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Covering-up Indiscriminate Killing

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On June 3, the first day of Bradley Manning's show trial, the editor-in-chief and founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange wrote, “The government has prepared for a good show. The trial is to proceed for twelve straight weeks: a fully choreographed extravaganza, with a 141-strong cast of prosecution witnesses. The defense was denied permission to call all but a handful of witnesses. Three weeks ago, in closed session, the court actually held a rehearsal. Even experts on military law have called this unprecedented.”

Manning's supposed crime is that he shared informations about war-crimes with Wikileaks, an act that Assange calls, “Conspiracy to commit journalism.” Assange continues, by writing the government “argues that Bradley Manning communicated 'indirectly' with al-Qaeda, a formally declared US 'enemy', and therefore that Bradley Manning communicated with 'the enemy'... The court has banned any evidence of intent. The court has banned any evidence of the outcome, the lack of

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