jason ditz covered the story on thursday so check that out and david walsh (wsws) covers it today with:
The Obama administration and its Department of Homeland Security are continuing their assault on WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, as part of the effort to stifle opposition to American militarism and imperialism.
A recently unsealed court document, signed by a US magistrate judge on January 4, 2011, lifts the lid on the government’s attempt to mount an espionage or “terrorism” case against Assange and WikiLeaks. The so-called production order, the equivalent of a subpoena under the reactionary USA PATRIOT Act, was issued to WikiLeaks’ Domain Name Server, Dynadot, in San Mateo, California. The order was intended to provide information for a secret grand jury convened in Alexandria, Virginia.
it's past time to overturn the patriot act.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'