Give Thanks: An Ode to Whistleblowers and Revolutionaries
Human Rights / Politics / Revolution / War / Whistleblowers

Give Thanks: An Ode to Whistleblowers and Revolutionaries

May 27th marked exactly four years of prison time for whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Four years for releasing documents disclosing torture and abuse by US and allied forces: rape, whippings, electric drills used on body parts, waterboarding, beatings, murder. Four years for disclosing previously unreported civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan – deaths that number in … Continue reading

Thou shalt not bear truthful witness against thy government: John Kiriakou
Politics / Revolution / War / Whistleblowers

Thou shalt not bear truthful witness against thy government: John Kiriakou

To date, only one person has been jailed in connection to the US torture program. One man has been put behind bars for the part that the United States has played in torturing prisoners of war around the globe. On January 25th, 2013, John Kiriakou was sentenced to 30 months in prison. He reported to … Continue reading