Julian Assange

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning speaks to the press ahead of a grand jury appearance about WikiLeaks, in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 16, 2019.
Given that Manning still faces a $256,000 fine for refusing to testify about WikiLeaks to a grand jury, said one reporter, "she will now struggle with destitution and poverty, but at least she will no longer be in a jail cell."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning
Manning's legal team said her actions "evidence the strength of her convictions...
Kevin Gosztola, Shadowproof
Banners belonging to supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange outside Woolwich Crown Court during his extradition hearing on 25th February 2020 in London, United Kingdom. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is wanted in the United States to face charges of attempted hacking and breaches of the espionage act, related to the publication of classified US military documents. He faces a maximum of 175 years in prison. (Photo: Claire Doherty/In Pictures via Getty Images)
As his defense team argues U.S. effort to get their hands on Assange is clearly...


The Edward Snowden saga took one more twist today as Ecuador announced it had found a listening device in the London embassy where it's sheltering Julian Assange, a discovery Ecuador's Foreign Minister called "another instance of a loss of ethics at the international level." Between that and the bizarre forcing down of the Bolivian president's plane on the hunch Snowden might be on it leads the Rude Pundit to wonder "how far would we go in violating international law just to show the world (...