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Manning and the War on Whistleblowers: Kevin Gosztola Breaks Down Week One of the Bradley Manning Trial

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 By Dennis Trainor Jr, AcronymTV | Video Report
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Acronym TV host Dennis Trainor, Jr interview journalist Kevin Gosztola to discuss the first week of the Bradley Manning trial.

"We have to be clear that the cables we not top secret documents," Chris Hedges points out in a promotional video published by the Bradley Manning support network (shown in part here) and Matt Taibbi reminds us that "the whole concept of whistleblower law is that you can't get in trouble for reporting about illegal or improper activity."

Gosztola, the co-author of the book Truth & Consequences: The US vs. Bradley Manning, tells Trainor, Jr that the Manning trial " I can not help but think that the US Government prosecutors are playing some sort of larger government role (...) they are really going hard to make it seem that Manning was working on behalf of WikiLeaks (...) they want the judge to find that WikiLeaks is acting not as a media organization but is a group intent on exfiltrating national security secrets out of the United States, because that can be used as ammunition to move forward with prosecutions against other individuals, like Julian Assange."

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Dennis Trainor Jr

Dennis Trainor, Jr. is the host and producer of Acronym TV. He has also produced and directed the documentaries American Autumn: an Occudoc and Legalize Democracy. Follow him on twitter (@DennisTrainorJr).

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Manning and the War on Whistleblowers: Kevin Gosztola Breaks Down Week One of the Bradley Manning Trial

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 By Dennis Trainor Jr, AcronymTV | Video Report
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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Acronym TV host Dennis Trainor, Jr interview journalist Kevin Gosztola to discuss the first week of the Bradley Manning trial.

"We have to be clear that the cables we not top secret documents," Chris Hedges points out in a promotional video published by the Bradley Manning support network (shown in part here) and Matt Taibbi reminds us that "the whole concept of whistleblower law is that you can't get in trouble for reporting about illegal or improper activity."

Gosztola, the co-author of the book Truth & Consequences: The US vs. Bradley Manning, tells Trainor, Jr that the Manning trial " I can not help but think that the US Government prosecutors are playing some sort of larger government role (...) they are really going hard to make it seem that Manning was working on behalf of WikiLeaks (...) they want the judge to find that WikiLeaks is acting not as a media organization but is a group intent on exfiltrating national security secrets out of the United States, because that can be used as ammunition to move forward with prosecutions against other individuals, like Julian Assange."

More www.AcronymTV.com

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Dennis Trainor Jr

Dennis Trainor, Jr. is the host and producer of Acronym TV. He has also produced and directed the documentaries American Autumn: an Occudoc and Legalize Democracy. Follow him on twitter (@DennisTrainorJr).