The Case Against Clemency for Snowden Involves Prioritizing Secrecy ‘Oaths’ Over Truth-Telling

By: Sunday January 5, 2014 11:06 am

A column on why former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden should not be granted clemency—and will not be given clemency—was written by Slate’s Fred Kaplan on January 3. It quickly became regarded as a sharp well-argued rebuttal to The New York Times’ editorial, which labeled Snowden a whistleblower and urged President Barack Obama to [...]

Declassified History Provides Remarkable Look at NSA Operations During the Cold War

By: Thursday September 26, 2013 11:40 am

A National Security Agency history of intelligence activities during the Cold War has been further declassified. For the first time, the names of a few of the people who were on a watch list operated by the NSA have not been withheld. The history also contains various details that are exceptionally relevant to the debate [...]

Obama Builds Off Legacy of Reagan by Charging Leakers Like Snowden Under Espionage Act

By: Saturday June 22, 2013 12:48 pm

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who provided documents to The Guardian and blew the whistle on secret surveillance programs collecting the personal data and information of innocent Americans and others from around the world, has been officially charged. The complaint, which was filed on June 14 and leaked to the press yesterday, shows he was [...]

Sometimes It’s What’s On The Outside That Counts

By: Sunday June 9, 2013 3:50 pm

As the second week of Bradley Manning’s court martial is set to begin, it might be wise to remember that, just as justice is not always just, so it is that truisms aren’t always true. And the one referenced in the title of this article is, of course, the old adage “It’s what’s on the [...]

How San Francisco Pride Is Perpetuating a Scandal by Not Reinstating Bradley Manning as Grand Marshal

By: Thursday May 9, 2013 1:37 pm

The San Francisco Pride Committee held a meeting on Tuesday night. It was their monthly meeting and the Board of Directors was well aware that there would be individuals from the community that would be attending to express their outrage at the Board’s decision to not allow Pfc. Bradley Manning to be honored as a [...]

Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg: Bradley Manning, One Person Who Acted on Crimes He Uncovered

By: Wednesday March 20, 2013 5:18 pm

Following Pfc. Bradley Manning’s statement in court, Daniel Ellsberg, who blew the whistle on the Pentagon Papers, shares his reaction to the statement and thoughts on his case. He draws comparisons between his case forty years ago and Manning’s today.  *** KEVIN GOSZTOLA: What was your initial reaction to hearing Bradley Manning’s statement read in [...]

Group Launches to Encourage Transparency & Aggressive Journalism, Help WikiLeaks Survive Blockade

By: Sunday December 16, 2012 7:18 pm

(update 1 & 2 below) A foundation dedicated to promoting and funding aggressive journalism and media organizations that push for transparency and accountability in government is launching on Monday. Called the Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF), it hopes to help organizations like WikiLeaks combat censorship and even prevent the watering down of coverage because [...]

A Farewell to RT’s ‘The Alyona Show’

By: Monday July 30, 2012 7:00 pm

The final edition of RT’s “The Alyona Show” hosted by Alyona Minkovski aired today. Alyona is going to Los Angeles to join HuffPost Live, a video network set to launch August 13. As the show picks up and heads cross-country, I would like to take a moment to share a few memories about a program that [...]

Daniel Ellsberg and Kevin Gosztola Discuss Bradley Manning Trial on RT

By: Monday December 19, 2011 10:03 pm

It was an eventful day today at the Bradley Manning trial. Dan Choi was thrown to the ground at Fort Meade for wearing a military uniform this morning, and Daniel Ellsberg was ejected for saying hello to Manning in the courtroom (there’s no law against either). Kevin Gosztola has been covering the trial for FDL, and later he and Dan Ellsberg stopped by the Alyona Show to discuss the day’s events.

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