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‘The Doomsday Machine’ – AcTVism Interview with Daniel Ellsberg

Former U.S. military analyst of the RAND corporation Daniel Ellsberg speaks about his personal journey and why he decided to blow the whistle with the Pentagon Papers in 1971. We delve into his recent book, talk about whether nuclear weapons are an effective tool for negotiation and diplomacy, and what individuals can do to push […]

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Whistleblowers Save our Democracy, Says Daniel Ellsberg

Trump has been exposed by leakers and might face consequences, and Edward Snowden has published a book. Daniel Ellsberg reflects on the bravery of exposing the truth. Story Transcript EDWARD SNOWDEN: It’s not enough to believe in something. You have to be ready to stand for something if you want it to change. And so […]

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Daniel Ellsberg on the Release of the “Top Secret” Pentagon Papers

On the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg describes the tension waiting for the publishing of the story: “The Times was on lock down with armed guards.. they were fearing an injunction” Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. On […]

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Daniel Ellsberg on Julian Assange’s Espionage Charges

The US Department of Justice issued an 18-count indictment against Julian Assange for violating the 1917 Espionage Act. We speak to Daniel Ellsberg about the dangerous implications this move has for journalism in the United States Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. In breaking […]

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Daniel Ellsberg On Assange Arrest: The Beginning of the End For Press Freedom

TRNN Replay: The Justice Department announced on Thursday that WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange has been charged with violating the Espionage Act. Legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg says, “This is the first indictment of a journalist and editor or publisher…And if it’s successful it will not be the last.” Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES It’s The Real News […]

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Convert Military to Green Production, or Perish – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (13/13)

A massive reduction in ICBM’s and transforming the economy away from the military-industrial complex are prerequisites for our survival – says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay Story Transcript PAUL JAY: Welcome back to Reality Asserts Itself. I’m Paul Jay. This is The Real News Network, and we’re continuing our discussion with […]

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The Doomsday Machine and Nuclear Winter – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (11/13)

An H Bomb first strike will create firestorms and smoke that ends most human life; this is a fact ignored by military planners and by the Trump administration which doesn’t believe in climate science – says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay Story Transcript PAUL JAY: Welcome back to Reality Asserts Itself. […]

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Dismantle the American Doomsday Machine – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (12/13)

Congress should hold hearings into nuclear winter and eliminating the hair-trigger and obsolete ICBM’s – says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay Story Transcript PAUL JAY: Welcome back to Reality Asserts Itself on The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay. In his book Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, Daniel […]

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The Largest Act of Terrorism in Human History – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (4/13)

The British bombing of Hamburg in 1942, and the American firebombing of Japan in March 1945 that killed as many as 120,000 people in one night, created the conditions for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which were considered mere extensions of the firebombing tactics, says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul […]