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Chelsea Manning Sent Back to Jail for Refusing to Testify Against Wikileaks

    Chelsea Manning Sent Back to Jail for Refusing to Testify Against Wikileaks

Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was ordered back to jail Thursday for refusing to testify to a grand jury, even after telling a judge she’d rather “starve to death” than cooperate with prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga ordered her to remain incarcerated at the Alexandria jail either until she agrees to testify or…

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MintCast Interviews Matt Kennard: The Real Powers that Run the World and the Future of Truth-Telling

    MintCast Interviews Matt Kennard: The Real Powers that Run the World and the Future of Truth-Telling

MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb were recently joined by Matt Kennard, a journalist at the Latin American Bureau in London who was previously a reporter for the Financial Times and has written for the Guardian, the New York Times and Mother Jones. The discussion focused first on Kennard’s 2015 book The Racket: A…

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Politicians Silent on Chelsea Manning’s Imprisonment on Trans Day of Visibility

    Politicians Silent on Chelsea Manning’s Imprisonment on Trans Day of Visibility

WASHINGTON — March 31 marked the International Transgender Day of Visibility and many senior political figures, including those battling for the Democratic nomination for president, released positive, inclusive statements affirming their commitment to supporting the transgender community. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced “I want every trans person to know: You are valued. You are equal.…

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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Stands Up for Press Freedom, Gets Jailed by US Gov’t

    Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Stands Up for Press Freedom, Gets Jailed by US Gov’t

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA — After getting her life back less than two years ago following her release from prison in March 2017, alleged WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning was remanded back into custody this past Friday for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury. A subpoena sent to Manning earlier this year bore the same case…

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Refusing to “Snitch,” Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Becomes Two-Time Political Prisoner

  Refusing to “Snitch,” Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Becomes Two-Time Political Prisoner

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA — Chelsea Manning was thrown in jail on Friday for refusing to comply with a grand jury subpoena related to sealed charges against WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange. She is ordered to be held until she complies with the subpoena or the grand jury process concludes, which could be more than a year from…

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Assange May Be Elephant in Room as Chelsea Manning a Fights Federal Grand Jury Subpoena

  Assange May Be Elephant in Room as Chelsea Manning a Fights Federal Grand Jury Subpoena

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA — Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is fighting a grand jury subpoena in Alexandria, Virginia. On Tuesday, Manning spoke to reporters after she and her lawyer unsuccessfully motioned to quash the subpoena. The subpoena is widely believed — but not confirmed — to be related to sealed charges against WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange, whose prosecutors…

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With Ecuador’s Cooperation Bought by IMF Loans, Washington Waxes Optimistic on Assange Extradition

  With Ecuador’s Cooperation Bought by IMF Loans, Washington Waxes Optimistic on Assange Extradition

WASHINGTON — Chelsea Manning’s fight against her subpoena in the U.S. Department of Justice’s grand-jury case targeting WikiLeaks founder and former publisher Julian Assange this past week has revealed several uncomfortable truths, not only about that investigation but also about the fate of Assange, whose asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy hangs precariously in the balance.…

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