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The Persecution of WikiLeaks

Hearing on Bradley Manning’s pre-trial confinement concludes

By Naomi Spencer, December 12, 2012

Manning was arrested May 26, 2010, accused of the largest leak of classified military and government documents in history while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq.

WikiLeaks editor denounces mass internet surveillance and US attacks on democratic rights

By Richard Phillips, December 11, 2012

Julian Assange brushes aside provocative questions by CNN television journalist to promote new book on global internet surveillance and mass spying operations.

Bradley Manning speaks on abuse

By Naomi Spencer, December 1, 2012

Accused whistleblower Bradley Manning told the military court of sleep deprivation, isolation, and torment by guards.

Psychiatrists testify on military mistreatment of Bradley Manning

By Naomi Spencer, November 30, 2012

Psychiatrists testified Wednesday that recommendations to end Manning’s solitary confinement were ignored.

Bradley Manning testifies on his detention

By Naomi Spencer, November 30, 2012

Bradley Manning took the stand to speak on his pre-trial detention Thursday. It was the first public statement from the accused whistleblower in over two years.

Bradley Manning hearing focuses on unlawful pre-trial punishment

By Naomi Spencer, November 28, 2012

The Army’s pre-trial hearing resumed Tuesday against Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.

US military brands Assange, WikiLeaks as “the enemy”

By Bill Van Auken, September 28, 2012

Secret US Air Force documents brand WikiLeaks and its editor Julian Assange as “the “enemy,” placing them on a legal par with Al Qaeda.

Australian “liberal” press joins persecution of Assange

By Richard Phillips, September 3, 2012

Having defended Assange in 2010, the entire media establishment has now fallen behind the campaign to railroad him to the US.

Britain’s Socialist Workers Party and Socialist Party back extradition of Assange

By Chris Marsden, August 27, 2012

Britain’s largest pseudo-left groups have lined up behind the demand that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be extradited to Sweden.

UK media lines up behind campaign to extradite Assange and silence WikiLeaks

By Julie Hyland, August 22, 2012

The British media has played a venal role throughout the ongoing efforts to witch-hunt and silence WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.

Thousands mass outside Ecuadorean embassy to support Assange

By Daniel O’Flynn, Rick Wilson, August 20, 2012

Two thousand protesters massed outside the Ecuadorean embassy in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Julian Assange demands end to US witch-hunt

By Mike Head, August 20, 2012

About 200 police lined the streets around the Ecuadorean embassy in London as the WikiLeaks editor addressed hundreds of supporters and media representatives.