Tag Archives: Jeffrey Sterling

Margaret Flowers: Assange’s Extradition Case is Our Struggle for Popular Power

“The prevailing atmosphere has been shocking. I say that without hesitation; I have sat in many courts and seldom known such a corruption of due process; this is due revenge.” John Pilger

Norman Solomon: Convicting Sterling to Chill Whistleblowing

Few reporters covered the bulk of the trial’s several dozen hours of testimony. (In the courtroom each day, I usually saw no more than three or four other journalists present.) The dire shortage of thorough coverage meant that news media did very little to illuminate the profuse contradictions and disturbing implications that riddled the testimony from more than 20 employees of the CIA.

Norman Solomon: Race, Leaks and Prosecution at the CIA

Left dangling in the air was the indication that Harlow thought of Sterling as a possible leaker because he’d gone through channels to claim that he had been a victim of racial bias at the CIA.

Stephen Aftergood> Appeals Court Rejects Reporter’s Privilege in Leak Case

Dissenting opinion: Our country’s Founders established the First Amendment’s guarantee of a free press as a recognition that a government unaccountable to public discourse renders that essential element of democracy — the vote — meaningless.  By Stephen Aftergood  July 19, 2013  Secrecy News Categories: Leaks, Secrecy In a new ruling with ominous implications for national security reporting, an appeals […]