The government had previously indicated it would present all evidence related to all charges, regardless of the fact that Pfc. Bradley Manning pled guilty to some of the offenses he faced. But, in military court today, a military prosecutor informed the judge that the government would not be making a case that Manning committed the greater offense alleged in relation to the disclosure of a diplomatic cable from the US embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday May 21, 2013 1:05 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday May 21, 2013 7:35 am|
A final pretrial hearing in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning is being held today at Fort Meade in Maryland. Decisions on how to handle testimony from classified witnesses during the trial, which begins on June 3, are expected.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday May 16, 2013 7:12 pm|
A member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Supervisor David Campos, has spoken out on the ongoing scandal involving San Francisco Pride’s decision to not honor Pfc. Bradley Manning as a Grand Marshal of the Pride parade. He has urged Pride to hold a public meeting before this year’s parade and celebration on June 30 instead of after. Pride Chief Operating Officer Earl Plante is also outright lying or, at best, deliberately misrepresenting Pride’s actions in interviews with media.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday May 15, 2013 6:59 pm|
Pfc. Bradley Manning has been enduring a court-martial for well over a year now and in that time I have been covering the proceedings at Fort Meade extensively. That coverage has been possible because of you.
Every dollar donated to help fund coverage of Bradley Manning has helped transform me into a foremost journalist on one of the biggest cases in military justice history.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday May 12, 2013 6:54 pm|
The board of directors for San Francisco Pride has posted another statement on Facebook that will only be further igniting controversy around the decision to rescind honoring Pfc. Bradley Manning as a Grand Marshal during the 2013 Pride Parade and Celebration.
The statement put out on Facebook late this afternoon declares, “SF Pride’s decision concerning the election process of Bradley Manning as Grand Marshal being consistent with SF Pride’s long standing Grand Marshal election policy is firm. Thus, the discussion of that matter is closed for this year.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday May 11, 2013 11:30 am|
The San Francisco Pride Committee held a meeting on Tuesday night. It was their monthly meeting and the Board of Directors was well aware that there would be individuals from the community that would be attending to express their outrage at the Board’s decision to not allow Pfc. Bradley Manning to be honored as a Grand Marshal at this year’s Pride parade. However, the meeting was held in a small conference room and members of the public and press were kept out of the meeting.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Saturday May 11, 2013 7:52 am|
Firedoglake has been at the forefront of the battle for fair justice for Bradley Manning for over 3 years now, and as we gear up to cover his court martial beginning June 3rd, we’re looking for a paid intern to assist us in collecting, organizing and presenting our reporting to our readership in the most efficient way possible.
Our hope is to revive our Bradley Manning coverage page with Kevin Gosztola’s unparalleled investigative reporting from Ft. Meade. As one of the few journalists to have covered nearly every day of the pre-trial proceedings, we want to give readers full and timely access to more than just his written, knowledgable analysis by creating a hub for all relevant TV and radio interviews, Tweets and other media as well. We especially welcome applicants who have new and innovative ideas for presenting our coverage during the court martial.
To that end, if you have a strong interest in Bradley Manning’s case and possess the following, please copy and paste your CV/Resume and brief introduction (who you are, why you want to be involved) into the body of an email and send it to us.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday May 7, 2013 2:00 pm|
This week, another pretrial hearing is taking place at Fort Meade in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier who the United States military is prosecuting for disclosing information to WikiLeaks. It begins today and will take place over a period of at least two days. Except, for this hearing, the public will only be able to witness the first hour or so of proceedings and then the rest of the pretrial hearing will be a closed session without the press or public present.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday April 29, 2013 6:30 pm|
At the end of last week, San Francisco Pride’s President Lisa Williams and its Board of Directors went against the vote of the “electoral college” that had decided to honor Pfc. Bradley Manning, the gay soldier who the military is prosecuting for disclosing information to WikiLeaks.
Williams announced late Friday that a “mistake” had been made and his nomination “should never have been allowed to happen.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday April 27, 2013 7:52 am|
A group of former San Francisco Pride parade grand marshals that SF Pride calls its electoral college announced on April 26 that Pfc. Bradley Manning, the gay private who the United States military is currently prosecuting for disclosing information to WikiLeaks, had been selected as honorary grand marshal for this year’s LGBT Pride Celebration.
The decision greatly offended some of the most militaristic LGBT organizations and activists, who condemned SF Pride. That ultimately led to capitulation by SF Pride president, Lisa Williams, who announced in a letter that Manning would not be honored this year.