Bradley Manning Newslinks 7 June 2013

7 June 2013 —


As Bradley Manning Trial Begins, Press Predictably Misses the Point

Well, the Bradley Manning trial has begun, and for the most part, the government couldn’t have scripted the headlines any better. In the now-defunct Starz series Boss, there’s a reporter character named “Sam Miller” played by actor Troy Garity who …


Why the Churches Should Support Bradley Manning

Huffington Post

As the long trial of Bradley Manning gets underway this week, I want to add

my voice to the millions who stand with him and the thousands who protested

his imprisonment over the weekend, and thank him for his brave act, and

urge that all charges …


News: Bradley Manning, Wine, Bevan Dufty, New Mexico, NSA


Former SF Supervisor Bevan Dufty drops out of San Francisco Pride: “Asked

whether his decision to step down had anything to do with the San Francisco

LGBT Pride Celebration Committee’s handling of the Bradley Manning grand

marshal brouhaha, Dufty …


Bradley Manning: Prisoner of Conscience


Well, there are some good Americans. They are getting prosecuted for

protesting against and resisting illegal U.S. military interventions and

war crimes around the world. Private Bradley Manning is America’s

equivalent to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Vaclav …


Double trouble

Sydney Morning Herald

Private First Class Bradley Manning has already admitted passing to

WikiLeaks hundreds of thousands of classified documents that included US

embassy cables, war logs from Iraq and Afghanistan, intelligence and

security assessments of Guantanamo Bay …


What Is in Bradley Manning’s Leaks, Anyway?

The Nation.

Courtroom action is adjourned until next Monday, June 10, giving us a

chance to pause and take a good look at what this court-martial is really

all about: the leaks themselves. Too often, the content of the

leaks—thousands of stories of individual …


What Bradley Manning Showed the World About Israel/Palestine


(WASHINGTON DC) – The trial of military whistleblower Bradley Manning has

refocused attention on the revelations about U.S. foreign policy his

actions produced. Much ink has been spilled on the headline-making news

related to Iraq and Afghanistan that …


A Tale of Two Trials: Bradley Manning and Robert Bales

Huffington Post

Which means he’ll likely land a life sentence, just like the conscientious

Bradley Manning, who opensourced the dark corners of America’s craven

disaster capitalism. Manning’s ludicrously open-ended charge of “aiding the

enemy” has given the United …


I Am Bradley Manning

The Nation. (blog)

Nobel Peace Prize nominee PFC Bradley Manning has been in prison for more

than three years. He is accused of sharing documents that expose US war

crimes, government corruption, and corporate influence on US foreign

policies. This is the charge, but to …


Bradley Manning’s Judge Called a ‘Criminal Law Guru’

The National Law Journal

… Law Journal. June 6, 2013. U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley

Manning, charged with the most serious leak of classified documents in the

nation’s history, has put his fate in the hands of a judge who, in the

words of a close colleague, has “done …


Manning’s WikiLeaks court-martial adjourns until Monday

Protestors from various organizations gather to protest the start of the

court martial of US Army PFC Bradley Manning, outside the front gate of

Fort Meade, Maryland, June 3, 2013. Manning is accused of disclosing

thousands of military secrets in the …


Erect a Statue to Bradley Manning

Dissident Voice

Most of us have no illusion about our government’s intentions towards

Bradley Manning. It will convict him for the crime of doing what

international law says is a crime not to do: defy illegal orders to commit

human rights violations and war crimes. In …


Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, and The Story of WikiLeaks

The Portland Mercury (blog)

If you want to get my attention, opening a candy/soda shop down the street

from my apartment is a good way to do it. That’s exactly what Rocket Fizz,

the latest franchise of the California chain, just did at 6th and Alder.

It’s a thing to behold. They …


United States – Bradley Manning court martial opens, restrictions limit news …


Denise Lind, the judge in the court martial of Bradley Manning, to

authorize two private stenographers to transcribe the proceedings. When the

trial opened on 3 June at Fort Meade, Maryland, the Freedom of the Press

Foundation joined with 22 journalism …


The Court Transcript of Everything Bradley Manning Told Adrian Lamo Is …

Motherboard (blog)

If Lamo’s testimony and the chat logs of their conversations are to be

believed, then Manning confided not just details about the cables he’d

passed to Wikileaks but of his troubled personal life as well. Lamo

convinced Manning that he would keep their …


Manning is a whistle-blower, not a traitor

Baltimore Sun

Thanks again for giving proper coverage to the Trial of the Century

(“Manning trial begins at Fort Meade,” June 4). As a Pfc. Bradley Manning

supporter, I am biased, but the court martial has attracted interest around

the world. On Monday as the court …,0,6457078.story


Court hears of Manning’s political views

Brisbane Times

FORT MEADE: Bradley Manning was politically outspoken, skilled at operating

computers and performed his duties at a very high level when working in

Iraq, his US army supervisors have testified. With prosecutors pressing the

case Private Manning knew he …


Nazi Like Manning Trial

Berthoud Recorder

I am listening to news right now about the military trial of Bradley

Manning, which is taking place in my homeland, the USA. Bradley Manning is

on trial for “aiding the enemy”–an incredibly broad statute that can

be abused–and has been misused …


Thorough Gibney Doc Looks At Assange, Manning

ALEX GIBNEY’S Wikileaks/Julian Assange/Bradley Manning documentary is a

lively digital-age epic with characters as troubled as they are

troublesome. Called “We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks,” the new

film examines the main players with …



Boing Boing

The US military has refused to release transcripts of Bradley Manning’s

trial. In addition, they’ve denied press passes to 270 out of the 350 media

organizations that applied. Without public transcripts or a press pass,

it’s virtually impossible for …


Fellow Soldiers Testify On Manning’s Beliefs At Trial


On the third day of Bradley Manning’s trial, his former colleagues recalled

the political beliefs he expressed during his tour of duty in Afghanistan.

The whistleblower had been demoted for a fistfight after a heated argument

two days before his arrest …


Manning trial testimonies point to over-classification problem


Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, right, is escorted into a courthouse(Credit:

AP). Among the witnesses to testify in this first week of Pfc. Bradley

Manning’s court martial were the whistleblower’s former military

supervisors. Manning’s lawyer attempted to …


Day Three at the Manning Trial


Captain Casey Fulton testified at the end of yesterday’s Bradley Manning’s

trial proceedings that there were no specific websites, other than social

media sites, that intelligence analysts knew that America’s enemies

visited. Capt. Fulton deployed to …


Critics Blast Military Trial of WikiLeaks Whistleblower Manning

The New American

After a global outcry about his prosecution and alleged torture,

whistleblower Bradley Manning (shown), an Army intelligence officer accused

of “aiding the enemy” by leaking hundreds of thousands of U.S.

government documents exposing war crimes and …


MANNING WATCH: The court-martial begins

Military Times (blog)

June 1 marked day one of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s long-awaited court martial

for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified government documents to

WikiLeaks. Manning has already agreed to plead guilty to several charges on

his sheet — just not aiding …


Manning trial takes on cloak and dagger feel

Laredo Sun

Manning trial takes on cloak and dagger feel. Associated Press/Patrick

Semansky – 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 …


US enshrouds Manning trial in secrecy: Peace activist

Press TV

The United States maintains a policy of secrecy on its trial of US Army

whistleblower Bradley Manning, a peace activist says. “To constantly

label every piece of information on a government level as ‘TOP SECRET’ or

higher is totally ridiculous. We have …


Bevan Dufty Drops Out Of Gay Pride


In related news, the San Francisco Chronicle published an op-ed (“Bradley

Manning doesn’t merit accolades”) piece slamming Manning while cheering the

Pride board’s decision to remove the imprisoned soldier from the city’s

annual LGBT parade.


Letter from the US: Manning trial reveals US drive for vengeance

Green Left Weekly

The courts-martial trial of US Private Bradley Manning opened on June 3,

and is expected to last 12 weeks. The courageous US soldier leaked a large

trove of classified material documenting US war crimes in Afghanistan and

Iraq, diplomatic cables …


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Charlotte Observer

AP10ThingsToSee – 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 …


Assange no concern of ours, says Carr

Manning River Times

The Australian government has washed its hands of Julian Assange as

prosecutors at the trial of US soldier Bradley Manning have openly targeted

the WikiLeaks publisher as a conspirator engaged in espionage. Foreign

Minister Bob Carr has told a Senate …


Pride Board Expected to Decide on Manning Matter

EDGE Boston

San Francisco Pride officials are expected to decide this week whether to

take any action in response to their decision to rescind grand marshal

honors for gay Army soldier Bradley Manning. Following a sometimes-tense

community meeting, the board of …


Second try at a shield law echoes the first


An irony of timing twice has put U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning in the

headlines at critical moments in gaining congressional approval of a

federal shield law that would protect journalists and their confidential

sources. On Capitol Hill, there’s new …


Bevan Dufty drops out as Pride grand marshal

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

As organizers of the San Francisco Pride parade wrestle over what do about

Bradley Manning, one city official selected as a grand marshal has said he

won’t be marching. Bevan Dufty, the mayor’s point person on homelessness,

told the Bay Area Reporter …


Secrecy: The big unanswered questions

The Week Magazine

While Bradley Manning’s disclosures to WikiLeaks did not appreciably harm

national security, the government decided early on to use his case as a

warning. The government absolutely has a stake in making sure that

government employees don’t feel free to …


Holder’s motivation ‘purely political’

Allentown Morning Call

Coincidentally, the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning started this

week. Manning is accused of aiding and abetting the enemy by leaking

thousands of classified documents to Julian Assange, founder and editor of

WikiLeaks. This material betrayed our …,0,2096948.story


‘We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks’ review: Exposing Inconvenient …

On Monday, Army PFC Bradley Manning sat in a courtroom in Maryland as his

trial on more than 20 counts, including aiding the enemy, began. It had

been more than three years since Manning was arrested in Iraq for allegedly

passing classified information …


Another NSA Whistleblower Steps Up: US Monitors Private Internet …

The Moderate Voice

Keep in mind that these stories — in each case based on top secret

information shared by a whistleblower — broke the same week as the

Bradley Manning court martial for leaking less inflammatory information.

Unlike the NSA leaks, Manning shared …


Michael Jansen: Travesty of justice

Gulf Today

This past week the US government opened the court martial of Bradley

Manning, a military intelligence analyst arrested in May 2010 while on

deployment in Iraq on suspicion of leaking 700,000 allegedly sensitive

documents and other material to the …


Extraordinary Revenues for Corporations and Government Alike

Town Hall

This comes at a time when Bradley Manning has once again taken the stage

with his trial, the IRS is being accused of targeting political groups, and

both political parties are doing everything they can to gain support from

their bases while doing very …


David Talbot starts Open America: “The only way to keep power honest is to …


This week as Bradley Manning – the heroic young whistle-blower who has

become the face of the new defiance – went on trial for alleged national

security crimes that could result in a life sentence, thousands of people

all over the world rallied in his …


What Bradley Manning showed the world about Israel/Palestine …

By Alex Kane

The trial of military whistleblower Bradley Manning has refocused attention

on the revelations about U.S. foreign policy his actions produced.

Manning’s actions exposed many important details about Israel/Palestine,

including Benjamin …


Bradley Manning Trial FAQ – WikiLeaks

Bradley Manning Trial FAQ. Monday June 3rd 2013, 16:00 GMT. Who is Bradley

Manning? When is the trial? How long is the trial? What is Bradley Manning


Hero or traitor? Bradley Manning’s court-martial set to start Monday …

Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused in the largest leak of classified documents

in U.S. history, goes on trial Monday.


Bradley Manning Looks Downright Ghostly Alex Jones’ Infowars …

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 …

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