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.
Chase Madar, civil rights attorney and author of the new book, “The Passion of Bradley Manning,” explains what’s at stake in the court-martial of Pfc. Manning.
Photo: Accused WikiLeak Source Bradley Manning.
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.