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All the WikiLeaks Fit to Print


AP / Mark Lennihan

Why are whistleblowers and whistleblower publishers punished—and not the government officials who kept hidden unpleasant truths about this nation’s policies that the public has a right to know?

Posted on May 22, 2017 READ MORE
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The Death of Truth

By Chris Hedges—The use of vast global resources against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks presages a dystopian world where anyone who exposes corruption, lies and crimes of power will be branded a terrorist.

Posted on May 19, 2017 READ MORE

The Injustices of Chelsea Manning’s Imprisonment


President Obama finally ends Manning’s prison ordeal but has never acted on the war crimes the whistleblower exposed.

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 READ MORE

Discredited Former New York Times Reporter Disregards Her Own Record While Smearing Chelsea Manning


Judith Miller says the whistleblower cost American lives. She’s one to talk.

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 READ MORE

Manning and the Gangster State


Patrick Semansky / AP

In a column originally posted on Aug. 21, 2013, Chris Hedges declares that the whistleblower’s original 35-year sentence “means the end of the rule of law.”

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 READ MORE

Chelsea Manning: ‘Miscast in the Play of Life,’ I Spent a Day in Public as a Woman


“I’d long known I was a woman, but I’d been afraid, and a bit embarrassed, to appear publicly as myself before this,” wrote the incarcerated whistleblower.

Posted on Aug 20, 2016 READ MORE

The U.S. Is Building a Database to Identify Potential Whistleblowers


According to a report by Think Progress, the military is working on a data analysis system to track down government employees and contractors who may leak state secrets.

Posted on Jun 4, 2016 READ MORE

Chelsea Manning Found Guilty of Violating Prison Rules, Given Restrictions


The good news is that convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning isn’t facing solitary confinement for an indefinite stretch of time.

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 READ MORE

Chelsea Manning Could Face Solitary for Possessing Caitlyn Jenner Issue of Vanity Fair (Updated)


In addition to the magazine, the U.S. Army soldier serving a 35-year military prison sentence for leaking official secrets has been threatened with solitary confinement for having an expired tube of toothpaste in her cell, her lawyers and supporters say.

Posted on Aug 13, 2015 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Chelsea Manning


Sitting in prison on the Fourth of July for exposing some harsh truths about U.S. war crimes, the whistleblower should actually be honored as a true patriot.

Posted on Jul 3, 2015 READ MORE

Chelsea Manning: SCOTUS’ Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Doesn’t Rule Out Need for LGBT Movement


In an essay published in The Guardian after the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, Chelsea Manning traced the arc of progress on the issue of LGBT rights, starting from the moment California’s controversial Proposition 8 was passed in 2008 to Friday’s stunning SCOTUS victory.

Posted on Jun 28, 2015 READ MORE

Dear Candidate Clinton: Pardon Edward Snowden


The Democratic front-runner needs the backing of the left to win the White House, but she must be made to pay a price for that support: reversal of her criticism of the whistleblower.

Posted on Jun 16, 2015 READ MORE

Chelsea Manning Given Go-Ahead to Legally Change Her Name


Wednesday was an “exciting day” for Chelsea Manning, who was granted the right to a legal name change by a judge in Kansas.

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 READ MORE

NSA Uses Corporate News to Spread Propaganda and Silence Dissent


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Investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald published an expose this week detailing how the NSA has been feeding “propaganda” to various news publications, which have happily played along.

Posted on Apr 5, 2014 READ MORE

A Leak of All Things Suggests U.S. Won’t Prosecute Assange


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U.S. officials speaking anonymously to The Washington Post said the Justice Department is unlikely to prosecute WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange because of a “New York Times” problem.

Posted on Nov 26, 2013 READ MORE

The Revolutionaries in Our Midst


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The corporate state’s illegitimacy and destruction of privacy and civil liberties are spawning a class of young idealists such as Jeremy Hammond.

Posted on Nov 10, 2013 READ MORE

Truthdiggers of the Week: Editors and Reporters of The Guardian


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In an age of unprecedented antagonism toward the press, one newspaper headquartered in the heart of a former empire is making a spirited thrashing of the image and ambitions of some of the world’s proudest elites.

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 READ MORE

Chelsea Manning Is Not a Pacifist


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The imprisoned whistle-blower formerly known as Bradley says her actions were taken as a transparency activist, not a peace activist.

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 READ MORE

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Posted on Sep 23, 2013 ENLARGE    

Letter to an Unknown Whistle-Blower


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Dear Whistle-Blower: I don’t know who you are or what you do or how old you may be. I just know that you exist somewhere in our future as surely as does tomorrow or next year.

Posted on Sep 19, 2013 READ MORE

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Posted on Sep 15, 2013 ENLARGE    

On Chelsea Manning and Privacy, Cumberbatch Still Sides With Authority (Updated)


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After reading Benedict Cumberbatch’s full, unedited remarks on the punishment of Chelsea Manning and government destruction of privacy, published Monday at The Guardian, I believe his meanings as originally reported remain intact.

Posted on Sep 14, 2013 READ MORE

Syria Fact Check


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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Juan Cole pokes holes in the case for bombing Syria; WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner; “ghetto tracker”; and Exxon’s gay shame.

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 READ MORE

Syria Fact Check

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Juan Cole pokes holes in the case for bombing Syria; WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner; “ghetto tracker”; and Exxon’s gay shame.

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN

Chelsea Manning Submits Request for Presidential Pardon


AP/U.S. Army, File

The WikiLeaks whistle-blower was sentenced to 35 years in prison last month. Tuesday, in an appeal addressed to President Obama, the Army private’s lawyer asked that his client be pardoned or, at the very least, have her sentence reduced to time served.

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 READ MORE

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Posted on Sep 4, 2013 ENLARGE    

Daniel Ellsberg: ‘Obama Would Have Indicted Me’


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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Robert Scheer interviews the godfather of principled leakers about Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, Edward Snowden and President Obama’s “unprecedented campaign against whistle-blowing.”

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 READ MORE

Daniel Ellsberg: ‘Obama Would Have Indicted Me’

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Robert Scheer interviews the godfather of principled leakers about Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, Edward Snowden and President Obama’s “unprecedented campaign against whistle-blowing.”

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN

Daniel Ellsberg: Whistle-Blowers Are Good for Democracy


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Truthdig’s Robert Scheer sat down with Pentagon Papers whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg recently to compare Ellsberg’s story, and the U.S. government’s handling of his case, with those of Edward Snowdon and Bradley Manning. According to Ellsberg, “whistle-blower” may now carry a more positive charge than it did when he earned the title, but the outcome looks far bleaker for those two who also defied authorities to serve their country.

Posted on Aug 27, 2013 READ MORE

Manning Wronged and Miranda’s Right


The violation of Miranda’s rights has created a political firestorm in Britain, whose equivalent to the National Security Agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), has come under equal scrutiny for widespread surveillance.

Posted on Aug 25, 2013 READ MORE

Love It or Leave It?


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Journalism is often a form of priestcraft. If human victims are required on the pyramids of sacrifice, a mob of journalists is always ready to slip on priestly robes while reaching for the knives.

Posted on Aug 24, 2013 READ MORE

Steer Clear of Manning Protests in Iceland


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As though there weren’t already enough paranoid and unfounded warnings coming from American officials, the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik sent out a cautionary message Thursday regarding Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning supporters. The emergency notice advised Americans to be wary of traveling to Iceland, or worse, walking by the embassy downtown, for fear of the protesters.

Posted on Aug 24, 2013 READ MORE

‘Left, Right & Center’: The Syrian Quagmire, Pfc. Manning and College Costs

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria, Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning’s future in prison and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Posted on Aug 23, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN

If You Love Pfc. Manning, Help Set Her Free


AP/U.S. Army, File

With her trial in the rearview mirror, Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning could benefit from a tactical pivot by at least some of her ardent supporters, redirecting their efforts to doing whatever is practically necessary to secure her release from prison rather than simply promoting her case as a vehicle for fighting the wider and very dangerous crackdown on whistle-blowers.

Posted on Aug 22, 2013 READ MORE

How Wikipedia Edited Pvt. Manning’s Gender Without Spectacle


Jared Rodriguez/Truthout

Although many media outlets deliberated on how to appropriately express the former Bradley Manning’s bold declaration that he is a female, Wikipedia editors beat them to it. The online encyclopedia entry is now under the name Chelsea E. Manning, with a parenthetical note that explains Chelsea was born Bradley E. Manning; the picture now reads Bradley (Chelsea) Manning.

Posted on Aug 22, 2013 READ MORE

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Hedges: Manning’s Conviction Part of a Larger Effort

The Real News Network got a comment from Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges after the announcement that young whistle-blower Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Posted on Aug 22, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN

Manning Sentenced to 35 Years for Serving the World


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Bradley Manning was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison with the chance of parole in his court-martial at Fort Meade, Md. As one Twitter user posted, “That’s 35 years more than the people who started the Iraq War.”

Posted on Aug 21, 2013 READ MORE

Bradley Manning Apologizes to the United States


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At his court-martial Wednesday, the whistle-blower behind the biggest leak in American history apologized.

Posted on Aug 14, 2013 READ MORE

Controversial Director Defends Bradley Manning

Many supporters of Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks were unhappy with Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney’s “We Steal Secrets,” but in a new interview with David Sirota, the director expresses support for the Army private as well as for website founder Julian Assange.

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN

To Repair the Damage Done in NSA Blowup, Start With Clapper

With the conviction of Bradley Manning and asylum granted to Edward Snowden in Russia, it may be time to turn attention away from the controversy over their actions and toward the government—specifically, the intelligence community.

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 READ MORE

Obama Gives Russia the Hand

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Nato Green, Ninotchka Rosca, Phil Yu, Leilani Albano, Laura Carlsen, Bill Boyarsky, and Robert Scheer on racism three ways, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Bradley Manning and Obama’s change of heart.

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN

A Little Bit of Everything


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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Nato Green, Ninotchka Rosca, Phil Yu, Leilani Albano, Laura Carlsen, Bill Boyarsky, and Robert Scheer on racism three ways, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Bradley Manning and Obama’s change of heart.

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 READ MORE

Hedges, West Speak Out for Bradley Manning

Flanked by posters that read “Free Bradley Manning,” Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges and academic and activist Dr. Cornel West discussed the numerous implications of the Army private’s historic court-martial while also speaking out in support of the whistle-blower at a rally over the weekend in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN

Bradley Manning’s Possible Maximum Sentence Reduced


AP/Patrick Semansky

The sentencing phase of Bradley Manning’s court-martial continued Tuesday with a military judge deciding to cut the maximum amount of time the Army private could spend in prison from 136 years to 90 years.

Posted on Aug 6, 2013 READ MORE

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Posted on Aug 5, 2013 ENLARGE    

Welcome to Post-Constitution America


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On July 30, 1778, the Continental Congress created the first whistleblower protection law, stating “that it is the duty of all persons in the service of the United States to give the earliest information to Congress or other proper authority of any misconduct, frauds, or misdemeanors committed by any officers or persons in the service of these states.”

Posted on Aug 5, 2013 READ MORE

The Surveillance State Is as Strong as Ever


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Don’t let the acquittal of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning on aiding the enemy charges or the temporary asylum Russia granted to NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden fool you. The harsh treatment of whistle-blowers will likely continue into the foreseeable future in pace with the needs and expansion of the surveillance state itself.

Posted on Aug 4, 2013 READ MORE

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