Tag Archives: whistleblowers.

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.

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.

The Deep State, Now and Then by Edward Curtain

Today we are obviously drowning in CIA propaganda throughout the corporate mainstream media, and in the alternative online media as well.

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.

Women Against Military Madness Newsletter | Second Issue 2017

New articles from WAMM about current issues.

Real News Network | Did the Deep State Facilitate Flynn’s Resignation? with Coleen Rowley (Video)

A two-part video interview with Coleen Rowley on the deep state.

Pratap Chatterjee | Publish, Punish, and Pardon, Obama’s Last Chance

So, at this late date, what might a president frightened by his successor actually do…

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.

The Intercept: The Most Intriguing Spy Stories From 166 Internal NSA Reports

SIDtoday was launched just 11 days into the U.S. invasion of Iraq by a team within the NSA’s Signals Intelligence Directorate. SID is arguably the NSA’s most important division, responsible for spying on the agency’s targets

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.

Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept is Broadening Access to the Snowden Archive. Here’s Why

We have collectively shared documents with more than two dozen media outlets, and teams of journalists in numerous countries have thus worked with and reported on Snowden documents … This partnership approach has greatly expedited the reporting, and also ensured that stories that most affect specific countries are reported by the journalists who best understand those countries.

Top Censored Stories of 2015

Mass bee die-offs, the dizzying wealth of the world’s 1%, U.S. military expansion — the corporate media might not be talking about it, but Project Censored’s Mickey Huff doesn’t shy away from discussing these topics with Mnar Muhawesh on “Behind the Headline.”

The Drone Papers | Part 1: The Assassination Complex

Scahill: The source said he decided to provide these documents to The Intercept because he believes the public has a right to understand the process by which people are placed on kill lists and ultimately assassinated on orders from the highest echelons of the U.S. government.

John Feffer | Mouths Wide Shut: Obama’s War on Whistleblowers

Feffer: in basement offices in Washington, DC, secure locations in northern Virginia, and listening posts in suburban Maryland, the high priests and priestesses of a secretive cult are quietly toasting the president for a very different legacy: his fierce defense of a lawless and destructive fraternity that has only grown more powerful on his watch.

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.”

Medea Benjamin: 10 Steps to Wean US Foreign Policy Off Militarism

Benjamin: None of the presidential candidates has been calling for a significant reduction in the bloated military budget that eats up half the discretionary funds in the US budget. They should. How else can we find the funds needed to invest in key areas such as sustainable energy projects, infrastructure, care for veterans, education, or affordable housing?

▶ Wikileaks Revelations Expose US NSA Tentacles Reaching into Allied Governments Around The World

[Center for Constitutional Rights]’s Michael Ratner break downs how documents expose United States economic and political spying as CCR calls on UN to Protect Publishers as well as Whistleblowers.

The Guardian: US whistleblowers extend cautious welcome to NSA reforms | Stand Up for Truth

International Week to Support Whistleblowing. Democracy needs truth-telling. June 1-7, 2015   StandUpForTruth.org People in many countries will create Stand Up For Truth activities during the week of June 1-7, 2015 — to move toward a culture of openness and truth as well as security for those who take the risk of disclosing information that authorities want […]

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.’ “