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    News Agencies, Wiretaps and Whistleblowers

    January 27, 2015:

    CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Convicted of Espionage
    Investigative journalist Marcy Wheeler says Sterling faces decades in prison for leaking details of a botched CIA operation against Iran's nuclear program

      January 27, 2015

    CIA Whistleblower Faces Decades in Prison for Exposing Botched CIA Plan
    Norman Solomon, co-founder of, says Jeffrey Sterling and other whistleblowers have leaked classified information against the interests of the ruling elite, but in the interest of democracy

      January 7, 2015

    Obama Admin Still Seeking Testimony From Journalist James Risen
    Despite earlier reports, New York Times Journalist is still facing a subpoena in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling

      December 19, 14

    Freedom of the Press in Jeopardy as Obama Goes After Times Reporter Risen
    Advocates urge the Obama administration to stop its efforts to compel the New York Times' James Risen to reveal a confidential source in his 2006 book

      October 3, 14

    James Risen and Phil Donahue on Obama's War on Press Freedoms
    Award winning journalists James Risen and Phil Donahue discuss the importance of grassroots movements in preserving the basic tenants of democracy at a time of unprecedented attacks on whistle-blowers and journalists.

      October 3, 14

    Investigation Proves NSA Spies on Americans beyond Metadata Collection
    Former NSA whistleblowers J. Kirk Wiebe and Bill Binney discuss how 90 percent of data intercepted by NSA originates from non-targets

      July 10, 2014

    New Whistleblower Organization Launched on Anniversary of Snowden Revelations
    Former whistleblowers Radack, Wiebe, Coleman-Adebayo and Ellsberg speak out at the launch of, a US-based independent media organization that encourages whistleblowers to expose government and corporate malfeasance

      October 3, 14

    NBC's Snowden Interview Overlooks Pre-9/11 Data Collection by the NSA
    NSA whistleblower Kirk Wiebe says that the interview was a missed opportunity to remind Americans that the spy agency had information about the 9/11 terrorist attacks before they occurred

      October 3, 14

    "Off With His Head": Court Upholds Obama's Power to Kill
    Michael Ratner: There have been no criminal prosecutions for illegal actions committed by the U.S. in the name of national security since 9/11

      October 3, 14

    Petitions with 100,000+ Signatures Call for Snowden's Passport to be Reinstated
    After President Obama announced a proposal to end bulk metadata collection, Snowden supporters call on the government to reinstate his American passport and allow him to seek political asylum without government meddling

      October 3, 14

    Obama's Proposal To End NSA Bulk Data Collection Won't Protect Privacy
    Thoughtworks Lead IT Analyst Dmytri Kleiner says that the plan would allow telecom giants to retain consumer's personal data without regulations on access and retention, allowing for continued violation of civil liberties

      October 3, 14

    Why I Decided to Blow the Whistle on the NSA
    NSA whistleblower Russ Tice describes his evolution from being a staunch believer in the mission of the NSA to being the first insider to expose how the surveillance state disregarded Americans' fourth amendment rights

      October 3, 14

    CIA and NSA Wrongdoing Requires Independent Investigation, Says Former Church Committee Staff
    Burt Wides, a former chief investigator for the Church Committee, who helped create the Senate and House intelligence committees, says these oversight bodies are now too entwined with the intelligence agencies; further reason for an independent committee is President Obama will not pursue an investigation into the actions taken during the Bush/Cheney administration's 'war on terror'

      October 3, 14

    NSA Recording All International Calls From U.S.
    NSA whistleblower Russ Tice says the ongoing Snowden revelations show Americans that those in power should be held accountable for serious breaches of the Constitution

      October 3, 14

    White House Withholds Thousands of Documents from Senate CIA Probe
    Jonathan Landay: Despite vows to support the Senate Intelligence Committee , the White House has not turned over 9,000 pages of Bush Administration documents

      March 16, 2014

    CIA vs. Senate: Who Is Obama Protecting?
    Elizabeth Goitein: President Obama is protecting senior CIA officials and himself

      March 14, 2014

    Binney: Sen. Feinstein "Hypocritical" For Blasting CIA For Spying
    NSA Whistleblower William Binney says Sen. Feinstein is hypocritical for supporting spying under the Obama administration but only speaking out after her committee is spied on

      March 12, 2014

    Government Officials To Spy on Workers With Secret Clearance
    Former NSA analyst and whistleblower Kirk Wiebe says potential whistleblowers will be silenced with new mass surveillance system

      March 11, 2014

    NSA Whistleblower: USA Freedom Act Will Not Go Far Enough To Protect Civil Liberties
    Former NSA intelligence analyst and whistleblower Kirk Wiebe says that the NSA has lived a mostly unconstitutional existence, and that any oversight will require an independent group to have direct access to collected data

      October 3, 14

    Federal Oversight Board: NSA Program Ineffective & Illegal
    NSA whistleblower Kirk Wiebe & former CIA analyst Ray McGovern discuss the implications of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board's assessment, considering report commissioned by Congress

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