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  • Robert Ellsberg speaks on whistleblowing, truth-telling and the Pentagon Papers (Barf)

    10/02/2019 9:16:02 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Oct 2, 2019 | Heidi Schlumpf
    Robert Ellsberg speaks on whistleblowing, truth-telling and the Pentagon Papers Oct 2, 2019 by Heidi Schlumpf JusticePolitics The autumn of 1969 has been on Robert Ellsberg's mind lately, as the 50th anniversary of a life-changing request from his father approaches. A half century ago, as a 13-year-old, Ellsberg agreed to help his dad photocopy documents from a government report he had worked on. Those documents, which came to be known as the Pentagon Papers, revealed the United States' role in the build-up to the Vietnam War and the lies told to the American public and to Congress about U.S. actions...
  • Chelsea Manning unveils Senate platform: ‘Abolish’ Border Patrol, ICE

    04/26/2018 1:11:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Maryland Democrat also calls for national single-payer health care systemSenate hopeful Chelsea Manning said she’ll work to abolish federal immigrations and customs agencies if successful in her bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, Maryland Democrat. Ms. Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking classified documents to the WikiLeaks website, listed eliminating both the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) as top priorities on her platform unveiled Thursday. “We believe the solution to the so called ‘immigration’ issue, which amounts to nothing more than justification for ethnic cleansing in America, is not...
  • BFP Breaking News- Omidyar’s PayPal Corporation Said To Be Implicated in Withheld NSA Documents

    12/14/2013 12:48:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Boiling Frogs Post ^ | December 11, 2013 | Sibel Admonds
    The U.S. Government, An Implicated Billionaire, Fortune-Seeking Journalists & A Public in the Dark Update 2: Glenn Greenwald Goes on Record: “I Don’t Doubt PayPal Cooperates with NSA!” Update 1: Verbatim Copy of Mr. Binney’s Statement The 50,000-pages of documents obtained by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden contain extensive documentation of PayPal Corporation’s partnership and cooperation with the National Security Agency (NSA), according to three NSA veterans. To date, no information has been released as to the extent of the working relationship and cooperation between the two entities- NSA and PayPal Corporation. What’s more, the billionaire owner of PayPal Corporation has...
  • Snowden warns of government spying in first Russia video

    10/12/2013 11:38:56 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 10 replies
    Moscow (AFP) - US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden warned of dangers to democracy in the first video released of the fugitive since Russia granted him temporary asylum in August. "If we can't understand the policies and programmes of our government we can't grant our consent in regulating them," Snowden said in one of the short video clips posted on the WikiLeaks website Friday night. The anti-secrecy group said the videos were filmed Wednesday when Snowden met with a group of four retired US ex-intelligence workers and activists now seeking to promote ethics within the profession. Snowden, a former National Security...
  • Julian Assange seeks audience with Adam Schiff to prove ‘there is no collusion’....

    05/25/2018 9:08:14 PM PDT · by caww · 44 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/25/2018 8:00pm | Diana Stancy Correll
    New York radio personality Randy Credico said Assange instructed him to communicate to Schiff that he was prepared to interview with the California Democrat. Credico said that Assange was interested in speaking to Schiff to show “there is no collusion," a reference to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Schiff has been vocal about his belief that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election. Schiff’s office responded... “Our committee would be willing to interview Julian Assange when he is in U.S. custody, not before,” in a statement Friday.
  • Amid WikiLeaks storm, gov't promotes Ellsberg film ["whistleblower of conscience"]

    01/15/2011 1:00:54 PM PST · by ETL · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2011 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even as prosecutors build a case against the Army private suspected of passing hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, the State Department is promoting a documentary film that celebrates Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg. Amid its struggle to contain damage from the WikiLeaks revelations, the State Department announced Saturday that "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" has been selected as one of 18 films that will tour the world this year as part of its "American Documentary Showcase" program. Ellsberg, whom the film portrays as a whistleblower of conscience,...
  • ‘Scared and Demoralized’ By Trump - Meryl Streep Met with De Niro to Plot New Movie ‘The Post’

    12/14/2017 8:36:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    MRC TV ^ | December 14, 2017 | Mark Judge
    ‘The Post,” the new movie starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, is three things: a film about the Pentagon Papers, classified documents about the Vietnam War that were leaked to the media in 1971, a film about the press and Donald Trump, and, finally, an indictment about Harvey Weinstein and sexism in Hollywood. According to Streep, who is interviewed on December 14 in the Washington Post, the film is mostly about sexism. Streep says that the new film came from a place of “grievance” about sexism.  “People were really scared and demoralized [after Trump was elected],” Streep told the Post. But...
  • From Publishing the Pentagon Papers to Suppressing the Nunes Memo

    02/01/2018 8:45:51 PM PST · by lowbuck · 19 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 1 February 2018 | Geroge Neumayr
    What happened to the media’s love of releasing government secrets? In anticipation of the release of the Nunes memo, the media’s servile and sanctimonious treatment of objecting government agencies grows more and more absurd. Suddenly, the admirers of Daniel Ellsberg are shills for suppressing government secrets. These are the same pundits who told everyone to go see The Post, Hollywood’s nostalgic tribute to the release of the Pentagon Papers. Have they changed their minds? . . . snip Watergate started with a third-rate burglary; Obamagate originated in third-rate “intelligence.” Hillary partisans such as John Brennan and Loretta Lynch, assuming the...
  • ‘The Post’ Trailer: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep Team Up For Spielberg’s Journalistic Drama

    11/13/2017 5:18:23 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 54 replies
    Deadline ^ | 11/7/2017 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    Based on a true story, The Post follows the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents.
  • Two Sides Of Schumer

    10/01/2003 2:32:24 AM PDT · by kattracks · 11 replies · 270+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 10/01/03 | Paul M. Weyrich
    Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is highly regarded within political circles for his ability to capture the mood of the moment and milk it to his advantage. However, whether Senator Schumer should command respect based upon consistency and willingness to put principles ahead of "politics of the moment" is another matter. This can be seen clearly by the Senator's statements in the current flap over whether a White House official - Karl Rove is the one taking the rap in press allegations -- had permitted disclosure of a CIA agent's name. Don't take my word for it. Let Senator Schumer's...
  • Be Afraid (liberals promise bedlam in streets if Bush wins)

    11/01/2004 9:59:30 PM PST · by GeronL · 302 replies · 3,760+ views
    American Spectator ^ | Nov 2, 2004 | Shawn Macomber
    Unfortunately, it appears that when Elizabeth Edwards speaks some people actually listen. This sad fact might be innocuous enough if the aspiring Second Lady were trading parenting or dieting tips. But instead semi-reformed former Deaniacs and Kucinich Kids seem to have latched onto Edwards' recent promise to a worried supporter that post-election riots will not wrack the nation -- so long as the Kerry-Edwards ticket walks away with it. The suggestion, of course, is that there indeed will be riots if John F. Kerry's boyhood dreams of ascending to his rightful position as ruler of the universe are squashed by...
  • Former CIA officers appeal to current analysts to make public any anti-war information

    03/14/2003 11:45:02 AM PST · by kattracks · 39 replies · 817+ views
    AP | 3/14/03 | JOHN J. LUMPKIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A small group composed mostly of retired CIA officers is appealing to colleagues still inside to go public with any evidence the Bush administration is slanting intelligence to support its case for war with Iraq. Members of the group contend the Bush administration has released information on Iraq that meets only its ends -- while ignoring or withholding contrary reporting. They also say the administration's public evidence about the immediacy of Iraq's threat to the United States and its alleged ties to al-Qaida is unconvincing, and accuse policy-makers of pushing out some information that does not meet...
  • Business as Usual – Paul Ryan Pushes Through Multiple Wall Street Giveaways in the Highway Bill

    11/08/2015 8:50:51 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrigg ^ | 06 October 2015 | Michael Krieger
    It was always going to be a seamless transition from John Boehner to Paul Ryan. These men are cut from the exact same cloth, which is worshipping at the altar of crony capitalism. They talk a good game about about “free markets” and “entrepreneurship,” but at the end of the day, are both staunch defenders of statist, centrally planned economies, as long as the subsidies go to mega-corporations. David Dayan, who’s excellent work I’ve covered many times here at Liberty Blitzkrieg, just published an article at the Fiscal Times outlining the plethora or Wall Street giveaways recently added onto the...
  • Obama, the 1980s commie left "peace" movement in New York, and "total nuclear disarmament"

    10/09/2009 8:00:56 AM PDT · by ETL · 7 replies · 375+ views
    various sources
    From Obama's recent speech in Cairo: "No single nation should pick and choose which nations hold nuclear weapons. That is why I strongly reaffirmed America’s commitment to seek a world in which no nations hold nuclear weapons." http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Barack-Obama-US-President-Addresses-The-Muslim-World-From-Egypt/Article/200906115295746?lpos=World_News_Carousel_Region_2&lid=ARTICLE_15295746_Barack_Obama%3A_US_President_Addresses_The_Muslim_World_From_Egypt ____________________________________________________________ From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:Profile: Institute For Policy Studies (IPS) IPS’s [Institute For Policy Studies] Washington, DC headquarters quickly became a resource center for national reporters and a place for KGB agents from the nearby Soviet embassy to convene and strategize. Cora Weiss headed one of the IPS's most successful forays -- into Riverside Church in Manhattan. She was invited there in...
  • Daniel Ellsberg: US on Verge of Becoming Police State Under Obama

    08/22/2013 7:19:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 12:45 PM
    Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, says the United States is on the verge of becoming a police state as evidenced by the National Security Agency’s data collection programs and the treatment of secret document leakers Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning. “We have not only the capability of a police state, but certain beginnings of it right now,” Ellsberg told The Huffington Post Wednesday. “And I absolutely agree with Edward Snowden. It’s worth a person’s life, prospect of assassination, or life in prison or life in exile—it’s worth that to try to restore our liberties...
  • Former CIA officer charged in alleged leaks (After CIA worked as a senior Democrat Senate aide)

    01/23/2012 12:58:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post World ^ | 1/23/2012 | Greg Miller
    The Justice Department on Monday charged a former CIA officer with repeatedly leaking classified information, including the identities of agency operatives involved in the capture and interrogation of alleged terrorists. The case against John Kiriakou, who served as a senior Senate aide after ending his CIA career, extends the Obama administration’s unprecedented crackdown on disclosures of national security secrets to journalist. Kiriakou, who was among the first to go public with details about the CIA’s use of water-boarding and other harsh interrogation measures, was charged with disclosing classified information to reporters and lying to the agency about the origin of...
  • Justice case against alleged leaker collapses

    06/09/2011 9:01:52 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 12 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9 June 2011 | Michael Isikoff
    In a major blow to the Justice Department, one of its biggest leak prosecutions in years all but collapsed late Thursday when federal prosecutors withdrew all their felony charges against a former National Security Agency official accused of providing classified information to a journalist. Instead, under a plea deal reached with prosecutors, former NSA official Thomas Drake has agreed to plead guilty in federal court on Friday to a single misdemeanor count of "exceeding authorized use of a computer" -- a minor charge for which he will receive no jail time, a senior administration official told NBC. “This is close...
  • NSA CS Man: My Tracking Algorithm Was 'Twisted' By the Government [gov't spying on you]

    05/16/2011 5:53:27 PM PDT · by Clint Williams · 19 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 5/16/11 | Soulskill
    decora writes "Crypto-mathematician Bill Binney worked in the Signals Intelligence Automation Research Center at the NSA. There, he worked on NSA's ThinThread program; a way to monitor the flood of internet data from outside the US while protecting the privacy of US citizens. In a new interview with Jane Mayer, he says his program 'got twisted. ... I should apologize to the American people. It's violated everyone's rights. It can be used to eavesdrop on the whole world. ... my people were brought in, and they told me, "Can you believe they're doing this? They're getting billing records on US...
  • Ray McGovern(Army Veteran)Brutalized & Left Bleeding by Hillary Clinton Police “So this is America?”

    02/20/2011 6:23:09 PM PST · by ResisTyr · 94 replies
    Sibel Edmonds' Boiling Frogs ^ | Wednesday, 16. February 2011 | Sibel Edmonds
    At Clinton Speech: Veteran Bloodied, Bruised & Arrested for Standing Silently As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech at George Washington University yesterday, condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression, 71-year-old Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes, brutalized and left bleeding in jail. She never paused speaking. When Secretary Clinton began her speech, Mr. McGovern remained standing silently in the audience and turned his back. Mr. McGovern, a veteran Army officer who also worked as a C.I.A. analyst for...
  • Alleged WikiLeaks source suffers out of spotlight (PFC Bradley Manning doesn't get a pillow)

    12/20/2010 7:38:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Irish Times ^ | 12/21/10 | LARA MARLOWE
    Alleged WikiLeaks source suffers out of spotlightThe Irish Times - Tuesday, December 21, 2010 Concern is growing over the harsh conditions of Bradley Manning’s detention as he awaits his court martial, writes LARA MARLOWE, Washington Correspondent WHILE JULIAN Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, celebrated his release on bail last week with cocktails before being driven to “mansion arrest” at a 650-acre estate in Sussex, Private First Class Bradley Manning was mouldering away in solitary confinement in the brig at the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Virginia, deprived of exercise, news or even a sheet or pillow. Assange (39) is preparing...