Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of WikiLeaks with Julian Assange

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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

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

by Chris Hedges
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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

We Are Bradley Manning by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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March 4, 2013

Toledo. 1000 days in prison without trial. Free Bradley Manning.

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I was in a military courtroom at Fort Meade in Maryland on Thursday as Pfc. Bradley Manning admitted giving classified government documents to WikiLeaks. The hundreds of thousands of leaked documents exposed U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as government misconduct. A statement that Manning made to the court was a powerful and moving treatise on the importance of placing conscience above personal safety, the necessity of sacrificing careers and liberty for the public good, and the moral imperative of carrying out acts of defiance. Continue reading

Transcript of Bradley Manning’s Statement for the Providence Inquiry

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February 28, 2013

Toledo. 1000 days in prison without trial. Free Bradley Manning.

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This statement below was read by Private First Class Bradley E. Manning at a providence inquiry for his formal plea of guilty to one specification as charged and nine specifications for lesser included offenses. He pled not guilty to 12 other specifications. This rush transcript was taken by journalist Alexa O’Brien at the Article 39(a) session of United States v. Pfc. Bradley Manning on February 28, 2013 at Fort Meade, MD, USA.

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

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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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Lies, Smokescreens and the Shameful Smearing of Julian Assange by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
Global Research
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14 February 2013

Julian Assange Supporters outside the Ecuadorian Embassy

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Last December, I stood with supporters of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in the bitter cold outside the Ecuadorean embassy in London. Candles were lit; the faces were young and old and from all over the world. They were there to demonstrate their human solidarity with someone whose guts they admired. They were in no doubt about the importance of what Assange had revealed and achieved, and the grave dangers he now faced. Absent entirely were the lies, spite, jealousy, opportunism and pathetic animus of a few who claim the right to guard the limits of informed public debate.

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Julian Assange: Obama’s Kill List

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Note: I did find a partial transcript. http://rt.com/news/assange-drone-killing-leak-813/.

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Julian Assange to Bill Maher: ‘You Can Be Killed By Someone in White House For Completely Arbitrary Reasons’ and that’s why we need Wikileaks.

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Julian Assange’s Christmas address from the Ecuador embassy in London

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RussiaToday·Dec 21, 2012

The man on the frontline of the information battle, Wikileaks editor Julian Assange, has given a Christmas address. He has delivered his speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he’s been ensconsed for six months, after being granted political asylum.

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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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Julian Assange: Human Civilization Has Merged With The Internet

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"Don't Shoot the Messenger" - Julian Assange, Embassy of Ecuador, Knightsbridge, London

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In his most extended interview in months, Julian Assange speaks to Democracy Now! from inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been holed up for nearly six months. Assange vowed WikiLeaks would persevere despite attacks against it. On Tuesday, the European Commission announced that the credit card company Visa did not break the European Union’s anti-trust rules by blocking donations to WikiLeaks.

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Julian Assange Addresses UN On Human Rights: US Is Trying To Build A ‘Regime Of Secrecy’ + Transcript

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"Don't Shoot the Messenger" - Julian Assange, Embassy of Ecuador, Knightsbridge, London

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Sep 26, 2012 by RTAmerica

On Wednesday night, Julian Assange, the creator of Wikileaks, addressed the United Nations General Assembly in an event called “Strengthening Human Rights” from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has been trapped for several months. The event that was hosted by the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino and gave Assange a platform to draw attention to his case and he emphasized the importance of revealing the truth. Here is that speech.

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Why America and Israel Are the Greatest Threats to Peace by Noam Chomsky

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by Noam Chomsky
www.alternet.org
Sept. 3, 2012

Imagine if Iran — or any other country — did a fraction of what American and Israel do at will.

[…] The war drums are beating ever more loudly over Iran. Imagine the situation to be reversed.

Iran is carrying out a murderous and destructive low-level war against Israel with great-power participation. Its leaders announce that negotiations are going nowhere. Israel refuses to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty and allow inspections, as Iran has done. Continue reading