges led to people jailed for years.

12:15 Was detainee blackmailed by sex tape?

12:00 Ipsos poll in 24 countries finds about 2 in 3 back Wikileaks and say Assange should not be prosecuted for leaks — almost exact  reverse of findings for USA.

From late Tuesday

New piece just up at NYT by Stelter and Cohen on the media, WikiLeaks and Gitmo files — the rush to be first to publish and Assange turning to more and more media partners.  Yes, I am quoted in the piece based on interview with Stelter.  NYT’s Keller says he hasn’t talked to Assange in months. ALSO from NYT tonight: "absurd" situation of everyone in world being able to click on Gitmo documents except Gitmo defense attorneys after being warned that they are still classified! 

New low prices for 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.

  New McClatchy piece in Gitmo files by my pal Tom Lasseter on large number of innocent Afghans held at Gitmo.  "In at least 44 cases, U.S. military intelligence officials concluded that detainees had no connection to militant activity at all." 

 Jim Miklaszewski of NBC takes serious look at Obama’s "He broke the law" opinion on Manning.  Military legal expert tells him it was very bad thing for commander in chief to say….but Miklaszewski concludes that it still will not affect trial. 

Good report by Forbes’ reliable Andy Greenberg on that Wikileaks fundraising report today, with details like U.S. leading the pack in donations, best fundraising month followed Cablegate release, 91,000 spent on travel ‘most in economy class and at medium-priced hotels," and more.

David House, @lockean, Bradley Manning’s friend and visitor, and the main Wikileaks feed itself  tweeted ominously a short bit ago: "Subpoenas are being issued in the WikiLeaks grand jury. Violations of Espionage Act. No further comment at this time."

  New study, just out, says doctors and shrinks at Gitmo turned blind eye to abuses. The authors call into question whether military doctors, who like their civilian colleagues generally adhere to the Hippocratic Oath to do no harm, should have done more when confronted with potential of abuse or torture.

Rep. Kucinich on Manning and Assange and WikiLeaks. On Manning: “Now, people who are charged with the custody of that information do have an obligation and they basically promise to maintain confidentiality. That’s one of the consequences that Bradley Manning is facing as a soldier. We can admire his moral courage, but at the same time, understand that if he you know, if in fact, he broke some laws with respect to his responsibility to hold safe certain types of information; well you know, he may have to face the consequences for that. That’s a moral decision that he made, but what makes it moral is knowing that there are risks involved.”

The German Foundation that helps collect and distribute money for WikiLeaks has issued an annual report. Yesterday we link to finding on how PayPal exit hurt finances. Now here is AP story on overall picture, donations vs. expenses, and fact that no Assange legal fees paid for by donations.