Wikileaks Newslinks 6 June 2013

6 June 2013 —


WikiLeaks trial comes into focus

New Zealand Herald

Three days into Private Bradley Manning’s court-martial for giving thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, prosecutors have shown the soldier was trained to guard classified information and knew it could easily fall into enemy hands, yet defied …


WikiLeaks soldier ‘boasted of hacking’

Independent Online

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md.,

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, on the third day of his court martial. Manning is

charged with indirectly aiding the enemy by sending troves of classified

material to WikiLeaks. He …


As WikiLeaks case has worn on, Manning has become less visible to …

Washington Post

FORT MEADE, Md. — In November 2012, after nearly a dozen times

photographing the routine arrival and departure of Army Pfc. Bradley

Manning for his pretrial hearings outside a courthouse on a Maryland

military post, something caught me off-guard: He …


Soldier in WikiLeaks case boasted of hacking passwords: witness


FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – The U.S. soldier accused of passing

classified files to the WikiLeaks website boasted of his ability to crack

passwords, one of his Army supervisors said at a court-martial on

Wednesday. The soldier, Private First Class …


WikiLeaks doc. is a winner

We prefer our rebel heroes to start noble and stay that way. So when one

plummets as spectacularly as did WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, we want

to know why. In the long but concise “We Steal Secrets: The Story of

WikiLeaks,” Oscar-winning …


WikiLeaks Trial Ends First Week With Focus on Data Hygiene

Courthouse News Service

Manning, who turned 25 in December, leaked more than 700,000 files

including, among others, diplomatic cables, incident reports from the Iraq

and Afghanistan wars, profiles of Guantanamo detainees, and a video of a

Baghdad airstrike that WikiLeaks …


Soldier in WikiLeaks case boasted of hacking passwords, witness says

GMA News

Day two of court-martial for Wikileaks source . US Army PFC Bradley Manning

(center) departs after day two of his court-martial at Fort Meade, Maryland

on Tuesday, June 4. The court-martial of Manning, accused of the biggest

breach of classified …


WikiLeaks and aiding the enemy: the court martial of Bradley Manning

The International News Magazine

Manning pleaded guilty in February 2013 to 10 charges relating to the

misuse of classified information, including the admission that he supplied

a cache of documents to Julian Assange’s whistleblower website WikiLeaks.

Manning could face up to 20 years …


AP Photos: As WikiLeaks case has worn on, Manning becomes less visible to …

Duluth News Tribune

FILE -In this Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 file photo, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning

is escorted in handcuffs out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after the

first day of a military hearing that will determine if he should face

court-martial for his alleged …


US military unaware al-Qaida accessed WikiLeaks, Manning trial hears

The Guardian

Captain Casey Fulton, a senior intelligence analyst in the unit in which

Manning worked in Iraq at the time of the WikiLeaks disclosures, told the

court that the members of the unit were given no specific warnings about

individual sites favoured by the …


Witness: Soldier in WikiLeaks case boasted of hacking passwords

Buenos Aires Herald

The US soldier accused of passing classified files to the WikiLeaks website

boasted of his ability to crack passwords, one of his Army supervisors said

at a court-martial. The soldier, Private First Class Bradley Manning, 25,

is charged with providing …


Army officer in Wikileaks broke confidentiality promises

Ball State Daily News

What happened: Pfc. Bradley Manning, 25, has acknowledged he used his

personal computer to send hundreds of thousands of battlefield reports and

video and State Department diplomatic cables confidential files to

WikiLeaks after downloading to compact …


World News: Venezuela deports gringo spy; WikiLeaks case update; US soldier …

Phuket Gazette

Fulton’s testimony could potentially hurt the prosecution’s charge that

Manning was aiding the enemy by providing documents to WikiLeaks, said

Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the National Security Program at the

Brennan Center for Justice in Washington.


Google’s Schmidt and Cohen on Wikileaks, cyber-threats and self-driving cars


There’s no love lost between Google chairman Eric Schmidt and Wikileaks

founder Julian Assange. And riding in one of Google’s driverless cars can

be a hair-raising experience. “I’ve been in it and it just freaks you

out,” Schmidt said of the self …


Bradley Manning Trial: WikiLeaks Lawyer Sees Spurious “Enemy” Claims & Bid …


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. The military prosecutor, Captain Joe Morrow, accused Manning of

“dumping” hundreds of thousands of …


Speedy pace brings first week of Manning trial to an early end


The first week of WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning’s military trial wrapped

up Wednesday, recessing until next week when the court-martial of the Army

private will resume with a new roster of witnesses scheduled to take the

stand. Day three of the …


NPC Joins Other Groups in Pushing for More Openness in Wikileaks Trial

Sacramento Bee

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Press

Club this week signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief urging that the

press be given prompt access to documents filed in the court-martial of

Pfc. Bradley Manning, who …


‘We Steal Secrets’ lifts the curtain on WikiLeaks

For journalists and other whistleblowers, these aren’t just hard times —

these could be the end times. While long-form print reporting is losing its

audience to short-attention-span TV and Internet sites, the government is

expanding its war powers and …


Politically correct court martial of ‘Wikileaks’ soldier begins

The military panel for the court martial of a U.S. soldier, who is accused

of perpetrating the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history,

heard from the first prosecution witness during the first day of the

long-awaited trial on Monday at …


Prosecution narrows its focus in Bradley Manning WikiLeaks trial


The prosecution is trying to show that Bradley Manning knew that releasing

the documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks would put US forces in

danger. Bradley manning 2013 04 02 Enlarge. US Army Private Bradley Manning

leaves a military court at …


Bradley Maning Trial: Adrian Lamo, Wikileaks Hacker, Testifies About Info Leak

Christian Post

The trial of Bradley Manning, the 25-year-old private accused of leaking

mass amounts of sensitive and classified information to Wikileaks, heard

testimony today from Adrian Lamo, Manning’s accuser. In the greatest leak

of sensitive information the U.S …


US had termed CBI a ‘pliant pawn of political masters’: Wikileaks

Times of India

JALANDHAR: The Supreme Court may have termed the Central Bureau of

Investigation a “caged parrot” in 2013, but a US diplomatic cable had

termed the agency a “pliant pawn of political masters” in 2007, while

sending a summary from New Delhi, …


We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

Willamette Week

When Julian Assange exploded into the public consciousness as the face

behind WikiLeaks, in the wake of the site’s publication of previously

secret war logs from Afghanistan and Iraq, nearly everybody formed an

immediate opinion of the white-haired …


US soldier goes on trial over WikiLeaks disclosures

Frontier Post

AFP_WASHINGTON: Bradley Manning, the American soldier who handed thousands

of secret US government files to WikiLeaks, will finally go on trial on

Monday — more than three years after he was arrested in Iraq. Manning, who

faces a possible 154-year …


VIDEO: ‘We Steal Secrets’ Director Discusses WikiLeaks, Manning, and More …

American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)

… making everything secret, there comes a point where, if there aren’t

leaks, then how are we to hold the government ever to account?”

(WikiLeaks, for its part, took issue with its portrayal in “We Steal

Secrets”—read some of the organization’s …


Bradley Manning’s Trial for Leaking to WikiLeaks Started this Week


The trial against Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army soldier who admitted

earlier this year that he provided hundreds of thousands of leaked

documents to WikiLeaks back in 2010, began Monday. As iMediaEthics wrote in

February, Manning said he gave …


Daily Bite: Michel Gondry, Dom Hemingway, and Wikileaks

The Irish Film Television Network

The latest film from the Oscar-winning French director Michel Gondry,

writer and director of ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ and director

of ‘The Science of Sleep’, will open this year’s Karlovy Vary International

Film Festival. ‘Mood Indigo …


Manning far from a noble hero

The Australian (blog)

By his own admission, after pleading guilty to 10 of the 22 charges at his

court martial, Manning was responsible for leaking 750,000 classified

documents to WikiLeaks while working in Baghdad as a low-level intelligence

analyst. He violated his …


“Ridiculous Manning Trial Proves Demand For Whistleblowers”


Barack Obama has prosecuted more whistleblowers than any of his

predecessors, with Bradley Manning’s case part of the crackdown, but people

will still break the rules to reveal the truth to the public, Kristinn

Hrafnsson, Wikileaks spokesman, told RT.


Secrets and Lies

The Portland Mercury

LATER THIS YEAR, Dreamgirls and Twilight director Bill Condon will release

The Fifth Estate, a drama about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Wearing

an appropriately garish platinum wig, everybody’s favorite Sherlock and

second-favorite Khan, Benedict …


Alex Gibney, Filmmaker to the Dark Side

Roll Call

Gibney’s latest movie details the story of WikiLeaks’ flashy founder Julian

Assange and the leaked classified national security information that has

brought the wrath of the federal government on alleged leaker Bradley

Manning, above. Alex Gibney is in …


Manning ‘did not want to help enemy’

New Zealand Herald

The defence for Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of stealing secrets

and sending them to WikiLeaks, sought to score early points at his trial

yesterday by pressuring the computer hacker who first turned him in to

admit he never got the impression …


Assange lawyer: DOJ has likely prepared indictment


Both Julian Assange and his attorney Michael Ratner have publicly stated

they believe it is “more likely than not” that the Justice Department

has prepared a sealed indictment for the WikiLeaks publisher, based on the

findings of a secretive grand jury …


Analyst who worked with Manning in Iraq testifies

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An intelligence analyst who worked with Pfc.

Bradley Manning in Iraq has testified at his court-martial over giving a

massive amount of material to WikiLeaks. Jihrleah Showman said Wednesday

that Manning had access to a lot of …


Bradley Manning Bragged About ‘Martini Parties,’ Computer Skills, Boss …

Huffington Post

The prosecution called witnesses on the third day of the trial of Manning,

the Army private first class who has admitted to giving hundreds of

thousands of files to WikiLeaks. Manning’s defense attorney said he leaked

out of idealism and naivete, but …


Soldier in WikiLeaks case boasted of hacking passwords – witness …

By FP Staff

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – The U.S. soldier accused of passing

classified files to the WikiLeaks website boasted of his ability to crack

passwords, one of his Army supervisors said at a court-martial on

Wednesday. The soldier, Private …


WikiLeaks Fast Facts –

Here’s a look at what you need to know about WikiLeaks and the trial of

U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning.


Viewpoint: Bradley Manning and Wikileaks Were Inevitable |

Is he a traitor or a hero? This is the question surrounding Bradley

Manning, the army private currently being court-martialed at Fort Meade for

aiding the enemy …


What You Need To Know About The Bradley Manning–WikiLeaks Trial

Bradley Manning’s court-martial is taking place this week. Here’s a



Assange Statement on the First Day of Manning Trial – WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks Leaks the Annotated Transcript of Universal’s WikiLeaks

Documentary … European Commission enabling blockade of WikiLeaks by U.S.

hard-right …


US soldier goes on trial over WikiLeaks disclosures – World – nation …

The long-awaited military trial of Bradley Manning got under way here

Monday, with prosecutors accusing the US soldier of helping Al-Qaeda by

funneling a …

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