Tag Archives: Ray McGovern

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.   

Coleen Rowley and Ray McGovern: the election, war, and information warfare

Victims of war deserve more help, not more war

▶ ‘Dangerous precedent’ – Ray McGovern on excessive police force

Liberty activist and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern has been released by New York police, after spending hours behind bars. Joins RT to tell everyone what happened. Published on Oct 31, 2014 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! […]

Evergreene Digest: American warmongers’ fatal conceit — The massive insecurity behind their calls for blood

The neoconservative “do something” crowd are really “Know Nothings” — and fatally misread the decade after 9/11 Forgetting Cheney’s Legacy of Lies Elias Isquith, Salon Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 | In the inaugural post for his new blog at the Intercept, former Washington Post reporter and Huffington Post bureau chief Dan Froomkin makes an argument […]

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, […]

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 […]

▶ Coleen Rowley exclusive interview on President Obama’s NSA speech

Published on Jan 17, 2014 Coleen Rowley is a former FBI agent and whistle blower  RTQuestionMore 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. Find us on TWITTER at Rise Up Times(@touchpeace). Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ […]

Patrick Smith: Our Orwellian reality. Drone wars, surveillance, a lapdog media — and you

Our government lies to itself — and to us.  Like Edward Snowden, it is time for us all to stand up for our values. PATRICK L. SMITH  January 2, 2013   Salon.com George Orwell, Edward Snowden (Credit: AP) This column is not another look back, another of those tedious end-of-year rituals the very best hacks, the hacks truly […]

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 […]

▶ Coleen Rowley: FBI whistleblower, Moscow trip and freedom endangered by surveillance state

Coleen Rowley, former FBI agent and 2011 whistleblower recently returned from Moscow where she traveled with three other Americans to present Edward Snowden the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence. She accompanied by, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, former NSA executive Thomas Andrews Drake, Jesselyn Radack of the Government Accountability Project, and Sarah Harrison […]

WAMM: A Visit with Edward Snowden

Lighting Candles in the Dark By WAMM  WAMM Newsletter  November/December 2013 Portrait of Coleen Rowley by realist painter Robert Shetterly in the series, “Americans Who Tell the Truth:  Models of Courageous Citzenship.” Within Robert Shetterly’s portrait of her in his series “Americans Who Tell the Truth,” a quote from Coleen Rowley reads: “What if you […]

[Video] Edward Snowden Is A Patriot: Ex-NSA CIA, FBI and Justice Whistleblowers Meet Leaker in Moscow

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 In a Democracy Now! special, we spend the hour with four former U.S. intelligence officials — all whistleblowers themselves — who have just returned from visiting National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden in Russia. They are former CIAanalyst Ray McGovern, former FBI agent Coleen Rowley, former National Security Agency senior executive Thomas […]

Ray McGovern: How War on Syria Lost Its Way

Exclusive: What looked like another U.S. march to war in the Mideast has turned toward a peaceful accord that carries hope of getting Syria to relinquish its chemical weapons and achieving a cease-fire, maybe even an end to the civil war. But some want to resume the drive toward a U.S. attack, ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern says. By […]

Coleen Rowley> Secret Kill Lists” and the dark sickness that ails the U.S.

Secret “Kill Lists” and the dark sickness that ails the U.S. By Coleen Rowley      May 30, 2012 [Editor’s Note:  The following articles from various sources are included as part of this article by the author: President Obama’s Priestly Assassinations, Assange and the “War on Whistleblowers,”  America As Self-Declared Victim, The Moral Challenge of ‘Kill Lists’] There is […]

Ray McGovern> Divining the Truth about Iran & National Day of Action Sat. Feb. 4

Divining the Truth about Iran No War On Iran: National Day of Action Feb 4:  3:00 PM, Protest at Mayday Plaza 3rd Street & Cedar Ave. on the West Bank in Minneapolis. Be part of a visible anti-war presence! Exclusive: Like before the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. news media is flooding Americans with alarmist accounts about […]

Ray McGovern> US/Israel: Iran NOT Building Nukes

US/Israel: Iran NOT Building Nukes Exclusive: Recent comments by U.S and Israeli military leaders indicate that the intelligence services of the two countries agree that Iran has not decided to build a nuclear bomb, a crack in the Western narrative that the U.S. press corps won’t accept, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern explains.  By Ray McGovern   January 24, 2012 […]

Ray McGovern> Israel Tamps Down Iran War Threats

Israel Tamps Down Iran War Threats By Ray McGovern   January 19, 2012   Consortium News Exclusive: For months, Israeli hardliners and their neocon allies in the United States have been beating the war drums over Iran. But apparent resistance to war from President Obama has brought a softening of rhetoric in Israel, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern reports. […]

Ray McGovern> A Betrayal of the Founders

 A Betrayal of the Founders By Ray McGovern (about the author)   January 4, 2011  opednews.com George Washington crossing the Delaware, in Emanuel Leutze’s iconic (though historically inaccurate) painting President Barack Obama desecrated the Constitution that he and I swore to defend when he signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, which includes language violating the Bill […]

Coleen Rowley> VIPS Memo to Obama: Avoid Another Long War

Coleen Rowley Former FBI Special Agent VIPS Memo to Obama: Avoid Another Long War Posted: 01/ 5/12 09:08 AM ET   Huffington Post  Obama’s re-election campaign may be focusing almost exclusively on domestic economic issues but there are strong forces pushing him and the U.S to war again, this time with Iran. The dangerous brinkmanship […]

Kevin Zeese> Is the Use of the Military Designed for the Occupy Movement?

Is the Use of the Military Designed for the Occupy Movement? Posted by Margaret  12 December 2011   October2011.org Kevin Zeese A radical change in law to allow the use of the military inside the United States, against U.S. citizens and residents, and to allow their indefinite military detention based merely on suspicion of being […]