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Manning 'Aiding the Enemy' Charge Is a Threat to Journalism, Yochai Benkler, Guardian UK
20 July 13 | Thursday, Colonel Denise Lind, the judge in the Bradley Manning court martial, refused to dismiss the "aiding the enemy" charge. The decision is preliminary, and the judge could still moderate its effect if she finds Manning not guilty. But even if she ultimately acquits Manning, the decision will cast a long shadow on national security journalists and their sources.
Team Leader Suddenly Remembers Manning Insulted the Flag, Scott Galindez, Reader Supported News
20 July 13 | Specialist Jirhleah Showman was Manning's team leader prior to deployment in Iraq. During a counseling session with Manning, Showmen said she asked Manning why he joined the military and he replied, "To get an education." Showmen testified that she then looked at Manning, tapped the flag on her shoulder, and asked, "What does this mean to you?" Showman said Manning told her that the flag did not mean anything to him.
Live Blog: Showman's Superiors Rebut Her Testimony, Scott Galindez, Reader Supported News
19 July 13 | One of Specialist Showman's superiors, Chief Warrant Officer 1 Balanek, testified that he did not hear any reports of Manning's disloyal statements. He testified that he felt the charge was serious and should have been reported in writing.
Live Blog: Manning's Team Leader Suddenly Remembers Manning Insulted the Flag, Scott Galindez, Reader Supported News
19 July 13 | Specialist Jirhleah Showman was Manning's team leader prior to deployment in Iraq. During a counseling session with Manning, Showmen said she asked Manning why he joined the military and that he replied, "To get an education." Showmen testified that she then looked at Manning and tapped the flag on her shoulder, and that Manning told her that the flag did not mean anything to him.
Scott Galindez | Shining a Light on Truth Should Not Be a Capital Offense, Scott Galindez, Reader Supported News
19 July 13 | I know many people think Bradley Manning is a traitor and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Many probably say hang him. One problem with that thinking (among many others) is it wouldn't just mean punishing Manning, it would stifle anyone courageous enough to bring the truth to the light of day.
Live Blog: Bradley Manning Court-Martial Day 20, Scott Galindez, Reader Supported News
19 July 13 | The Army's rebuttal case will continue today. Both witnesses will counter testimony on Manning's motive. One witness will testify that Manning told him/her that he would be famous someday. The witness was told this by Manning in May of 2010. What that has to do with Manning's motives at the time of the leaks is a mystery to me.
Manning Judge Does Not Dismiss "Aiding the Enemy" Charge, Scott Galindez, Reader Supported News
18 July 13 | udge Denise Lind did not dismiss the "Aiding the Enemy" charge against Bradley Manning, stating that the Army did present evidence that Manning should have known, based on his training, that the enemy would be able to access the information he released to Wikileaks. She also stated that evidence was presented that Manning did know that the enemy could use the SIGACTS (mapping of incidents in a region) he leaked in the same manner that the Army uses them.
Significance of Military Judge’s Decision to Not Acquit Bradley Manning of ‘Aiding the Enemy’, Kevin Gosztola, FireDogLake
Thursday July 18, 2013 | A military judge issued a ruling in the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning today where she declined to acquit Manning of the “aiding the enemy” charge.
The Trial of Bradley Manning: Day 18, Scott Galindez, Reader Supported News
16 July 13 | Today was mostly procedural. The Army and the defense argued the scope of the Army's rebuttal testimony that will begin on Thursday. They also argued two of the defense motions for dismissal of charges including "Aiding the Enemy."
Reader Supported News Files Lawsuit in Manning Court-Martial, Marc Ash, Reader Supported News
- 15 July 13 | We have filed our lawsuit in the Manning court-martial affair. Here you will find a copy of the suit as prepared by RSN counsel Bill Simpich.
- The issue is media access, or the lack thereof. But it's broader than that. It's about your right to know. It's about the role of a free press in our democracy. And yes, it's about the well-being of a courageous young man that stood up and showed us what we are forbidden to see, and have every right to know.