Whistleblower

Manning Speaks: ‘I Believed I Was Going to Help People, Not Hurt People’

Posted by on August 14, 2013 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Manning Speaks: ‘I Believed I Was Going to Help People, Not Hurt People’

Bradley Manning defended leaking 700,000 US diplomatic cables as an act of conscience and apologized for the damage he caused

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Encrypted Email Lavabit Used by Snowden Shuts Down To Avoid ‘complicity in crimes against Americans’

Posted by on August 9, 2013 in Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Encrypted Email Lavabit Used by Snowden Shuts Down To Avoid ‘complicity in crimes against Americans’

Lavabit, the highly encrypted email service reportedly used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden has gone offline – and its administrator claims the company is legally barred from explaining why.

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The Courage of Bradley Manning Will Inspire Others to Seize their Moment of Truth

Posted by on August 7, 2013 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
The Courage of Bradley Manning Will Inspire Others to Seize their Moment of Truth

The critical moment in the political trial of the century was on 28 February when Bradley Manning stood and explained why he had risked his life to leak tens of thousands of official files. It was a statement of morality, conscience and truth: the very qualities that distinguish human beings.

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Snowden Granted 1-year Asylum in Russia, Leaves Airport

Posted by on August 1, 2013 in Politics, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Snowden Granted 1-year Asylum in Russia, Leaves Airport

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia and is allowed to enter the country’s territory. The whistleblower has been granted temporary political asylum in Russia, Snowden’s legal representative Anatoly Kucherena said, with his words later confirmed by Russia’s Federal Migration service.

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The Moral Verdict on Bradley Manning: A Conviction of Love in Action

Posted by on July 31, 2013 in Whistleblower with 2 Comments
The Moral Verdict on Bradley Manning: A Conviction of Love in Action

No verdict handed down by the military judge regarding Bradley Manning can change the moral verdict that has emerged from people all over the world, reciprocating what Bradley Manning expressed online a few days before his arrest: “I can’t separate myself from others.” And: “I feel connected to everybody … like they were distant family.”

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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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