Tag Archives: Espionage Act

Hedges: The Price of Conscience

“…by criminalizing those within the system who seek to inform the public is ominous for our democracy.  It is effectively extinguishing all investigations into the inner workings of power.”

Hedges: Bless the Traitors

“Daniel Hale is one of the most consequential whistleblowers,” Edward Snowden said on a May Day panel held at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst on the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the Pentagon Papers.

UK High Court Allows US to Appeal Ban on Assange Extradition;Doctors Tell Biden: Let Assange Go

“Because western media are designed to protect the powerful, most people are more aware of smears about Assange being a Russian agent or a rapist than of his victimization by a tyrannical assault on world press freedoms…”

Julian Assange: Free Speech, Freedom of the Press, and the Fight for Economic and Racial Justice

John and Gabriel Shipton, the father and brother of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, are on a nationwide tour to advocate for the release of the journalist, who has been detained in Britain since 2012, and for the Biden administration to drop the U.S. Government’s extradition efforts.

I Am Guilty of Violating the Espionage Act by Laura Poitras

“It is impossible to overstate the dangerous precedent Mr. Assange’s indictment under the Espionage Act and possible extradition sets: Every national security journalist who reports on classified information now faces possible Espionage Act charges” nationally and internationally.

Assange Extradition and the War on Journalism with Hedges, Ellsberg, Goodale, Udry

“No journalist or publisher who exposes war crimes or corruption will be safe.”

“The Minnesota Conspiracy to Save Lives” by Chuck Turchick

“Move and you’re dead!” What? Who was this fellow? By Chuck Turchick  July 14, 2020 “Move and you’re dead!” What? Who was this fellow? With a cut-off sweatshirt, jeans, loafers without socks, I noticed he also had a gun pointed at me. Following him were a phalanx of about a dozen others. Who were they? […]

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Chris Hedges: The Thought Police Are Coming

First Julian. Then us.

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.

It Is Time To Kill The Espionage Act, by Thor Benson

We’re still seeing the Espionage Act used to kill free speech on a regular basis today, just over a century since its passage into law.

The Women Who Waged Peace Against a World War

August 29, 2014: “WOMEN IN CREPE, OF ALL NATIONS, JOIN PEACE PARADE” … “Russians, Italians, Chinese, Americans, French, and Others in Line”.[

Chelsea Manning Is Free–but Whistleblowers Still Face Prison

As FAIR analyst Adam Johnson (1/18/17) noted, it’s a strange day when the US president is to the left of the country’s editorial pages.

DN! Human Rights Lawyer: Sweden Dropping Investigation of WikiLeaks’ Assange is “Long Overdue Decision”

We can say that he is innocent. We can concentrate on the right to know and his right to publish.

The Constitution and Conscience: NSA’s Thomas Drake (Video)

A program that he exposed was later confirmed by the NSA to have been a waste of over a billion dollars.

Edward Snowden: We Are Never Farther Than a Single Election Away From a Change in Government

Snowden expressed concern about the global erosion of privacy.

John Kiriakou | If Hillary Clinton Gets a Pass on Espionage From President Obama, so Should Whistleblowers

Most senior Democrats—all of whom were silent as the Obama administration waged war on whistleblowers—have sought either to defend Clinton or downplay the importance of what she did.

Chelsea Manning Appeals “Unprecedented” Conviction

In the 209-page legal brief made public on Thursday, lawyers for Manning questioned the testimony of military officials at her trial, arguing that their claims of harm were “speculative” and “provided no indication” of actual harm, which they said had a “highly prejudicial” effect on the trial.

Video. Abby Martin: America’s Unofficial Religion — The War On An Idea

A visual and narrative history of anticommunism and socialism in the U.S.

Peter Maass: Petraeus Plea Deal Reveals Two-Tier Justice System for Leaks

 As The New York Times noted today, the deal “allows Mr. Petraeus to focus on his lucrative post-government career as a partner in a private equity firm and a worldwide speaker on national security issues.”   BY PETER MAASS  The Intercept  March 3, 2015 David Petraeus, the former Army general and CIA director, admitted today […]

Norman Solomon: Why Jeffrey Sterling Deserves Support as a CIA Whistleblower

Ellsberg: “The aim is to punish troublemakers with harassment, threats, indictments, years in court and likely prison — even if they’ve only gone through official channels to register accusations about their superiors and agency. That is, by the way, a practical warning to would-be whistleblowers who would prefer to ‘follow the rules.’ “