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

By: Monday April 14, 2014 7:55 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.

 

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

By: Tuesday February 18, 2014 9:04 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.

Senator Durbin Joins Call To Stop TPP Fast Track

By: Monday February 17, 2014 2:27 pm

Senator Dick Durbin has joined Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in opposing fast track trade authority for the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) as well as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Durbin’s opposition could signal the beginning of the end for the agreements as now prominent Democratic leaders in both the Senate and House are opposing giving the Obama Administration fast track trade authority for the controversial agreements.

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

By: Wednesday January 15, 2014 3:19 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.

Former Swedish Prosecutor Urges Termination of Julian Assange Case

By: Sunday January 12, 2014 6:30 pm

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.

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

By: Thursday January 2, 2014 11:05 am

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 classified government documents to WikiLeaks: Chelsea Manning.

Late Night: Under Amazon’s CIA Cloud: The Washington Post

By: Wednesday December 18, 2013 8:00 pm

News media should illuminate conflicts of interest, not embody them. But the owner of the Washington Post is now doing big business with the Central Intelligence Agency, while readers of the newspaper’s CIA coverage are left in the dark.

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

By: Monday December 9, 2013 6:30 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 to November 24. It was edited to “protect the identity of the author country,” which provided details on negotiations to the media organization.

Exposed: Globally Renowned Activist Collaborated With Intelligence Firm Stratfor

By: Wednesday December 4, 2013 3:03 pm

Serbia’s Srdja Popovic is known by many as a leading architect of regime changes in Eastern Europe and elsewhere since the late-1990s, and as one of the co-founders of Otpor!, the U.S.-funded Serbian activist group which overthrew Slobodan Milošević in 2000.

Lesser known, an exclusive Occupy.com investigation reveals that Popovic and the Otpor! offshoot CANVAS (Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies) have also maintained close ties with a Goldman Sachs executive and the private intelligence firm Stratfor (Strategic Forecasting, Inc.), as well as the U.S. government. Popovic’s wife also worked at Stratfor for a year.

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

By: Wednesday December 4, 2013 8:45 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 ideological opposition to the process in which the material is being published, that is hard to tell when engaging with some who are bothered.

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