Before WikiLeaks, US Government Threatened Press Freedom With Grand Jury Investigations Into Pentagon Papers
The Wikileaks Grand Jury is not the first time an investigation launched by the United States government targeted journalists and undermined press freedom.
Daniel Ellsberg On A Life Dedicated To Preventing Nuclear Attack That Would Result In Near-Extinction Of Humans
Daniel Ellsberg is best known as the whistleblower who released the Pentagon Papers, which exposed what United States government officials really knew and thought about the Vietnam War. But he also worked as a nuclear war planner when he was a RAND Corporation researcher and consultant for the Defense Department.
“The Post” is more than a story about the Pentagon Papers. It is a character study of Washington Post publisher, who was compromised by her ties to elites.
‘There was pressure to make the war larger’ and ‘nuclear targets were picked’ by the Nixon administration, the Pentagon Papers whistleblower revealed.
‘The Pentagon Papers’ whistleblower also said one of the largest covert operations in history almost led to nuclear war during the Cuban missile crisis.
Daniel Ellsberg: the Vietnam War and covert war in Laos would have been even larger if Kennedy hadn’t resisted the military after the Bay of Pigs invasion.
In order to maintain American empire, Americans are lied to “All the time. Every hour of the day,” according to the ‘“Pentagon Papers” whistleblower.
Published in partnership with MintPress News. MINNEAPOLIS — MintPress News is proud to host “Lied to Death,” a 13-part audio conversation between famed whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and social justice activist Arn Menconi. Menconi wrote that these interviews are a “mixture of historical, political science and Dan’s sixty-year scholarly analysis as
“[The] CIA particularly represents the views of the Wall Street investment firms & the multinational corporations that they invest in,” noted the whistleblower.
The Pentagon Papers whistleblower explains that the CIA exists to protect the president from being held accountable for our secret foreign policy.