Former NSA Official John Schindler Labels Glenn Greenwald ‘Glenda’ In Homophobic and Transphobic Smear [Updated]

By: Thursday August 22, 2013 10:29 am

@pettybooshwah Glen or Glenda? — John Schindler (@20committee) August 15, 2013 Many former and current NSA employees cannot be pleased with the revelations leaked by Edward Snowden. But targeting one of the journalists involved in the case with a homophobic and transphobic smear crosses a line, especially for a sitting college professor. John Schindler is [...]

Wikileaks Case May Prove Holder Lied To Congress

By: Wednesday May 29, 2013 9:03 am

Attorney General Eric Holder could not have been more clear in his sworn testimony before Congress – he had never even heard of a potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material. JOHNSON: I yield the balance of my time to you. HOLDER: I would say this with regard to potential prosecution of [...]

Army Lt. Dan Choi Pinned to Ground, Thrown Off Base Before Manning Trial

By: Monday December 19, 2011 9:00 am

Activist Dan Choi was wrestled to the ground by MPs and thrown off the base at Fort Meade, where he was to attend the trial of Bradley Manning. Choi, who went with Pentagon Papers leader Daniel Ellsberg to the trial, has now been banned from the courtroom, and must stay off the base for at [...]

Major Newspapers Editorialize Against Treatment of Bradley Manning

By: Tuesday March 15, 2011 8:30 am

I know that PJ Crowley violated the 11th Commandment – thou shalt not speak ill of the human rights abuses of a fellow Democrat – and so he had to go. But the dismissal of Crowley by the Obama Administration had a perverse effect – it elevated attention to the issue of Bradley Manning’s confinement. [...]

Days After Criticizing Manning Treatment, Crowley Out as State Department Spokesman

By: Sunday March 13, 2011 10:46 am

I didn’t even consider this level of cynicism. RT @JohnBranchCNN: BREAKING: PJ Crowley out as Clinton Spokesman #CNN confirms So just days after expressing his opinion that the treatment of Bradley Manning was “ridiculous, counterproductive and stupid,” he’s out. I don’t think you need a weather map to know which way the wind blows on [...]

White House Contrasts Peter King Muslim Radicalization Hearings With Appeal to Tolerance

By: Monday March 7, 2011 6:15 am

This week, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) will hold long-awaited hearings in the House Homeland Security Committee on Muslim cooperation with law enforcement in terror investigations. King pretty much has his mind made up before entering the hearing room – he believes that Muslim-Americans haven’t aided enough in investigations against extremism, despite a long record to [...]

UN Will Investigate Treatment of Bradley Manning

By: Thursday December 23, 2010 9:38 am

The UN’s special rapporteur for on torture will investigate the treatment of Bradley Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of leaking classified material and currently held in solitary confinement under the custody of the US Marines. Manning faces a court martial but no criminal charges, and has yet been held in solitary for over seven [...]

The Obama Indefinite Detention Regime

By: Wednesday December 22, 2010 9:14 am

By now you’ve probably heard about the White House’s proposed executive order for indefinite detention for at least 48 Guantanamo detainees it has determined cannot be put on trial. The order would provide reviews of evidence by judges, but it does appear that the White House would control that process of evidentiary review, rather than [...]

Justice Department Looking for Pretense to Charge Julian Assange

By: Thursday December 16, 2010 8:35 am

Julian Assange is finally free on bail, after a judge in Britain rejected an appeal from Sweden. He has been released without his passport and with an electronic tag, and is under a kind of house arrest at the home of a wealthy supporter in Suffolk. He will need to report to police daily. Meanwhile, [...]

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