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NY Times Op-Ed Denounces Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden on 50th Anniversary of its Publishing the Pentagon, by Barbara Koeppel
In one piece, former New York Times foreign correspondent Elizabeth Becker says that, when the Pentagon Papers were exposed, “the nation was stunned. Responses ranged from horror to anger to disbelief.”
“Still, there stands Daniel Ellsberg – and others like him; living and breathing correctives to any temptation towards apathy.”
Snowden talks about why he decided to whistleblow and how he landed in Moscow where he now lives. Ellsberg talks about the Pentagon Papers and along the way the courage and necessity of whistleblowers.
In a keynote address by Daniel Ellsberg and seven roundtable discussions, presenters explored the major issues that have engaged Ellsberg’s life: the Vietnam War, nuclear weapons, antiwar resistance, the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, whistleblowing, and the wars of the 21st century.
“No journalist or publisher who exposes war crimes or corruption will be safe.”
“Move and you’re dead!” What? Who was this fellow? By Chuck Turchick July 14, 2020 “Move and you’re dead!” What? Who was this fellow? With a cut-off sweatshirt, jeans, loafers without socks, I noticed he also had a gun pointed at me. Following him were a phalanx of about a dozen others. Who were they? […]
“I, for one, doubt that I’ll ever again trust the assertions and promises of most generals. And I’m not in bad company.”
“It is madly reckless for this president to be doing what he is doing. Whether he is, in some clinical sense, crazy or not, what he is doing is crazy,” says Ellsberg.
Glenn Greenwald | On WikiLeaks, Journalism, and Privacy: Reporting on the Podesta Archive is an Easy Call
WikiLeaks has always been somewhat controversial but reaction has greatly intensified this year because many of their most significant leaks have had an impact on the U.S. presidential election.
Snowden: “Chelsea Manning is the first American to be sentenced to decades of prison for revealing truthful information to the press. Her conviction — under a law even the ACLU says violates the constitution — is not just an injustice, it’s a threat to journalism.” Courage Foundation May 27, 2016 Six years ago today, WikiLeaks whistleblower […]
While Ellsberg is nonchalant when recalling his experience over those few days in early May, his fascinating tale of resistance to government shows that it was by no means an easy choice.
From the article: Edward Snowden and Rand Paul have little in common except for one important point: They are gutsy patriots who put their reputations and careers on the line in service of their country.
Published on Dec 16, 2014 http://democracynow.org – On the Senate floor last week, outgoing Democratic Sen. Mark Udall called for a purge of top CIA officials implicated in the torture program and cover-up, including current Director John Brennan. But as he enters the final days of his Senate term, Udall is facing calls to take […]
“ExposeFacts aims to shed light on concealed activities that are relevant to human rights, corporate malfeasance, the environment, civil liberties and war.” by NIGEL PARRY nigelparry.net JUNE 4, 2014 Launched by the Institute for Public Accuracy in June 2014, ExposeFacts.org represents a new approach for encouraging whistleblowers to disclose information that citizens need to make truly […]
The modern leak needs a new kind of reporting, and news organisations are adapting by finding collaborations of scale Posted by Emily Bell Sunday 15 December 2013 The Guardian Edward Snowden on the front page of a newspaper in Hong Kong. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP There is something about news stories that alter the course of history and […]
TheMrSirCharles Published on Jul 4, 2013 Source: DemocracyNOW! http://www.democracynow.org/2013/7/4/… Click the title below to see the Ellsberg video on the Pentagon Papers How the Pentagon Papers Came to be Published By the Beacon Press Told by Daniel Ellsberg & Others
Obama campaign brags about its whistleblower persecutions Excuse me if I don’t join in Democrats’ sycophantic cheerleading for an Obama presidency that has shredded laws and liberties. Glenn Greenwald guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 5 September 2012 12.19 EDT A US drone strike in eastern Yemen on Sunday was claimed by a security official to have killed six […]
Truthdigger of the Week: Daniel Ellsberg Posted on Jan 6, 2012 truthdig For our first Truthdigger installment of 2012, we salute Daniel Ellsberg, who has taken a page from his experience with the Pentagon Papers and is still busy serving up a bracing dose of truth to power, most recently with his support of accused WikiLeaker Bradley […]