Items tagged with: Manning
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19936622
Posted by Tomte (karma: 47727)
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Fmr. Army Intelligence Analyst and Assange supporter Chelsea Manning again incarcerated after refusing to comply with court
In addition to being held in custody for the duration of the grand jury's investigation or until Manning testifies, the judge ordered her to be fined $500 every day that she is in custody after 30 days and $1,000 every day in custody after 60 days, according to a statement by Manning's lawyers.This is getting out of hand, this is blackmailing into complying with court: You either obey us, or we are going to bleed you out financially. This cannot be lawful, in my opinion.
Assange remains in England and has vowed to fight extradition to the United States. Swedish prosecutors have reopened an inquiry into rape allegations against him, and are seeking to extradite Assange to Sweden.One way or the other, they try to get their hands on him, they even warm up those allegations, as if they found any more evidence on it.
#PressFreedom #FreedomOfThePress #News #Politics #JulianAssange #Assange #Manning #ChelseaManning #Sweden #England #UK #GB #UnitedKingdom #GreatBritain #Britain #US #USA #Wikileaks #Journalism
Fmr. US Army Intelligence Analyst Chelsea Manning released from jail, going to court next week
But her lawyers said she may return to jail as soon as next week and be held in contempt of court again. Manning was served with another subpoena while at a detention center in Alexandria, Virginia and is expected to appear in court on May 16.So much freedom - almost one week in full. Isn't it enjoyable to see how non-exhausting a judiciary system can be?
“Chelsea will continue to refuse to answer questions, and will use every available legal defense to prove to District Judge Trenga that she has just cause for her refusal to give testimony," her legal team said in a statement.
"In solidarity with many activists facing the odds, I will stand by my principles," Manning said in a statement before the hearing. "I will exhaust every legal remedy available."#Journalism #FreePress #FreedomofPress #PressFreedom #JulianAssange #Assange #Manning #ChelseaManning #US #USA #News #Politics
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19874431
Posted by asadhaider (karma: 218)
Post stats: Points: 130 - Comments: 47 - 2019-05-10T02:03:43Z
#HackerNews #chelsea #expiration #from #grand #jail #jury #manning #released #with
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Globale Militärausgaben übersteigen 1,8 Billionen Dollar - ein historischer Rekord
Von Niles Niemuth
1. Mai 2019
Laut Jahresbericht des Stockholm International Peace Research Institute ( #SIPRI ), der diese Woche veröffentlicht wurde, haben die globalen Militärausgaben nach dem Kalten #Krieg ein neues Hoch erreicht und lagen 2018 bei über 1,8 Billionen US-Dollar. Dies entspricht einer Steigerung von 2,6 Prozent gegenüber dem bisherigen Jahresrekord der weltweiten #Militärausgaben im Jahr 2017.
#usa #imperialismus #russland #china #militär #saudi-arabien #trump #putin #nato #WikiLeaks #Assange #Whistleblower #Manning #Snowden #wsw #sgp #politik
#Mediastan: A Wikileaks Road Movie: Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the arrests of Julian #Assange and Chelsea Manning, Sixteen Films and Journeyman Pictures are providing a time-limited free access to the Wikileaks road movie Mediastan.
Mediastan is a #documentary film directed by Johannes Wahlström and co-produced by Julian Assange, detailing the publication of the very documents for which both Assange and #Manning have been incarcerated. -journeyman.tv
On Julian Assange
CNN cited US legal scholar Orin Kerr, who bluntly stated that the two publicly-revealed US charges against Assange—alleging he was involved in a conspiracy to gain unauthorised access to a US government computer—were “a placeholder.” Kerr said they were only “a brief indictment sufficient to get the case started, but very likely only a small part of any case against Assange.”
There is no evidence, in the indictment against Assange, or a supporting affidavit from an FBI special agent, indicating that the password was ever broken. Moreover, as an army intelligence analyst, Manning already had authorised access to all of the material that she would provide to WikiLeaks.
The affidavit against Assange accompanying the indictment, however, incorporates language taken directly from the US Espionage Act. It states that “Manning and Assange had reason to believe that public disclosures of the Afghanistan War reports and Iraq War reports would cause injury to the United States.”
Manning was convicted by court-martial in 2013 of espionage and other offenses for furnishing more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks while she was an intelligence analyst in Iraq.
Her attorneys said among other things that the district court had failed to address her concerns that the government was abusing the grand jury process so it could preview or undermine her testimony as a potential defense witness at a trial.
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But that doesn't mean I want him extradited or criminally charged for it. It is especially ironic that the man who was so afraid of Clinton that he helped trump defeat her, may now be extradited by trump.
But he isn't even being charged for the Russia stuff anyway. He is being charged for his association with (then )Bradley (now) Chelsea Manning! I was certainly grateful for that video which exposed the mowing down of Iraqi #journalists and the secondary attack on the rescuers.
The #Manning dump was huge, and I think there is also probably some stuff in there that shouldn't have been released because it may have compromised some sources and #dissidents, exposing them to #retribution. There should be some real debate about that in #free-speech and #journalistic circles.
But as I don't even think he should be arrested for the 2016 election stuff, I certainly don't want him arrested for the Manning stuff
I think Assange is a #right-wing capitalist, and I don't agree with him. But that doesn't mean I think government should arrest him for it, especially this "the media is the enemy of the people" government. Of course trump will use precedents established in the Assange case to go after legitimate journalists in subsequent cases.
But #FreeAssange anyway.
#firstamenment #freepress #press #media #censorship
Four further pieces on Julian Assange's arrest and extradition, and what it means for journalism
London police were invited into the embassy at Ecuador's request — Assange finally pissed them off enough — and the cops subsequently hauled out Old Man WikiLeaks and threw him into a waiting police van.Pissing him off means that he didn't care to pay his own fees, not cleaning on his own, and not taking care of his cat but telling the employees inside the embassy to do that. He behaved as if he was on his vacations in a hotel, while he was a persecuted criminal hiding inside the embassy.
After his arrest, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed charges against him, which amount to "conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified U.S. government computer" — stemming from his 2010 conversations with then-Army Pfc. Bradley Manning.
While many will hem and haw about press freedom and the 1st Amendment and all that jazz, journalists and publishers don't have legal protection when they encourage or assist a source in committing a crime. Of course, these are allegations so Assange could ultimately be found innocent of these charges, but he'll forever be guilty of sporting a terrible beard that would only be permissible in Amish country.
The charges Assange faces in the United States do not directly relate to his publishing activities. Instead, he faces one count of “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion,” alleging that Assange agreed to help Chelsea (then Bradley) Manning by trying to crack the password on a Defense Department computer in order to obtain classified government documents, which would then be leaked to WikiLeaks.As I am reading through the tweets that have been embedded in the article, I guess that it could become an example of threats against journalism in general in the US depending on what Assange will be charged for: Having hacked a DoD computer to leak verified documents, or for having published hacked material. This will be the point to watch within his trial.
(Yes, it's a source that was also mentioned in one of the tweets, I know, that's where I found it too. I just wanted to separately list it in this post for those who may have not read the Nieman Lab article, which mainly consisted of tweets.)
The first, theory is the one that Obama’s DOJ rejected, based on the recognition that it would expose NYT journalists to prosecution as well. I suspect the Drumpf Administration will have the same reservations with such a prosecution.
This is a closer call. There is a Supreme Court precedent protecting journalists who publish stolen newsworthy information. But it’s one already being challenged in civil suits in ways that have elicited a lot of debate. Prosecuting a journalist for trying to do maximal damage actually would criminalize a great deal of political journalism, starting with but not limited to Fox. Note that when the founders wrote the First Amendment, the norm was political journalism, not the so-called objective journalism we have now, so they certainly didn’t expect press protections to be limited to those trying to be fair to both sides.
I think it possible and journalistically safe to go after Assange for releasing stolen weapons to extort a criminal pardon. But most of the other theories of prosecuting Assange would also pose real risks for other journalists that those rooting for an Assange prosecution appreciate and rely on.
If the case plays out as expected, he’ll first get a platform in Britain to argue to a worldwide audience that it’s all a political setup. And if he loses that round, and the case does come back to the United States, he might well get the government to serve him up, by law, the kind of massive document haul he loves.
Prosecutors probably brought a standard-issue computer crime against Assange instead of espionage charges for two reasons. Because computer crimes are punished under the law in both the United States and the United Kingdom, extradition cases involving them are relatively straightforward. Bringing espionage charges, on the other hand, would have complicated extradition by allowing a defendant to directly invoke the “political offense exception,” arguing that the treaty signed by the U.S. and the U.K. stipulates that a person shall not be extradited to be prosecuted of an offense of political character.
#FreedomOfThePress #PressFreedom #Journalism #FirstAmendment #1stAmendment #FreePress #News #Politics #Assange #JulianAssange #US #USA #Britain #GreatBritain #England #Sweden #UK #Extradition #WikiLeaks #Osho #Dumbledore #BeardedDavidLetterman #Leak #Trump #DonaldTrump #HillaryClinton #Manning #ChelseaManning #LeakedInformation #Theft #GrandTheft #Hacking #DoD #DepartmentOfDefense #Ecuador #Moreno #LeninMoreno
The persecution of Julian Assange
The false left and #liberals have until now been delighted to hide behind #Russiagate or #Sweden to avoid asking themselves the fundamental question. Julian #Assange is merely a #journalist and publisher. The fundamental question is, should a journalist or publisher be locked up for life for publishing leaked documents showing #war crimes? If the answer is yes, where is press #freedom?
That is now the unavoidable question.
#US #warcrimes #equador #Manning #Snowden
Make of this what you will, but I always respect the point of view from the crew at 21st Century. They're activist/journalists -The old guard of the new journalists not associated with Guvment #propaganda.
21WIRE | Why they represent three fundamental pillars of democracy - the right to publish, the rights of whistleblowers and a free press.
Former Army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning was jailed Friday for contempt of court after she refused to testify in a closed-door grand jury hearing related to WikiLeaks, the site to which she…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19339039
Posted by jbegley (karma: 5178)
Post stats: Points: 116 - Comments: 70 - 2019-03-08T16:30:04Z
#HackerNews #chelsea #contempt #court #for #jailed #manning
Former Army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning was jailed Friday for contempt of court after she refused to testify in a closed-door grand jury hearing related to WikiLeaks, the site to which she sent classified documents in 2010.
A statement from Manningʼs legal defense team confirmed that the whistleblower was taken into custody by order of a judge until she testified to the grand jury or the panel was dissolved.
“I’ve found you in contempt,” Judge Claude Hilton told Manning, according to The Washington Post, “either until you purge yourself or the end of the life of the grand jury.”
A brief notice from Manningʼs representatives said that a statement was forthcoming. Manning reportedly told journalists outside the courthouse on Friday that she was ready to go to jail and would only testify in a public setting.
“These secret proceedings tend to favor the government,” she told reporters, according to the Post. “I’m always willing to explain things publicly.”
Prosecutors told reporters Friday that they had no wish to hold Manning in custody and added that the facility to which she was headed had experience holding transgender inmates.
“The government does not want to confine Ms. Manning,” said Tracy McCormick. “She could change her mind right now and decide to testify.”
The ruling comes a day after Manning released a lengthy statement asserting that she was prepared to go to jail in order to stand by her principles and demand for public testimony.
“I responded to each question with the following statement: ‘I object to the question and refuse to answer on the grounds that the question is in violation of my First, Fourth, and Sixth Amendment, and other statutory rights,” Manning said in a statement Thursday.
“In solidarity with many activists facing the odds, I will stand by my principles. I will exhaust every legal remedy available. My legal team continues to challenge the secrecy of these proceedings, and I am prepared to face the consequences of my refusal,” she continued.
Virginia prosecutors want Manningʼs testimony as part of an ongoing case against WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy website that posted thousands of documents related to U.S. warfare in the Middle East in 2010 after obtaining them from Manning.
Julian Assange, the siteʼs founder, has been living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012, originally to avoid a now-dropped rape charge in Sweden and currently to avoid U.S. prosecution, according to his statements.
Manning was convicted of leaking classified documents to the website and sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013, but she had her sentence commuted by former President Obama four years later.
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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning faces charges for not testifying before court
The video says that she invoked her fourth, fifth and sixth amendment while appearing before a grand jury. How did this happen exactly?
The grand jury asked questions about her public disclosure of her diplomatic cables and military logs in 2010.
She spent about six years behind bars for this disclosure (damn, was it worth that in the end?)
She's going to appear before federal court today, on this topic.
#Manning #ChelseaManning #ContemptCharge #PublicDisclosure #ContemptCharge #News #Politics
Watch it yourself here:
On WikiLeaks and the investigation against veteran Chelsea Manning
“I am not going to contribute to a process that I feel is dangerous and could potentially place me in a position where I am forced to backtrack on the truth,” she told the paper.
“At the insistence of the clerk, the motion was filed under seal,” said Meltzer-Cohen in an email to The Daily Beast. “Our position is that litigation regarding the enforceability of a subpoena does not implicate grand jury secrecy, and we will move to have it unsealed. Chelsea, as you might expect, wants to bring some transparency to this process and hopes to be able to share the filing soon.”
But the case went nowhere. The Obama administration ultimately decided that prosecuting Assange for accepting and publishing leaked documents would run into First Amendment issues. The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since August 2012, when he breached bail to avoid extradition to Sweden over accusations of sexual assault and rape.
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