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…

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…

US Violates Int’l Law, Grounding Bolivian President’s Plane in Pursuit of Snowden

July 3, 2013 in News

John Glaser | The appalling hubris of the imperial mindset in Washington was on full display yesterday when the U.S. government apparently pressured the governments of France, Spain, Portugal and Italy to deny a plane carrying Bolivia’s Evo Morales permission to pass through their air space.

What the State Fears Most—Revelations of the Truth about the State

June 12, 2013 in News

Robert Higgs | Why does the U.S. government go to such extraordinary lengths to discredit, punish, and ruin persons such as Daniel Ellsberg, Julian Assange, and—next in line, no doubt—Edward Snowden? The government alleges that these persons give aid and comfort to the nation’s enemies and endanger national security.

Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America

June 11, 2013 in News

Daniel Ellsberg | In my estimation, there has not been in American history a more important leak than Edward Snowden’s release of NSA material – and that definitely includes the Pentagon Papers 40 years ago. Snowden’s whistleblowing gives us the possibility to roll back a key part of…

America: A Deteriorating Nation of Denial & Apathy

June 10, 2013 in News

Sibel Edmonds | As the unending back-to-back scandals unfold, from the arrest and prosecution of courageous truth-tellers (aka whistleblowers), to the illegal wiretapping of all Americans, torture, indefinite detentions, the groping and handling of travelers, utilizing the IRS as the government’s hit-men and thugs…

NSA Whistleblower: The US enveloped by “soft tyranny”

May 29, 2013 in News

Josh Peterson | Drake explained to TheDC that he sees a “soft tyranny” enveloping the United States through the federal government’s targeting of journalists and their sources. Such a fear of speaking to the press, he said, interferes with the freedom of association…

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…

The War Against Bradley Manning Aims to Denigrate Those Who Speak Out Against Injustice

March 13, 2013 in News

John W. Whitehead | The government’s aim is clear: to make an example of Manning, thereby discouraging anyone else from defying the regime or daring to lay bare the inner workings of a corrupt government.

Horrified by Bloodlust: Bradley Manning Pleads Guilty to Leaking Classified Material, Not Guilty to Aiding the Enemy

March 1, 2013 in News

The Independent | Manning testified that he had passed classified material to Wikileaks because he believed, “if the general public… had access to the information… this could spark a domestic debate as to the role of the military and foreign policy in general.”