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...


Sick of our electoral debacle? Check out Iceland, where the radical Pirate Party is improbably poised to win their election with a quarter of Icelanders' support, more than any other party. Riding a wave of post-Panama-Papers rage at corrupt business as usual, the Pirates would reject the two governing parties to form a coalition with small progressive ones to work for direct democracy, free speech and transparency. Their rubric: “We are not here to gain power. We are here to distribute power.”