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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, […]

Chris Hedges: Fighting the Militarized State

 “We have already seen journalists such as [you] and Laura Poitras detained and denied access to a lawyer and due process. This law will make legal any such detentions. It will permit the military, on American soil, to throw journalists and activists in a military prison without trial or due process.”  — Carl Mayer Alexa O’Brien speaks […]

Noam Chomsky | Security and State Power

Joint National Security Council meeting, May 25, 2011. (Photo: The Prime Minister’s Office / Flickr) This article, the first of two parts, is adapted from a lecture by Noam Chomsky on Feb. 28 sponsored by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation in Santa Barbara, Calif. By Noam Chomsky, Truthout.org | Op-Ed  03 March 2014 A leading principle of international relations […]

Chris Hedges: Edward Snowden’s Moral Courage

What is moral courage? By Chris Hedges  February 26, 2014  truthdig.com In this still image from video footage released by WikiLeaks on Oct. 11, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks in Moscow during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award. (AP photo) Last Thursday Chris Hedges opened a team debate […]

Noted Whistleblowers Speak Up for Edward Snowden

Blowing the whistle on powerful factions is not a fun thing to do, but it is the last avenue for truth, balanced debate and democracy By Thomas Drake, Daniel Ellsberg, Katharine Gun, Peter Kofod, Ray McGovern, Jesselyn Radack and Coleen Rowley, Guardian UK  14 December 13  ReaderSupportedNews.org    t least since the aftermath of September […]

Glenn Greenwald> Snowden: UK government now leaking documents about itself

Glenn Greenwald  theguardian.com, Friday 23 August 2013 The NSA whistleblower says: ‘I have never spoken with, worked with, or provided any journalistic materials to the Independent’ GCHQ’s headquarters on the outskirts of Cheltenham. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA (Updated below) The Independent this morning published an article – which it repeatedly claims comes from “documents obtained from the NSA by Edward Snowden” – […]

(Video) Daniel Ellsberg> I was Bradley Manning. Two whistleblowers, two wars, one important truth.

  punksterdaddy 3 days ago I really hope that the right thing that should be done, finally is done here? In releasing this man Bradley Manning and stop this media blackout! It’s disgusting! This situation is a fine example of how the governments of the western world, not just the U.S. are all about the controlling […]

Chris Hedges Responds to NDAA Defeat, Says It’s a ‘Black Day’ for Liberty

It means there is no recourse now either within the Executive, Legislative or Judicial branches of government to halt the steady assault on our civil liberties and most basic Constitutional rights.  —Posted by Peter Z. Scheer  Jul 17, 2013  truthdig.com. Holding a single flower each, two protesters wearing black hoods and orange jumpsuits take part in a demonstration in […]

(Video) Democracy Now!> Whistleblowers Snowden and Ellsberg

TheMrSirCharles Published on Jul 4, 2013 Source: DemocracyNOW! http://www.democracynow.org/2013/7/4/… Click the title below to see the Ellsberg video on the Pentagon Papers How the Pentagon Papers Came to be Published By the Beacon Press Told by Daniel Ellsberg & Others

[Video] Robert Scheer> Praise the Whistleblower-Privacy, Freedom and the Surveillance State

 allsaintspasadena1 Published on Jun 23, 2013 Robert Scheer in the All Saints Church Rector’s Forum — connecting the dots between the Founders, Daniel Ellsberg, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden. Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on […]

John Pilger> Understanding The Latest Leaks Is Understanding The Rise Of A New Fascism

Snowden’s revelation that Washington has used Google, Facebook, Apple and other giants of consumer technology to spy on almost everyone, is further evidence of a modern form of fascism — that is the “abyss”. Having nurtured old-fashioned fascists around the world – from Latin America to Africa and Indonesia – the genie has risen at […]

[Video] Our Vanishing Civil Liberties panel with Daniel Ellsberg, Birgitta Jonsdottir, Nadia Kayyali, Norman Solomon

David Curtis Published June12, 2013 Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the item of interest to view. WAMMToday is also on FACEBOOK! Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page […]

Ellsberg: Snowden’s NSA leak more important than my Pentagon Papers

“it can’t be overestimated to this democracy. It gives us a chance, I think, from drawing back from the total surveillance state that we could say we’re in process of becoming, I’m afraid we have become. That’s what he’s revealed.” By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News | The Ticket –June 10, 2013 news.yahoo.com   Ellsberg and Snowden (Ellsberg.net/Guardian) Daniel Ellsberg, whose […]

[Video] Julian Assange> Panel Discussion following ‘SHADOWS OF LIBERTY’ UK Premiere

SHADOWS OF LIBERTY takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global media conglomerates exercise extraordinary political, social, and economic power. The overwhelming collective power of these firms raises troubling questions about democracy.  ShadowsofLibertyDoc Published on Jun 4, 2012 On May 24, 2012, in London, U.K., WikiLeaks’ editor-in-chief Julian Assange, CorpWatch’s […]

A Bradley Manning event with Birgitta Jonsdottir> Video of panel

A Bradley Manning event with Birgitta Jonsdottir A panel in New York City on April 5, 2013. Editor’s Note: Alexa O’Brien has provided primary independent coverage of the pre-trial hearing, as has Kevin Gosztola.  Bjrgjtta Jonsdottir is from Iceland and helped create WikiLeaks’ “Collateral Damage.”  An interesting panel that includes discussion of the corporate mainstream […]

Glenn Greenwald> How Noam Chomsky is discussed

How Noam Chomsky is discussed The more one dissents from political orthodoxies, the more the attacks focus on personality, style and character Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk, Saturday 23 March 2013 09.52 EDT Noam Chomsky, delivering the Edward W. Said lecture in London on 18 March 2013. Photograph: guardian.co.uk (updated below – Update II [Sun.]) One very common tactic […]

Glenn Greenwald> Bradley Manning: the face of heroism

Bradley Manning: the face of heroism The 25-year-old Army Private, this generation’s Daniel Ellsberg, pleads guilty today to some charges and explains his actions Glenn Greenwald   Thursday 28 February 2013 15.38 EST  guardian.co.uk Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, Maryland. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images (updated [Friday]) In December, 2011, I wrote an Op-Ed in the Guardian arguing that ifBradley […]

Obama campaign brags about its whistleblower persecutions

Obama campaign brags about its whistleblower persecutions Excuse me if I don’t join in Democrats’ sycophantic cheerleading for an Obama presidency that has shredded laws and liberties. Glenn Greenwald   guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 5 September 2012 12.19 EDT A US drone strike in eastern Yemen on Sunday was claimed by a security official to have killed six […]

Chris Hedges> Criminalizing Dissent

Criminalizing Dissent Photo by CTJ71081 (CC-BY) By Chris Hedges   Posted on Aug 13, 2012    truthdig.com I was on the 15th floor of the Southern U.S. District Court in New York in the courtroom of Judge Katherine Forrest last Tuesday. It was the final hearing in the lawsuit I brought in January against President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense […]

Video> David Swanson speaks at Peacestock 2012, Part Two

David Swanson Peacestock 2012, Part Two by Bill Sorem PLUS 1 day 15 hours ago Peacestock is a mixture of music, speakers, and community for peace in an idylic location near the Mississippi, just one hour’s drive from the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Peacestock is sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 115 and has a peace-themed agenda. David Swanson graduated […]