Chase Madar

Chase Madar, a TomDispatch regular and author of a new book, The Passion of Bradley Manning (OR Books), is a lawyer in New York.

 

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 6:40am
A "War Process" Not a "Peace Process": On US Military Aid to Israel
We Americans have funny notions about foreign aid.
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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 7:53am
For Edward Snowden: Amnesty Now
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Monday, December 9, 2013 - 7:41am
The Over-Policing of America and Criminalizing Everyday Life
If all you’ve got is a hammer, then everything starts to look like a nail. And if police and prosecutors are your only tool, sooner or later everything and everyone will be treated as criminal. This is increasingly the American way of life, a path that involves “solving” social problems (and even some non-problems) by throwing cops at them, with generally disastrous results.
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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, in handcuffs, is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Maryland, February 23, 2012. (Reuters/Jose Luis Magana) Views
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7:30am
In Bradley Manning, We Finally Have a Scapegoat for the Iraq War
The best way to cope with humiliating military disaster is to find a scapegoat. For the Germans after World War I, it was leftists and Jews who “stabbed the nation in the back”—the Dolchstoßlegende that set the global standard. In the resentful folklore that grows like kudzu around our Vietnam War...
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Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 3:03pm
The Sky Darkens for American Journalism
Bradley Manning released hundreds of thousands of government documents and files to Wikileaks, most famous among them the unclassified video Wikileaks dubbed, "Collateral Murder”, a harrowing gun-sight view of an Apache helicopter slaughtering a couple of armed men and a much larger group of civilians on a Baghdad street in July, 2007.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 9:02am
How Dystopian Secrecy Contributes to Clueless Wars
The prosecution of Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks’ source inside the U.S.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 7:23am
The Passion of Edward Snowden
There’s really nothing “meta” about metadata. Even without knowing the content of a conversation, knowing whom someone is calling, for how long and how often conveys an enormous amount of information, as former National Security Agency official and whistleblower Thomas Drake and former Department of Justice attorney and whistleblower Jesselyn Radack reminded me and a roomful of others over the weekend.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 12:06pm
The School Security America Doesn’t Need
Outrage over the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre may or may not spur any meaningful gun control laws, but you can bet your Crayolas that it will lead to more seven-year-olds getting handcuffed and hauled away to local police precincts.
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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 6:48am
Do 'Laws of War' Simply Legitimize 'War Crimes'?
Anyone who would like to witness a vivid example of modern warfare that adheres to the laws of war -- that corpus of regulations developed painstakingly over centuries by jurists, humanitarians, and soldiers, a body of rules that is now an essential, institutionalized part of the U.S.
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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 11:33am
Blood on Whose Hands?: Bradley Manning, Wikileaks, and the Blood of Civilians
Who in their right mind wants to talk about, think about, or read a short essay about... civilian war casualties ? What a bummer, this topic, especially since our Afghan, Iraq, and other ongoing wars were advertised as uplifting acts of philanthropy: wars to spread security, freedom, democracy, human rights, gender equality, the rule of law, etc .
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