Give Thanks: An Ode to Whistleblowers and Revolutionaries
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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

Collect it All
Human Rights / Politics / Revolution / War

Collect it All

COLLECT IT ALL. This phrase appears verbatim in NSA documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden, and revealed in Glenn Greenwald’s newly released book, “No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State.” As Greenwald noted to a packed house at the 6th and I historic synagogue in Washington, DC Wednesday night, the phrase … Continue reading

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

Secrecy, Drones, Prisons, Kill Lists: Obama’s Legacy
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Secrecy, Drones, Prisons, Kill Lists: Obama’s Legacy

On Monday, the Associated Press revealed that the Department of Justice used subpoenas to obtain phone records of its editors and reporters from April and May 2012. The records were obtained due to the investigation and supposed leak to the AP last year that the CIA had “thwarted an ambitious plot by al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen … Continue reading