The Bradley Manning Trial Began on 9/11

August 5, 2013 in News

TomDispatch | Close your eyes for a moment, think about recent events, and you could easily believe yourself in a Seinfeldian Bizarro World. Now, open them and, for a second, everything looks almost familiar… and then you notice that a dissident is fleeing a harsh and draconian power…

Truth as Treason

August 2, 2013 in News

Jacob Hornberger | If I were to use the phrase “When Truth Was Treason,” you might think that I was referring to the cases of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden. Your assumption, of course, would be entirely reasonable given that that’s what they did — they disclosed the truth about…

Committing War Crimes is a Duty; Reporting Them is a Felony

August 1, 2013 in News

Will Grigg | Bradley Manning is the only combat veteran of the Iraq war whose service is worth honoring. Like hundreds of thousands of servicemen, Manning carried out unlawful orders to participate in an illegal war. Unlike any of the rest, he took necessary action to expose discrete…

Bradley Manning Revealed Crimes Far Worse Than the Ones He Supposedly Committed

August 1, 2013 in News

John Glaser | WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning has been acquitted of the most serious charge against him, that of aiding the enemy. But the 20-something other charges, including espionage, have stuck and could land him a sentence of more than 100 years in prison…

The Manning Show Trial: These Teachable Moments

July 21, 2013 in News

Thomas L. Knapp | The only reasonable takeaway from the Manning trial is that American “rule of law” is a sham. The US government doesn’t operate within the Constitution’s constraints on state power, nor does it honor that Constitution’s list of enshrined individual rights.

Obama’s War on Whistleblowers (and What to Do About it)

July 3, 2013 in News

James Corbett | The gulf that exists between the Obama of the campaign trail and Obama’s actions since taking office has been glaringly obvious since the very beginning of his presidency. From his promise to close Guantanamo to his promise not to employ lobbyists to his promise to increase governmental transparency…

The Moral Imperative of Bradley Manning

June 5, 2013 in News

Ray McGovern | Although we had to swelter in the Maryland sun on Saturday, I found the pre-trial rally at Ft. Meade to support Bradley Manning particularly spirit-filled. It seemed there was an unspoken but widely shared consciousness that Manning is as much Biblical prophet as Army private.

Ron Paul: Bradley Manning More Deserving of Nobel Peace Prize than Obama

April 12, 2013 in News

US News | Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of providing an enormous stash of classified government documents to WikiLeaks for publication, deserves a Nobel Peace Prize more than President Barack Obama, according to former Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

Surviving “Collateral Murder”: Solder relives infamous WikiLeaks video

April 9, 2013 in News

YouTube | Friday marks the third anniversary of the release of the Collateral Murder video. In it, viewers witness an Apache Helicopter raining down fire on Iraqi civilians, killing all but two. We’ve heard the criticism from the public after the video was released.

Support Builds for Bradley Manning to Receive the Nobel Peace Prize

April 3, 2013 in News

Antiwar Blog | During the last week of March, more than 30,000 people signed a petition urging the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Bradley Manning. While the numbers continue to mount on the petition website…