Kevin Gosztola discusses his plans for trial coverage of Reality Winner, the NSA contractor at the center of Donald Trump’s first major leak prosecution.
NSA whistleblower Reality Winner faces an uphill battle at trial after Obama-era leak prosecutions intensified the government’s ability to wield the Espionage Act.
Judge contended Winner’s “hate” for America and supposed admiration of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange make her a dangerous threat.
FBI agents did not think Reality Winner was a “big bad mastermind prolific spy,” yet the government is prosecuting her under the Espionage Act.
A House Intelligence Committee hearing into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election ended with no substantial revelations.
NSA Inspector General, Who Once Said Snowden Is Manic Thief, May Be Fired For Whistleblower Retaliation
NSA inspector general George Ellard, who believes NSA whistleblower was “manic in his thievery,” received termination notice for whistleblower retaliation.
It has been awhile since a submission from an independent artist was featured so this week’s selection comes from a punk rock band from New York and Connecticut called Poor Lily. The band recently released a “punk rock opera” inspired by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden and global mass surveillance.
Whistleblower Thomas Drake and Snowden attorney Jesselyn Radack share their insights on Oliver Stone’s film.
A federal judge blocked the NSA from collecting data on a law firm under the agency’s phone records surveillance program.
Only one Democratic candidate, Lincoln Chafee, opposed jailing NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden if he were to return to the United states.