Articles by Kevin Reed

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Chelsea Manning Released from Jail after Grand Jury Is Dismissed by US Federal Court
Kevin Reed | WSWS - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Mar 2020

13 Mar 2020 – Chelsea Manning, the whistleblower who refused to answer questions before a federal grand jury empaneled as part of the US conspiracy against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, was released late yesterday after spending the last year in jail. Manning’s release occurred one day after the courageous fighter for truth attempted suicide in her cell and was hospitalized by prison authorities.

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Private Equity Firm to Purchase the Assets of the .ORG Domain Registry for $1 Billion
Kevin Reed | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Feb 2020

27 Jan 2020 – A public demonstration took place on 24 Jan in front of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to demand a halt to the sale of the .ORG domain registry to the private equity firm Ethos Capital for $1.135 billion. The conversion of .ORG into a for-profit is an attack on public access to news, information and digital media. Among the threats are higher domain registration fees, censorship-for-hire schemes, selling browsing data and diminished technical maintenance and support.

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Spanish Security Firm Spied on Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy for US Intelligence
Kevin Reed | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Sep 2019

28 Sep 2019 – A Spanish defense and security contractor hired to protect the Ecuadorian Embassy in London spied on Julian Assange on behalf of US intelligence while the WikiLeaks’ founder and editor was living there. A report in the Spanish newspaper El País reported early Friday [27 Sep] that it had access to statements and documents that show David Morales, the owner of Undercover Global S.L., handed over audio and video to the CIA of meetings between Julian Assange and his lawyers and collaborators.

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Chelsea Manning Imprisoned without Charge for Six Months for Refusing to Testify against Julian Assange
Kevin Reed and James Cogan | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Sep 2019

21 Sep 2019 – The courageous whistleblower Chelsea Manning has now been held in a federal detention center for more than six months. Manning has not been charged with or committed any crime. She was sent to jail for refusing to testify before a secret grand jury that has indicted persecuted Julian Assange, who published the information she leaked exposing rampant US imperialist criminality.

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Petya Ransomware Attack Shuts Down Computers in 65 Countries
Kevin Reed | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jul 2017

29 Jun 2017 – In the second massive cyberattack in 44 days, both originating from malicious software developed by the US National Security Agency-NSA, personal computers in at least 65 countries were shut down Tuesday [27 Jun] by an epidemic of ransomware known as Petya.

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