05 Jun 2014

Daniel Ellsberg: Both Manning & Snowden Exposed Government Secrecy to Proper Debate

Everyone is writing and thinking about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, whose first revelations were published one year ago today.  But it was also one year ago that Chelsea Manning’s trial began at Fort Meade in Maryland. Manning provided the “Collateral Murder” video, hundreds of thousands of military incident reports from

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20 May 2014

The Price of Whistleblowing: Manning, Greenwald, Assange, Kiriakou and Snowden

The eyebrows at a lot of tables probably raised as Wikileaks took the Intercept to task for its latest story, and failing to release the name of one of the countries in which the United States is spying on its citizens. The Intercept maintained they had been shown compelling evidence that led them to redact the name; Wikileaks maintained the citizens of the country have a right to know.

The eyebrows at my kitchen table were somewhat unique as it relates to the story, however. They belong to members of a group we jokingly refer to as the Friends of the Enemies of the State, a regular gathering of people who have personal experience on the business end of the state’s relentless persecution of those who choose to expose its criminality.

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20 May 2014

The Price of Whistleblowing: Manning, Greenwald, Assange, Kiriakou and Snowden

The eyebrows at a lot of tables probably raised as Wikileaks took the Intercept to task for failing to release the name of one of the countries in which the United States is spying on its citizens. The Intercept maintained they had been shown compelling evidence that led them to redact the name; Wikileaks maintained the citizens of the country have a right to know.

The eyebrows at my kitchen table were somewhat unique as it relates to the story, however. They belong to members of a group we jokingly refer to as the Friends of the Enemies of the State, a regular gathering of people who have personal experience on the business end of the state’s relentless persecution of those who choose to expose its criminality.

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14 May 2014

Chelsea Manning’s Lawyer Upset He Learned of Possible Prison Transfer Through Pentagon Leak

The Pentagon won’t respond to Chelsea Manning’s requests for gender treatment, but they’ll apparently permit officials to leak information on how the agency plans to handle her requests to the media.

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14 May 2014

Chelsea Manning’s Lawyer Upset He Learned of Possible Prison Transfer Through Pentagon Leak

The Pentagon won’t respond to Chelsea Manning’s requests for gender treatment, but they’ll apparently permit officials to leak information on how the agency plans to handle her requests to the media. The Associated Press reported, based off two anonymous Pentagon officials, that the military was planning to transfer Chelsea Manning

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23 Apr 2014

Judge Grants Petition to Allow Chelsea Manning to Legally Change Her Name

A petition to allow Chelsea Manning to change her legal name from “Bradley Edward Manning” to “Chelsea Elizabeth Manning” was granted by Leavenworth County District Judge David King. Manning, who disclosed information to WikiLeaks that revealed war crimes and misconduct by American diplomats, is serving a 35-year prison sentence in

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23 Apr 2014

Judge Grants Petition to Allow Chelsea Manning to Legally Change Her Name

A petition to allow Chelsea Manning to change her legal name from “Bradley Edward Manning” to “Chelsea Elizabeth Manning” was granted by Leavenworth County District Judge David King.

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15 Apr 2014

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

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

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15 Apr 2014

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

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.

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14 Apr 2014

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

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,

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