Bradley Manning 1000 Days in Jail and more Government Crackdown on Transparency

Department of Army Photo of Private First Class Bradley Manning

THE REAL NEWS Worldwide support for Manning as trial of alleged Stratfor hacker Jeremy Hammond takes bizarre twist QUOTES: RATNER: “[Bradley Manning] has now been in pretrial detention, as we’re speaking, 1,003 days. It’s a big anniversary. That means he has been in detention almost three years without a trial. He’s not been convicted of …

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Ex-CIA Agent, Whistleblower John Kiriakou Sentenced to Prison While Torturers He Exposed Walk Free

Portrait of ex-CIA agent and torture whistleblower John Kiriakou

DEMOCRACY NOW! Former CIA agent John Kiriakou speaks out just days after he was sentenced to 30 months in prison, becoming the first CIA official to face jail time for any reason relating to the U.S. torture program. Under a plea deal, Kiriakou admitted to a single count of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act …

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A selection of local activist arrests not covered by Tucson’s paper of record

Occupied Tucson Citizen's Activist Arrests

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN One long-time Arizona journalist told me recently about how surprised he was when he joined the staff at the Arizona Daily Star many years ago (he has since left) and they told him that they didn’t generally cover political demonstrations or actions. Such events, he was informed, were considered to be “manufactured …

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