One of the most amazing independent investigative journalists worldwide – the incredibly hardworking; informative and contextual Alexa O’ Brien. She is one of the only journalists presently covering the largest leak to date and the trial of whistleblower: Pvt. Bradley Manning; as well as the (secret) Grand Jury investigation of WikiLeaks intended to be charged under the United States Espionage Act of 1924.
Currently, Pvt. Bradley Manning is facing 150 years and life imprisoned.
It has been determined the information ( hundreds of thousands of cables released) is not classified under “Top Secret” information, nor has the release of this information claimed any lives; it has however, contributed to ending war in Iraq and is also determined to be “of great public interest” as related to War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and the suppression of information.
Pvt. Bradley Manning been denied access to the UN Investigator of Torture Rapporteur to this day. The rapporteur is also denied as witness to his Defence in Trial. Bradley Manning has been exposed to cruel and inhumane treatment; inclusive to practices of torture by US government for allegedly releasing classified documents.
I have been following this case for … a while now, this will no-doubt take some time to update with everything that has happened ….
meanwhile, here’s an invaluable vessel of information, ethics and knowledge ( Alexa O’Brien’s log at alexaobrien.com ) she has been present at the Trial since the beginning and single-handedly, a trusted source of information as it develops.
also, here’s some sidehand bits and YouTube links as she covers the Trial of Army Pvt. Bradley Manning – as well as some interviews with supporters; including Daniel Ellsberg whistleblower of the Pentagon Papers, classified as “Top Secret” information exposing the scandal of Watergate – leading the impeachment of Richard Nixon.
This will eventually be quite indepth, as I post links from the offices of David E. Coombs ( pvt. Bradley Manning’s Defense Attorney) ; and other media organisations press outlets covering the intense broad scope of landscape in media and political climate.