29 May 2019

Unraveling The Justice Department’s Conspiracy Theory Against Julian Assange

Espionage Act charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange revealed the Justice Department is relying on a theory of the case, which was concocted and partly tested during Chelsea Manning’s military trial. The theory adopts the CIA’s viewpoint, which is that WikiLeaks is a “non-state hostile intelligence service,” and suggests Assange

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Photo by Tim Evanson on Flickr.
23 May 2019

In Charging Assange With 17 Espionage Act Offenses, Prosecutors Claim Power To Decide Who Is And Is Not A Journalist

To listen to the story, click the above player. In a superseding indictment, the Justice Department charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with 17 charges of violating the Espionage Act. The Justice Department has relied upon the Espionage Act to target whistleblowers for unauthorized disclosures of information. It has treated journalists

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09 May 2019

Trump Administration Charges Drone Whistleblower With Allegedly Violating Espionage Act

A former language analyst for the U.S. Air Force, who worked for the NSA, was arrested and charged with violating the Espionage Act and other offenses.

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WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange is expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy and arrested by British police. Screenshot of Ruptly coverage.
11 Apr 2019

Justice Department Charges Julian Assange With Computer Crime But Alleges Conspiracy To Abet Espionage

The Justice Department dramatically escalated its political prosecution of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange, alleging he abetted the disclosure of classified information.

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Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
01 Nov 2018

Government Accuses Former CIA Employee Of Using Contraband Phones To Leak From Prison

The US government accused a former CIA employee charged with leaking to WikiLeaks of “brazen disclosure of classified information” while incarcerated.

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FBI seal. (Photo by groovysoup on Flickr)
18 Oct 2018

Whistleblower Who Challenged FBI’s Profiling And Informant Recruitment Practices Is Sentenced To Four Years In Prison

Former FBI special agent Terry Albury was sentenced to four years in prison for retaining and releasing documents to a media outlet on the FBI’s racial profiling, surveillance, and informant recruitment practices. He accepted an agreement in April, where he pled guilty to two counts of violating the Espionage Act.

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Titus Nichols, defense attorney for former NSA contractor Reality Winner.
24 Aug 2018

After Reality Winner’s Sentencing, One Of Her Attorneys Speaks About The Case

Titus Nichols, part of Reality Winner’s legal defense team, discusses how difficult it is to put on defense in Espionage Act case.

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Reality Winner. Photo via standwithreality.org
23 Aug 2018

NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Receives Longest Sentence Ever For Unauthorized Disclosure

Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner was sentenced to five years and three months in prison at a federal courthouse in Georgia.

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NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org.
21 Aug 2018

Reality Winner’s Sentence: Culmination Of An Effort To Break A Whistleblower’s Spirit

Former NSA contractor Reality Winner’s sentence fits into the pattern of vicious treatment she’s endured during her leak prosecution.

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Billie Winner-Davis, the mother of Reality Winner, speaks with Shadowproof after Reality pled guilty to violating the Espionage Act on June 26.
29 Jun 2018

Mother Of NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner: I Didn’t Want To See Her Plead Guilty To Violating Espionage Act

Kevin Gosztola spoke to NSA whistleblower Reality Winner’s mother, Billie Winner-Davis, about her pleading guilty to violating the Espionage Act.

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