espionage act

Spies, News Agencies, Wiretaps and Whistleblowers

September 15, 2016
The US government relies on public ignorance in order to threaten the privacy of tens of millions of people around the world, and Snowden exposed that, says Naureen Shah of Amnesty International USA

Obama Admin Still Seeking Testimony From Journalist James Risen

December 17, 2014

Despite earlier reports, New York Times Journalist is still facing a subpoena in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling

Hedges: Jeremy Hammond Exposed State’s Plan to Criminalize Democratic Dissent

November 12, 2013

Christopher Hedges, on the sentencing of Jeremy Hammond, says there will be no free press without figures like Hammond and Manning

Pentagon Papers Lawyer: Today’s Whistleblowers Face Unprecedented Danger

August 13, 2013

Daniel Ellsberg’s Attorney Daniel Sheehan: Political climate more dangerous than ever for whistleblowers

Military Court Finds Manning Not Guilty of “Aiding the Enemy”

July 30, 2013

Larry Wilkerson: Military culture dissuades whistleblowing, verdict is a symptom of the disease of endless war

Manning Found Guilty of Espionage, Faces 100-plus Years In Jail

July 30, 2013

Kevin Gosztola: Verdict’s impact will negatively affect future whistleblowers coming forward and NSA leaker Snowden

Reality Asserts Itself - Chris Hedges

July 19, 2013
Pt 4 of 7. On Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay asks Chris Hedges if the American Left bears responsibility for the weakness of the mass movement; Hedges says the gravest mistake of the left is not articulating a viable vision of socialism

U.S. Allies Violate Int. Law Pursuing Snowden

July 5, 2013

Mark Weisbrot: Forced landing of Bolivia president’s plane and other tactics show that Snowden needs to speak directly to the public to get political asylum