Tag Archives: whistleblower

(Video) Is truth the enemy?

Editor’s Note:  I am not sure that I agree with the premise presented by the videomaker that the “Snowden thing” was planned deliberately as a distraction from Bradley Manning.  However, it is true that Snowden’s revealing of NSA spying as a fact and the extent of the spying has proved somewhat of a distraction from […]

David Swanson> Bradley Manning Wins Peace Prize

A petition supporting Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize has gathered 88,000 signatures, many of them with comments, and is aiming for 100,000 before delivering it to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo.  Anyone can sign and add their comments at ManningNobel.org David Swanson  July 19, 2013  TheRealNews.com By David Swanson. This article was first published on […]

Glenn Greenwald> James Clapper, EU play-acting, and political priorities

Fixations on denouncing Edward Snowden distract, by design, from the serious transgressions of those who are far more powerful By Glenn Greenwald  July 3, 2013  The Guardian National intelligence director James Clapper: under fire. Photograph: J. Scott Applewhite/AP The NSA revelations continue to expose far more than just the ongoing operations of that sprawling and unaccountable spying […]

Tomgram> The Dictionary of the Global War on You (GWOY): Definitions for a New Age

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The OED* of the National Security State Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 8:22am, July 2, 2013  tomdispatch.com [Note for TomDispatch readers: After reading today’s piece, feel free to email us your own definitions for the post-9/11 era or put them on TD’s Facebook page. The next TD piece will be posted on Sunday, July 7th. Tom] The […]

Robert Scheer> The Good Germans in Government

Is there an international manhunt being organized to bring to justice Dick Cheney, the then-vice president who seized upon the pain and fear of 9/11 to make lying to the public the bedrock of American foreign policy? ♦ By Robert Scheer  Posted on Jun 25, 2013  truthdig.com ♦ What a disgrace. The U.S. government, cheered on by much of the media, […]

Glenn Greenwald> On the Espionage Act charges against Edward Snowden

When does “providing for the common defence” not “promote the general welfare”?* A new NSA data centre sits beyond a residential area in Bluffdale, Utah. It will be the largest of several interconnected data centres spread throughout the US. Photograph: George Frey/Getty Images The US government has charged Edward Snowden with three felonies, including two under the Espionage […]

[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 […]

Video> Glenn Greenwald Clashes With Mika Brzezinski, Accuses MSNBC Host Of Using ‘White House Talking Points’

Click here to watch the full video and debate on HuffingtonPost.com SavageNationClips Published on Jun 10, 2013 Guardian UK reporter Glenn Greenwald appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday to discuss his coverage of the NSA whistleblower case. During the process, he took umbrage with host Mika Brzezinski’s use of White House “talking points” to defend […]

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 […]

Glenn Greenwald> Video: Whistleblower Edward Snowden and NSA Surveillance

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things’ Sign a thank you to Edward Snowden at RootsAction.org Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations June 10, 2013 Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, Laura Poitras NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a society […]

Opaqueness To Trump Transparency? Group Asks Why Manning Trial Lacks Stenographer

The Freedom of the Press Foundation launched a crowd-funded campaign on its website yesterday to raise money to pay for a court stenographer to transcribe whistleblower U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial. By Katie Rucke | May 13, 2013  MintPressNews.com Activist groups are hoping to raise funds to hire a court stenographer for Bradley Mannings trial; government authorities refuse to […]

Peter Van Buren> Homeland Insecurity> Seven Years, Untold Dollars to Silence One Man

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, If the Government Does It, It’s “Legal” Posted by Peter Van Buren at 8:22am, May 9, 2013 Indefinite detention of the innocent and guilty alike, without any hope of charges, trial, or release: this is now the American way.  Most Americans, however, may not care to take that in, not even when the indefinitely […]

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 […]

Shedding Light on the Secret Pre-Trial of Bradley Manning

Shedding Light on the Secret Pre-Trial of Bradley Manning By Mike Ludwig     26 April 2012     Truthout | News Analysis With the threat of life in prison and the ideal of government transparency looming heavily in the background, Pfc. Bradley Manning’s hired defense attorney and attorneys representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pressed the military […]

Jesselyn Radack> Feds ready whistleblower trial

Feds ready whistleblower trial BY GLENN GREENWALD    APR 13, 2012    Salon.com John Krikaou  (Credit: AP/Jacquelyn Martin) [Glenn Greenwald is on vacation this week and three writers will be filling in for him] By Jesselyn Radack    Salon.com Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer John Kiriakou — the sixth whistleblower the Obama administration has indicted under the Espionage Act […]

People’s Blog for the Constitution » DOJ goes after Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta Jónsdóttir for role in WikiLeaks video

DOJ goes after Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta Jónsdóttir for role in WikiLeaks video Lindsey Needham   January 29, 2012    BORDC Birgitta Jónsdóttir, member of Iceland’s parliament since 2009, is being targeted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for her role in producing Collateral Murder with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The controversial video shows footage, reportedly […]

Private Bradley Manning Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Private Bradley Manning Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize FEBRUARY 4, 2012 BY RHONDA WINTER ECOLocalizer  Although he remains locked away in a tiny prison cell, Private First Class Bradley Manning has just been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Manning is alleged to have released many documents to the international whistleblower site Wikileaks, including the horrific […]

Gareth Porter> Army Officer’s Leaked Report Rips Afghan War Success Story

Army Officer’s Leaked Report Rips Afghan War Success Story Saturday 11 February 2012 via truthout.org by: Gareth Porter, Inter Press Service | News Analysis  U.S. soldiers look on after detonating explosives to destroy a Taliban bunker spotted earlier by helicopters in Kandahar Province in 2011. (Photo: Michael Kamber / The New York Times) An analysis by Lt. […]

Peter Van Buren> The Campaign Against Whistleblowers in Washington

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, In Washington, Fear the Silence, Not the Noise Posted by Peter Van Buren    February 09, 2012 One thing is obvious.  No one ever joins the government in order to be a whistleblower or leaker.  Whistleblowers are created, not born.  To offer an example, as Peter Van Buren is happy to […]

Defending the Constitution vs. Pledge to Government Secrecy, by Linda Lewis

Defending the Constitution vs. Pledge to Government Secrecy Linda Lewis  Scoop The Oath to Defend the Constitution vs. the Forced Pledge to Protect Government Secrecy August 2011 “Which of the applicable laws has priority?” In the debate on reducing the national debt, members of Congress have focused on two options–tax increases and entitlement cuts—both considered […]