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Chase Madar

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Chase Madar

Chase Madar

Chase Madar is a civil rights attorney in New York and the author of The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story behind the Wikileaks Whistleblower (Verso). He tweets @ChMadar.


News and Features

It’s not just Ferguson—here’s how the system protects police.

Progress can’t be made toward a just settlement between Israel and Palestine until Washington quits arming one side to the teeth. 

His disclosures were profoundly moral. Justice demands that all charges be dropped.

Try to think of an aspect of everyday life that doesn’t somehow include the police.

A target that Republicans and Democrats can unite in vindictive harmony against.

His conviction on Espionage Act charges poses grave dangers for American journalism.

After Newtown, policy-makers are making schools more like prisons—at the expense of those they should be protecting.

The Justice Department has been ruthless in targeting those who bring hidden information into the public realm. 

Do the WikiLeaks War Logs reveal war crimes? Or do they reveal the poverty of international law?


A handy myth-stripping guide to NSA surveillance and its whistleblower.
Bradley Manning’s leak was as difficult as microwaving popcorn. What does this mean?
How the Wikileaks source did more for US national security than SEAL Team 6.
There’s really nothing “meta” about metadata.
The drama about the leaks shouldn't overwhelm the drama in the leaks themselves
If Pfc. Manning were magically transported into the civilian justice system, he would be just as screwed.
The hacker who snitched on Bradley Manning takes the stand.
How to set your bullshit detector for Manning court-martial media coverage.