As I’ve done for more than 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
UPDATE Here’s the Thursday edition of this here blog.
8:40 Steve Aftergood: Pentagon Papers will be officially declassified — for the 40th anniversary next month.
3:55 The Guardian covers grand jury convening on WikiLeaks today in Alexandria (see items below), with word on "forced" testimony of "the man from Boston," still unidentified. "The Espionage Act has never been applied successfully against a non-government party, and to have a reasonable chance of prosecuting Assange or WikiLeaks as an organisation, the authorities would need to be able to prove to the satisfaction of a jury that they had actively encouraged or assisted the source of the leaks to transmit unauthorised material."
3:45 House panel demands WikiLeak-proof Pentagon
3:40 My colleague Kevin Gosztola is live-tweeting the Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection hearings in Congress right now…
11:00 WLLegal tweets: "New Statesman’s @davidallengreen looks at #WikiLeaks‘ own confidentiality agreement & the high price for breaching it http://bit.ly/jxPAP4 ." The harsh commentary is by their legal expert David Allen Green. Concludes: "As the legal gag shows, Wikileaks sought to use the full force of the law to deter or punish anyone who leaks against it – and to the tune of £12m a time."