Daniel Ellsberg speaks, with his hand on his heart, at a Free Chelsea Manning rally on June 1, 2013. (Flickr / Steve Rhodes)
11 Feb 2016

Daniel Ellsberg: Covert Ops ‘Provoke Our Adversaries’ To Create An Excuse For War

‘The Pentagon Papers’ whistleblower also said one of the largest covert operations in history almost led to nuclear war during the Cuban missile crisis.

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In this November 12, 2011 photograph, a row of riot police with batons and "less lethal" weapons evict Occupy Denver from Lincoln Park. (Flickr / Daniel Holton)
04 Feb 2016

Leak Reveals Denver Police Use Undercover ‘Shadow Teams’ To Target Protest Leaders

Despite making claims to protecting First Amendment rights, a leaked manual reveals how police pick out perceived movement leaders for targeted arrests.

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'Pentagon Papers' whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg smiles in this February 19, 2010 photograph taken in San Francisco, California at a screening of "The Most Dangerous Man in America," a documentary about his life. (Flickr / Steve Rhodes)
02 Feb 2016

Pentagon Papers Whistleblower: Kennedy Resisted ‘Nuclear Cultist’ Joint Chiefs

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.

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Photo by Ryan J. Reilly (2009)
31 Jan 2016

Thomas Tamm, David Petraeus Cases Further Crystallize Double Standard Whistleblowers Face

Developments over the past week further crystallized how high-ranking officials escape accountability for their criminal acts in Washington while well-intentioned low-level government employees, including whistleblowers, face punishment for calling attention to illegal conduct and abuses of power. In spite of the fact that former Justice Department lawyer Thomas Tamm is

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Screenshot of PBS FRONTLINE interview with Thomas Tamm
26 Jan 2016

D.C. Bar Goes After Whistleblower Who Exposed Warrantless Wiretapping

The DC Bar initiated disciplinary proceedings for DOJ whistleblower Thomas Tamm for revealing “secrets” of his “client” to a NY Times reporter.

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Daniel Ellsberg during his two year tour in Vietnam, 1968. (Photo: Daniel and Patricia Ellsberg)
16 Jan 2016

Daniel Ellsberg: Without Nuclear Threats, We Could Have Avoided Vietnam War

In order to maintain American empire, Americans are lied to “All the time. Every hour of the day,” according to the ‘“Pentagon Papers” whistleblower.

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Daniel Ellsberg speaks on a panel at the Personal Democracy Forum on June 3, 2010. (Flickr / JD Lasica)
09 Jan 2016

Top Military Brass Knew In Advance Vietnam War Would Fail, Daniel Ellsberg Reveals

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

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Defense Security Service brochure on "Insider Threats"
07 Jan 2016

‘Insider Threat’ Program: Hundred Thousand Pentagon Personnel Under Total Surveillance

The surveillance under the ‘Insider Threat’ program raises concerns about the extent to which whistleblower communications are being intercepted.

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Daniel Ellsberg speaks into the microphone of a megaphone during the November 20, 2011 OccupySF occupation of Market Street in San Francisco, California. (Flickr / pix.plz)
05 Jan 2016

Daniel Ellsberg: US Military-Industrial Complex Also Includes Big Corporations And Congress

“[The] CIA particularly represents the views of the Wall Street investment firms & the multinational corporations that they invest in,” noted the whistleblower.

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Daniel Ellsberg at the microphone with Medea Benjamin (Code Pink) on the left at the 2006 Independence Day Troops Home Fast Hunger Strike at The White House on July 3, 2006. (Wikimedia Commons / Elvert Barnes)
02 Jan 2016

US Frequently Uses Threat Of Nuclear War, Warns Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg

The Pentagon Papers whistleblower explains that the CIA exists to protect the president from being held accountable for our secret foreign policy.

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