On MSNBC Talking About Bradley Manning Verdict

By: Wednesday July 31, 2013 3:32 pm

I was on MSNBC yesterday with Tamron Hall talking about the Bradley Manning verdict. The sentencing phase begins today, and Kevin Gosztola is reporting live from Fort Meade.

CCR Applauds Manning Acquittal on Aiding the Enemy Charge but Condemns Verdict, Questions Future of First Amendment

By: Tuesday July 30, 2013 11:49 am

Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) released the following statement in response to the verdict in the trial of Bradley Manning: While the “aiding the enemy” charges (on which Manning was rightly acquitted) received the most attention from the mainstream media, the Espionage Act itself is a discredited relic of the WWI era, created [...]

5 Reasons to Attend Bradley Manning’s Court Martial

By: Tuesday June 25, 2013 9:57 am

Crossposted with permission from BradleyManning.org #1: Show The Judge The Public Is Watching Her At the beginning of each day of trial, the prosecuting attorney stands and reads to the court information about the levels of public attendance. During most days of the court martial, seats have remained free in the courtroom, and the overflow [...]

New Bradley Manning Ad, “Aiding the Enemy,” Explains Danger Posed to Whistleblowers, Press

By: Wednesday February 13, 2013 10:39 am

If Pfc. Bradley Manning is convicted of ‘aiding the enemy,’ it could be the end of whistleblowing as we know it in the United States Armed Forces. We made this YouTube advertisement entitled “Aiding the Enemy” to raise awareness of the dangers posed to the American public by leveling this charge at Bradley Manning, and [...]

President Obama Should Pardon, Not Imprison CIA Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou

By: Friday January 18, 2013 12:52 pm

President Obama has opposed waterboarding as torture since the 2008 campaign – so why is he sending the man who helped shed light on that practice to prison? Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who helped expose the Bush administration’s torture program, recently plead guilty to sharing the name of a colleague to journalists to use [...]

Julian Assange Attorney Michael Ratner: Were “Rumsfeld Techniques” Used on Bradley Manning to Turn Him on Assange?

By: Saturday December 1, 2012 8:49 am

Manning stated in court that he was never asked by the military to turn on Julian Assange, but Ratner says the techniques used on him were extremely unconventional in the Quantico brig, and he suspects that was the ultimate intent

Visit the New Firedoglake Online Store & Support Bradley Manning

By: Friday November 23, 2012 10:52 am

It has been extraordinarily expensive to fly Kevin out and pay his expenses to attend each and every pre-trial hearing (one wonders why there were 15,000 journalists at the Democratic National Convention yet none of them can find their way to Fort Meade). But thanks to your generosity and support, Kevin has been a constant presence in the courtroom from the start, reminding the judge, the prosecutors and everyone involved that their actions are being watched and recorded for all the world to see.

Stratfor “Source” James Casey Leaves FBI

By: Thursday March 1, 2012 4:54 pm

Moral of the story: Bradley Manning gets charged with “aiding the enemy” for potentially leaking information that was available on the SIPRNET to hundreds of thousands of people. This guy gets a gold watch and no investigation for potentially leaking the existence of a sealed DoJ indictment of Julian Assange that I imagine almost nobody knew about.

If I were Bradley Manning’s lawyer I’d be putting James Casey, LLC on my witness list pronto. He seems to be the chatty type.

New Chat Logs Say Bradley Manning Got Information From White House Staff and Other “Politically Tied” People

By: Wednesday July 13, 2011 4:33 pm

Manning says that these individuals are “politically tied,” which confirms what I’ve heard before regarding his tenure in DC. If so, did the status of these ex-boyfriends have an impact on his conditions? Was he locked away in solitary confinement, unable to talk to almost anyone for months, because nobody wanted it known the extent to which he had cultivated sources and relationships at the “highest levels”?