Leaked Bradley Manning Audio Recording + Daniel Ellsberg: Secret Tape Refutes Media Slander

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freepressfoundation·Mar 12, 2013

Leaked audio recording of Bradley Manning describing his response to the July 12, 2007 Baghdad Apache airstrike video that documented the killing of two Reuters journalists.

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Obama’s Attorney General Backs Drone Strikes On US Soil + Rand Paul’s Senate Filibuster of Brennan Nomination

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Updated: Mar. 8, 2013

2014 Global Day Of Action Against Drones DC 13

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RTAmerica·Mar 6, 2013

US Attorney General Eric Holder released a statement in which he says he doesn’t rule out the possibility of using military drones on Americans in the US. Holder’s statements have drawn even more attention to America’s drone program and some senators have continued to opposed the possible use of drones against Americans on US soil. Mike Riggs, associate editor for Mike Riggs, sounds off on Holder’s position.

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Bradley Manning pleads not guilty to “aiding the enemy” charge

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Updated: Mar 1, 2013 added another video report

See also: Transcript of Bradley Manning’s Statement for the Providence Inquiry

Bradley Manning Tells Court Public had the Right to Know About US War Crimes

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TheRealNews·Mar 1, 2013

American Attorney for Julian Assange, Michael Ratner, reports he was in the courtroom and witnessed Manning speak with confidence and intelligence as he detailed the outrages that drove him to upload documents to Wikileaks.

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CODEPINK Protesters Shutdown War Criminal John Brennan’s Opening Statement At CIA Director Nominee Hearing

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Updated Feb. 8, 2013 and Feb. 9, 2013

Witness Against Torture: John Brennan

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CODEPINK Action at Brennan’s Confirmation Hearing

codepinkaction·Feb 7, 2013

Watch CODEPINK’s demonstration outside Hart Senate Building before John Brennan’s hearing and afterwards, at the hearing itself. 8 CODEPINK members were arrested for speaking out and Senator Feinstein ordered all “CODEPINK” associates be “evicted” from the hearing.

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Michael Ratner: Zero Dark Thirty, Manhunt and Obama Admin. Justify Use of Torture + Globalizing Torture: Ahead of Brennan Hearing, International Complicity in CIA Rendition Exposed

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TheRealNews·Feb 4, 2013

Michael Ratner: Recent films and Obama’s lack of prosecution of CIA and Bush Cheney for torture is creating conditions for its public acceptance.

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Michael Ratner: Obama Orders Assassinations with No Oversight

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TheRealNews·Jan 5, 2013

Michael Ratner: Obama continues model of Presidential fiat, Congressional fiat, no due process, no trials, and indefinite detention.

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Bradley Manning’s Attorney David Coombs Breaks His Silence

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The case of Army Private First Class Bradley Manning could be among the most significant military cases in US history; Manning is being accused of releasing sensitive information that has comprised the safety of America to the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks. Although some call him a traitor, others see the Private as a hero. Manning’s attorney David Coombs has remained silent when it came to speaking out about the trial to the media until Monday night.

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Michael Ratner: Bradley Manning Testifies About His Torture

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Michael Ratner: Manning describes cruel and unusual punishment; offers to plea to lesser charges.

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Ecuador’s Decision on Julian Assange’s Request For Asylum: YES!

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Listened to the live report via Russia TV and just heard the news. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said, “Asylum is a fundamental right to all, held over local law.”

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Julian Assange seeks political asylum in Ecuador + Julian Assange Show: Rafael Correa

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Updated: June 20, 2012 added more video reports plus an Action Alert.

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On Tuesday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sought political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, UK. At a press conference today in Quito, the foreign minister said to the media that the government is evaluating the request and looking into the rules of international law. Back in 2010 the country offered the whistleblower citizenship, but why is Assange seeking to depart to Ecuador now? RT America’s Web Producer Andrew Blake helps us answer some of these pressing questions.

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Human Rights Watch: Obama broke law not prosecuting Bush and Cheney

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Michael Ratner: Prosecution of Bush Cheney and Rumsfeld will have to be pursued in other countries as Obama has refused to pursue it.

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America’s Disappeared by Chris Hedges + Returning the Stolen – Argentina

Updated: Feb. 1, 2015

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Gaza Freedom March – End the Occupation (must-see)

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codepinkaction | October 04, 2010

On December 27, 2009, on the one-year memorial of the major Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip, concerned people from around the world met in Cairo to travel to Gaza, despite the siege, for the Gaza Freedom March, calling for an end to the siege of Gaza. Only 100 marchers were allowed into Gaza; protests in Cairo generated international attention. Over 150 solidarity actions occurred around the world including Israel, the West Bank, Switzerland, New York, and Minnesota.

What will you do to help lift the siege of Gaza? Take action at http://www.codepink.org and http://www.gazafreedommarch.org. This video includes the voices of Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, Palestinian teacher and activist Dr. Mustafa El-Hawi, Ret. Col. Ann Wright, Center for Constitutional Rights president Michael Ratner, CODEPINK and Global Exchange cofounder Medea Benjamin, and others.

Video edited by Linda Bobel.

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Michael Ratner on Israeli Apartheid

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Michael Ratner reports on his recent visit to the West Bank

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Michael Ratner: Obama’s human rights record

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One year later, Michael Ratner assesses President Obama’s human rights record

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