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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."

Norman Solomon: Editorial Position of the New York Times, Thumbs Up for Gaza Slaughter

 In the morally skewed universe that the Times editorial board evidently inhabits and eagerly promulgates, Hamas intends to “terrorize” Israeli citizens while Israel merely intends to accomplish military objectives by dropping thousands of tons of bombs on Palestinian people in Gaza. By NormanSolomon  Daily Kos  July 23, 2014 [This post was co-written by Abba Solomon, the More

Norman Solomon: An Assault from Obama’s Escalating War on Journalism

The Obama administration is insisting that Risen name his confidential source -- or face imprisonment. Risen says he won’t capitulate. by Norman Solomon  Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Common Dreams New York Times journalist James Risen continues to face prosecution by the Department of Justice for performing his job. (Photo: Alex Menendez/UCB Graduate School of Journalism/) More

Mint Press: Whistleblowers — Snowden’s A Hero, Intelligence Community’s Out Of Line

Bold statements go a long way for whistleblowers calling Edward Snowden a hero and bringing attention to the fact that the U.S. intelligence community has simply gone too far. By Katie Rucke  @katierucke | March 27, 2014  MintPressNews.com A photo of former NSA security contractor Edward Snowden. (Photo/zennie62 via Flickr) Edward Snowden is not a traitor, the intelligence community More

Norman Solomon: Cut Off the NSA’s Juice

"This is a struggle for power over what kind of future can be created for humanity." By Norman Solomon  Norman Solomon's Blog  January 27, 2014 The National Security Agency depends on huge computers that guzzle electricity in the service of the surveillance state. For the NSA’s top executives, maintaining a vast flow of juice to More

Cohen and Solomon: The Martin Luther King You Don’t See on TV

It's become a TV ritual:  Every year in mid-January, around the time of Martin Luther King's birthday, we get perfunctory network news reports about "the slain civil rights leader." By Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon  January 17, 2014  (January 4, 1995)  FAIR.org The remarkable thing about this annual review of King's life is that several years More

Cohen and Solomon: The Martin Luther King You Don't See on TV

It's become a TV ritual:  Every year in mid-January, around the time of Martin Luther King's birthday, we get perfunctory network news reports about "the slain civil rights leader." By Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon  January 17, 2014  (January 4, 1995)  FAIR.org The remarkable thing about this annual review of King's life is that several years More

Norman Solomon: What The Assault On Whistleblowers Has to Do With War on Syria

To stop attack on Syria, we must support whistleblowers. By Norman Solomon  August 28, 2013  opednews.com  Source: AlterNet  Without whistleblowers, the mainline media outlets are more transfixed than ever with telling the official story. And at a time like this, the official story is all about spinning for war on Syria. Every president who wants to launch More

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