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Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years for giving classified documents to Wikileaks listen

08/21/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for releases hundreds of thousands of classified military documents. During a press conference after the sentencing hearing Wednesday, Manning’s defense attorney, David Coombs said he and other supporters are asking President Obama to grant a pardon, but if that doesn’t work, there are still other ways to get Manning out before he’s eligible for parole.

“Well, to get attention to what’s happened here, I will be sub...

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Peace activists "Welcome Home" Bradley Manning at Tampa airport listen

08/19/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning could be sentenced to up to 90 years in prison for leaking classified documents to Wikileaks. A group of 15 peace activists thinks he should be released with time served.

During an unconventional demonstration at Tampa International Airport on Saturday, Melissa Baird was one of several holding a large banner symbolically welcoming Bradley Manning home.

“He’s been tortured enough. He’s been tried enough. He’s been kept prisoner for way too long and it’...

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Supporters will symbolically welcome Bradley Manning home at Tampa airport Saturday listen

08/16/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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This week during the sentencing phase of his court martial, Army Private Bradley Manning apologized for leaking tens of thousands of government documents. Earlier he was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, but was guilty of a host of other charges and faces up to 90 years in prison.

Even though Manning remains in detention in Maryland, supporters here plan to "Welcome Home Bradley Manning" Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m at Tamp...

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Dozens of Bradley Manning supporters rally outside gates of MacDill AFB in Tampa listen

06/03/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The trial of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning began Monday in Maryland.

Manning is accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified government documents to WikiLeaks. In a hearing earlier this year Manning said he did so to help the American people learn the truth about the wars being fought in their names.

Monday during the opening statement his attorney said Manning was young and naive, but he had good intentions and thought he could make the world a better place.

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Tampa activist receives thank-you letter from Bradley Manning; direct action planned at MacDill AFB listen

05/08/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In Tampa supporters of Private Bradley Manning are planning direct action outside MacDill Air Force base on June 1. MacDill is the home of U.S. Central Command. It’s part of a nationwide coordinated day of action and is being organized locally by the Tampa Bay Bradley Manning Support Network.

From his prison cell, Manning recently thanked an active member o...

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WikiLeaks releases searchable database of mid-70s diplomatic files listen

04/08/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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More than 1.7 million diplomatic documents are now online in a searchable database thanks to the document-leaking website WikiLeaks. They have merged those declassified U.S. state department documents from the mid 1970s with a quarter of a million previously leaked diplomatic cables known as Cablegate.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange announced the release by video conference from inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London this morning.

"Orwell famously said that he who controls the pres...

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Listen to full audio of Bradley Manning's court statement

03/12/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Freedom of the Press Foundation has released a leaked audio recording of the entire statement made by Pfc. Bradley Manning.

Manning talks about why he leaked documents, including what Wikileaks calls the "Collateral Murder" video of journalists being killed in Iraq by the U.S. military.

Here's a link to the text of [Bradley Manning's full statement, trans...

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Message to St. Pete motorists: Free Bradley Manning listen

02/25/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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If you were driving south on I-275 Saturday night in St. Petersburg, you may have passed by a pedestrian overpass with this message in lights: "Free Bradley Manning."

Events were planned Saturday on at least five continents to mark the 1,000th day Manning had been in detention, charged with leaking tens of thousands of g...

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WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning being moved out of Quantico listen

04/20/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Bradley Manning is being moved to a new prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. The Army private is suspected of giving classified data to WikiLeaks. Pentagon general counsel Jay Johnson says more extensive mental, emotional and physical health care will be available for Manning.

"This facility is appropriate to meet Private Manning's health and welfare needs. Given the possibility that he will remain in pre-trial confinement for an additional time, we have the sense that this is in Private...

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Obama won't say if he disagrees with P.J. Crowley that Bradley Manning's abuse is "counterproductive and stupid" listen

03/11/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Bradley Manning is accused of leaking a trove of diplomatic and war documents to WikiLeaks. He is being detained at a military brig in Quantico, Virginia. His attorney says his clothes are confiscated nightly and he is kept in solitary confinement 23-hours a day. Glenn Greenwald and others have decried the abuse of Manning.

U.S. State Department Spokesperson P.J. Crowley t...

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