Tag Archives: Whistleblowing

TPP Chapter Released by WikiLeaks Would Let Governments Curtail Trials So as to Contain Information

Article: “The text of the TPP’s intellectual property chapter confirms advocates’ warnings that this deal poses a grave threat to global freedom of expression and basic access to things like medicine and information. … But the sad part is that no one should be surprised by this. …”

Five Years On, the WikiLeaks ‘Collateral Murder’ Video Matters More than Ever

So, as Collateral Murder turns five, rather than looking at the video as a curiosity from a bygone conflict, we should watch it again and consider how the film continues to speak to us about the state of contemporary geo-politics, journalism and whistleblowing. By Christian Christensen  Common Dreams  April 4, 2015 A still image from “Collateral Murder.” […]

▶ Democracy Now! Freed CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Says “I Would Do It All Again” to Expose Torture

Kiriakou: “My case was never about leaking, my case was about blowing the whistle on torture.” Published on Feb 9, 2015 In 2007, John Kiriakou became the first CIA official to publicly confirm and detail the agency’s use of waterboarding. In January 2013, he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. Under a plea deal, […]

Tom Engelhardt: Remembrance of Wars Past | Why There Is No Massive Antiwar Movement in the US

…if much in the American way of war remains dismally familiar some five decades later, one thing of major significance has changed, something you can see regularly in I.F. Stone’s Weekly but not in our present world. Thirteen years after our set of disastrous wars started, where is the massive antiwar movement, including an army in near revolt and a Congress with significant critics in significant positions?

Tom Tomorrow Cartoon: The Very Naughty Whistleblower

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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 […]

Glenn Greenwald: The Perfect Epitaph for Establishment Journalism

‘If MI5 warns that this is not in the public interest who am I to disbelieve them?’, says the former editor of The Independent Published on Monday, October 14, 2013 by The Guardian  CommonDreams.org by Glenn Greenwald Some journalists view this as an inviolable decree that may not be questioned or defied (Photo: Alamy) Like many people, […]

Medea Benjamin> Julian Assange on George Bush’s Library and Bradley Manning’s Trial

“I believe that the opposition to the Iraq war was very important, and that it actually altered the behavior of US forces during the initial invasion of Iraq.” Medea Benjamin  Thu, Apr 25, 2013  codepink.org  War Dollars Home I had an opportunity to interview WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he […]

Glenn Greenwald: Why the Obama Administration’s Persecution of Bradley Manning Should Terrify Us All

Why the Obama Administration’s Persecution of Bradley Manning Should Terrify Us All The Government’s charges portend a dangerous new world for journalists and whistleblowers. Democracy Now via OpEdNews Op Eds 3/5/2013 at 15:11:44  Bradley Manning is escorted from a hearing, on January 8, 2013 in Fort Meade, Maryland. Manning has told a military tribunal that he leaked incident […]

William Blum> Assange and Correa, Drones and Justice, Obama and the Affordable Care Act

Assange and Correa, Drones and Justice, Obama and the Affordable Care Act The Anti-Empire Report by William Blum / July 3rd, 2012    Dissident Voice Julian Assange I’m sure most Americans are mighty proud of the fact that Julian Assange is so frightened of falling into the custody of the United States that he had […]

Andrew Rosenthal> Justice Department Charges Kiriakou With Dislcosing Classified Information

Justice Department Charges Kiriakou With Dislcosing Classified Information Get the Whistleblowers By ANDREW ROSENTHAL    January 26, 2012    The Loyal Opposition, NYTimes.com There was an article on the front page of the Times on Wednesday that stopped me cold. It reported that the Justice Department has charged a former Central Intelligence Agency officer, John […]

What Country Do We Want to Keep?> former Natl. Security Agency official Thomas Drake

What Country Do We Want to Keep? November 27, 2011   Consortium News On Nov. 21, former National Security Agency official Thomas Drake was honored for his courage in blowing the whistle on the U.S. government’s abuse of its secrecy powers. In his acceptance speech, Drake explained the larger and more frightening context – the […]