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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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

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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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Julian Assange on Being Placed on NSA Manhunting List and Secret Targeting of WikiLeaks Supporters

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democracynow on Feb 18, 2014

democracynow – Top-secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden have revealed new details about how the United States and Britain targeted the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks after it published leaked documents about the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan. According to a new article by The Intercept, Britain’s top spy agency, the Government Communications Headquarters or GCHQ, secretly monitored visitors to a WikiLeaks website by collecting their IP addresses in real time, as well as the search terms used to reach the site. Continue reading

Vijay Prashad: Bradley Manning, the Nuremberg Charter and Refusing to Collaborate with War Crimes

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TheRealNews on Aug 9, 2013

In this segment of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Vijay Prashad discuss the Bradley Manning case in light of the 68th anniversary of signing the Nuremberg Charter which states it is illegal to follow orders to commit a war crime. Continue reading

The Judicial Lynching of Bradley Manning by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Truthdig
June 9, 2013

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FORT MEADE, Md.—The military trial of Bradley Manning is a judicial lynching. The government has effectively muzzled the defense team. The Army private first class is not permitted to argue that he had a moral and legal obligation under international law to make public the war crimes he uncovered. Continue reading

The Death of Truth by Chris Hedges (Interview with Julian Assange)

by Chris Hedges
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Truthdig
May 6, 2013

This interview is a joint project of Truthdig and The Nation magazine.

LONDON—A tiny tip of the vast subterranean network of governmental and intelligence agencies from around the world dedicated to destroying WikiLeaks and arresting its founder, Julian Assange, appears outside the red-brick building on Hans Crescent Street that houses the Ecuadorean Embassy. Assange, the world’s best-known political refugee, has been in the embassy since he was offered sanctuary there last June. British police in black Kevlar vests are perched night and day on the steps leading up to the building, and others wait in the lobby directly in front of the embassy door. An officer stands on the corner of a side street facing the iconic department store Harrods, half a block away on Brompton Road. Continue reading

9/11: When truth became a casualty of war

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on Sep 13, 2011

In a series of interviews with journalists and media commentators, we look back at the 9/11 attacks and the impact on the media landscape.

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Amy Goodman Hosts Discussion With WikiLeaks Editor-In-Chief Julian Assange and Slovenian Philosopher Slavoj Žižek

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www.democracynow.org
July 2, 2011

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Within the past year, whistleblower website WikiLeaks has released three of the most significant leaks of classified information in history: the Iraq War Logs, the Guantánamo Bay files and Cablegate. Since then the world has undoubtedly changed. Ambassadors have resigned amid scandals exposed by leaked cables; governments have ordered reviews of their computer security; and pro-democracy movements have swept across the Middle East and North Africa—in part fueled, some believe, by WikiLeaks revelations.

This Saturday, July 2, Amy Goodman will moderate a conversation with WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange and renowned Slovenian philosopher, Slavoj Žižek. Sponsored by the Frontline Club, the event will be broadcast from The Troxy theater in London. Democracy Now will broadcast a live stream of the discussion starting at 11am EDT at www.DemocracyNow.org.

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Amy Goodman: WikiLeaks, Journalism and Modern Day Muckracking

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on Apr 29, 2011

Wikileaks has sent shockwaves through the diplomatic community worldwide. This panel, presented at the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston on April 8, discusses how the release of these documents has reinvigorated the great journalistic tradition of muckraking. It also raises the fundamental questions about how journalism is done in an age of digital whistleblowers and online leaks.

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Death Penalty for Bradley Manning, the Alleged WikiLeaks Whistleblower?

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by Andy Worthington
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www.andyworthington.co.uk
2 March, 2011

Alleged WikiLeaks source Pfc. Bradley Manning, who has been in US custody since last May, after he reportedly told a former hacker that he had passed thousands of classified US military documents and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, had 22 new charges filed against him on Tuesday by the US Army, including a capital offense — “aiding the enemy” — for which the government has said it will not seek the death penalty, although, as Wired explained, “under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the presiding judge ultimately decides what charges to refer to court-martial and whether to impose the death penalty.”

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60 Minutes: Julian Assange Interview

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Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, speaks to Steve Kroft about the U.S. attempt to indict him on criminal charges and the torrent of criticism aimed at him for publishing classified documents. Continue reading

Is Bradley Manning Being Held as Some Sort of “Enemy Combatant”?

by Andy Worthington
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www.andyworthington.co.uk
20 December, 2010

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In disturbing reports from the US, it appears that Private First Class Bradley Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of leaking the Afghan and Iraqi war logs, the US diplomatic cables and the “Collateral Damage” video, which have dominated headlines globally since WikiLeaks began making them available in April this year, is being held in conditions that bear a marked and chilling resemblance to the conditions in which a handful of US citizens and residents were held as “enemy combatants” under the Bush administration.

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Obama’s continued disrespect for the rule of law by Mark A. Goldman

by Mark A. Goldman
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Dec. 17, 2010

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Bradley Manning, the alleged Whistle Blower accused of releasing classified documents to Wikileaks, is reportedly being mistreated as he awaits trial. [see video below]

President Obama and Congress continue to disappoint as they fail to uphold the letter and spirit of the law. Bradley Manning is being punished for a crime of which he has yet to be found guilty.

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The Truth… Hurts!!! by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
Featured Writer
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December 12, 2010

My astrology teaches me that the planet Pluto, traveling through the sign of Capricorn (2009- 2012), means that the truth must come out. My Catholic background teaches me that “The truth shall set you free.” My agnostic and atheist friends tell me that science only recognizes truths that can be examined and proven. Logic and intuition tell me that without truth we are lost as a civilization.

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