Tag Archives: Daniel Ellsberg

The Espionage Axe: Donald Trump and the War Against a Free Press

Throughout its history, the Espionage Act has been used as a weapon to attack free speech and dissent.

Chelsea Manning, WikiLeaks, and The Deepwater Horizon

If the the U.S. jails Julian Assange, they should jail me, and my colleagues at The Guardian and New York Times. We all used the Manning / Assange / WikiLeaks emails

The Nerve of Some (Anti-nuclear) People! by Polly Mann

A resolution to Pull Back from the Brink and Prevent Nuclear War (2019) has been introduced in the Minnesota State Legislature. By Polly Mann   WAMM Newsletter Winter 2019   (Volume 37  Number 1) Here’s how it all began: I had learned that Northampton, Massachusetts, had passed a resolution calling for the United States to prevent nuclear […]

How to Organize a Ban Nuclear Weapons Campaign, State by State, by Marie Braun

The next step toward attaining a world free of nuclear weapons must involve the nuclear armed states.  Disarming nuclear weapons should not be a difficult process since we have the technical expertise and verification procedures in place.

Daniel Ellsberg and Noam Chomsky Discuss Nuclear War

Chomsky: Page after page of the book contains graphic examples of –you can only call it–this kind of insanity and at one point describes the book as a chronicle of human madness, which captures the character of the era we have been living in very accurately. And we should bear in mind that this is only one of two existential threats, the other…is another dramatic illustration of human madness, the threat of global warming…

Ray McGovern, David Swanson, and Daniel Ellsberg discuss Stone’s “Johnson, Nixon & Vietnam: Reversal of Fortune”

Includes references to the current Novick/Burns series on Vietnam.   

Chelsea Manning is Courage’s newest beneficiary

Snowden: “Chelsea Manning is the first American to be sentenced to decades of prison for revealing truthful information to the press. Her conviction — under a law even the ACLU says violates the constitution — is not just an injustice, it’s a threat to journalism.” Courage Foundation May 27, 2016 Six years ago today, WikiLeaks whistleblower […]

Daniel Ellsberg Recalls the Spirit of Resistance in the 1971 May Day Protests (Video)

While Ellsberg is nonchalant when recalling his experience over those few days in early May, his fascinating tale of resistance to government shows that it was by no means an easy choice.

Stand Up for Truth: The European Tour of a Band of American Whistleblowers:

Jesselyn Radack: “This war on whistleblowers has an incredibly chilling effect and I believe, in the grand scheme of things, it is really a backdoor war on journalists and I believe even further it’s a way of creating an official Secrets Actwhich our country has been able to live without for more than 200 years, so this is very pernicious. People talk about amending the Espionage Act. I don’t think it needs to be amended. I think it needs to be ended.”

Truthdiggers of the Week: Edward Snowden and Rand Paul

From the article: Edward Snowden and Rand Paul have little in common except for one important point: They are gutsy patriots who put their reputations and careers on the line in service of their country.

The Guardian: US whistleblowers extend cautious welcome to NSA reforms | Stand Up for Truth

International Week to Support Whistleblowing. Democracy needs truth-telling. June 1-7, 2015   StandUpForTruth.org People in many countries will create Stand Up For Truth activities during the week of June 1-7, 2015 — to move toward a culture of openness and truth as well as security for those who take the risk of disclosing information that authorities want […]

Thousands Join Together, Looking Forward for Peace & Planet

From the report: Througout the Conference, our speakers, workshops, and conversations centered around the great challenges to peace and the planet, and concrete ways to strengthen and connect our movements and struggles for a better, more just and peaceful world. Click here to watch all three of the Plenaries, as well as Workshops by Daniel Ellsberg and Global Hibakusha.

Political Smears in U.S. Never Change: the NYT’s 1967 Attack on MLK’s Anti-War Speech

Greenwald: The attack of the NYT editors on King for that speech is strikingly familiar, because it’s completely identical to how anti-war advocates in the U.S. are maligned today. It begins by lecturing King that his condemnation of U.S. militarism is far too simplistic: “the moral issues in Vietnam are less clear cut than he suggests.” It accuses him of “slandering” the U.S. by comparing it to evil regimes. And it warns him that anti-war activism could destroy the civil rights movement, because he is guilty of overstating American culpability and downplaying those of its enemies

▶ Mike Gravel to Senator Mark Udall: Make Full Torture Probe Public Like I Did with Pentagon Papers

Published on Dec 16, 2014 http://democracynow.org – On the Senate floor last week, outgoing Democratic Sen. Mark Udall called for a purge of top CIA officials implicated in the torture program and cover-up, including current Director John Brennan. But as he enters the final days of his Senate term, Udall is facing calls to take […]

John Pilger: In Ukraine, the US is dragging us towards war with Russia

Washington’s role in Ukraine, and its backing for the regime’s neo-Nazis, has huge implications for the rest of the world John Pilger  The Guardian  13 May 2014 A pro-Russian activist with a shell casing and a US-made meal pack that fell from a Ukrainian army APC in an attack on a roadblock on 3 May in Andreevka, […]

Daniel Ellsberg: Don’t Do What I Did

This billboard is now outside the U.S. State Department, saying “don’t wait until thousands more have died, before you tell the truth…” RootsAction.org Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook!  Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today.  Rise Up Times is also […]

▶ Nigel Parry: Daniel Ellsberg announces the launch of exposefacts.org

“ExposeFacts aims to shed light on concealed activities that are relevant to human rights, corporate malfeasance, the environment, civil liberties and war.”   by NIGEL PARRY nigelparry.net  JUNE 4, 2014   Launched by the Institute for Public Accuracy in June 2014, ExposeFacts.org represents a new approach for encouraging whistleblowers to disclose information that citizens need to make truly […]

Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden would not get a fair trial – and Kerry is wrong

Edward Snowden is the greatest patriot whistleblower of our time, and he knows what I learned more than four decades ago: until the Espionage Act gets reformed, he can never come home safe and receive justice   Daniel Ellsberg  theguardian.com Friday 30 May 2014  As the author knows from direct chat-log conversations with him over the past […]

Glenn Greenwald: A Response to Michael Kinsley’s NYT book review of No Place to Hide

Does Michael Kinsley think NYT’s Neil Sheehan—who “aided & abetted” the Pentagon Papers stories—should be jailed too? http://t.co/kpusmKU2Vo — Daniel Ellsberg (@DanielEllsberg) May 23, 2014     I wonder how many years Michael Kinsley now thinks I should have spent in prison for revealing the Pentagon Papers? https://t.co/c0naeyeUFU — Daniel Ellsberg (@DanielEllsberg) May 23, 2014 By Glenn Greenwald  The Intercept 23 May […]

Ellsberg, Rowley, et al: National security experts appeal for return to Constitutional government

Ellsberg, Rowley, Drake, McGovern, Greenwald speak at “Beyond Orwell: Surveillance, Secrets & Whistleblowing in the Security State.” By Linda Lewis • April 27, 2014 • WhistleblowingToday.org Four national security whistleblowers and a former CIA analyst appeared onstage Tuesday at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall for a roundtable discussion, “Beyond Orwell: Surveillance, Secrets & Whistleblowing in the Security State.” Keynote speaker Daniel Ellsberg, […]