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Pardoning Assange Would be the First Step Back Toward Rule of Law

Pardoning Assange Would be the First Step Back Toward Rule of Law

  by Thomas L. Knapp On April 11, the ongoing saga of journalist and transparency activist Julian Assange took a dangerous turn.  Ecuador’s president, Lenin Moreno, revoked his asylum in that country’s London embassy. British police immediately arrested him — supposedly pursuant to his “crime” of jumping bail on an invalid arrest warrant in an […]

Chelsea Manning: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished Again

Chelsea Manning: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished Again

  by Thomas L.  Knapp One of the 21st century’s greatest heroines is behind bars again, held in contempt by federal judge Claude M. Hilton for refusing to help prosecutors trump up charges against the journalists who published information she paid dearly for giving them. Chelsea Manning spent more than six years in prison —  […]

#ReleasedTheMemo — And Then Some

#ReleasedTheMemo — And Then Some

.By Thomas L. Knapp On January 29, the US House Intelligence Committee voted to publicly release a four-page memo on the “Russiagate” inquiry, authored by committee chair Devin Nunes (R-CA).  Republican sources tell The Hill  that the memo alleges “‘shocking’ surveillance abuses” by the Department of Justice. By the time you read this, we’ll  all […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — Secrets and Lies

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — Secrets and Lies

. By L. Neil Smith It was announced today that the thirty-five year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning has been Providentially commuted. Barack Obama deserves no credit for this, he’s only planting land-mines for Donald Trump.When she is released in May (no, I don’t know why the delay), she will have served seven years, during […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — Truth And Consequences

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — Truth And Consequences

. By L. Neil Smith Thirteen years ago, in 2003. I presented a speech to the Libertarian Party of New Mexico, in which I talked about the uncountable thousands of life-destroying, history-distorting lies told by government employees every day, from whoppers like the Gulf of Tonkin Incident — which never really happened, but that managed […]

It’s Classified: A Tale of Two Scofflaws

It’s Classified: A Tale of Two Scofflaws

    By Thomas L. Knapp For the crime of telling America and the world about the lawlessness of the American political class — including one Hillary Rodham Clinton — Chelsea Manning is now a political prisoner, serving a 35-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth’s US Disciplinary Barracks, after a show trial which violated nearly every […]