New Videos of Edward Snowden Receiving Sam Adams Award

From RT: The first videos of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have surfaced since he received asylum in Russia. The footage, provided by WikiLeaks, was taken during the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence awards ceremony. The video fragments of a meeting, attended by the former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, former NSA executive Thomas Andrews […]

Bradley Manning Trial Day 2

The court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning on charges that could land the celebrated Army whistleblower in prison for life, enters Day Two at the Fort Meade courtroom in Maryland on Tuesday. Check in with Kevin Gosztola and Alexa O’Brien, who are both covering the proceedings, for regular updates and commentary. According to Gosztola, here […]

Bradley Manning: Nobel Peace Prize Nomination 2012

I can anticipate all the objections. Regardless, keeping Bradley Manning’s name in the press increases the chances that some justice, somewhere might be served. From Birgitta Jónsdóttir and Margrét Tryggvadóttir, Members of the Icelandic Parliament: We have the great honor of nominating Private First Class Bradley Manning for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. Manning is […]

Urge President Correa to Grant Asylum to Julian Assange

From the essential Just Foreign Policy: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has requested political asylum from Ecuador. British courts recently rejected Assange’s appeal against extradition to Sweden. Assange has good reason to fear extradition to Sweden: many believe it likely that Sweden would extradite Assange to the United States to face charges under the Espionage Act […]

Secrecy Kills

By Coleen Rowley (with editing assistance from Hugh Iglarsh, writer/editor/citizen based in Chicago) These two words sum up well the op-ed I co-wrote with Bogdan Dzakovic before the ninth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks last year, a shortened version of which was published later in the Los Angeles Times under the title: “WikiLeaks and […]

WikiLeaks: UN query into never-prosecuted civilian deaths in Iraq

Amid the release of 35,000 new cables by WikiLeaks this week comes new and tragic, but perhaps not so surprising news about the five deaths of Iraqi civilians, reportedly at the hands of U.S forces in the early to mid-2000’s. In each case the military investigated, but declined to prosecute the perpetrators, therefore resigning these […]