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New CIA director pledges crackdown on whistleblowers

Monday, 30 January, 2017 - 15:00

Mike Pompeo, the newly-confirmed director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, has pledged to "aggressively seek to ensure we have the most effective programs for identifying insider threats" in a chilling statement of intent to US senators.

Pompeo's statement is a sign that the new director intends to pursue the same anti-leaks policies that discourage whistleblowing as were enforced by the previous administration under President Obama.

Pirate Party Whistleblowing Spokesperson Rebecca Sentance said:

President Obama commutes Manning's sentence after dealing blow to privacy

Tuesday, 17 January, 2017 - 22:15

As one of the final acts of his final term as Commander-in-Chief, President Obama announced today that he would be commuting Chelsea Manning's sentence, bringing forward her release following a 35-year sentence from 2045 to May 17th this year, as well as organising for the responsibility of her incarceration to no longer sit under the purview of the Department of Defence. Whilst incarcerated by the department, Chelsea has been prevented from seeing any surgeons to discuss sexual reassignment, and is still held to male military standards.

Whistleblowing

"My sole motive is to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them." - Edward Snowden

Manning Sentence An Attack On Whistleblowers

Wednesday, 21 August, 2013 - 15:30

Bradley Manning, the whistleblower behind much of Wikileaks' revelations including the 'Collateral Murder' video has been sentenced to 35 years in prison, reduced in rank to E-1 and will be dishonourably discharged. He has been given 1294 days credit for the time he has served in US Military custody, partly under conditions described by United Nations as being "cruel and inhuman". While he was not found guilty of the most serious charge of aiding the enemy he was found guilty of 17 out of the 22 counts against him, and of an amended version of four others.

Russia Today: Manning Sentencing

Live Breaking News of Manning Sentencing A US military judge has sentenced Army Pfc. Manning to 35 years in prison. Manning faced up to 90 years behind bars, while prosecutors sought to put the whistleblower away for a minimum of six decades.

Wednesday, 21 August, 2013 - 23:00

Bradley Manning : 300 Days

Loz Kaye's picture

Today sees the depressing milestone that Bradley Manning has been imprisoned for 300 days. I was proud to speak at the rally in support of him on the 20th March outside the US Embassy, like demonstrators across the globe. 

For over seven months he has been held in military arrest in conditions that most of us could not imagine enduring. To be confined in a tiny windowless cell. To be held in solitary confinement 23 hours a day. To be forced to stand naked. To be put under intolerable psychological pressure. No wonder that Clive Stafford Smith, director of Reprieve, likened the conditions to those in Guantanamo Bay.