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Edward Snowden Says NSA Spied on Amnesty International and Other Human Rights Groups

Former NSA contractor-turned-whistle-blower Edward Snowden made a virtual visit to a Council of Europe summit in Strasbourg, France, on Tuesday to claim that the American security agency had spied on human rights organizations, including Amnesty International.

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NSA Uses Corporate News to Spread Propaganda and Silence Dissent

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.

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The U.K. ‘Can’t Tell Its Terrorists From Its Journalists’

Sarah Harrison, an editor at WikiLeaks who has also worked with NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, won’t return to her home country because she fears prosecution under terrorism laws for seeking to influence her government.

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Document Dump: Efforts to Track WikiLeaks Supporters Revealed

Julian Assange’s attorney comments on documents reported about on Glenn Greenwald’s new investigative site showing that U.S. officials sought to get governments worldwide to agree to prosecute Assange, that the British intelligence agency has a program to identify computers used to search for the whistle-blowing publisher WikiLeaks, and more.

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Our Sinister Dual State

Edward Snowden’s leaks expose a duality in which a government that carries out crimes under our Constitution lies beyond the reach of the law and citizens are rendered legally helpless. We must use his disclosures to purge from power those who have eviscerated our civil liberties.

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Edward Snowden Tapped for Nobel Peace Prize—Again

Edward Snowden has once again landed on the list of nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize, this time thanks to two Norwegian politicians.

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Intelligence Director to Edward Snowden: Hand Over Your Documents

If former NSA analyst-turned-whistle-blower Edward Snowden is sitting on any more classified documents with intent to leak their contents, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper believes Snowden ought to give them back to the U.S. government.

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Three Reasons the TPP Is Bad for the Environment

The Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Wildlife Fund have examined the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement leaked by WikiLeaks and determined that the draft could have some devastating environmental consequences.

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Chris Hedges on Invisible Revolutions and the Collapse of Ruling Institutions

What do Edward Snowden, the former Yugoslavia, Alexander Berkman and the logistical and legislative mess known as Obamacare have to do with one another? Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges connects these figures and concepts in conversation with The Real News Network’s Paul Jay.

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Shooting the Messenger

The misguided attempts to justify Edward Snowden’s leaks by casting aspersions on those of Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks and Hammond play into the hands of the security and surveillance state.

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Chelsea Manning Gives Thanks for the Truth

Writing from a prison cell in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where she is carrying out her 35-year sentence, Manning expresses her gratitude for truth-seekers who do not rest until it is revealed.

Posted on Nov 28, 2013 READ MORE



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

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.

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Why Elizabeth Warren Should Run for President

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: It’s Elizabeth Warren’s country. Hillary Clinton just lives in it. Why Wal-Mart should be worried. Truthdigger of the Week Jeremy Hammond is sentenced to a decade in prison, and we get an update on the Philippines.

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Why Elizabeth Warren Should Run for President

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: It’s Elizabeth Warren’s country. Hillary Clinton just lives in it. Why Wal-Mart should be worried. Truthdigger of the Week Jeremy Hammond is sentenced to a decade in prison, and we get an update on the Philippines.

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The End of American Imperialism As We Know It

Countries such as Chile may finally come out from under the control of the corporate-owned U.S. government; Americans are aware of the contents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement only thanks to WikiLeaks; and are zodiac signs effective indicators of disease? These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Debate: Secret TPP Text to Eliminate Internet Freedom Exposed

A 95 page draft of a chapter of possibly the most consequential U.S. trade deal in history released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday details plans regarding patents, copyright, trademarks and industrial design, “showing their wide-reaching implications for Internet services, civil liberties, publishing rights and medicine accessibility,” “Democracy Now!” reports.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Freaky New World Order of International Treaties

WikiLeaks blew open the secret negotiations behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on Wednesday, releasing draft text that looks good for big corporations and bad for ordinary people.

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Calls Julian Assange’s De Facto Detention ‘Intolerable’

Mairead Maguire, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her work in Northern Ireland, has visited Julian Assange and written a condemnation of his asylum—which is effectively a house arrest—for the “crime of being a journalist who told the truth.”

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Assange May Get Another Chance at Australian Senate

Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks Party made a Senate bid in September for a spot representing Victoria, Western Australia. Now, thanks to some missing ballots being found, the party has another opportunity to take part in the elections, and this time Assange himself will head the party ticket.

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 READ MORE



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Former NYT Editor Fears Glenn Greenwald Is the ‘Future of News’

New York Times columnist and former executive editor Bill Keller seeks to defend his view of “objective” reporting against Glenn Greenwald’s “accountability journalism grounded in rigorous factual accuracy.”

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 READ MORE



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‘Fifth Estate’ Director Calls Assange a Liar, Praises Snowden

Julian Assange has taken strong objection to “The Fifth Estate,” Hollywood’s take on WikiLeaks’ adventures in journalism. In a new interview, the director of the film, Bill Condon, says the WikiLeaks publisher “just flat-out makes things up.”

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Truthdiggers of the Week: Editors and Reporters of The Guardian

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



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Chelsea Manning Is Not a Pacifist

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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Julian Assange Calls DreamWorks’ WikiLeaks Movie a ‘Geriatric Snoozefest’

Julian Assange has been critical of the upcoming dramatization of his work, “The Fifth Estate,” since he read an early draft of the script. Now, as the movie is set to open, he cuts it to ribbons once again.

Posted on Oct 9, 2013 READ MORE



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WikiLeaks Lawyer on American Imperialism

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Julian Assange’s attorney, Michael Ratner, has a front seat to history. Also: Is this the golden age of the black quarterback? And a feminist explains why women can love Eminem. Plus: Robert Scheer on the pope.

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WikiLeaks Lawyer on American Imperialism

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Julian Assange’s attorney, Michael Ratner, has a front seat to history. Also: Is this the golden age of the black quarterback? And a feminist explains why women can love Eminem. Plus: Robert Scheer on the pope.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Chelsea Manning Submits Request for Presidential Pardon

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.

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Daniel Ellsberg: Whistle-Blowers Are Good for Democracy

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


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Steer Clear of Manning Protests in Iceland

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.

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How Wikipedia Edited Pvt. Manning’s Gender Without Spectacle

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.

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Bradley Manning and the Gangster State

The soldier’s 35-year sentence means the end of the rule of law. It terminates the ability of the press and the public to hold power accountable. And it presages the rise of a government under which the just will become criminals.

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Manning Sentenced to 35 Years for Serving the World

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.”

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Julian Assange Hails Obama’s Reform Announcement

The WikiLeaks founder called President Obama’s announcement of plans to review the government’s sweeping spying program a “victory of sorts” for fugitive NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

Posted on Aug 10, 2013 READ MORE



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Bradley Manning’s Possible Maximum Sentence Reduced

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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Truthdigger of the Week: Bradley Manning

After a three year court-martial ended in a conviction on 17 counts of theft, espionage and other alleged crimes against the interests of the American public, Pfc. Bradley Manning, the admitted source of the largest classified leak in U.S. history, is still free.

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Sentencing Testimony Suggests Manning and WikiLeaks Not Responsible for Any Deaths

“For three years Bradley Manning and Julian Assange were accused of murder,” writes Matt Sledge at The Huffington Post. “Members of Congress and the administration said their WikiLeaks document dump endangered U.S. interests—and lives.”

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Occupy UC Davis Pepper-Spray Cop Wants Workers’ Comp

The policeman who doused a group of protesters sitting peacefully (and later became the subject of myriads of memes), is claiming the event caused him psychological damage; Alex Gibney’s documentary about WikiLeaks is chock-full of propaganda meant to discredit Julian Assange; meanwhile, divers in Hawaii cleaned the ocean by hand and filled an 18-wheeler with human debris. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 READ MORE



Top 10 Ways Bradley Manning Changed the World

Bradley Manning will be sentenced on Wednesday, having been found guilty of 20 counts on Tuesday, including espionage. Whatever one thinks of Manning’s actions, that we deserved to know some of what he revealed and that his revelations changed the world are undeniable.

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Bradley Manning Found Not Guilty of Aiding the Enemy

The Army private has been found guilty by a military judge on a number of charges related to the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history. However, he was acquitted on the most serious charge leveled against him.

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Bradley Manning Trial Verdict Reportedly Reached

Presiding judge Army Col. Denise Lind is scheduled to announce her decision Tuesday, NBC News is reporting. 

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Bradley Manning: Whistle-Blower or Attention Whore?

We’ve seen radically different presentations of Bradley Manning in the closing statements presented by the defense and prosecution at his court-martial. But it’s what the judge believes that will determine his fate.

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Manning Judge Won’t Drop Charge of Aiding the Enemy

The military judge presiding over the trial of Bradley Manning decided Thursday to retain a charge accusing the Army private of “aiding the enemy.” Manning’s defenders sought to have the charge dismissed earlier in the week.

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