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Donna Brazile, ex-CNN contributor and former interim chairman of the DNC, published an excerpt of her forthcoming book in Politico which makes the claim that the Clinton campaign and the DNC struck a deal that gave Clinton an “unethical” amount of control over the party prior to the nominating process. Brazile, who …
Late last week, Pamela Anderson released yet another impassioned missive extolling the supposed virtues of sun-starved WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, titled “Why My Heart Stands With Julian.”
Leaks—they used to be good, but now they are bad, the organization dedicated solely to publishing leaked private information declared this morning.
Everything in this country is so goddamn wild right now, it’s easy to miss things. Which is why it’s worth noting that the head of the National Security Agency just openly described Wikileaks as a tool of a “nation-state” (that’d be Russia), which deliberately used targeted leaks to get Donald Trump elected.
Last week, Chelsea Manning formally petitioned President Obama for clemency, asking him to reduce the remainder of her 35-year sentence to time served. According to the New York Times, Manning, who pleaded guilty in 2010, has been imprisoned for longer than any other whistleblower in American history.
Excerpts from several of Hillary Clinton’s paid speeches seem to have been released in a WikiLeaks dump of hacked emails from campaign chairman John Podesta. The speeches in question were the subject of controversy during the primaries after she refused to release their transcripts, arguing that her opponents should…
Prison officials at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas have sentenced Chelsea Manning to 14 days in solitary confinement following a July suicide attempt, which they said “interfered with the good order, safety, and running of the facility,” the Guardian reports. Seven of the 14 days have been suspended indefinitely.
Attorneys for imprisoned former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning confirmed on Monday that she attempted suicide last week. Manning’s lawyers said she is expected to remain under observation for the next several weeks. Manning is serving a 35-year sentence at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth for…
On Thursday, Swedish prosecutors revealed they would be dropping two of the charges against Julian Assange—that he molested and coerced two women in 2010—as the statutes of limitations in the investigation runs out at the end of August. The charge of rape against him still stands, and that investigation is ongoing.
Ben Affleck is not having a great week. As rumors fly that his marriage to Jennifer Garner is on the rocks, it appears he may’ve also gotten the PBS genealogy show Finding Your Roots cancelled by requesting that his slave-owning ancestors be omitted from the show.
One of Chelsea Manning's requests have finally been heard, even though it is in name only.
Chelsea Manning, convicted security document leaker, says the military refuses to provide that gender-reassignment care she was promised. She says she’s received nothing but “lip service” from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the Army.
Prisoner Chelsea Manning may receive the hormone treatment she desires, but she must be transferred to a civilian prison to obtain it — and that’s where it gets tricky.
During a speech delivered via video to the Oxford Union Society, government whistleblower Edward Snowden congratulated Chelsea Manning on winning the Sam Adams Award for Integrity and Intelligence.
Biologically male U.S. veterans are twice as likely as civilian men to identify as female and often decide to enlist to reassert their masculinity, according to a new, soon-to-be published study authored by former military psychologist George Brown, an Air Force vet who has been analyzing transgender military rates…
Britain's Supreme Court has finally approved Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for allegedly molesting and raping two women. Assange has been trying to prevent exactly that since 2010 — he claims the sex was consensual, but that he won't get a fair trial in Sweden — and still…
What's even more subversive than flashing the middle finger during your Super Bowl performance? Composing the soundtrack for Julian Assange's new talk show.