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US versus Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks, and the Press, the Time Line

US versus Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks, and the Press, the Time Line
Populating content today. Populating content today... This is a transcript of the Motion Hearing held on June 6, 2012 at Fort Meade, Maryland in US v Pfc. Bradley Manning. Judge: Army Col. 09:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Judge Lind Called to order. Lind goes through the script of reading Pfc. [Military counsel] is provided at no expense to you. If you are represented by military counsel of your own selection, then your detailed military counsel will be excused. Do you understand that? Bradley Manning Yes, your Honor. So the documents that Mr. In addition to military defense counsel you have the right to be represented by civilian counsel at no expense to the Government. Civilian counsel may represent you with military defense counsel or you can excuse your military counsel and be represented only by your civilian counsel. Do you understand your....? Yes, Ma'am. OK so at this point you have a detailed military defense counsel. Are these the three attorneys that you want to represent you [Mr. OK. OK. 1.) Related:  US of A vs. Private Chelsea Manning

Bradley Manning, the NDAA and Wikileaks Alexa O’Brien is a journalist, researcher, and social activist. She is currently investigating the Bradley Manning trial and the US government’s pursuit of Wikileaks. JAMES GREEN: Could you start off by telling me about the work you’re doing right now on the Bradley Manning case? ALEXA O`BRIEN: Sure. And then there is more in-depth coverage and profiles I’ve built, including witness profiles and a reconstructed Appellate List available at GREEN: Just for people who are not familiar with the legal jargon, what is that? O’BRIEN: It`s basically the court docket. GREEN: What is the justification given for it being done in such secrecy? O’BRIEN: It is a military trial, but it doesn’t matter. GREEN: Where exactly are these trials taking place? O’BRIEN: To give you a kind of high overview, US v. GREEN: What is the General Convening Authority? GREEN: So are there no other professional journalists in attendance at these proceedings? O’BRIEN: Yes.

Bradley Manning Indicates He Would Accept Responsibility for Transferring Information to WikiLeaks PFC Bradley Manning UPDATE – 11:45 PM EST According to statement by defense, “PFC Manning is not pleading guilty to the specifications as charged by the Government. Rather, PFC Manning is attempting to accept responsibility for offenses that are encapsulated within, or are a subset of, the charged offenses. The Court will consider whether this is a permissible plea.” I’ve put a strike through “all charged” because I do not feel it appropriately reflects what Manning did with the notice of plea. Original Post At Fort Meade, Maryland, during a motion hearing in Pfc. Manning did not plead guilty to the charged offenses in the plea notice. The notice was a plea to lesser-included offenses—charges with different elements that the judge could agree upon if there is no evidence for the more severe charges. This is not a plea bargain with the government. Again, he did not plead guilty.

blog: Was 'Antipolitics' a Failure? Was 'Antipolitics' a Failure? While I was writing this essay, I was reminded of an anecdote from Plato's "Republic". In Book One, Socrates tries to persuade Polemarchus, who is dragging Socrates against his will, to release him. Polemarchus remarks, "How are you going to persuade us if we don't listen?" Was 'antipolitics' a success or a failure? Pulling our Platonic parallel further, 'antipoliticians,' are not interested in being "masters over others for the sake of averting harm." "In a democracy, human beings may enjoy many personal freedoms and securities that are unknown to us, but in the end they do them no good, for they too are ultimately victims of the same automatism [like totalitarian states], and are incapable of defending their concerns about their own identity or preventing their superficialization or transcending concerns about their own personal survival to become proud and responsible members of the polis, making genuine contribution to the creation of its destiny." (91)

opmanning Bradley Manning's treatment was cruel and inhuman, UN torture chief rules | World news The UN special rapporteur on torture has formally accused the US government of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment towards Bradley Manning, the US soldier who was held in solitary confinement for almost a year on suspicion of being the WikiLeaks source. Juan Mendez has completed a 14-month investigation into the treatment of Manning since the soldier's arrest at a US military base in May 2010. He concludes that the US military was at least culpable of cruel and inhumane treatment in keeping Manning locked up alone for 23 hours a day over an 11-month period in conditions that he also found might have constituted torture. "The special rapporteur concludes that imposing seriously punitive conditions of detention on someone who has not been found guilty of any crime is a violation of his right to physical and psychological integrity as well as of his presumption of innocence," Mendez writes. But the Pentagon's arguments did not impress the special rapporteur.

Bradley Manning Pretrial Hearing Puts Military On Trial In WikiLeaks Case Bradley Manning is finally getting his day in court. The Army private accused of giving thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks took the witness stand on Thursday and Friday in a pretrial hearing. Manning and his defense lawyer are in essence putting the military on trial, arguing that Manning's treatment in the Marine Corps brig at Quantico was so harsh that his court martial charges should be dropped. Manning, 24, speaking in public in court Thursday at Fort Meade in Maryland for the first time since he was accused in May 2010 of leaking thousands of military and diplomatic documents to the website, detailed some of the 917 days he had spent in custody. He endured many of them in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, stripped naked at night on suicide watch -- conditions that the United Nations' special rapporteur on torture found to be "cruel and unusual." On Friday, military prosecutors sought to challenge that argument. But it did not work. Also on HuffPost:

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