Like so many Americans, I was heartbroken to learn of the death of my friend, mentor, and personal hero Daniel Ellsberg. Dan was a giant of modern American history. He was the godfather of national security whistleblowers. And he was a patriot who wanted nothing more than to ensure...
In 1975, former CIA agent Philip Agee delivered a bombshell with the publication of Inside the Company, an exposé of nefarious CIA activities in Latin America. Growing up in a conservative middle-class family in Tampa Bay, Florida, Agee had joined the CIA in 1957 after graduating from Notre Dame University...
The National Labor Relations Board has announced its findings that corporate rules and policies at tech giant Apple “tend to interfere with, restrain or coerce employees” from exercising their rights to collective action...
How often do intelligence agencies interfere in elections to aid favored candidates? Has any President since the end of World War II ever really won on his own? Scott Barnes is a 68-year-old former drug enforcement agent and military police officer from Redondo Beach, California, who says that he was...
Director/co-writer Tina Satter’s movie Reality often has a documentary-like vibe. As we’re informed via an onscreen title, the film’s dialogue is mostly taken from the “voluntary” June 3, 2017 interview of Reality Winner (Sydney Sweeney of HBO’s Euphoria) conducted by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents at her home...
Joshua Schulte was given a forty year sentence for allegedly passing documents that exposed nefarious CIA practices Has been kept under brutal solitary confinement conditions in New York Metropolitan Correctional Center that violate human rights A federal judge in New York in early February sentenced CIA whistleblower Joshua Schulte to a...
I had the great fortune recently of addressing a gathering of Greek parliamentarians in Athens and with meeting members of the European Parliament to discuss national security whistleblowing. The European Union has drafted, and will soon release, a new whistleblower protection law that would be the finest and most comprehensive...
Hale’s case reflects the twisted morality and corruption of the legal system in an imperialist nation. In our upside-down world, good guys often go to jail, and bad guys get promoted and live luxuriously. Ex-President Barack Obama, a key architect of modern drone warfare, today lives in an $11.75 million, 6,892...
Julian Assange has been held in isolation (23 hours per day) at Belmarsh high-security prison since he was dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London on April 11, 2019. The United States government claims he violated its Espionage Act of 1917 and committed illegal computer hacking. U.S. authorities requested...
"I came to believe that the policy of drone assassination was being used to mislead the public that it keeps us safe... I began to speak out, believing my participation in the drone program to have been deeply wrong."