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Manning and the Gangster State

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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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.

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If You Love Pfc. Manning, Help Set Her Free

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.

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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.

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Bradley Manning Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges

Pfc. Bradley Manning pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that he illegally acquired a cache of U.S. state secrets and later provided it to WikiLeaks, but not guilty to the most serious charge against him—that he “aided the enemy.”

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Bradley Manning for President in 2040?

If a federal judge doesn’t sentence him to life in prison, Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst accused of handing hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables to the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, may want to run for public office.

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