Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Bradley Manning: Curiouser & Curiouser...

The Bradley Manning Support Network website has disappeared from cyberspace today - yet another salvo in the WikiLeaks cyberwar it would seem.
A false rumour was also being spread on Twitter that Manning had committed suicide.
He is alive and well - Mike Gogulski of BMSG has spoken to Bradley on the phone, reports.
Some strange and scary things are certainly happening right now.
Fagburn thought Johann Hari wrote a sound and level-headed article for The Independent today on the arrest of Julian Assange; 'This case must not obscure what WikiLeaks has told us'

A Message today from BMSG:
"Immediately following Bradley's arrest in late June 2010, the whistle-blower website Wikileaks publicly solicited donations specifically for Bradley's legal defense expenses. In July 2010, Wikileaks pledged to contribute a "substantial amount" towards Bradley's legal defense costs. Since Bradley's selection of David Coombs as his civilian defense attorney in August 2010, the Bradley Manning Support Network has unsuccessfully attempted to facilitate the pledged Wikileaks contribution.
"We understand the difficult situation Wikileaks currently faces as the world's governments conspire to extinguish the whistle-blower website," explained Jeff Paterson, Bradley Manning Support Network steering committee member and project director of Courage to Resist (
"However, in order to meet Bradley Manning's legal defense needs, we're forced to clarify that Wikileaks has not yet made a contribution towards this effort. We certainly welcome any contribution from Wikileaks, but we need to inform our supporters that it may not be forthcoming and that their continued contributions and support are crucial." Donate to Bradley Manning's Defence Fund


  1. Bradley Manning Support may be down because of a DDOS attack by "patriotic hackers".
    That's my guess.
    It may be temporary if so. Not sure though.

  2. It keeps going down again. Grrr...