File: A General Atomics MQ-1A Predator drone. (Wikimedia Commons / United States Air Force)
19 Nov 2015

‘You Can’t Buy My Soul’: Drone Whistleblowers Speak Out

Four former drone operators spoke out about their experiences piloting and killing, including children, with America’s lethal fleet of drones.

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is being threatened with indefinite solitary confinement (via Chelsea Manning Support Network)
14 Nov 2015

‘Any Alleged Discrimination Is Justified’: Justice Department Opposes Chelsea Manning Growing Her Hair

The Justice Department moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Chelsea Manning against United States Army personnel for prohibiting her from growing her hair.

The seal of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency inlaid in the floor of the main lobby of the Original Headquarters Building. (Wikimedia Commons / Duffman)
13 Nov 2015

Leak Hypocrisy: CIA Employee, Contractor Who Committed Security Breaches Weren’t Prosecuted

Evidence revealed by a VICE News investigation revealed the government’s hypocrisy in pursuing whistleblowers like John Kiriakou and Jeffrey Sterling.

60 minutes compares whistleblowers Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden to spies and mass murderers. (Screenshot from 60 minutes)
09 Nov 2015

’60 Minutes’ Pushes National Security Propaganda To Cast Snowden, Manning As Traitors

60 Minutes airs a segment assassinating the character of Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, going so far as to question their loyalty to America.

A pair of silhouetted figures stand near a computer monitor in a darkened office. (U.S. national security agency pamphplet against insider threats)
03 Nov 2015

House Passes DHS ‘Insider Threat’ Program Bill That Could Impact Whistleblowers

The U.S. House approved a bill, sponsored by Rep. Peter King, which would give DHS unprecedented surveillance powers to monitor potential whistleblowers.

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is being threatened with indefinite solitary confinement (via Chelsea Manning Support Network)
03 Nov 2015

Chelsea Manning Reflects on Army’s Punishment for Expired Toothpaste & LGBTQ Literature

In letters from prison, whistleblower Chelsea Manning reflects on the Army’s choice to punish her for expired toothpaste and LGBTQ/political literature.

Chelsea Manning's prison mugshot from week she began hormone therapy (via Chelsea Manning Support Network)
03 Nov 2015

Letter from Leavenworth: Chelsea Manning on Struggle to Be Herself in Military Prison

Chelsea Manning and Kevin Gosztola exchanged letters during and after she was punished by the Army for having expired toothpaste and LGBTQ literature

Drone whistleblower Brandon Bryant (Lucas Wirl on Flickr)
20 Oct 2015

Air Force Office Tells Drone Whistleblower’s Mom She Is On ISIS ‘Hit List’

The United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations sent officers to the home of the mother of a drone whistleblower to inform her she was on an Islamic State “hit list.” The officers indicated her information was compromised in the Office of Personnel Management hack, however, the drone whistleblower’s

Screen shot from Expose Facts' documentary on Jeffrey Sterling
16 Oct 2015

CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Seeks Presidential Pardon

CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling has requested President Barack Obama pardon him. His wife argued in an open letter that his trial was unfairly biased.

2016 Democratic Candidates - Caricatures (donkeyhotey on Flickr)
14 Oct 2015

Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate Snowden, Ignore Whistleblower Protection Issues

Only one Democratic candidate, Lincoln Chafee, opposed jailing NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden if he were to return to the United states.