Americans Have a Right to Know

By Ray McGovern, Daniel Ellsberg and Coleen Rowley

It is a safe bet that NSA, CIA, FBI and other agencies have been instructed to do all possible to make an example of Wikileaks leader, Australian-born Julian Assange, and his colleagues. Much is at stake -- for both Pentagon and freedom of the press.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25758.htm



The Strange and Consequential Case of Bradley Manning, Adrian Lamo and WikiLeaks

By Glenn Greenwald

From the start, this whole story was quite strange for numerous reasons. In an attempt to obtain greater clarity about what really happened here, I've spent the last week reviewing everything I could related to this case and speaking with several of the key participants (including Lamo, with whom I had a one-hour interview last night that can be heard on the recorder below.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25767.htm



Victory for WikiLeaks in Iceland's Parliament

At 4 a.m. on Thursday, at the end of an all-night session, Iceland's Parliament, the Althing, voted unanimously in favor of a package of legislation aimed at making the country a haven for freedom of expression by offering legal protection to whistle-blower Web sites like WikiLeaks, which helped to craft the proposal.

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/17/victory-for-wikileaks-in-icelands-parliament/



WikiLeaks part II: Adrian Lamo responds

The hacker at the heart of yesterday's post about WikiLeaks and military espionage responds with corrections and new info.

http://www.infoworld.com/d/adventures-in-it/wikileaks-part-ii-adrian-lamo-responds-580-0



WikiLeaks Preparing to Release Video of Alleged U.S. 'Massacre' in Afghanistan

As the founder of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks remains underground in fear that the U.S. will detain him, the site is preparing to release a leaked video of a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan that is said to be more shocking than the Iraqi video that sent its controversial leader into hiding.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/wikileaks-preparing-release-video-alleged-us-massacre-afghanistan/story?id=10954929



Pentagon Rebuffs Leaker's Lawyers

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hired lawyers to represent the Army intel analyst accused of leaking State Dept. secrets. But the Pentagon sent them away. Philip Shenon reports.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-06-18/wikileaks-/



Stop Trying to Hide the Truth from Us

By Kevin Zeese

The peace movement needs to stand with Bradley Manning and Wikileaks in their efforts to let Americans see the truth about what the military is doing in our name.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25993.htm


From Information Clearing House

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WikiLeaks Aftermath Puts Spotlight on Obama Administration's Crackdown on Whistleblowers

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, Democracy NOW!: "Pentagon investigators are reportedly still searching for Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, who helped release a classified US military video showing a US helicopter gunship indiscriminately firing on Iraqi civilians. The US military recently arrested Army Specialist Bradley Manning, who may have passed on the video to Wikileaks."

http://www.truth-out.org/wikileaks-aftermath-puts-spotlight-obama-administrations-crackdown-whistleblowers60542

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Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): Rowley, McGovern and Ellsberg -- Statement on Wikileaks

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/06/18-12

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WikiLeaks May Be Under Attack - Courage Is Contagious

One of our alleged sources, a young US intelligence analyst, Bradley Manning, has been detained and shipped to a US military prison in Kuwait, where he is being held without trail. Mr. Manning is alleged to have acted according to his conscious and leaked to us the Collateral Murder video and the video of a massacre that took place in Afghanistan last year at Garani. The Garani massacre, which we are still working on, killed over 100 people, mostly children. Mr. Manning was allegedly exposed after talking to an unrelated "journalist" who then worked with the US government to detain him. WikiLeaks a small organization going through enormous growth and operating in an advers arial, high-security environment which can make communication time consuming and the acquisition of new staff and volunteers, also difficult since they require high levels of trust. To try and deal with our growth and the current difficult situation, we want to get you to work together with our other supporters to set up a "Friends of WikiLeaks" group in your area. We have multiple supporters in most countries and would like to see them be a strong and independent force. Please write to friends@sunshinepress.org if you are interested in helping with Friends of WikiLeaks in your area. You will receive further instructions. We also have significant unexpected legal costs (for example flying a legal team to Kuwait, video production. Collateral Murder production costs were $50,000 all up). Any financial contributions will be of IMMEDIATE assistance. Please donate and tell the world that you have done so. Encourage all your friends to follow the example you set, after all, courage is contagious.

Julian Assange, Editor in Chief, WikiLeaks

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Bradley Manning, American patriot

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

07/07/10

Army Specialist Bradley Manning, the intelligence analyst who leaked the ‘Collateral Murder’ video of US pilots shooting down Iraqi civilians (including two Reuters photographers) in cold blood, is finally being charged. For revealing to the American people the truth about what’s going on in Iraq, Manning faces horrendous legal consequences — nearly sixty years in prison if convicted on all counts. One of the charges, incredibly, is espionage. He was a ’spy,’ according to the US government — for letting Americans in on the ’secret’ that we are committing war crimes in Iraq, and around the world...

http://tinyurl.com/34hwgkw



What makes Bradley Manning a hero?

Center for a Stateless Society
by Darian Worden

07/21/10

Everybody must deal with stress and everybody makes mistakes. A hero is not someone without weakness. A hero is someone who manages to do the right thing in spite of his weaknesses. Manning realized the tyranny of an organization he played an active part in. Instead of force-feeding himself more propaganda or eating his gun, he did something positive about it. As Henry David Thoreau said in Civil Disobedience, ‘Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience, then?’

http://c4ss.org/content/3223


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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