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04-08 Vote for Bradley Manning in The 2011 TIME 100 Poll, closes April 14. Vote for Bradley Manning in The 2011 TIME 100 Poll, here!

04-08 Vote for Bradley Manning in The 2011 TIME 100 Poll, closes April 14

As of today, April 8, 2011, Bradley Manning is ranked at No. 39 out of 203 nominees for TIME Magazine's 2011 100 Poll. Julian Assange is ranked at No. 8. The popular mag invites readers to: "Cast your votes for the leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes that you think are the most influential people in the world. The winner will be included in the TIME 100. Voting closes on April 14" (Source: TIME Magazine). Manning & the making of WL. Posted 02.08.11 Page:1(of 9) FULL TEXT: The Inside Story of the Oklahoman Behind the Biggest Military Intelligence Leak Ever Editor’s note: Since it was first published in September of 2010, “Private Manning and the Making of Wikileaks” has been widely considered the definitive article on the life of Bradley Manning.

Manning & the making of WL

It is the first article to correlate Manning’s whistleblowing with that of the Silkwood/Kerr-Mcgee scandal, the first to extensively mine his social network for clues about his upbringing, and the first to debunk the common (and still pervasive) media myth that Manning was a troubled child with emotional problems. The reporting below, by Denver Nicks, offers the most nuanced and complex portrayal of Manning to date and has been cited by several national outlets for its in-depth analysis of this enigmatic Oklahoman. Midnight, May 22nd, 2010. “Hypothetical question,” he asks Lamo. Manning, 22, is probing Lamo for guidance–and approval. “Brian’s a dick.” “Happy Birthday Son! Manning in the Making. Posted 03.07.11 Page:1(of 4) “He moved to America, and it was just like, chaos after chaos after chaos,” said Jordan Davis at his home near Edmond, Oklahoma.

Manning in the Making

Amid the detritus of a 23-year-old man’s trailer dwelling—dirty dishes and a lived-in video game zone—he talked about his longtime friend Bradley Manning, the suspected source of nearly all the classified documents WikiLeaks released in 2010. Manning is being held at Marine Corps Base Quantico, in Virginia, awaiting a court martial likely to be held in the fall of 2011. He is charged with more than 22 counts, including computer fraud, theft of public records, violating the Espionage Act and aiding the enemy, which, though prosecutors say they will not seek capital punishment, carries a maximum penalty of death. Photo by Shane Brown. Jordan Davis and Bradley Manning grew up together in Crescent, a quaint town north of Oklahoma City. In the summer before eighth grade, Manning announced he was leaving.

Incredible Pizza. “An Inside Look at the WL Revolution” (HAARETZ) Yossi Melman’s “An Inside Look at the WikiLeaks Revolution” in Haaretz today is disturbing on multiple levels.

“An Inside Look at the WL Revolution” (HAARETZ)

A biased piece loaded with gossip regarding Assange is expected, I suppose, but one that treats Bradley Manning as if he were tried and convicted is not. Bradley Manning has been charged, but no facts of the case have yet been established in a court of law. Manning is charged and nothing more. Not even a hearing has taken place during which some evidence has been presented. Encryption Software onto DOD Computers? I’ve been revisiting the timeline revealed in Bradley Manning’s charging document.

Encryption Software onto DOD Computers?

Here’s a short version of what that shows: Now, I’m going to have say to more about this (and will add to this timeline), but I wanted to start with this question: what software did Manning allegedly add to a computer on the SIPRNet on April 3, 2010? Back when the charging document originally came out, I don’t think I made much sense of specification 4 of charge 1, which reads: SPECIFICATION 4: In that Private First Class Bradley E. Manning, U.S. I noted it this time because it made no sense to me that the government had listed April 5 as last possible day when Manning allegedly leaked the Collateral Murder video, given that Wikileaks publicly claimed–and Manning did too, sort of–that the video had been passed on in February.

If someone allegedly gave Manning encryption software that would help download documents to pass onto Wikileaks, then presumably Manning deployed that in Iraq. Manning Hopeful About Tunisia & Egypt. Update: Watch David House discuss his visit with Bradley Manning in an interview with MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan.

Manning Hopeful About Tunisia & Egypt

This weekend David House had his first opportunity to visit with Bradley Manning in over a month. House faced even stricter scrutiny from the guards, and Manning is still being detained under MAX/POI. Once in, Manning had some interesting observations about the situation in Egypt and Tunisia, as well as about American punditry’s reaction. Meanwhile, the new brig commander is going over Manning’s file, and a decision about possible changes in the conditions of Manning’s detention may be coming this week. We drove down to Quantico on both Saturday and Sunday. Access to the Brig Per the request of the guards who detained us last week, this time David drove on to the base in a taxi cab with a driver who has been going there for 15 years.

When going to the FBI academy on the other side of Quantico, the driver said that he was accustomed to being accompanied by one vehicle but never two.