Reality Winner's home in Georgia. Photo by Kevin Gosztola.
27 Feb 2018

In Reality Winner’s Case, Defense Seizes Upon FBI Testimony To Bolster Motion To Suppress Statements

FBI agents who questioned NSA contractor Reality Winner never told her she was “free to leave” while executing search warrants.

NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner. Photo via
01 Feb 2018

Appeals Court Agrees Reality Winner ‘Hates’ America—So She Will Remain In Pretrial Detention

An appeals court agreed with a federal magistrate judge that Reality Winner “hates” America and might flee if granted bail.

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29 Jan 2018

Defense: Government Puts Burden On Reality Winner To Excuse FBI Violating Her Rights

NSA whistleblower Reality Winner’s attorneys contend the government places the burden on her to demand her rights from FBI agents who violated them.

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09 Jan 2018

Interview With Kevin Gosztola: How The Trump Administration Plans To Prosecute Reality Winner

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. Photo via
04 Jan 2018

The Espionage Act And NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner’s Uphill Struggle To Defend Herself

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.

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06 Oct 2017

Alleged NSA Leaker Reality Winner Denied Bail Because Judge Believes She ‘Hates’ America

Judge contended Winner’s “hate” for America and supposed admiration of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange make her a dangerous threat.

Reality Winner. Photo via Lincoln County Jail.
28 Sep 2017

FBI Agents Didn’t Think Reality Winner Was Spy—Yet Government Is Prosecuting Her Like One

FBI agents did not think Reality Winner was a “big bad mastermind prolific spy,” yet the government is prosecuting her under the Espionage Act.

FBI Director James Comey testifies at the House Select Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Photo: CSPAN.
20 Mar 2017

Russia Conspiracy Mongering Hits Wall At Congressional Hearing

A House Intelligence Committee hearing into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election ended with no substantial revelations.

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15 Dec 2016

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.

29 Nov 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Honey Trap’ And ‘Eyeball Constructors’

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.