Wikileaks

Update on Bradley Manning's Case from his Lawyer

Bradley Manning Received from Courage to Resist:

We expect the pre-trial hearing of accused Wikileaks whistle-blower Bradley Manning to take place early 2011, followed by trial about four months later. Both hearings should be open to the public and media in the Washington DC area. Supporters will be encouraged to attend. - Courage to Resist

By David Coombs, attorney for Bradley Manning. November 1, 2010

I. The Military Process: The basic structure of the military process is similar to any criminal trial in a civilian court. Once allegations are made, the government begins to investigate the alleged crime. The government’s investigators are usually either Military Police Investigators (MPI) or Criminal Investigation Division (CID) officers. These individuals interview the key witnesses, secure all available evidence, and create a report that details the nature of their investigation.

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The Wretched Mind of the American Authoritarian

Julian AssangeBy Glenn Greenwald

Decadent governments often spawn a decadent citizenry.  A 22-year-old Nebraska resident was arrested yesterday for waterboarding his girlfriend as she was tied to a couch, because he wanted to know if she was cheating on him with another man; I wonder where he learned that?  There are less dramatic though no less nauseating examples of this dynamic.  In The Chicago Tribune today, there is an Op-Ed from Jonah Goldberg -- the supreme, living embodiment of a cowardly war cheerleader -- headlined:  "Why is Assange still alive?"  It begins this way:

I'd like to ask a simple question: Why isn't Julian Assange dead? . . . WikiLeaks is easily among the most significant and well-publicized breaches of American national security since the Rosenbergs gave the Soviets the bomb. . . .

So again, I ask: Why wasn't Assange garroted in his hotel room years ago?

It's a serious question.

 

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Like the Pentagon Papers, These Iraq War Logs can’t be Buried

By Daniel Ellsberg 

Nearly 40 years ago I leaked the Pentagon Papers – a top secret 7,000-page study of US decision-making during the Vietnam war which revealed repeated lies and cover-ups by the administration. The  Iraq war logs, published this weekend by Wikileaks, could be even more significant.
 
As with Vietnam, we have again seen evidence of a massive cover-up over a number of years by the American authorities. The logs reveal the human consequences of the continuing Iraq war, which have been concealed from the western public for too long: the countless instances of torture; the killing of hundreds of civilians at roadside checkpoints.

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Thank you Wikileaks - Now Let's End Wars and Occupations

By Debra Sweet 

Thanks to the heroic leakers in the US military and to Julian Assange and the hundreds of Wikileaks staffers and volunteers: Iraq War Logs was released Friday. Its 391,000 records reveal the standard operating procedures of a huge military occupation over the years 2004 - 2009.

Ray McGovern writes that Assange was presented the Sam Adams Award for integrity from Veteran Intelligence Professions for Sanity Saturday in London by Daniel Ellsberg and Craig Murray. The New York Times reported Sunday that Assange is a "hunted man," having been denied residency in Sweden, or in any country where the U.S. government's influence is significant enough to endanger him.  The Robert Gates (Defense) and Robert Gibbs (Obama's Press Secretary) team repeats the same threat they did in July when Afghan War Diary came out: Wikileaks somehow "may have blood on their hands," for letting the truth out. 

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Julian Assange Honored at London Press Conference

Julian AssangeBy Ray McGovern

You are not likely to learn this from "mainstream media,' but WikiLeaks and its leader Julian Assange have received the 2010 Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence award for their resourcefulness in making available secret U.S. military documents on the Iraq and Afghan wars.

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Reality of Criminal War Revealed in Iraq War Logs

By Kevin Gosztola

Iraq War Logs from Wikileaks were made public yesterday and document 109,000 deaths, including 66,000 civilian deaths, of which 15,000 were previously unknown. The more than 390,000 field reports from US military reveal the truth about the Iraq War from 2004 to 2009, which Wikileaks' Julian Assange hopes will correct attacks "on the truth that occurred before the war, during the war, and which [have] continued on since the war officially concluded."

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Atrocity Now: Wikileaks Release Puts Spotlight Back on Continuing War Crime in Iraq

By Chris Floyd 

Many, many years ago, I noted in the Moscow Times that shortly after the 2003 invasion, the United States had begun hiring some of Saddam's old torturers as the invaders sought to quell the then-nascent "insurgency" -- i.e., the opposition to foreign occupation that when carried out by white men, such as the French during World War II, goes by the more ringing name of "resistance." Here's part of that report, from August 29, 2003:

“Here's a headline you don't see every day: "War Criminals Hire War Criminals to Hunt Down War Criminals."

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Iraq War Logs Released by Wikileaks

Major media around the world have released reports and analysis based on access to 400,000 US military documents released through WikiLeaks covering the Iraq War, revealing massive cover-ups of torture, thousands of previously unreported civilian deaths, and more.

See twitter.com/wikileaks for the latest. To view the leaked documents directly: warlogs.wikileaks.org. See below for breaking coverage.


Channel 4 News Overview

In the biggest leak of official files in history nearly 400,000 military logs from the Iraq war reveal the massive scale of civilian deaths, new torture allegations and a surge in US Hellfire attacks.

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WikiLeaks Prepares Largest Intel Leak in US History with Release of 400,000 Iraq War Docs

Democracy Now: The whistleblowing group WikiLeaks is preparing to release up to 400,000 US intelligence reports on the Iraq War. The disclosure would comprise the biggest leak in US history, far more than the 91,000 Afghanistan war logs WikiLeaks released this summer. We speak to the nation’s most famous whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the secret history of the Vietnam War in 1971, just before he heads to London to participate in the WikiLeak press conference.

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