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Chelsea Manning Asks Obama for Mercy

WikiLeaks says he should free her before Trump does

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning isn't going to wait and see whether WikiLeaks tries to call in a favor when Donald Trump becomes president. She has asked President Obama to reduce her sentence for leaking classified files from 35 years to the more than six she has already spent behind bars, reports... More »

Snowden Was Right to Flee: Daniel Ellsberg

Pentagon Papers leaker slams 'United Stasi of America'

(Newser) - Don't blame Edward Snowden for skipping town when he made his big revelations about NSA surveillance: so says one of his most famous whistleblowing predecessors, Daniel Ellsberg, who stayed in the US after his own leaks. "The country I stayed in was a different America, a long time... More »

WikiLeaks to Iceland: Grant Snowden Asylum

Assange cites 'personal sympathy' for leaker

(Newser) - After a year in Ecuador's embassy , Julian Assange is now seeking asylum for someone else. WikiLeaks is in talks with Iceland's government to secure asylum for Edward Snowden, Assange said; an Iceland spokeswoman said Snowden supporters have indeed been pushing for it, the New York Times reports. The... More »

'Hatchet Man' Chuck Colson Dead at 80

Nixon 'dirty tricks artist' converted to evangelical Christianity

(Newser) - Notorious political "hatchet man" and prison reform advocate Chuck Colson has died at age 80 outside of Washington, DC. Renowned as a "dirty tricks artist" for President Nixon, Colson underwent a religious conversion in 1973 when facing charges for his role in discrediting Pentagon whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. After... More »

Pentagon Papers Leaker Arrested at Manning Protest

34 others nabbed at rally against 'torture' of suspected WikiLeaker

(Newser) - Pentagon Papers-leaker Daniel Ellsberg and 34 other activists were busted yesterday at a rally protesting the treatment of suspected WikiLeaker Bradley Manning. Hundreds attended the demonstration at the Quantico Marine base in Virginia, where Manning is being held in solitary confinement. Protesters were arrested when they refused to follow orders... More »

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