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President Obama reduces Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence

The White House announced Tuesday that President Obama has commuted whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s 35-year prison sentence, allowing her to be released from Fort Leavenworth on May 17, 2017.  Manning’s sentence, wrote the New York Times, was “the longest ever handed down in…

Bradley Manning receives 35-year prison sentence, dishonorable discharge

This morning, at Fort Meade, Maryland, a military court sentenced Army Private Bradley Manning for releasing classified documents to the website Wikileaks. The 25-year-old soldier said he disclosed the information to blow the whistle on US government abuses that included the brutal killing of…

Manning to hear sentence on Wednesday

Today, Army Col. Denise Lind postponed announcing the sentence for Pfc. Bradley Manning’s until Wednesday, at 10 a.m. (WJLA) The charges against Manning carry penalties that could imprison him for as much as 90 years. Government prosecutors have asked the…

Judge expected to sentence Bradley Manning on Tuesday

The sentencing phase of the Bradley Manning case continued last week, with the court issuing a “special findings” report. The Defense has requested the Court to issue special findings regarding the offenses for which the Court found PFC Manning guilty.…

Video shows NSA Director Alexander denying reports of now-confirmed domestic surveillance

A video broadcast by Democracy Now! argues for some house cleaning at the intelligence agencies, starting at the top. The video shows National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander denying the existence of domestic surveillance programs revealed by Edward Snowden, the…

Colbert: Who was Bradley Manning spying for?

This week, a judge declared Army whistleblower Bradley Manning “not guilty” this week of “aiding the enemy,” the most serious charge against him. But, the judge also found Manning “guilty” of violating that Espionage Act. Comedian Stephen Colbert analyzes the…