LIVESTREAM: “To Private Manning, Thank You” with Kevin Gosztola, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Alexa O’Brien and Others

By: Friday April 5, 2013 4:55 pm

A live panel discussion on whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning featuring Firedoglake investigative reporter Kevin Gosztola, Icelandic MP and Wikileaks activist Birgitta Jónsdóttir, independent journalist Alexa O’Brien and FAIR Activism Director and Media Analyst Peter Hart. Sam Seder will be the moderator.

UPDATED: Rand Paul Filibuster For Human Rights Broke 12 Hours

By: Thursday March 7, 2013 9:05 am

It was a simple question. Can the President kill noncombatant American citizens on American soil without due process? No answer was given so Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky decided to filibuster. The filibuster would last over 12 hours as Senators from both sides of the aisle would join in.

#D12 Gulf Port Action, One Year Later

By: Wednesday December 12, 2012 7:15 pm

One year ago today, Occupy Oakland declared a National Day of Action against Goldman-Sachs.

The action would center on the Port of Oakland, which they shut down for over two days. Solidarity actions around the country took place at other ports, at Walmart distribution centers, and Goldman-Sachs offices in New York City.

About 200 occupiers from around Texas gathered at Occupy Houston’s encampment, Tranquility Park, and from there traveled to the Port of Houston where we blockaded the main entrance. There were twenty arrests.

Bradley Manning’s ‘Unlawful Pretrial Punishment’ Hearing, Day 7

By: Wednesday December 5, 2012 7:15 am

An “unlawful pretrial punishment” hearing in the case of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is being prosecuted for allegedly providing classified information to WikiLeaks, resumes. The proceedings pick up where the prosecution left off on December 2, when they were calling government witnesses to testify on Manning’s confinement conditions.

Daniel Ellsberg, Michael Ratner and Jessalyn Radack Discuss Bradley Manning Trial on HuffPost Live

By: Wednesday December 5, 2012 6:31 am

Bradley Manning’s pretrial hearing begins again today, and once again Kevin Gosztola will be there covering it at The Dissenter.

As Jesselyn Radack says at 26:40 in the HuffPost Live clip:

Kevin Gosztola should be recognized as one of the best journalist in our country and one of the only ones chronicling what is happening in Bradley Manning’s court marshal, as he has since the beginning.

Visit the New Firedoglake Online Store & Support Bradley Manning

By: Friday November 23, 2012 11:15 am

Bradley Manning will be back in court November 27th and December 15th, and thanks to your donations, FDL’s Kevin Gostzola will be there again as the only reporter who has covered the Manning hearings every day from day one.

You can bring Kevin back to Ft. Meade to cover the trial and raise awareness of Manning’s case by visiting our brand new online store, and picking up a new Bradley Manning sweatshirt! These soft American Apparel sweatshirts feature the iconic beret and glasses design of David Cran, and the proceeds from your purchase directly fund Kevin Gosztola’s coverage.

Get your Bradley Manning sweatshirt for $45 at the Firedoglake store and support our coverage of his court proceedings and activism for fair justice

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Andy Greenberg, This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileakers, Hacktivists, and Cipherpunks Are Freeing the World’s Information

By: Sunday October 28, 2012 1:59 pm

It has been just over two years since Americans were really introduced to WikiLeaks. The high-profile releases of US State Embassy cables, war logs from Iraq and Afghanistan, and the “Collateral Murder” video turned the organization and its founder Julian Assange into a beat, which journalists or reporters were closely following. One journalist, who has closely tracked the organization and its founder, is Andy Greenberg of Forbes.

His book, This Machine Kills Secrets: How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World’s Information, covers what he describes as “a revolutionary protest movement bent not on stealing information but on building a tool that inexorably coaxes it out, a technology that slips inside of institutions and levels their defense against the free flow of data like a Trojan horse of cryptographic software and silicon.”

VIDEO: Mark Neiweem Beaten by Cook County Guards, Placed in Solitary (#NATO5)

By: Monday August 27, 2012 6:30 pm

I’ve written before about political prisoners of the Occupy movement and Kevin Gosztola of The Dissenter has also written about this case, but the latest development is an especially disturbing one. Mark Neiweem is one of 5 activists charged preemptively in the lead-up to May’s NATO protests in Chicago; he is accused of “felony offense of solicitation for possession of explosives or explosive or incendiary devices,” in part based on the testimony of two police infiltrators. According to new reports from Occupy Chicago, Neiweem, better known as ‘Migs,’ was beaten by Cook County Guards and, after his release from the hospital, immediately placed in solitary confinement.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Sibel Edmonds, Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story – A Memoir

By: Saturday June 30, 2012 1:59 pm

Classified Woman: A Memoir is a stirring book that takes us through the injustice Edmonds has endured starting during the Bush Administration. In her job as a language specialist, she finds out the FBI has been covering up information related to the September 11th attacks. She figures out the FBI has been penetrated by a Turkish translator named Melek Can Dickerson and her husband, who have engaged in illegal transactions that involve shielding potential targets from intelligence operations. She realizes any investigation of Dickerson would “shine a light on major cover-ups initiated by the State Department ” and expose crimes committed by “high-placed US officials.” She feels uneasy but knows she cannot turn back. And so she decides to pursue appropriate channels to let the proper people know all this but is forced to choose between having a career and pursuing accountability.

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