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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Daniel Ellsberg speaks in a close-up photograph from August 18, 2008. (Wikimedia / Christopher Michel)
01 Jan 2016

‘Pentagon Papers’ Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg Explains Why We Go To War

In a 13-part conversation, activist Arn Menconi asked the whistleblower to explain why US goes to war over & over. Ellsberg’s answer is surprisingly simple.

In this November 7, 2013 photograph, a group of young journalists work on laptops and smartphones. (Flickr / Esther Vargas)
21 Dec 2015

Promoting Adversarial Journalism Over Access Journalism

At Shadowproof, we condemn access journalism and celebrate the work of journalists who hold the government and major corporations accountable.

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.