Alexa O’Brien is an independent journalist.  She received a 2013 Freedom of the Press Foundation grant for her coverage of the Chelsea Manning trial. For her “outstanding work for justice for Manning” she was shortlisted for the 2013 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. On Twitter: @carwinb.


A long and secretive legal battle against a group of activists accused of attacking the e-commerce site in the name of WikiLeaks has finally neared its end.

Military Justice

At a hearing Thursday, military judge Col. Denise Lind refused to toss out “aiding the enemy” and other weakly substantiated charges against Bradley Manning.