Tag: Edward Snowden
In his eight years in office, the Obama Justice Department spearheaded eight Espionage Act prosecutions, more than all US administrations combined. Journalists were also caught in the crosshairs: Investigators sought phone records for Associated Press journalists, threatened to jail an investigative reporter for The New York Times, and named a Fox News reporter a co-conspirator in a leak case. In Texas, a journalist investigating private defense contractors became the focus of a federal prosecution and was initially charged for sharing a hyperlink containing hacked information that had already been made public.
That the Obama administration is reportedly considering commuting Manning’s sentence is remarkable given the president’s unprecedented crackdown on whistleblowers and the government’s full-throated condemnation of Manning for leaking 700,000 classified military and state department documents to WikiLeaks.
Chelsea Manning was notified of potential disciplinary actions for a July suicide attempt, and the prison followed through Thursday when a three-member disciplinary board found her guilty of “conduct which threatens” and possessing “prohibited property”—for trying to kill herself and reading an unmarked copy of a book about the hacking collective Anonymous.
The vote come nearly two years after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden disclosed mass surveillance at home and abroad by the surveillance agency.
Moviegoers sit in the same hotel room in China where the filmmaker and Greenwald meet Snowden for the very first time.
"It’s about love at the center of it that leads to a protest, that leads to a critique, leads to a resistance, leads to solidarity,.."
Snowden has been living in Russia since last June.
12Page 1 of 2