It has been three years since US Private Bradley Manning was arrested—and today is the first day of his court-martial in which, in addition to the charges he has already plead guilty to which will result in as much as twenty years in prison, he will be faced with other charges that could result in life imprisonment or even the death penalty.

Chase Madar, a civil rights attorney and recent author of The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story Behind the Wikileaks Whistleblower , who will be blogging the trial for The Nation, joined Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman to discuss the significance of the case and seeking justice for Bradley Manning.