US Again Jails Chelsea Manning for Refusing to Testify on WikiLeaks

US Again Jails Chelsea Manning for Refusing to Testify on WikiLeaks By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — Released only last week after 62 days in detention for “contempt” from a previous grand jury for refusing to testify about WikiLeaks, whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been jailed by a new grand jury for the exact same reason. Manning has refused to testify against WikiLeaks, and her lawyers argued that the law doesn’t allow detention to continue if she’s not going to be coerced into testifying. The court never ruled on this, but released her when the…

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Condemning Assange Condones The War Crimes He Exposed

Condemning Assange Condones The War Crimes He Exposed By Joziah Thayer Most of the people applauding the arrest and imprisonment of journalist Julian Assange are either still salty about Hillary Clinton losing to Donald Trump or were directly implicated in leaks published by WikiLeaks. Obama officials like Michael Hayden, James Clapper, John Brennan, and Jim Schuto who now have primetime spots on network news channels to demonize, propagandize, slander, demean and gush over the arrest of Julian Assange. Anyone who tells you that the arrest of Julian Assange is right…

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US Abandons All Semblance of Rule of Law to Go After Assange

US Abandons All Semblance of Rule of Law to Go After Assange By Joe Jarvis The US government can’t simply charge the man behind WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, with rebel journalism. So they charged him with computer crimes, because he published classified evidence of US war crimes. But before the US could punish him, they had to get their hands on him. Sovereignman.com explained how they did that: Ecuador recently expelled Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, from its embassy in London. He had been living there with asylum since 2012,…

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Chelsea Manning Remains in Jail Indefinitely

Chelsea Manning Remains in Jail Indefinitely By Andrea Germanos (CD) — Chelsea Manning remained in jail on Monday after a federal appeals court rejected her bid to be released and affirmed a lower court’s finding of contempt. The whistleblower was sent to jail March 8, and has spent part of the detention in solitary confinement for contempt due to her refusal to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. Save Independent Media for as Little as $1 Per Month “Appellant Manning argues on appeal that the district court improperly denied her motion concerning electronic surveillance,…

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Julian Assange’s Prosecution is about Much More Than Attempting to Hack a Password

Julian Assange’s Prosecution is about Much More Than Attempting to Hack a Password By Cindy Cohn The recent arrest of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange surprised many by hinging on one charge: a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) charge for a single, unsuccessful attempt to reverse engineer a password. This might not be the only charge Assange ultimately faces. The government can add more before the extradition decision and possibly even after that if it gets a waiver from the UK or otherwise. Yet some have claimed that as the…

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Multiple Government Websites Taken Down After Arrest Of Julian Assange

Multiple Government Websites Taken Down After Arrest Of Julian Assange By John Vibes Following this week’s arrest of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange in London, the hacktivist group Anonymous released a video calling for his captors to be held accountable. The video showed the classic Anonymous figure wearing a Guy Fawkes and speaking with a distorted voice. “Many powerful forces from all over the world have worked to make this possible. Influential people representing the governments of the UK, the United States, and Ecuador have all signed off on this unprecedented…

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Assange Held at “Britain’s Guantanamo Bay” as UN Urges Fair Trial

Assange Held at “Britain’s Guantanamo Bay” as UN Urges Fair Trial By Tyler Durden (ZH) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a likely extended extradition battle after this week’s dramatic end to his seven-year asylum stay holed up in Ecuador’s London embassy. He’s now in a British jail, and though UK authorities have yet to confirm the precise place of his detention, multiple reports suggest that he’s being held in what’s dubbed “Britain’s Guantanamo Bay” — or Belmarsh Prison, given its reputation as a holding facility for terrorists and high-profile criminals. Julian Assange is believed held at the…

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Assange and the Unforgivable Sin of Disemboweling Official Narratives

Assange and the Unforgivable Sin of Disemboweling Official Narratives By Charles Hugh Smith The entire global status quo is on the cusp of the S-Curve decline phase. There is really only one unforgivable sin in the political realm, and that’s destroying the official narrative by revealing the facts of the matter. This is why whistleblowers who make public the secret machinery of the elaborately artful lies underpinning all official narratives are hounded to the ends of the Earth. Employees of state entities such as Ellsberg, Manning and Snowden are bound by…

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The Arrest Of Julian Assange Only The latest In The Downward Spiral Of Press Freedom

The Arrest Of Julian Assange Only The latest In The Downward Spiral Of Press Freedom By Janet Phelan Julian Assange’s arrest in London today is only the most recent manifestation of a world wide attack on freedom of the press. Recent incidents in a growing number of countries have indicated a trend towards the dissolution of press freedoms in favor of the iron hand of the State. A few of these incidents will be summarized below. Press freedoms in Saudi Arabia are reported on the decline. The murder of journalist…

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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested, Activists Rally to Stop US Extradition

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested, Activists Rally to Stop US Extradition By Aaron Kesel It’s a sad day for journalism and press freedoms. International journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested by British police and faces US extradition charges of “conspiracy with Chelsea Manning” related to acquiring and publishing evidence of US war crimes. Assange was dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in violation of 2 UN rulings, following the withdrawal of his asylum status by the Ecuadorian government. As a result, activists are organizing to oppose extradition…

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