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March 20, 2014
They were way ahead of the WikiLeaks story. But not because they believed in the free flow of information — but because it looked terrible for the U.S.
A former Russia Today employee • Basically confirming that RT is the propaganda news service that you always thought it was.
13:10 // 3 weeks ago
March 1, 2014
So it certainly doesn’t appear that a scenario like what’s playing out right now in Crimea was totally unanticipated. But neither the Ukrainian government nor U.S. officials appear to have thought of a way to prevent Russia from laying the groundwork for it.
The Wikileaks Cables That Anticipated the Russian Invasion of Crimea, Slate
19:22 // 1 month ago
November 26, 2013
The Justice Department has all but concluded it will not bring charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing classified documents because government lawyers said they could not do so without also prosecuting U.S. news organizations and journalists, according to U.S. officials.

Julian Assange unlikely to face U.S. charges over publishing classified documents (via jcstearns)

So things are looking up for the guy in the Ecuadoran Embassy.

0:15 // 4 months ago
October 9, 2013
It’s not terribly clear to me that my actions were explicitly done for ‘peace.’ I don’t consider myself a ‘pacifist,’ ‘anti-war,’ or (especially) a ‘conscientious objector.’ Now — I accept that there may be ‘peaceful’ or ‘anti-war’ implications to my actions — but this is purely based on your subjective interpretation of the primary source documents released in 2010-2011.
Chelsea Manning - In a written statement to The Guardian, pushing back against public interpretations of her actions in recent years, and attempting to bridge what she perceives as an increasing disconnect between herself and those claiming to support her. Though much of the letter dealt with her frustrations, Chelsea did take a moment to thank those who supported her throughout the last few years, along with anyone/everyone that has avoided misgendering her in recent weeks. source
14:35 // 6 months ago
August 27, 2013
He’s a huge Stratfor fan. He and George met and talked about doing something with Reddit for social media.
Stratfor communications VP Meredith Friedman • In a comment, revealed by Wikileaks, which shows that Reddit co-founder and erstwhile internet freedom fighter Alexis Ohanian pitched his services to the since-shamed company. Ohanian, while emphasizing that he never actually did anything for Stratfor and offered his services based on daily email briefings the company distributed, nonetheless admitted that he once spoke in a panel at Booz Allen Hamilton—that company where Edward Snowden used to work.
9:48 // 7 months ago
August 22, 2013
Again, we took a lot of heat for this stance. But I think it was the right move. Chelsea Manning deserved to reveal this on her own terms, not ours. — Ernie @ SFB

Again, we took a lot of heat for this stance. But I think it was the right move. Chelsea Manning deserved to reveal this on her own terms, not ours. — Ernie @ SFB

11:57 // 7 months ago
How many outlets do you think will make this change as quickly as Wikipedia? Let us know who you spot making such changes in the comments below.

How many outlets do you think will make this change as quickly as Wikipedia? Let us know who you spot making such changes in the comments below.

9:18 // 7 months ago
nbcnews:

EXCLUSIVE: Bradley Manning wants to be a woman, says ‘I am Chelsea’
(Photo: Patrick Semansky / AP; U.S. Army via AP)
Bradley Manning, the Army private sentenced to military prison for leaking classified documents, revealed he intends to live out the remainder of his life as a woman.
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I know we’ve had to defend our stance on referring to Manning as “Bradley” pretty stridently while the trial was going on. But I think that Manning deserved the right to make a statement on the issue, rather than for all of us to assume based on information that was released to the public without Manning’s consent. And now, she has—ahead of what’s bound to be a challenging prison sentence. Chelsea faces a tough road ahead in fighting for hormonal treatment therapy in prison, but her lawyers are ready to fight for it.

nbcnews:

EXCLUSIVE: Bradley Manning wants to be a woman, says ‘I am Chelsea’

(Photo: Patrick Semansky / AP; U.S. Army via AP)

Bradley Manning, the Army private sentenced to military prison for leaking classified documents, revealed he intends to live out the remainder of his life as a woman.

More from TODAY

I know we’ve had to defend our stance on referring to Manning as “Bradley” pretty stridently while the trial was going on. But I think that Manning deserved the right to make a statement on the issue, rather than for all of us to assume based on information that was released to the public without Manning’s consent. And now, she has—ahead of what’s bound to be a challenging prison sentence. Chelsea faces a tough road ahead in fighting for hormonal treatment therapy in prison, but her lawyers are ready to fight for it.

8:25 // 7 months ago
August 21, 2013
Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison: He’s also receiving a dishonorable discharge, a loss of rank, and a forfeit of his pay. However, he will not be fined.
Updates when we get them.
UPDATE: Manning will be eligible for parole, but will be required to serve one-third of the sentence. With time served—1,293 days—counted against the 35-year total, that means he’ll be in prison for a minimum of eight more years. The sentence is a little more than half what the federal government asked for.

Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison: He’s also receiving a dishonorable discharge, a loss of rank, and a forfeit of his pay. However, he will not be fined.

Updates when we get them.

UPDATE: Manning will be eligible for parole, but will be required to serve one-third of the sentence. With time served—1,293 days—counted against the 35-year total, that means he’ll be in prison for a minimum of eight more years. The sentence is a little more than half what the federal government asked for.

10:26 // 7 months ago
August 19, 2013
He betrayed the United States. For that betrayal he deserves to spend the majority of his remaining life in prison.
Captain Joe Morrow • During his closing statements, on behalf of the prosecution in the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, which also included a call for the presiding judge Colonel Denise Lind to send Manning to jail for at least 60 years. Col. Lind has already ruled out the possibility of any sentence longer than 90 years, despite the fact that the accumulated charges against Pfc. Manning technically qualify him for up to 136 years behind bars, but has given no other indicator of what to expect from the sentence when it arrivess either this week or next. source
19:21 // 8 months ago