10 December 2010
Wikileaks Reneges Bradley Manning Promise 2
From: "Jeff Paterson" <jp[at]jeffpaterson.net>
To: "'John Young'" <jya[at]pipeline.com>
Subject: RE: Manning Defence Fund: Wikileaks Default
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 11:28:23 -0800
Yes, you have my permission to post my reply to XXXXXXXX as a stand-alone
public comment from me regarding this situation.
My understanding is that the possible pending contribution from the Wau
Holland Foundation, on behalf of Wikileaks, is for 15,000 Euros approx. $20,000.
XXXXXXX has shared the email [from] you below.
We would like to publish it on Cryptome.org unless you object.
If you do not object is there later or more information on the topic
you could share for publication? For example, have you received
funds from Wau Holland or Wikileaks rather than promises?
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 20:06:01 +0000
We had no desire to make a statement regarding the Wikileaks pledged
contribution, and it was unfortunate timing that it was released on the same
day of Mr. Assange's arrest. We were compelled to do so by recent statements
by Wikileaks regarding this issue, by media interest in the issue, and the
need for our Support Network to move forward in defense of Bradley Manning.
We have no idea what funds were received by Wikileaks in response to their
appeal on Bradley's behalf. If I had to guess, I'd say a few grand--$10k
I believe that we may yet receive a contribution from Wikileaks, and we'll
make that public when it happens. I got a message from the Wau Holland
Foundation this morning asking for our non-profit paperwork and an
accounting of funds used so far, which I provided to them. That is something
we do regularly in applying for grants, or to receive unsolicited grants. I
believe it is a positive development.