Whistleblowers and the Press Heavyweights

Sending Whistleblowers to Prison

*+-John Hanrahan: Following the late January guilty verdicts in the espionage trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, more proof emerged — if any more were needed — that many elite mainstream journalists abhor whistleblowers and think they should go to prison when they divulge classified information.

Defending Our ‘Right To Know’ With Courage

National Security Oversight

*+-Kevin Zeese: On June 11th in Berlin, a new international organization was announced whose purpose is to defend whistleblowers when they are facing prosecution; and defend the public’s right to know.

Between Treason and Privacy

Treason and Privacy

*+-Steve Hochstadt: Has he weakened America? Is our society weaker now that we know more about what our government has been doing for years, still is doing, and wants to keep doing?

Terror Alert: Beware of Cold War Thinking

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*+-JP Sotille: Perhaps the greatest irony is that this latest cocktail of fear and trust is being served at the same time the President criticizes Russia for “slipping back” into Cold War thinking.

Run Snowden, Run!

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*+-Jonathan Simon: In the age of Bush and Obama, American punishments reflect a level of viciousness and degradation that no principled person should be willing to accept for themselves or others.

“Don’t Tread On Me!” Unless You’re the NSA

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*+-Joseph Palermo: Our political leaders and courts are clearly incapable of providing the needed “check” on the inevitable abuses that will occur when the government chooses to keep a domestic spying behemoth behind a veil of state secrecy.