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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

Four reasons why Pfc. Bradley Manning deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom, not a prison cell. 

For bringing to light critical but long-suppressed information, Pfc. Manning has been treated not as a whistleblower, but as a criminal and a spy.

Despite all the focus on Guantánamo, a great many of America’s domestic prisons also routinely abuse inmates and in actual practice are often beyond the rule of 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.