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Report: Julian Assange Will Not Be Prosecuted In Connection With Manning Case

Julian Assange

The Justice Department is reportedly not planning to prosecute Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in connection with the Bradley Manning case.

Bradley Manning Acquitted Of ‘Aiding The Enemy,’ Could Still Face Up To 136 Years In Prison


Bradley Manning was acquitted of the most serious charge against him, but is still likely to spend most of his life in prison.

Bradley Manning to be Pronounced Guilty Tomorrow Afternoon


Bradley Manning will learn his fate at 1 pm tomorrow. He’s guilty.

Judge In Bradley Manning Trial Allows Most Serious Charge To Go Forward


While the nation’s attention has been focused on the courtroom in Florida where George Zimmerman was being tried in connection with the death of Trayvon Martin, there was another trial going on. In a military courtroom at Fort Meade, Maryland, Pfc. Bradley Manning has been on trial in connection with the information that he released […]

Report: Edward Snowden Charged With Espionage And Other Charges

Edward Snowden

Not surprisingly, Edward Snowden has been formally charged in connection with the leak of classified NSA documents.

Bradley Manning Trial Begins With Charges He Put U.S. Soldiers At Risk


Starting today, the fate of Pfc. Bradley Manning is on trial in a courtroom at Fort Meade, Maryland.

Brits Say They Will Not Let Julian Assange Leave The Country


It looks like Julian Assange will have to get used to the Ecuadorean Embassy: The UK has insisted it will not grant Julian Assange “safe passage” to Ecuador as it seeks a diplomatic solution to him being given asylum. Downing Street said the government was obliged to extradite Mr Assange to Sweden where he faces […]

Ecuador Grants Julian Assange Asylum


Another step in the ongoing diplomatic showdown over the founder of Wikileaks.

Court Martial Recommended For Bradley Manning


Not surprisingly, it looks like Pfc. Bradley Manning is headed for a court martial related to the allegations that he improperly accessed, copied and transferred classified information that later ended up in the hands of Wikileaks: WASHINGTON — The military officer who presided over an evidentiary hearing on charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of […]

Direct Link Between Bradley Manning And Julian Assange Discovered?


A smoking gun?

The Shameful Treatment Of Bradley Manning


Pfc. Bradley Manning is being treated worse than a Prisoner Of War, and he hasn’t been convicted of a crime yet.

Bradley Manning Jailed Naked


The saga of accused Wikileaks conspirator Bradley Manning continues to get uglier, with the military acknowledging that he was forced to spend the day naked for, well, no apparent reason.

Wikileaks on Suleiman

Omar Suleiman, formerly the head of Egypt’s Intelligence Services, recently appointed as Mubarak’s Vice President, and touted by some as a worthy head of a transition government in Egypt, has apparently been looked on favorably as a replacement for Mubarak both by the United States and Israel for some time according to secret U. S. […]

Vatican Opposed Turkey EU Bid


Joe Ratzinger, the future pope, lobbied hard against Turkey’s membership in the EU.

WikiLeaks and Journalism’s Future


Has WikiLeaks changed journalism forever?

Julian Assange Charges and ‘Sex By Surprise’


Julian Assange is a loathsome human being. Is he also a rapist? Under Swedish law, maybe.

Julian Assange Arrested in London

Julian Assange Interpol Warrant

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Tuesday in London on a Swedish warrant.

WikiLeaks TMZ


SNL’s Julian Assange spoof isn’t their best work but it’s mildly amusing

Public Diplomacy vs. Private Diplomacy


Are American diplomats lying to reporters because they figure our citizens can’t handle the truth?

Feds Block WikiLeaks From Own Workers to ‘Protect’ Info


The Obama administration is banning hundreds of thousands of federal employees from calling up the WikiLeaks site on government computers because the leaked material is still formally regarded as classified.

How the Recent Leak from WikiLeaks is Harmful


Roger Alford of Opinio Juris has a good post explaining why the recent leak of State Department cables is harmful and counterproductive. His co-blogger, Kevin Jon Heller, has a post explaining why Alford’s case is overstated. Both are well worth a read.

WikiLeaks Booted From DNS, Reappears Elsewhere


WikiLeaks domain name service was terminated for violating terms of use.

PFC Bradley Manning’s Charge Sheet


Michael Yon provides a digital copy of PFC Bradley Manning’s Charge Sheet, dated 29 May. It makes for interesting reading.

Pentagon: We Could Have Taken WikiLeaks Down

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange holds up a copy of the Guardian newspaper during a press conference at the Frontline Club in central London

The Pentagon could have taken down WikiLeaks but decided not to. Out of kindness, I suppose.

WikiLeaks Kicked Off Amazon Server


WikiLeaks has been dumped from Amazon’s servers.

Gates: WikiLeaks Impact on US Foreign Policy ‘Fairly Modest’

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange holds up a copy of the Guardian newspaper during a press conference at the Frontline Club in central London

In a press briefing yesterday afternoon Defense Secretary Bob Gates issued a candid assessment on WikiLeaks. But let me — let me just offer some perspective as somebody who’s been at this a long time. Every other government in the world knows the United States government leaks like a sieve, and it has for a […]

Interpol Issues Julian Assange Arrest Warrant


The Feds famously got notorious mobster Al Capone on tax evasion charges. Will WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be done in by sex crimes?

Quote of the Day, WikiLeaks Edition


“Those who demand that the U.S. Government take people’s lives with no oversight or due process as though they’re advocating changes in tax policy or mid-level personnel moves — eradicate him!, they bellow from their seats in the Coliseum — are just morally deranged barbarians. There’s just no other accurate way to put it. These […]

Palin: Obama Administration’s Incompetence in the WikiLeaks Fiasco

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange holds up a copy of the Guardian newspaper during a press conference at the Frontline Club in central London

Sarah Palin has taken to her Facebook page to raise “Serious Questions about the Obama Administration’s Incompetence in the WikiLeaks Fiasco.” They’re more interesting than I’d expected.

WikiLeaks, Secrets, and Reality


The choice is between a world in which officials can share information and carry out reasoned debates with one another and a world in which nothing can be written down.

Classified Information and Journalistic Ethics

Wikileaks Media Ethics

The two English language newspapers who have been Julian Assange’s accomplices in disseminating stolen secrets defend themselves.

Removing the Fig Leaf from the Sunni Regimes


The diplomatic ramifications of the latest Wikileaks leaks are just starting to emerge and may place some countries in very embarrassing positions.

Pentagon Fighting WikiLeaks with Technology


The Pentagon is looking at a system that would flag suspicious access to data, similar to the alerts by credit cards companies designed to prevent fraudulent charges.

WikiLeaks vs. CINDER


The Pentagon, responding to obvious flaws in its security revealed by the WikiLeaks debacle, is working on a data mining program that will monitor employee behavior for suspicious activity.

WikiLeaks and the Damage Done


Critics of WikiLeaks have no affirmative proof that the release of tens of thousands of classified documents has gotten anyone killed. The truth is that we’ll likely never know.

Rape Warrant for Wikileaks Founder Withdrawn


A quick flip-flop from Swedish authorities on a very serious charge.

WikiLeaks Founder Charged With Rape, Molestation


CNN Breaking:  “WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged in Sweden with rape and molestation, prosecutor’s office says.” The full story isn’t out but here’s backstory from the Telegraph (“Wikileaks founder Julian Assange facing arrest over ‘rape’ claim “): The warrant was issued by prosectors in Sweden, where the Australian-born internet activist was on a visit last […]

Why Won’t Pentagon Help WikiLeaks?


Glenn Greenwald asks, “Why won’t the Pentagon help WikiLeaks redact documents?” For the same reason we don’t negotiate with terrorists.

Wikileaks v. The Pentagon


There’s a war of words developing between the Pentagon and the information-sharing website Wikileaks.

Quote of the Day – WikiLeaks Edition


Humor me for a moment: if your life was in danger, would you trust Julian Assange to keep your identity a secret? – Joshua Foust

Balancing Secrecy and Democracy

top secret folder

“I don’t condone leaking secrets. But nor do I condone a policy that can only work in secret.” – Bernard Finel