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.
This week, Bradley Manning spoke publicly for the first time about his role in the WikiLeaks disclosure. His actions, now confirmed by his own words, reveal him to be a very brave young man.
Ecuador has granted asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but Britain has issued a letter claiming the legal right to forcibly remove him from the embassy if the Ecuadoreans fail to hand him over.
The U.S. government claims it has proof that Pfc. Bradley Manning knew state secrets would fall into the hands of enemies of the United States after he allegedly passed thousands of documents to the whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks.
Alleged Army whistle-blower Pvt. Bradley Manning appeared at a pretrial hearing this week, only the third time he has been seen by the public since he was arrested two years ago. As the defense, prosecution and court officials reviewed the charges against Manning, author and reporter Denver Nicks (above) spoke about Manning’s life before the arrest.
More than a year after Pfc. Bradley Manning was arrested on suspicion of passing tens of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, Wired magazine has released the full record of the conversations between Manning and former hacker Adrian Lamo that led to Manning's imprisonment. Previously, the logs had appeared only in redacted form, a situation that generated criticism in some quarters. (more)
Hold your breath. John Ashcroft--George W. Bush's first attorney general and champion of the Patriot Act--has just taken an ethical advisory position with Xe Services, the military contractor formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide. (more)