NSA Spied on Brazil Oil Company, Petrobras—What WikiLeaks Cables Reveal About Possible Motivation

By: Monday September 9, 2013 1:06 pm

A Brazilian television program has revealed that the National Security Agency in the United States spied on the internal and private computer networks of the oil company, Petrobras, which is partly state-owned. Globo TV’s “Fantastico” program reported top secret documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, which were provided to program by Guardian journalist Glenn [...]

What About Bradley Manning’s Releases Has Really Created ‘Chilling Effect’ for State Department?

By: Wednesday August 7, 2013 2:28 pm

Government witnesses from the State Department have suggested in the sentencing phase of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial that the Department was the victim of a “chilling effect” created as a result of Manning’s decision to provide a cache of US State Embassy cables to WikiLeaks. The defense objected to testimony about this “chilling effect,” arguing [...]

Military Commanders Testify on Impact of Bradley Manning’s Disclosures on US-Pakistan Relations Behind Closed Doors

By: Tuesday August 6, 2013 3:14 pm

A high-ranking United States military commander, who had overseen US special operations forces in Pakistan, took the stand as a government witness in the sentencing phase of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial. He was called to testify on how the publication of US State Embassy cables affected US-Pakistan relations, but testimony specifically detailing alleged impact was [...]

Revealed: US Diplomatic Cables That Bradley Manning Is Charged with Releasing

By: Thursday June 27, 2013 9:02 pm

In military court at Fort Meade, Maryland, today, Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial continued with stipulated testimonies being read into the record. The afternoon featured stipulated testimonies from high-ranking diplomats at the State Department:  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) John Feeley, Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) James Moore, Amb. David Pearce, PDAS H. Dean Pittman, Amb. Stephen Seche, Amb. [...]

Through Bradley Manning, Jeremy Scahill Learned Blackwater’s Erik Prince Was Going to United Arab Emirates

By: Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:45 am

In June 15, 2010, The Nation‘s Jeremy Scahill reported that “sources close to Blackwater and its secretive owner Erik Prince” had claimed that the embattled head of the world’s most infamous mercenary firm” was “planning to move to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).” Scahill noted, “The Nation learned of Prince’s alleged plans to move to the [...]

German Prosecutor Would Have Filed Indictments for CIA Rendition Had US Provided Information

By: Monday February 18, 2013 5:35 pm

The German newspaper Spiegel has an interview with a German prosecutor, who ultimately decided not to file indictments in the case of Egyptian Muslim cleric Abu Omar. Omar was kidnapped in a CIA operation in Italy and rendered to Germany and then Egypt, where he was tortured. Last week, according to Reuters, a Milan appeals [...]

Convictions of Former CIA Agents for Their Role in Kidnapping & Rendition Upheld in Italy

By: Thursday September 20, 2012 11:19 am

The highest appeals court in Italy upheld verdicts against twenty-three Americans, all of whom are CIA agents except one. They were found guilty of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric known as Abu Omar in 2003. Omar was flown to Egypt and tortured. Though they each were given sentences of seven years or more, none of the [...]

So Does the Government Think Bradley Manning Released Fake Diplomatic Cables?

By: Monday July 23, 2012 6:01 pm

A district court judge has denied an effort by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to force the United States State Department to release all portions of twenty-three diplomatic cables, which the organization sought through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Eleven cables requested had been released by the State Department in part. The [...]

WikiLeaks Releases the Syria Files

By: Thursday July 5, 2012 7:45 am

WikiLeaks, known for its releases of the “Collateral Murder” video, the Afghan & Iraq War Logs and the US State Embassy cables, began a release of the Syria Files. The files, according to the media organization, consist of over two million emails from “Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August 2006 to [...]

WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Seeks Political Asylum in Ecuador

By: Tuesday June 19, 2012 5:14 pm

(update below) Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, entered the Ecuadorian embassy in the United Kingdom last night and requested political asylum. Ecuador’s foreign minister says the country is now reviewing the request. The decision to seek asylum comes just days after the UK Supreme Court decided to not reopen his appeal against extradition to Sweden [...]

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