Wikileaks skickade ett brev som jag publicerar här i sin helhet. Finns det någon möjlighet att stödja dem så gör det. Det ska jag göra.
One of our alleged sources, a young US intelligence analyst, Bradley Manning, has been detained and shipped to a US military prison in Kuwait, where he is being held without trail. Mr. Manning is alleged to have acted according to his conscious and leaked to us the Collateral Murder video and the video of a massacre that took place in Afghanistan last year at Garani.
The Garani massacre, which we are still working on, killed over 100 people, mostly children.
Mr. Manning allegedly also sent us 260,000 classified US Department cables, reporting on the actions of US Embassy’s engaging in abusive actions all over the world. We have denied the allegation, but the US government is acting as if the allegation is true and we do have a lot of other material that exposes human rights abuses by the United States government.
Mr. Manning was allegedly exposed after talking to an unrelated ”journalist” who then worked with the US government to detain him.
Some background on the Manning case:
- Transcript Daniel Ellsberg says he fears US might assasinate Wikileaks founder
- Bradley Manning
- Wired – Leak
- Wired – Wikileaks chat
- State department anxious”
- Daily press briefing – Juni 11
Note that there are some questions about the Wired reportage, see: Comment 809677 at Video: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and Daniel Ellsberg at Personal Democracy Forum
WikiLeaks a small organization going through enormous growth and operating in an adverserial, high-security environment which can make communication time consuming and the acquisition of new staff and volunteers, also difficult since they require high levels of trust.
To try and deal with our growth and the current difficult situation, we want to get you to work together with our other supporters to set up a ”Friends of WikiLeaks” group in your area. We have multiple supporters in most countries and would like to see them be a strong and independent force.
Please write to friends (at) sunshinepress.org if you are interested in helping with Friends of WikiLeaks in your area. You will receive further instructions.
We also have significant unexpected legal costs (for example flying a legal team to Kuwait, video production. Collateral Murder production costs were $50,000 all up).
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