Swedish Prosecutors Drop Case On Julian Assange + Assange: I Will Not Forgive Or Forget

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RT UK on May 19, 2017

Swedish prosecutors have revealed they’re dropping their case on Julian Assange but MET Police have warned him they’ll arrest him if he leaves Ecuadorian Embassy.

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Ray McGovern: The Release of Chelsea Manning + Joseph Farrell: CIA Challenges Wikileaks

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goingundergroundRT on May 17, 2017

We speak to former CIA officer, Ray McGovern, about U.S. violations of international law. WikiLeaks associate and centre of investigative journalism board member Joseph Farrell on Chelsea Manning. Plus Julian Assange responds on this show to CIA accusations.

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Glenn Greenwald: Prosecuting Julian Assange and WikiLeaks Threatens Press Freedom for All

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Democracy Now! on Apr 21, 2017

http://democracynow.org – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald responds to reports that the Trump administration has prepared an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed the report at a news conference Thursday. Last week, CIA chief Mike Pompeo blasted WikiLeaks as a “hostile intelligence service,” in a stark reversal from his previous praise for the group.

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President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence (updated)

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Chelsea Manning Support Network
January 17, 2017

President Obama has commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former US Army Intelligence Analyst serving 35-years for releasing classified information. Chelsea’s attorney Nancy Hollander, who spoke with President Obama’s counsel earlier today, confirms that “Chelsea will walk out of Fort Leavenworth a free woman in four months, on May 17th.”

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Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of WikiLeaks with Julian Assange

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RBC NETWORK BROADCASTING on Oct 4, 2016

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will address a news conference via video-link to mark the 10 year anniversary of the organization, announcing new initiatives and providing updates on publishing and legal events.

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Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges: They Know Everything About You, Part 5

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TheRealNews on May 15, 2015

Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer discuss the Founding Fathers, FBI surveillance of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the persecution of Chelsea Manning in this sweeping conversation.

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Chris Hedges, Kade Crockford and Michael Ratner: National Security Overload (#NDAA)

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with Chris Hedges

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Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, is a senior fellow at the Nation Institute. He writes a regular column for TruthDig every Monday. This is Hedges speaking at an event hosted by the NYU Radical Film & Lecture Series entitled “National Security Overload: The War on Whistle-blowers, Journalism, and Privacy, and its Implications for Democracy”. Continue reading

Jeremy Hammond Sentenced to 10 Years by Alexa O’Brien + Chris Hedges: Judge Preska Should Never Have Heard the Case + Jeremy Hammond Uses Allocution to Give Consequential Statement Highlighting Global Criminal Exploits by FBI Handlers

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Statement on Jeremy Hammond’s Sentencing Verdict

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November 15, 2013

‘I did this because I believe people have a right to know what governments and corporations are doing behind closed doors. I did what I believe is right.’ – Jeremy Hammond

Today, Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to ten years in prison and three years of supervised release for hacking into the computers of the private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting (Stratfor).

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Chris Hedges: Jeremy Hammond Exposed State’s Plan to Criminalize Democratic Dissent

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TheRealNews on Nov 14, 2013

Chris Hedges, on the sentencing of Jeremy Hammond, says there will be no free press without figures like Hammond and Manning.

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Julian Assange: Edward Snowden Safe But Journalists Dealing With Him At Risk

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RT on Oct 11, 2013

Edward Snowden is safe in Russia, but the fates of journalists who helped him and published his leaks are now of more concern for WikiLeaks, Julian Assange said in an exclusive interview with RT Spanish ‘Behind the News’ host Eva Golinger. Transcript: http://on.rt.com/ka76cl

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Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald, Alexa O’Brien, David Coombs: The War on Whistleblowers and Their Publishers

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Ideas At The House on Sep 16, 2013

US Journalist and activist Alexa O’Brien and Australian commentator Robert Manne are joined by video conference with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Guardian Journalist Glenn Greenwald and Chelsea Manning’s Lawyer David Coombs on stage at the Sydney Opera House (moderated by Bernard Keane of Crikey).

Powerful governments are waging a war on whistleblowers and those involved in publishing their material. Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia, Manning has been convicted of espionage and is awaiting sentencing, and Julian Assange has been granted asylum by Ecuador but cannot step outside its London Embassy. It’s clear that the actions of whistleblowers and their publishers – ‘traitors’ as they are known to some – have come at a significant personal cost, and while the human drama of these stories is engrossing, the focus should be on the very real issues they’ve raised: surveillance, press freedom, privacy, secrecy, and accountability.

The roles of governments and corporations in the future of the internet, and their use and abuse of data, have been put under the global spotlight. In the wake of Manning, Snowden and Wikileaks, we finally have the scope to properly debate the need for government transparency and the trade-off between privacy and security.

Watch our expert panel discuss the implications of the war on whistleblowers for the main actors, and the consequences if that war is lost for the rest of us.

http://sydneyoperahouse.com/ideas

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Cornel West, Chris Hedges, Ann Wright on the Sentencing of Bradley Manning + Ralph Nader’s Remarks + I Am Chelsea Manning

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TheRealNews on Aug 21, 2013

Advocates say sentence is a serious blow to whistleblowers and investigative journalism, Manning plans to appeal and request President Obama for a pardon. Continue reading

Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

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August 21, 2013

TheRealNews on Aug 21, 2013

David Swanson: Private Manning becomes latest victim of President Obama’s war on whistleblowers and efforts should be made to remember him as a hero not a traitor. Continue reading

Screaming in Bradley Manning’s Trial by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
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warisacrime.org
August 15, 2013

I sat in the courtroom all day on Wednesday as Bradley Manning’s trial wound its way to a tragic and demoralizing conclusion.  I wanted to hear Eugene Debs, and instead I was trapped there, watching Socrates reach for the hemlock and gulp it down.  Just a few minutes in and I wanted to scream or shout.

I don’t blame Bradley Manning for apologizing for his actions and effectively begging for the court’s mercy.  He’s on trial in a system rigged against him.  The commander in chief declared him guilty long ago.  He’s been convicted.  Continue reading

Bradley Manning apologizes to court for ‘unintended consequences’ of his actions

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RussiaToday on Aug 14, 2013

Private first class Bradley Manning’s sentencing sessions continued on Wednesday in Fort Meade, Maryland. The soldier is convicted of one of the largest information leaks in US history and he finally spoke in his trial regarding his involvement in releasing sensitive information to the website WikiLeaks.

Bradley Manning personally delivered a statement as his trial, which could see him convicted for up to 90 years in prison, nears its end. He defended leaking 700,000 US diplomatic cables as an act of conscience and apologized for the damage he caused.

RT’s Andrew Blake has more on his statements.

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