Bradley Manning Newslinks 5 June 2013

5 June 2013 —


Bradley Manning Looks Downright Ghostly

San Francisco Chronicle

*In response to Manning’s confinement, more than 250 of the most eminent U.S. legal scholars sent a letter to President Obama in protest of Manning’s treatment; UN special rapporteur on torture Juan Ernesto Mendez called it “cruel, inhuman and …


What Is Extreme Solitary?

Daily Beast

Three years after U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning was

arrested in Iraq and accused of providing WikiLeaks with 700,000

intelligence documents and videos, many of them classified, his

court-martial has begun. Manning, 25, faces life in …


Bradley Manning called himself a ‘broken soul,’ ex-hacker testifies

Los Angeles Times

FT. MEADE, Md. — A former California computer hacker testified Tuesday

that he alerted authorities about Bradley Manning and possible espionage

after the Army private reached out to him in a highly emotional state and

confessed that for months he had …,0,3262731.story


Bradley Manning faces the man who turned him in

ABC Online

On the second day of Bradley Manning court martial he’s been forced to

confront the man who turned him in. The US army private has already

admitted he is responsible for the largest ever leak of classified US

information. Adrian Lamo is the former …


Bradley Manning’s Wikileaks trial shrouded in secrecy

Christian Science Monitor

The court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the central figure in a massive

leak of government documents, is focused on secrecy and government

security. Yet his trial has become a secretive drama that allows the public

little insight into what’s going …


Hacker says Bradley Manning told him he was a ‘broken soul’

Los Angeles Times

FT. MEADE, Md. — A convicted California computer hacker testified Tuesday

that he had alerted authorities about Bradley Manning after the young Army

private reached out to him and confessed that for months he had been

downloading and transmitting …,0,3118255.story


Bradley Manning trial: What is at stake?

Share article. Send Feedback. Bradley Manning, a United States Army

soldier, has gone on trial, charged with the largest leak of classified

documents in US history. In an hour-long opening statement at Manning’s

court martial hearing, Captain Joe …


Are you Bradley Manning? High-profile Americans take to YouTube to back …


The protesters who descended on Fort Meade military base in Maryland to

express frustration with the trial of Bradley Manning have been joined by

major American celebrities and journalists, who are also rallying support

for the Army whistleblower …


Hacker who turned Bradley Manning in says he never expressed disloyalty to US

San Jose Mercury News

FORT MEADE, Md. — A one-time computer hacker who told authorities Pfc.

Bradley Manning was giving information to WikiLeaks testified Tuesday the

soldier never said he wanted to help the enemy during their online chats.

Manning is on trial for giving …


Ex-hacker who turned in Bradley Manning takes the stand

CBS News

Adrian Lamo, a convicted hacker, said he started chatting online with

Manning on May 20, 2010, and alerted law enforcement the next day about the

contents of the soldier’s messages, including his mention of WikiLeaks

founder Julian Assange. He said he …


Defence seeks to prove Bradley Manning was NOT motivated by hatred for …

The Independent

It was the day the soldier accused of the biggest intelligence leak in US

history came face-to-face with the computer hacker who first turned him in.

Bradley Manning’s defence team sought to score early points at his trial by

pressuring Adrian Lamo to …


Manning ‘broken, traumatised’, hacker tells trial

ABC Online

The hacker who turned in US army private Bradley Manning to authorities has

told a US court martial Manning was feeling desperate and isolated when the

pair chatted online. Adrian Lamo has told the court martial at Fort Meade

in Maryland the then …


What motivated Bradley Manning?

Independent Online

Military prosecutors called a convicted computer hacker who befriended

Private First Class Bradley Manning and then turned him in to US Army

investigators. Adrian Lamo testified that Manning contacted him in May 2010

via encrypted online chats from his …


Computer Hacker Testifies in Manning Court-Martial Trial

New York Times

FORT MEADE, Md. — Adrian Lamo, the former computer hacker who reported

Pfc. Bradley Manning to military authorities in May 2010 after Private

Manning confided that he had leaked vast archives of secret government

documents to WikiLeaks, testified at …


Bradley Manning Is Guilty of “Aiding the Enemy”—If the Enemy Is Democracy

Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Of all the charges against Bradley Manning, the most pernicious—and

revealing—is “aiding the enemy.” The forces that top U.S. officials

routinely denounce as “the enemy” will never threaten the power of the

USA’s dominant corporate-military elites …


Bradley Manning’s Legal Duty to Expose War Crimes

Center for Research on Globalization

The court-martial of Bradley Manning, the most significant whistleblower

case since Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers, has begun. Although

Manning pled guilty earlier this year to 10 offenses that will garner him

20 years in custody, military …


Bradley Manning ‘never said he wanted to help enemy’


Bradley Manning is on trial for giving hundreds of thousands of documents

to the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks – by far the biggest release of

classified material in US history. The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to

charges that could bring him 20 …


Bradley Manning: Arrogant Traitor or Idealist Whistleblower?


In Bradley Manning’s first day of trial, the defense and the prosecution

clashed over how to characterize the 25-year-old Wikileaks source. To the

prosecution, Manning is a reckless and arrogant enemy of the state. To the

defense, he is a naive …


Adrian Lamo tells Manning trial about six days of chats with accused leaker

The Guardian

Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of the biggest intelligence leak in US

history, came face-to-face on Tuesday with the man who turned him in to

military authorities. Adrian Lamo, a former computer hacker, was giving

evidence at the court martial of …


Bradley Manning Court-Martial: Secrecy and Injustice on Trial

Center for Research on Globalization

Bradley Manning court-martial proceedings began. Pre-trial, Obama

pronounced him guilty by accusation. Doing so denies any possibility of

judicial fairness. His word is final. “We are a nation of laws,” he

claimed. “We don’t let individuals make …


Manning faces 21 charges related to a huge leak of government government …

Daily Mail

Photos of the noose Pfc. Bradley Manning made from a knotted bedsheet have

been released just as the accused conspirator finished day two of the trial

that will determine whether or not he willingly helped America’s enemies by

engineering the biggest …


Manning’s YouTube posting raised “red flag” for military

Hindu Business Line

Private First Class Bradley Manning got into trouble early in his work as

an intelligence analyst after he posted a YouTube video, a military court

heard on Tuesday. Manning, on trial for leaking 700,000 documents to the

ant-secrecy website WikiLeaks …


On the First Day of the Manning Trial

Huffington Post

As I type these lines, on June 3, 2013, Private First Class Bradley Edward

Manning is being tried in a sequestered room at Fort Meade, Maryland, for

the alleged crime of telling the truth. The court martial of the most

prominent political prisoner in …


Julian Assange slams soldier Bradley Manning’s ‘show trial’

Herald Sun

“It is fair to call what is nappening to Bradley Manning a ‘show trial’.”

Manning has pleaded guilty to several offences but denies the most serious

charge – that he knowingly aided the enemy, chiefly Al-Qaida and late

terror chief Osama bin Laden …


Adrian Lamo, Hacker Who Turned Bradley Manning In, Testifies At Trial

Huffington Post

FORT MEADE, Md. — He said he was a journalist, or a minister. He said

their chat logs were an interview or a confession, never to be published.

And then Adrian Lamo turned Bradley Manning in. For 33 minutes on Tuesday,

Lamo, a 32-year-old previously …


Hacker who turned Bradley Manning in takes the stand


Tuesday marked the second day of Private First Class Bradley Manning’s

trail and the hacker responsible for turning the whistleblower in took the

witness stand. Adrian Lamo alerted federal authorities of the information

leak and the former hacker gave …


Government Informant Adrian Lamo Testifies To Bradley Manning’s ‘Idealistic …


Adrian Lamo’s decision to finger Bradley Manning as one of WikiLeaks’ most

prolific sources of secrets may have led to the young Army private’s arrest

three years ago. But on Tuesday, Lamo provided courtroom testimony that

could draw an important legal …


Ten Revelations From Bradley Manning’s WikiLeaks Documents

Slate Magazine (blog)

In 2010, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was detained in Iraq on suspicion of

passing classified U.S. government documents to WikiLeaks. On Monday, after

more than three years in military jail, his trial finally began at Fort

Meade, Md. The 25-year-old …


Bradley Manning Trial Opens at Fort Meade

Democracy Now

The trial for Army whistleblower Bradley Manning opened Monday at Fort

Meade, Maryland. Manning is accused of giving a cache of diplomatic cables

and government documents to WikiLeaks in the largest leak of state secrets

in U.S. history. In an opening …


Bradley Manning Looks White – Business Insider

By Michael Kelley

An image of Bradley Manning arriving for day two of his court martial at

Fort Meade, Maryland on Tuesday prompted Reuters executive editor Jim

Roberts to ask this question: Is Bradley #Manning getting any sunlight?


‘I Am Bradley Manning’: Celebrities Line Up For Video Supporting …

By Andrew Kirell

A new teaser video released this afternoon shows a slew of celebrities and

activists rallying in support of military whistleblower Army Pfc. Bradley

Manning, whose trial for leaking 700000 secret documents to WikiLeaks began



Bradley Manning reportedly punched a female soldier, was ‘non …

By Arturo Garcia

Witnesses in the trial of U.S. Army private Bradley Manning testified on

Sunday that he once struck a female colleague, often exhibited strange

behavior and regularly flouted of regulations within his unit, Politico

reported on Tuesday. Capt.


Ex-Hacker Adrian Lamo Testifies on Day Two of Bradley Manning Trial

By Mandy Nagy

While much of the day’s events are reported to have focused on

chain-of-custody issues and other evidentiary matters, one notable

highlight was the testimony of the man who first alerted authorities to the

extensive leak for which Manning …


Trans March to Honor Bradley Manning; Also, Is Bradley … – SFist

By Jay Barmann

Pfc-Bradley-Manning.jpg Swift on the heels of the news that the SF Pride

Board is being not-so-gently urged by Supervisor David Campos to find a way

to make good on their failed honoring of Bradley Manning, the organizers of

this year’s …


The I Am Bradley Manning Campaign [Video] – Taylor Marsh

By Taylor Marsh

The I am Bradley Manning campaign released the video above. The thing that

haunts me about this case is the reported treatment of Bradley Manning, as

well as the delay of his trial.


Bradley Manning on TV Network News

By Peter Hart

manning-nbc The first day of Bradley Manning’s court-martial trial was, by

any rational definition, big news. Manning allegedly shared thousands of

documents with the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Those revelations made

enormous …


Chris Hedges Featured in ‘I Am Bradley Manning’ Video – Truthdig


The Truthdig columnist is part of a group of celebrities, journalists and

activists who are featured in a new video voicing their support for

whistle-blowing Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, whose trial for sending hundreds

of thousands of classified …


SteveLendmanBlog: We’re All Bradley Manning

By Steve Lendman

We’re All Bradley Manning. by Stephen Lendman. On June 3, trial proceedings

began. They’ll last well into summer. What’s ongoing reflects much more

than Manning alone. We’re all in this together. Freedom in America is on

trial. Post-9/11 …


The Daily Dot – 3 years later, Bradley Manning finally has his day in …

By (Curt Hopkins)

The case of Bradley Manning, the United States Army private accused of

passing classified military and diplomatic documents to the whistle-blowing

document-sharing website Wikileaks, has finally come to trial. It is

expected to last up to three …


Mike Daisey: Download BRADLEY MANNING’S WAR for Free

By Mike Daisey

Today the trial of Private First Class Bradley Manning begins. To mark this

occasion, I’m releasing an audio recording of my monologue BRADLEY

MANNING’S WAR, recorded on April 22nd at the Public Theater in Joe’s Pub in

New York City.


Activist Post: Bradley Manning Court-Martial: Secrecy and Injustice …

By Activist

Excluding it reflects police state justice. On June 3, United States v.

Bradley Manning court-martial proceedings began. Pre-trial, Obama

pronounced him guilty by accusation. Doing so denies any possibility of

judicial fairness. His word is final.


Lost in the Bradley Manning Narrative: What He Actually Leaked …

By Michael Arria (

The best way to honor Manning’s courage is to never lose sight of the

horrors he exposed.


War and the whistleblower: Bradley Manning on trial |

By rabble staff

The long-awaited trial of Bradley Manning, the whistleblower and army

private suspected of passing on classified material to Wikileaks, opened on

Monday as supportive demonstrations were held in dozens of cities. Arrested

in May 2010 after …


Bradley Manning court-martial begins – Video on

Video on Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the Liberty and

National Security …


Opening statements on Bradley Manning’s intentions: trial report, day 1

By Nathan Fuller, Bradley Manning Support Network. June 3, 2013. More than

eleven hundred days after he was arrested, Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court

martial …

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