Wikileaks/Bradley Manning Newslinks 6-7 December 2012

7 December 2012williambowles.info


2nd Brig Commander Taking Stand in WikiLeaks Case

ABC News

Testimony in the WikiLeaks case resumes with the second of two Marine Corps brig commanders who ordered strict pretrial confinement of an Army private charged with sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website. Chief Warrant Officer 2 …

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/brig-commander-gi-restricted-good-17891825

 

UK convicts Anonymous member ‘Nerdo’ for DDoS attack

CNET

U.K. convicts Anonymous member ‘Nerdo’ for DDoS attack. Following guilty

pleas by his comrades, Christopher Weatherhead is convicted for targeted

campaigns against MasterCard, Visa, and PayPal for cutting off access to

WikiLeaks. Dara Kerr. by Dara …

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57557706-83/u.k-convicts-anonymous-member-nerdo-for-ddos-attack/

 

Zimbabwe Diamond Scandal Overlooked

The Root (blog)

Perhaps understandably, a court ruling that a Zimbabwean mining executive

must pay U.S. $10 million in defamation damages because of comments

published by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks did not get much Western

news coverage. Andrew …

http://www.theroot.com/blogs/zimbabwe-diamond-scandal-overlooked

 

Marine Brig Officials Grilled About GI’s Jailing

ABC News

A former Marine Corps brig commander testified Thursday that a vague rule

meant he could keep Pfc. Bradley Manning on suicide watch even after a

psychiatrist determined that wasn’t necessary, as lawyers for the soldier

at the center of the WikiLeaks

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/wikileaks-hearing-focuses-brig-commander-17891825

 

French Leftist Melenchon Pays Assange a Visit

Journal of Turkish Weekly

After the meeting, Melenchon talked with reporters, describing Assange as

an ìintellectually combativeî individual who feels sympathy for the

jailed Private Bradley Manning accused of passing classified data to

WikiLeaks. The Ecuadorian ambassador who …

http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/145501/french-leftist-melenchon-pays-assange-a-visit.html

 

British ‘Anonymous’ hacker faces jail for £3.5m cyber-attack on PayPal because …

Daily Mail

On one occasion ‘hacktivist’ Christopher Weatherhead helped target PayPal

because it would not process donations for the fundraising arm of Julian

Assange’s WikiLeaks, costing it £3.5million. The self-confessed ‘idealist’

boasted online he would ‘rape …

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2243955/British-hacktivist-face-jail-helping-cyber-attack-PayPal-wouldnt-process-WikiLeaks-donations.html

 

Brig commander: GI restricted for his own good

Daily News – Galveston County

The former commander of a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., says he

ordered tight restrictions on an Army private charged with leaking

classified information to WikiLeaks for the soldier’s own good. Chief

Warrant Officer 4 James Averhart testified …

http://www.galvestondailynews.com/news_ap/nation/article_17408362-2112-599c-93d9-5c0cd43d9fe7.html

 

Manning held in solitary for protection, prison chief said

AFP

FORT MEADE, Maryland — WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning was placed in

solitary confinement in a military prison to protect him from possible

attacks from “patriotic” inmates, the Marine brig commander said Thursday.

James Averhart, in charge of the …

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g0YJi46S8PKpoyfxyY1mqDZhOL8w?docId=CNG.0b42bee8df01f817dfdb6addee7bcb72.491

 

Guy Who Calls Himself Nerdo Convicted of Hacking to the Surprise of No One

Betabeat

A British student named Christopher Weatherhead was convicted today for his

part in a series of cyber-attacks against companies that froze payments to

WikiLeaks following its release of classified documents in 2010. Mr.

Weatherhead, who adopted the …

http://betabeat.com/2012/12/guy-who-calls-himself-nerdo-convicted-of-hacking-to-the-surprise-of-no-one/

 

Marine official: Manning held improperly in brig

CapitalGazette.com

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An Army private charged with sending reams of

classified documents to the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks was wrongly

kept on suicide watch for at least seven days of his nine months’

confinement at a Marine Corps brig in …

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/region/marine-official-manning-held-improperly-in-brig/article_08e6a10c-1f8e-5984-9bfe-934c924aec37.html

 

Assange doing ‘fine’ despite cramped space: ambassador

AFP

LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange endured a “difficult” start to

his stay at Ecuador’s London embassy but is now “fine” after living there

for more than five months, the country’s ambassador to Britain said

Thursday. The former hacker turned …

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ir9gsYlK_XGCLhv0sjkzNTH7a2WA?docId=CNG.ae98b7beb41c44eb41d02a16f8ae7002.2e1

 

*Julian Assange to EP on Bulgaria, Corruption, Cablegate

Novinite.com

We, as a matter of principle, do not accept that WikiLeaks can effectively

compel the Government to defend something which – absent WikiLeaks

there would be no question of it coming before the court at all.” What the

judge said when ordering that the …

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=145806

 

Real intel

PakistanToday.com.pk

WikiLeaks”, is not an actual leak, rather it is a set of internal

documents of the US government, where different internal communications or

HR files are discussed. They contain a wealth of information about the US

government’s thinking style and …

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/12/07/comment/editors-mail/real-intel/

 

Student convicted for Paypal attacks

Inquirer

Anonymous hacking group logo. A STUDENT has been convicted of having a role

in Operation Payback, the online campaign to make Paypal pay for its

funding blockade of Wikileaks. The Guardian reports that Christopher

Weatherhead, 22, who goes by the …

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2230265/student-convicted-for-paypal-attacks

 

Lex-Wiki website aims to improve access to public information

Wicked Local

Many Lexington residents have likened his website to “WikiLeaks,” a

nonprofit organization that publishes secret information and confidential

documents. But Radulescu-Banu has made it clear he does not want to

replicate Julian Assange or his quest to …

http://www.wickedlocal.com/lexington/news/x1745969243/Lex-Wiki-website-aims-to-improve-access-to-public-information

 

Rules Broken With Manning, Says Marine

Courthouse News Service

For more than a week, attorneys for the alleged WikiLeaks source have been

building a case that Manning was subjected to “unlawful pretrial

punishment.” If the military judge, Col. Denise Lind, agrees, she could

dismiss charges against him, or reduce …

http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/12/06/52884.htm

 

‘Anonymous’ Hacker Convicted For Attacks On PayPal, Mastercard

NPR (blog)

If you remember, the four were arrested for orchestrating denial of service

attacks against the companies because they had stopped processing payments

for WikiLeaks. The Guardian reports that the men attacked Paypal for 10

days. They also overwhelmed …

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/12/06/166656720/anonymous-hacker-convicted-for-attacks-on-paypal-mastercard

 

British student convicted over Anonymous PayPal hacking

AFP

Christopher Weatherhead, 22, was found guilty of participating in attacks

by Anonymous on PayPal, MasterCard and other companies that refused to

process payments to the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. Prosecutors said

the assault on PayPal had cost …

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hGzmQsdDyNe_K1neqi_P5txLxAiQ?docId=CNG.599152554ef73f7999b483d40c673303.151

 

‘Anonymous’ hacker convicted over WikiLeaks revenge attack on – RT

By RT

A British student has been convicted for playing part in DDoS attacks

against PayPal in response to its blockage of funds meant for WikiLeaks. He

denies that his role was “integral” in the attacks.

http://rt.com/news/anonymous-hacktivist-convicted-paypal-477/

 

WikiLeaks Hearing Focuses On Brig Commander « CBS DC

By timothybella

A hearing on the pretrial confinement of an Army private charged with

giving classified information to WikiLeaks will hear from the commander of

a Marine Corps brig where the soldier alleges he was mistreated.

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/12/06/wikileaks-hearing-focuses-on-brig-commander/

 

Quantico brig commander: Confinement regs ‘vague’ | Maryland …

By Associated Press

The former commander of a Marine Corps brig testified Thursday that a vague

regulation gave him discretion to maintain tight restrictions on an Army

private charged in the WikiLeaks case after a psychiatrist determined the

solider was no …

http://thedailyrecord.com/2012/12/06/wikileaks-hearing-focuses-on-brig-commander/

 

Darwin, Melbourne, Wikileaks, Assange, 2yrs2long

By Right Now I/O

xteslar: RT @akaWACA: More police at Melbourne DFAT sit in threatening us

with trespass as people sing #Wikileaks #assange #2yrs2long

http://t.co/dEUKLnMr.

http://www.rightnow.io/breaking-news/darwin-melbourne_bn_1354845765261.html

 

 

Bradley Manning takes stand in WikiLeaks hearing – Los Angeles …

FT. MEADE, Md. – Pfc. Bradley Manning swiveled in the witness chair,

smiling and occasionally talking over his lawyer. In his Army dress-blue

uniform, …

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/nov/29/nation/la-na-bradley-manning-20121130

 

Assange defends WikiLeaks two years after ‘cablegate’ – Daily Nation

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange vowed to keep exposing secret documents

and defended his controversial website, two years after it published a

massive …

http://www.nation.co.ke/News/world/Assange-defends-WikiLeaks/-/1068/1633992/-/u4qcq5z/-/index.html

 

Marine brig officials grilled about Bradley Manning’s jailing

Baltimore Sun

former Marine Corps brig commander testified Thursday that a vague rule

meant he could keep Pfc. Bradley Manning on suicide watch even after a

psychiatrist determined that wasn’t necessary, as lawyers for the soldier

at the center of the WikiLeaks case …

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/breaking/bs-md-manning-wikileaks-20121206,0,2236356.story

 

 

How the Defense Department Inspectors Failed Bradley Manning

Government Accountability Project (blog)

Yesterday at the Bradley Manning hearing, which the New York Times is still

not covering despite the mea culpa from the public editor, it emerged that

four different generals (Casey, Amos, Flynn and Ari (phonetic)) and the top

leadership at the …

http://www.whistleblower.org/blog/42-2012/2403-how-the-defense-department-inspectors-failed-bradley-manning

 

Exclusively in the new print issue of CounterPunch

CounterPunch

But I remembered something significant, a video on C-Span—Bradley

Manning’s defense attorney David Coombs among a roster of speakers. This

would be Coombs’ first public presentation about the WikiLeaks case (US v.

Bradley Manning). I sat behind …

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/12/07/no-lie/

 

Bradley Manning WikiLeaks Trial Turns To Conditions Of …

By The Huffington Post News Editors

FORT MEADE, Md. — A former Marine Corps brig commander testified Thursday

that a vague rule meant he could keep Pfc. Bradley Manning on suicide watch

even after a psychiatrist determined that wasn’t necessary, as lawyers for

the …

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/06/bradley-manning-wikileaks-trial_n_2249707.html

 

How the Defense Department Inspectors Failed Bradley Manning

By rss@dailykos.com (Jesselyn Radack)

Yesterday at the Bradley Manning hearing, which the New York Times is still

not covering despite the mea culpa from the public editor, it emerged that

four different generals (Casey, Amos, Flynn and Ari (phonetic)) and the top

leadership at the …

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/06/1167635/-How-the-Defense-Department-Inspectors-Failed-Bradley-Manning

 

Happy Birthday Bradley! – Bradley Manning Support Network

By Owen Wiltshire

Military whistle-blower Bradley Manning will turn 25 on December 17th. It

will be his third birthday in prison, and by the time his court martial

begins it will have been almost three years in prison: one year of which in

the Quantico marine brig, …

http://www.bradleymanning.org/news/happy-birthday-bradley-write-him-a-letter-of-support

 

Bradley Manning for President in 2040? – Truthdig

By editor@truthdig.com

If a federal judge doesn’t sentence him to life in prison, Pfc. Bradley

Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst accused of handing hundreds

of thousands of diplomatic cables to the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks,

may want to run for …

http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/bradley_manning_for_president_in_2042_20121206/

 

Bradley Manning in solitary for own protection, says brig commander …

By Agence France-Presse

Topics: Bradley Manning ? James Averhart. WikiLeaks suspect Bradley

Manning was placed in solitary confinement in a military prison to protect

him from possible attacks from “patriotic” inmates, the Marine brig

commander said Thursday.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/06/bradley-manning-in-solitary-for-own-protection-says-brig-commander/

 

Bradley Manning’s ‘Unlawful Pretrial Punishment’ Hearing, Day 8 …

By Kevin Gosztola

UPDATE – 1:24 PM EST To the issue of whether it was unfair for Manning to

have a doctor that the Brig Commanding Officer did not trust, Averhart.

http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2012/12/06/bradley-mannings-unlawful-pretrial-punishment-hearing-day-8/

 

Bradley Manning Pre-Trial Hearing At Fort Meade

By Linda Carbonell

For the past two weeks, there has been a pre-trial hearing going on at Fort

Meade, Maryland, to determine if Pfc. Bradley Manning was mistreated while

being held at Quantico, Virginia, in the Marine Corps brig, and if that

mistreatment justifies …

http://lezgetreal.com/2012/12/bradley-manning-pre-trial-hearing-at-fort-meade/

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