Chelsea Manning to Take a More Active Role in Her Case During Appeal

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 9:55 am

During her trial, the only time the public heard from Chelsea Manning was when she made statements in court. But according to Emma Cape, a lead organizer for the Chelsea Manning Support Network, Manning will be taking a “somewhat more active role” in the case during appeal. Cape, along with Manning’s new lawyers and whistleblowers [...]

Chelsea Manning’s New Lawyers Will Challenge ‘Frightening’ Espionage Act Charges on Appeal

By: Monday April 14, 2014 10:01 am

At an event at Georgetown Law Center last night, Chelsea Manning’s new lawyers provided a preview of what they expect to happen during the appeals process in her military case. Nancy Hollander, a defense attorney who has defended various individuals accused of terrorism or national security offenses, and Vincent Ward, a former JAG lawyer with [...]

‘Manhunting Timeline’ Further Suggests US Pressured Countries to Prosecute WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief

By: Tuesday February 18, 2014 11:04 am

An entry in something the government calls a “Manhunting Timeline” suggests that the United States pressured officials of countries around the world to prosecute WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, Julian Assange, in 2010. The file—marked unclassified, revealed by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden and published by The Intercept—is dated August 2010. Under the headline, “United States, Australia, [...]

‘A Public Relations Exercise’: TPP Agreement Chapter for Environment Released by WikiLeaks

By: Wednesday January 15, 2014 3:16 pm

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement being finalized between the United States and eleven other countries largely avoids strengthening environmental protections, according to a leaked environmental chapter from the agreement that was published by WikiLeaks. The environmental chapter lacks any enforcement mechanisms for whatever might be agreed upon between countries currently finalizing the agreement: Australia, [...]

Former Swedish Prosecutor Urges Termination of Julian Assange Case

By: Sunday January 12, 2014 7:28 pm

(update below) A former Swedish prosecutor has written an op-ed for the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, where he suggests the country’s office in charge of pursuing the case against WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange terminate it entirely. Rolf Hillegren urges the Prosecutor General to reverse the decision to reopen the investigation, revoke the detention order and withdraw [...]

Dear New York Times Editors: If Snowden Is a Whistleblower, What Is Chelsea Manning?

By: Thursday January 2, 2014 1:26 pm

The New York Times Editorial Board is to be highly praised for finally publishing a strong defense of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, one which not only urges clemency but also labels him a whistleblower. But, it invites debate on another individual, one who is currently serving thirty-five years in a military prison for releasing [...]

Countries Remain Opposed to Some of More Extreme US Proposals in TPP Negotiations, According to WikiLeaks

By: Monday December 9, 2013 6:50 pm

After the first day of another round of secret talks in Singapore on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement wrapped, WikiLeaks released two documents it said “show the state of negotiations” among the twelve negotiating countries. One of the documents described the “state of play” after talks in Salt Lake City, Utah, from November 19 [...]

EXCLUSIVE: State Department Seizing U.S. Passports in Yemen

By: Thursday December 5, 2013 8:44 am

The rights of citizenship are among the most crucial to a democracy– from citizenship flows the full range of legal protections against unwarranted government interference, and the ability to travel freely. Citizenship for an American is made plain by the issuance of a U.S. passport by the U.S. Department of State. That passport once could [...]

Why There is Nothing Wrong With the Fact That Less Than 1% of NSA Files Have Been Published

By: Wednesday December 4, 2013 10:53 am

There seems to be growing or steady discontent with the way a select group of committed and professional journalists have handled the National Security Agency documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden. Whether the discontent is motivated by genuine concern about whether the files are having the impact they should or by an [...]

Until Grand Jury Investigation Disbanded, WikiLeaks Should Remain Skeptical of US Officials’ Statements

By: Tuesday November 26, 2013 3:58 pm

(updates 1 & 2 below) For the second time in the past weeks, anonymous United States government officials have spoken to a reporter with the Washington Post about a possible case against WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange. “The Justice Department has all but concluded it will not bring charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing [...]

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