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Today marks the fourth anniversary of the release of Collateral Murder

April 5, 2014. It has been four years since the public became witness to Collateral Murder, the shocking video which exposed the murder of innocent civilians and two Reuters journalists, which was released by Chelsea Manning and then published by WikiLeaks on April 5, 2010.

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Watch Chelsea Manning’s new attorney speak alongside famous whistleblowers in DC. Live stream Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Unjustly sentenced to 35 years in prison, WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning is gearing up to fight for her freedom, and for government accountability, during her legal appeals. The appeals may go all the way to the Supreme Court. Civil rights attorney Nancy Hollander is speaking in DC along with other whistleblowers. Watch the live stream here on Sunday, April 13th at 7pm.

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Update 3/24/14: Government censoring Freedom of Information requests more then ever before

The Associated Press recently concluded its study of government Freedom of Information requests (FOIA) and the results are disappointing at best. More then under any other administration, the Obama government is censoring and blocking Freedom of Information requests and departments are taking longer to process them.

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Update 3/18/14: Chelsea Manning supporters march in Saint Patricks Peace Parade

In Boston on Sunday members of Veterans for Peace, and other supporters, marched holding “Free Chelsea” signs while distributing informational leaflets and stickers to recognize Chelsea Manning’s heroic actions and raise awareness about her ongoing persecution.

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Update 3/11/14: John Kiriakou: The Espionage Act should be rewritten to consider intent and actual harm done

Currently serving a 30 month sentence for releasing classified information that exposed torture at Guantanamo prison, John Kiriakou argues that the government is selectively and inappropriately prosecuting whistleblowers and refusing to prosecute other government releases of classified information.

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Update 2/25/14: Edward Snowden’s taped statement to Chelsea Manning re. Sam Adams award

Recipient of the 2013 Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence, Edward Snowden sent this taped statement for the ceremony held last week at Oxford University.

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Update 2/20/2014: Jesselyn Radack asked at Heathrow Airport “Who is Bradley Manning?”

Edward Snowden’s lawyer Jesselyn Radack was recently detained while going through customs at London’s Heathrow Airport and was subjected to “very hostile questioning” about Edward Snowden and Pvt. Chelsea Manning.

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Update 2/18/14: Whistleblower John Kiriakou punished for speaking to press

The government continues its war on whistleblowers. Prison officials are punishing and threatening John Kirakou for writing letters to the press – a clear violation of his Constitutional rights. Whistleblowers need protection.

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Update 2/3/14: Chelsea Manning nominated for 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, and supporters get creative

Several European Parliamentarians have decided to nominate both Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Plus, a supportive Welsh song and pop art.

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Update 1/26/14: From the war on hackers to the war on whistleblowers

Jesselyn Radack and Edward Snowden discuss the dangerous continuation of the 1917 Espionage Act, which the U.S. government has used in its prosecutions of Manning, Drake, Kiriakou, and now Snowden. And an EFF attorney compares overprosecution of electronic crimes to the war on drugs.

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