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Assange says Obama's NSA reform vindicates Snowden

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama's plan to review the National Security Agency's surveillance programs vindicates whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Julian Assange says.

Judge merges some charges in Manning case, cutting maximum term

FORT MEADE, Md., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. military judge agreed Tuesday to merge several of Pfc. Bradley Manning's convictions when she decides on his sentence.
Author Robert Tanenbaum still dedicated to principles of justice

Author Robert Tanenbaum still dedicated to principles of justice

Robert K. Tanenbaum is still an unabashed idealist who believes in the principles on which the United States was founded.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Obama may spurn Putin summit, White House says

Obama may spurn Putin summit, White House says

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama may spurn a summit with President Vladimir Putin after Russia granted asylum to U.S. secrets leaker Edward Snowden, the White House said.
NSA leaker Snowden gets temporary asylum in Russia

NSA leaker Snowden gets temporary asylum in Russia

MOSCOW, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. secrets leaker Edward Snowden received Russian documents letting him leave a Moscow airport where he has been since late June, his lawyer said Thursday.
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning faces sentencing for espionage

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning faces sentencing for espionage

FORT MEADE, Md., July 31 (UPI) -- Prosecution witnesses testified Wednesday on the damage done by U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's massive leak of classified documents as his sentencing began.
Observers: Manning conviction makes prosecution of Assange more likely

Observers: Manning conviction makes prosecution of Assange more likely

FORT MEADE, Md., July 31 (UPI) -- Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's conviction on spy charges makes it more likely the United States will prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, his attorney says.
Manning faces years in prison after acquittal for aiding enemy

Manning faces years in prison after acquittal for aiding enemy

FORT MEADE, Md., July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning could spend the rest of his life in prison despite his acquittal Tuesday of aiding the enemy, lawyers say.
With verdict near, Manning supporters rally to his defense

With verdict near, Manning supporters rally to his defense

FORT MEADE, Md., July 29 (UPI) -- Protesters in 40 cities across the world are engaging in an International Day of Action in support of Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier and WikiLeaks source.

Thai police hunt makers of fake al-Qaida video

BANGKOK, July 29 (UPI) -- Thai police are searching for the makers of a fake video allegedly of al-Qaida fighters threatening to kill former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Military judge weighing Bradley Manning verdict

FORT MEADE, Md., July 27 (UPI) -- Closing arguments ended Friday in Bradley Manning's court-martial with a defense attorney calling the U.S. soldier a naive young man who cared about people.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, July 26, 2013.
By United Press International
U.S.: Manning guilty of 'aiding the enemy'

U.S.: Manning guilty of 'aiding the enemy'

FORT MEADE, Md., July 25 (UPI) -- Prosecutors said Thursday Army Pfc. Bradley Manning "deliberately disclosed" classified documents to make information available to enemies of the United States.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange running for Australian Senate

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange running for Australian Senate

SYDNEY, July 25 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange officially unveiled a new Australian political party from London Thursday and declared his candidacy for Senate.

Journalist warns of 'explosive' news from cache Snowden leaked

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- The journalist who published files leaked by fugitive U.S. leaker Edward Snowden says new reports from the data Snowden supplied would be more volatile.
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The WikiLeaks Internet page showing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is displayed with a Swiss Internet 'ch' address on December 5, 2010. WikiLeaks had to switch to a Swiss Internet address from the normal org address after WikiLeaks released secret United States Embassy Cables. Supporters view Assange as a savior of free speech, whereas critics call him a 'terrorist' for releasing classified material from the United States government. UPI
Wiki

WikiLeaks is an international new media non-profit organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous news sources and leaks. Its website, launched in 2006, is run by The Sunshine Press. Within a year of its launch, the site claimed a database that had grown to more than 1.2 million documents. The organization has described itself as having been founded by Chinese dissidents, as well as journalists, mathematicians, and start-up company technologists from the United States, Taiwan, Europe, Australia, and South Africa. The Guardian newspaper describes Julian Assange, an Australian Internet activist, as its director.

WikiLeaks has won a number of awards, including the 2008 Economist magazine New Media Award. In June 2009, WikiLeaks and Julian Assange won Amnesty International's UK Media Award (in the category "New Media") for the 2008 publication of "Kenya: The Cry of Blood – Extra Judicial Killings and Disappearances", a report by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights about police killings in Kenya. In May 2010, the New York Daily News listed WikiLeaks first in a ranking of "websites that could totally change the news".

In April 2010, WikiLeaks posted video from a 2007 incident in which Iraqi civilians and journalists were killed by U.S. forces, on a website called Collateral Murder. In July of the same year, WikiLeaks released Afghan War Diary, a compilation of more than 76,900 documents about the War in Afghanistan not previously available for public review. In October, the group released a package of almost 400,000 documents called the Iraq War Logs in coordination with major commercial media organisations. In November 2010, WikiLeaks began releasing U.S. State department diplomatic cables.

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