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Latest WikiLeaks Data Dump Shows CIA Hacking iPhones Since 2008


The organization claims the CIA probably “infected” Apple’s supply chain, intercepting shipments and uploading secret software to Apple devices. 

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The Debate Over WikiLeaks and Privacy Rights


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange offers to use the latest leaks to help companies improve their cybersecurity, but critics argue that privacy is dead.

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WikiLeaks Publishes Thousands of Documents on Alleged CIA Hacking Techniques


The whistleblowing organization says that the “Vault 7” leak details how the CIA uses sophisticated technology to hack into smartphones and computers.

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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

Truthdigger of the Week: Nancy Hollander, Chelsea Manning’s Attorney


The greatest victory of the week does not belong to Donald Trump, but to Manning and to Hollander, who never stopped fighting for justice.

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 READ MORE

The Long Ordeal of Whistleblower Chelsea Manning


The WikiLeaks whistleblower has now served seven years of her sentence, experiencing extraordinary hardship as a person seeking gender-reassignment treatment while imprisoned by the U.S. military.

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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.

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Obama Should Have Worked to Repeal the Espionage Act in Addition to Commuting Manning’s Sentence


The commutation, however praiseworthy, doesn’t make up for developing anti-democratic techniques that have now been passed on to the most anti-democratic government in recent decades.

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Manning and the Gangster State


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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.”

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President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence


The whistleblower, originally set to be released in 2045, will now be freed on May 17.

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Trump and the GOP Are at Odds Over Alleged Russian Hack


Washington is engaged in a food fight full of ignorance and hypocrisy.

Posted on Jan 6, 2017 READ MORE

The Best Truthdiggers of 2016: Risk-Takers Are Honored for Challenging the Status Quo


From politicians who went against the grain to activists who risked their lives for a cause, our most popular Truthdiggers serve as a reminder to stand up for justice in the face of adversity. (Pictured here, David Archambault II, tribal chairman of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota and a leader in the Dakota Access pipeline fight.)

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Best of Truthdig’s Ear to the Ground 2016: A Showcase of Activists’ Approaches to the Election


Our Ear to the Ground section was filled with election news this year, of course. The most-read posts, however, were less about the outcome than about activism inspired by the democratic process.

Posted on Dec 27, 2016 READ MORE

Blaming Russia Is Irresistible to the Democrats


The “Putin did it” narrative is not about keeping Donald Trump out of office (an impossibility). It’s about shaping the political and policy environment in coming months and years.

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Hypocrisy Behind the Frenzy Over Russia’s Role in the U.S. Election


What’s perhaps most telling about the information that the CIA has accused Russia of sharing with the American people is that it was all “real news” about newsworthy topics.

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Glenn Greenwald: MSNBC Intelligence Analyst Perpetuated ‘Fake News’ to Discredit WikiLeaks


Greenwald writes that the network disputed the Podesta emails based on false information from a Hillary Clinton supporter.

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 READ MORE

Break Free and Lead, or Resign: A Letter to Bernie Sanders


“Your continued support of a two-party system, a lesser-evil mentality and for the reform of a party that humiliated you and continues to shame your core constituency legitimizes the corruption in Washington and is highly detrimental to the causes you claim to champion.”

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Did Russia Interfere in the U.S. Presidential Election?


The answer to that question is “no,” Andrew Cockburn writes after examining “what few facts are known about the hack”—an examination that was closer than that of The Washington Post.

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Recount! Recount!


I doubt if the election was hacked, but I don’t know for sure. That’s why it’s important to support a growing campaign for a recount.

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Top WikiLeaks Editor: Democrats Should Be Happy About the Organization’s Commitment to Transparency


Writing in The New York Times, Sarah Harrison defended the publication against accusations that it “abett[ed] the candidacy of Donald J. Trump by publishing … information about Hillary Clinton’s campaign and its influence over the Democratic National Committee.”

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A Genuine U.S. Reset With Russia Is Long Overdue


President-elect Trump’s willingness to rewrite the foreign and national security establishment’s playbook, and seek to normalize relations with Russia, is a welcome development.

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‘Informed Rant’: Roles of the Media, WikiLeaks and Vladimir Putin in the Presidential Election

The latest episode of Joshua Scheer’s podcast explores how Donald Trump became the next commander in chief.

Posted on Nov 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Journalism Icon I.F. Stone’s Words Ring Truer Than Ever in ‘All Governments Lie’


The documentary makes a strong case, with input from a starring lineup of left-leaning investigative reporters, in support of a theme that keeps repeating.

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 READ MORE

Julian Assange Speaks About Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Election and the Litany of Charges Against Him

In a 25-minute interview, WikiLeaks’ founder gives an analysis of the emails he published from the personal account of John Podesta (Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign chairman), and much more.

Posted on Nov 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Truthdigger of the Week: Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Iceland’s Pirate Party Founder


Her devotion to social change and progressive causes helped her party triple its number of seats in the country’s recent parliamentary elections.

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James Comey, Hillary Clinton, Anthony Weiner and Our Descent Into Pulp Fiction Democracy


Forget WikiLeaks, speeches to Goldman Sachs and the behind-the-scenes machinations of John Podesta. The FBI director’s letter to Congress was the ultimate October surprise.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 READ MORE

Cast Your Vote: What Was Most Significant News Story That Affected the 2016 Election?


With just four days left until one of the most anticipated votes in American history, tell us what you see as the most important news story of the campaign.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 READ MORE

Chris Hedges and Tavis Smiley Discuss Popular Resistance and the Failure of Mainstream Media


The talk show host asks Hedges about the current election and about what is in store for the United States after Nov. 8.

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 READ MORE

Update: CNN Announces Donna Brazile’s Resignation in Light of New WikiLeaks Revelations


The interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman came under scrutiny as new evidence points to abuses of power. 

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 READ MORE

Photo of the Week: Obama, Who Let Citigroup Staff His First Cabinet, Calls for Voter Solidarity

A 2008 email made public by WikiLeaks this month revealed that a bank executive essentially picked most of the president’s Cabinet appointments—including the people who bailed out Wall Street. If you want “a chance to shape history,” speak up before this election.

Posted on Oct 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

FBI Reviews Hillary Clinton Email Case After New Information Surfaces


The heat is back on the Democratic presidential nominee. On Friday, FBI Director James Comey informed Congress that his team is assessing “emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.”

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 READ MORE

Inside ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’: Hacked Memo Shows Intersection of Clinton Profits and Charity


The memo by former top Clinton aide Doug Band details “a circle of enrichment in which [Band] raised money for the Clinton Foundation from top-tier corporations ... while pressing many of those same donors to provide personal income to the former president,” The Washington Post writes.

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 READ MORE

Comments of the Week: Here Comes Trouble


As is to be expected, the closer we come to the Nov. 8 election, the more debates and divisions have appeared in discussions about the headlines of the moment.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE

A Private Speech by Clinton in 2015 Mentioned Palestinian Rights—Until She Actually Gave It


An early draft of the closed-door talk the presidential candidate gave at a forum created by Haim Saban—a pro-Israel billionaire—included several paragraphs on Palestinian freedom. Then it was edited.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Julian Assange, Publisher of the Clinton Campaign Emails


For illuminating what the Democratic presidential nominee’s camp does in the dark, the long-confined hacker-turned-journalist is under fresh attack from familiar adversaries and taking hard, if necessary, criticism from erstwhile allies.

Posted on Oct 22, 2016 READ MORE

Comments of the Week: Are There Any Heroes Left?


It’s been a rough few months, and it’s not as though the conclusion of this presidential election cycle is going to usher in a fresh wave of optimism. Still, some Truthdig readers held in high regard a few figures and/or topics that made news in recent days.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE

Naomi Klein Criticizes Glenn Greenwald’s Handling of Clinton Campaign Email Leaks


The writer told The Intercept founder he wasn’t doing enough to support privacy in reporting content hacked from the personal account of John Podesta, the Democratic presidential campaign’s chairman. And Greenwald agreed.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE

Read Full Contents of Three Hillary Clinton Speeches to Goldman Sachs


The transcripts were obtained via a hack of campaign chairman John Podesta’s personal email account and published online by WikiLeaks.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE

Ecuador Admits to Cutting Off WikiLeaks Founder’s Internet Because of Podesta Emails


The web access of Julian Assange (pictured) was intentionally shut down by Ecuadorean government officials, who felt the WikiLeaks founder was interfering in the U.S. presidential election. (Updated)

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Catholic Controversy Sparked by WikiLeaks Will Continue Long After 2016 Election


To hear the many howls of protest from conservatives, you’d think that a handful of emails demonstrates that Hillary Clinton’s campaign is a nest of anti-Catholics.

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump: The Dress Rehearsal for Fascism


The Democratic elites, we know from leaked emails, helped elevate a buffoonish rival whom they saw as the perfect foil for Hillary Clinton. The game they are playing—if they do not address our rising inequality, despair and loss of civil liberties—will usher in an American fascism.

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 READ MORE

What We Know So Far About the Hillary Clinton Campaign’s Leaked Emails

Lee Fang of The Intercept, co-author of the article “Memo Shows What Major Donors Like Goldman Sachs Want From Democratic Party,” discusses what are largely confirmations about Clinton’s relationship with Wall Street, fossil fuels and more.

Posted on Oct 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Poll: How Strongly Should This Week’s Revelations Affect the Campaigns of Trump and Clinton?


Although both nominees faced controversy this week, it seemed that Donald Trump dominated the mainstream media spotlight. We want to hear from you: Are the revelations about the nominees serious enough to affect their presidential chances?

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 READ MORE

WikiLeaks Should Be Applauded for Removing the Mask of U.S. Power


The Clinton campaign and Democratic Party want to bury inconvenient truths. But by choosing to demonize journalistic organizations and deflecting blame to Russia, they are doing a disservice to America.

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 READ MORE

Under Scrutiny for Leaked Emails, Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Directs Attention Toward Russia


Without denying the authenticity of the WikiLeaks documents, the Clinton camp has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of using hackers to try to rig the 2016 election in Donald Trump’s favor.

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 READ MORE

WikiLeaks’ ‘Podesta Emails’ Reveal the Power Behind the Clinton Campaign


Thousands of documents have exposed the inner workings of Hillary Clinton’s team and the symbiotic relationship it shares with some members of the press.

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 READ MORE

Read Segments of Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Speeches Released by WikiLeaks


A single email attachment, released by the organization in its “Podesta Emails” leak, gives readers insight into many of Clinton’s policy positions.

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 READ MORE

Alongside New Email Dump, WikiLeaks Releases E-Reader Version of Hillary Clinton’s Speeches


Emails lay bare what members of the presidential candidate’s inner circle believe to be her vulnerabilities—from her scandal-laden husband to her ties to big money.

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 READ MORE

Hacked Emails Show Clinton Suggesting She Hides Her True Policy Positions From the Public


The candidate’s supporters in the media have long insisted that she is fundamentally honest. Now, emails hacked allegedly from the account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta tell a far different story.

Posted on Oct 8, 2016 READ MORE

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