Pentagon Papers

U.S. Refuses to Adopt a Nuclear Weapon No First Use Pledge - Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (7/8)

Reality Asserts Itself - Daniel Ellsberg

November 12, 2018
In this series, Daniel Ellsberg and Paul Jay explore Ellsberg's latest book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. In the introduction to the book, Ellsberg writes: “No policies in human history have more deserved to be recognized as immoral or insane. The story of how this calamitous predicament came about and how and why it has persisted over a half a century is a chronicle of human madness. Whether Americans, Russians, and other humans can rise to the challenge of reversing these policies and eliminating the danger of near-term extinction caused by their own inventions and proclivities remains to be seen. I choose to join with others in acting as if that is still possible.”

50 Years After Gulf of Tonkin Incident, Why it Matters Today

July 30, 2014
Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and historian Gareth Porter discuss how the Gulf of Tonkin incident was used to further entangle the US in Vietnam and how shoddy intelligence reports continue to lead America into war

Joe Tropea on Anti-Vietnam War Activism

February 26, 2014
Tropea: The history of anti-Vietnam War actions shows protesters creatively adapting to state repression

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

TRNN on Leaks

June 10, 2013
Ray McGovern: NSA whistleblower Snowden courageous defender of liberty