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Manning To Face Up To 136 Years Behind Bars For Espionage

Posted by on July 30, 2013 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Manning To Face Up To 136 Years Behind Bars For Espionage

The verdict is in for whistleblower Bradley Manning. Although he was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, he could face up to 136 years behind bars after the Army judge found Manning guilty of espionage and other charges on Tuesday. RT’s Liz Wahl takes a look back on Manning’s involvement with the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks and the journey to his verdict

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Hard Time? Manning Awaits Verdict as US Media Label Him Guilty (Plus Live Updates)

Posted by on July 30, 2013 in Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Hard Time? Manning Awaits Verdict as US Media Label Him Guilty (Plus Live Updates)

A military judge is set to deliver the verdict on US Army whistleblower Bradley Manning later today. He could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted of aiding the enemy. His defense argues that Manning leaked classified documents because he wanted to expose war crimes. But when it comes to press coverage of the case in the US, innocent until proven guilty may not apply. RT’s Gayane Chichakyan explains.

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Bradley Manning Verdict To Be Announced On Tuesday

Posted by on July 29, 2013 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Bradley Manning Verdict To Be Announced On Tuesday

After months of court hearings for the case of Private First Class Bradley Manning, Army Judge Col. Denise Lind is expected to deliver a verdict against the soldier responsible for releasing thousands of documents to the website WikiLeaks. Prosecutors argue that by releasing this information he aided America’s enemies, but across the globe protests have sprung up in support of the private by those who consider him a hero. RT’s Meghan Lopez has more on the verdict, expected to be announced Tuesday afternoon.

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Low-level NSA analysts can spy on Americans – Greenwald

Posted by on July 28, 2013 in Government, Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Low-level NSA analysts can spy on Americans – Greenwald

NSA spying programs give access to US citizens’ private data to low-level analysts with little court approval or supervision, says Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story on Washington’s PRISM surveillance system.

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Manning Was Trying ‘To Hopefully Save Lives,’ Lawyer Says In Final Argument

Posted by on July 28, 2013 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Manning Was Trying ‘To Hopefully Save Lives,’ Lawyer Says In Final Argument

Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of the biggest leak of classified material in American history, is not a traitor but a well-intentioned young man who was “trying to ply his knowledge to hopefully save lives,” his lawyer stated during closing arguments.

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What We Can and Must Do for Edward Snowden

Written by on July 27, 2013 in Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 3 Comments
What We Can and Must Do for Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden’s revelations as a whistleblower about NSA surveillance have caused some to question his loyalty to the USA. Those who recognize his patriotism must resist media and journalism efforts appealing to habitual thinking that seek to undermine his heroic action in defense of the Constitution.

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Edward Snowden applies for asylum in Russia

Posted by on July 16, 2013 in Politics, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Edward Snowden applies for asylum in Russia

Edward Snowden has applied for temporary asylum in Russia, officials say.

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Bradley Manning Trial Focuses on Motions to Dismiss Charges

Posted by on July 16, 2013 in Politics, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Bradley Manning Trial Focuses on Motions to Dismiss Charges

We have spoken to Nathan Fuller at Bradleymanning.org who has given us gracious permission to reprint his daily firsthand reports, which you can find below highlighted by date. Summaries, commentary, and videos

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Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize: ‘Heroic effort at great personal cost’

Posted by on July 16, 2013 in Whistleblower with 3 Comments
Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize: ‘Heroic effort at great personal cost’

A Swedish sociology professor has nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. He says the NSA whistleblower could help “save the prize from the disrepute incurred by the hasty and ill-conceived decision” to give the 2009 award to Barack Obama.

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Greenwald: Snowden Has Enough Information to Cause US Govt ‘Worst Damage in History’

Posted by on July 14, 2013 in Government, Politics, Whistleblower with 1 Comment
Greenwald: Snowden Has Enough Information to Cause US Govt ‘Worst Damage in History’

Former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden possesses dangerous information which could potentially lead to America’s “worst nightmare” if it is revealed, according to the journalist who first published Snowden’s leaked documents.

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Propaganda On NSA Spying and Snowden Is NOT Working

Posted by on July 13, 2013 in Government, Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Propaganda On NSA Spying and Snowden Is NOT Working

In just three years, Americans have dramatically shifted their views on how they feel about the Obama administration’s efforts to prevent another terrorist attack, and now almost half say the government is intruding on civil liberties for the sake of national security, a new poll shows.

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NSA LEAKS: Top 5 Lying Liars

Posted by on July 12, 2013 in Government, Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
NSA LEAKS: Top 5 Lying Liars

Edward Snowden’s leaks haven’t just put our intelligence agencies on notice exposing their mass spying operations, they’ve also put liars on notice. As a result of the leaks — several individuals, agencies, and governments have been caught in a web of lies. And in the age of WikiLeaks and emboldened whistleblowers, it’s getting harder and harder to get away with lying. RT Political Commentator Sam Sacks has more.

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Defense Rests Its Case, What’s Next In Bradley Manning Case?

Posted by on July 12, 2013 in Politics, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Defense Rests Its Case, What’s Next In Bradley Manning Case?

After just three days of testimony, Bradley Manning’s defense announced that they are resting its case. What’s next for the Army Private that admitted to leaking hundreds of thousands of documents to Wikileaks?

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NSA Blackmailing Obama? | Interview with Whistleblower Russ Tice

Posted by on July 10, 2013 in Politics, Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
NSA Blackmailing Obama? | Interview with Whistleblower Russ Tice

Abby Martin talks to Russell Tice, former intelligence analyst and original NSA whistleblower, about how the recent NSA scandal is only scratches the surface of a massive surveillance apparatus,

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Bradley Manning Trial – Is ANY Info on the Internet Aiding the Enemy?!

Posted by on July 10, 2013 in Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Bradley Manning Trial – Is ANY Info on the Internet Aiding the Enemy?!

As military prosecutors wrapped up their case against Bradley Manning, their most serious charge against the Army private first class — aiding the enemy — rests tenuously on circumstantial evidence: if it’s on the internet, it must be aiding the enemy – no matter what it is.

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