Tag Archives: Pentagon Papers

The Generals’ Long Con on Afghanistan, by Maj. Danny Sjursen

“I, for one, doubt that I’ll ever again trust the assertions and promises of most generals. And I’m not in bad company.”

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…

Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg Talk: ‘Is Whistleblowing Worth Prison or a Life in Exile?’

“It is madly reckless for this president to be doing what he is doing. Whether he is, in some clinical sense, crazy or not, what he is doing is crazy,” says Ellsberg.

Glenn Greenwald | On WikiLeaks, Journalism, and Privacy: Reporting on the Podesta Archive is an Easy Call

WikiLeaks has always been somewhat controversial but reaction has greatly intensified this year because many of their most significant leaks have had an impact on the U.S. presidential election.

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.

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.

▶ 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 […]

▶ 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 […]

Media: The NSA files and the network effect

The modern leak needs a new kind of reporting, and news organisations are adapting by finding collaborations of scale Posted by Emily Bell  Sunday 15 December 2013  The Guardian Edward Snowden on the front page of a newspaper in Hong Kong. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP There is something about news stories that alter the course of history and […]

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) 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

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 […]

Truthdigger of the Week: Daniel Ellsberg on Bradley Manning

Truthdigger of the Week: Daniel Ellsberg Posted on Jan 6, 2012  truthdig For our first Truthdigger installment of 2012, we salute Daniel Ellsberg, who has taken a page from his experience with the Pentagon Papers and is still busy serving up a bracing dose of truth to power, most recently with his support of accused WikiLeaker Bradley […]

Daniel Ellsberg: All the Crimes Richard Nixon Committed Against Me Are Now Legal

Daniel Ellsberg: All the Crimes Richard Nixon Committed Against Me Are Now Legal Jay Kernis, In the Arena Blog/CNN 12 June 11  from Reader Supported News  ONLY ON THE BLOG: Answering today’s OFF-SET questions is Daniel Ellsberg, author, defense analyst and prominent whistleblower. He is the subject of a documentary about his life, “The Most Dangerous Man […]