Alex Gibney Talks Wikileaks, Manning and More with the ACLU

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney speaks with the ACLU’s Ben Wizner about We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks. They discuss how The New York Times among other publications have been treated differently than Wikileaks by the government, the dangers of over-classification, the role of journalists in a national security situation, and the connection between Wikileaks and the Arab Spring.

Guerrilla Blog Dispatches – June 5, 2013

Manning

Manning Trial Shrouded in Secrecy and Security

Hacker Testifies That Manning Never Talked About Aiding Enemy

UN Accuses Rebels and Regime of War Crimes

Afghans Demand Arrest of US Troops Over Killings

British Soldiers Punished for Abusing Afghan Civilians

Photo: Accused WikiLeak Source Bradley Manning.

Bradley Manning Trial Begins After Three Years of Waiting

More than three years after Private first class Bradley Manning was arrested for his involvement in one of the largest classified information leaks in history, he had his first day in court on Monday. The 25 year-old soldier is facing 22 charges including espionage and aiding the enemy. If convicted for his role in sharing military files with the website WikiLeaks, Pfc Manning could be sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. RT’s Andrew Blake has more on the story from Ft. Meade, Maryland, where the court-martial began Monday morning.

Guerrilla Blog Dispatches – June 4, 2013

Flag Police

US Soldier Goes On Trial Over WikiLeaks Disclosure

Supreme Court Approves DNA Testing of Arrestees

Sexual Assaults Forces Changes to Military Justice System

Pentagon Weighs Larger Post-2014 Force in Afghanistan

Navy Makes $6 Billion Multi-Year Destroyer Buy