July 30 - Bradley Manning's "Open Diplomacy" Meets the 1917 Espionage Act; A Witness for the Defense in the Bradley Manning Trial; Renewed Peace Talks with Half of Palestine

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Part 1

We begin with the verdict in the Bradley Manning trial and speak with Adam Klasfeld, a reporter with Courthouse News Service who has covered the trial from the beginning and just wrote an article at Courthouse News Service “Open Diplomacy or Espionage?” We discuss the irony that President Woodrow Wilson who called for the kind of “open diplomacy” that motivated Bradley Manning to leak 250,000 diplomatic cables, is the same president who in 1917 signed the Espionage Act under which Bradley Manning was convicted. adam klasfeld


Part 2

Then we speak with Lauren McNamara who has produced YouTube videos that have received over 9 million views and caught the attention of Bradley Manning. She was a witness in the Bradley Manning trial, testifying in his defense about the many conversations she had with him before his leaks went public. She just wrote the article “The Humanity of Bradley Manning”.

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Part 3

Then finally we go to Ramallah in Palestine to speak with Khaled Elgingy, who served as an advisor to the Palestinian leadership on permanent status negotiations with Israel from 2004 to 2009. We discuss the renewed peace talks brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry between Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat and Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni that have set a goal of nine months to reach a “final status” agreement.

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