espionage act

Julian Assange

Julian Assange Just Moved a Step Closer to Extradition to the U.S.

The British Home Secretary has signed an extradition request. Now, Assange and the U.S. are gearing up for a heated legal battle.
David Gilbert
Julian Assange

Julian Assange Is So Sick He Can’t Appear in Court Via Video Link

Assange’s mother accused the U.K. government of ”unlawfully slowly killing my son."
David Gilbert

How Julian Assange's arrest could test the First Amendment

If the U.S. charges Assange under the Espionage Act, it could put journalistic methods on trial.
David Uberti

Eric Holder Now Says Edward Snowden Performed 'Public Service' in Leaking Documents

When he was attorney general, Holder wasn't a fan of the NSA leaker. Now that he's out of government, he's saying something he could never have said back then.
Reuters and VICE News

Eric Holder Hints at Possible Deal to Bring Edward Snowden Back to the US

The former attorney general admitted that the NSA leaks "spurred a necessary debate," and suggested a deal could be struck between the whistleblower and the DOJ.
Avi Asher-Schapiro

Petraeus Gets Wrist Slap for Sharing CIA Intel as Other Leakers Face Harsh Sentences

Petraeus receives probation and a fine while others have been labeled "traitors," charged with espionage and served time in prison.
Liz Fields

Snowden Has Always Been 'Ready' to Return to the US

Snowden's Russian lawyer reiterated his desire to come home, but only if he is guaranteed a fair and open trial.
Kaleigh Rogers

The First US Official to Resign Over Afghanistan Is Fighting to Help Whistleblowers

After Matthew Hoh's critical resignation letter was published, he was frozen out of Washington and became suicidal. Now he's trying to help whistleblowers have an easier time.
Joe Sandler Clarke
Motherboard Blog

How the Espionage Act of 1917 Became a Law Against Whistleblowing

The Espionage Act, passed during WWI, is being used against Manning, Snowden and other whistleblowers.
DJ Pangburn

Bradley Manning Was Convicted of Espionage, and We Protested at the White House

Bradley Manning has already been tortured while kept in isolation, and after Tuesday’s verdict he is officially—in the eyes of the American justice system—a bona fide spy several times over. For sharing sensitive files with the antisecrecy site...
Andrew Blake