21 Jun 2019

Alabama Prisoners On Hunger Strike Demand Justice Department End Brutal And Inhumane Treatment

Four Alabama prisoners began a hunger strike at the Limestone Correctional Facility in protest against corruption, abuse, and a lack of accountability for inhumane conditions in the state prison system. The hunger strike is a response to a call to action from a coalition of prisoner rights groups, including the

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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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16 May 2019

Chelsea Manning Faces More Jail And Steep Fines To Force Compliance With Grand Jury Subpoena

*Listen to the story by clicking the above player. Unable to break Chelsea Manning’s spirit by jailing her, the United States escalated efforts to force her to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks by imposing steep financial penalties. Judge Anthony Trenga held Manning in civil contempt and ordered her

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Chelsea Manning. Photo by joltcan on Flickr.
09 May 2019

Chelsea Manning Released From Jail But Received Another Subpoena To Testify Before WikiLeaks Grand Jury

Chelsea Manning was released from a jail in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 9, but according to her defense attorneys, she received another subpoena to testify before the grand jury investigating WikiLeaks prior to her release.

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Chelsea Manning. Photo by Media Convention Berlin on Flickr.
08 May 2019

Chelsea Manning: Despite Heartbreak And Hardship, Cooperation With WikiLeaks Grand Jury Not An Option

Read Chelsea Manning’s declaration filed in federal court after two months in jail for refusing to testify before the WikiLeaks Grand Jury.

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27 Mar 2019

Bureau Of Prisons Transfers Imprisoned Activist And Journalist Marty Gottesfeld To CMU In Terre Haute

The Bureau of Prisons has transferred imprisoned activist and journalist Marty Gottesfeld to a Communications Management Unit (CMU) in Terre Haute.

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FBI seal. (Photo by groovysoup on Flickr)
29 Mar 2018

Notes On The Trump Justice Department’s Second Major Leak Prosecution

Local news media in Minnesota reported that FBI special agent Terry Albury was charged with violating the Espionage Act when he allegedly disclosed documents to the Intercept. He apparently pled guilty and took responsibility for his alleged actions. Albury is the second person who made disclosures to the press to

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15 Dec 2017

Justice Department Has No Idea If Their Alternatives To Incarceration Work

The Justice Department is not evaluating the performance of pretrial diversion programs, residential re-entry centers, and home confinement, according to congressional testimony from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Under President Barack Obama administration, the Justice Department sought to reduce booming federal prison populations by providing alternatives to incarceration for people

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Dana (left) and Marty (right) Gottesfeld. Photo from Free Marty G: http://freemartyg.com/
07 Aug 2017

Prosecutor Demanded Takedown After Wife Of Incarcerated Activist Published Legally Obtained Court Recording

The wife of an activist, jailed for a digital sit-in against the Boston Children’s Hospital website, says she was threatened for posting sworn testimony on YouTube.

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04 Aug 2017

Facing Crisis Of Legitimacy, Trump Administration Pledges To Intensify War On Leaks

President Donald Trump’s administration is in the throes of a crisis of legitimacy and leadership, with federal government employees concerned and unwilling to stay quiet about chaos, incompetence, and questionable acts unfolding within institutions. To respond to an increase in leaks to the press, the Justice Department pledged to escalate

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