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Daniel Ellsberg

Dear Daniel Ellsberg

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

When I faced a crisis of conscience, to tell what I knew because it needed to be told, coming to realize I was risking at the least my job if not jail, I remembered the Pentagon Papers from 1971 you risked the same and more to release.

Bradley Manning, Solitary Confinement and Occupy 4 Prisoners

Bill Quigley | Posted 04.24.2012 | Crime
Bill Quigley

One of the major complaints of prisoner human rights activists is the abuse of solitary confinement in prisons across the U.S.

Peacemaker, Hero, Father: Daniel Ellsberg

Robert Ellsberg | Posted 08.18.2011 | Religion
Robert Ellsberg

Many people regard my father as a hero. And he is my hero as well. But of course his impact and influence in my life go beyond the public story of protests and activism.

Whistleblowers: "Rescind Obama's 'Transparency Award' Now!"

Coleen Rowley | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Over 20 noted whistleblowers have just released a petition calling for rescinding a "Transparency Award" President Obama recently received.

Daniel Ellsberg: 'We Are In The Midst Of Several Vietnams'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.14.2011 | Media

Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times, appeared on "The Last Word" on the 40th anniversary of their initial pu...

Pentagon Papers Being Released 40 Years Later

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD and RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 08.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Forty years after the explosive leak of the Pentagon Papers, a secret government study chronicling deception and misadventure in U....

Daniel Ellsberg: Why Was It Kept Secret? | Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics

In the 1960s, Ellsberg was a high-level Pentagon official, a former Marine commander who believed the American government was always on the right side...

Pentagon Papers Being Declassified--Except For 11 Words

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 08.03.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — Forty years after they hit front pages, the Pentagon Papers will be released by the government next month. But wait! Eleven words o...

Daniel Ellsberg Turns 80 Today: "Saving Private Manning" His Latest Cause

Greg Mitchell | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

One person has spoken up for Bradley Manning for his actual (alleged) actions as a whistle-blower ever since his arrest last May. That would be Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked The Pentagon Papers four decades ago.

Trial by Newspaper

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bianca Jagger

A mighty mountain of innuendos has been made to cast Julian Assange as some kind of rapist. As a women's rights advocate, I condemn and abhor rape, but Assange is innocent until proven guilty.

Fabricated Myths About War

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Malou Innocent

In these heady days of the holiday season, while you're buying your niece or nephew that last stocking stuffer or cavorting with co-workers at the annual holiday party, keep this striking image of war in mind.

The F Word: Ask, Tell, Don't Kill

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Last Thursday, 131 demonstrators -- many of them veterans -- were arrested outside of the White House, protesting war.

The F Word: Forgetting Bradley Manning

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Today, Julian Assange is out of jail. But let's not forget that without Bradley Manning and many others like him, Assange and WikiLeaks and all our new-found public information would be as in the dark as Manning is right now.

Man Who Leaked Pentagon Papers Defends WikiLeaks

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The man who famously leaked the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War defended both WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Army ...

Dan Froomkin

Major Anti-War Protest Planned | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even as President Obama on Thursday attempts to put a good face on the war in Afghanistan, Vietnam-era whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and several dozen...

Daniel Ellsberg: I Am WikiLeaks!

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

A standard talking point against WikiLeaks and Assange has been: the WikiLeaks release of the cables is nothing like the Pentagon Papers case, and Assange and Bradley Manning are nothing like Daniel Ellsberg. But Ellsberg is still alive, and he's not having any of it.

Pentagon Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg: Julian Assange Is not a Terrorist

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

If anyone knows how Julian Assange might feel right now, it would be Daniel Ellsberg.

Jason Linkins

Ron Paul Defends WikiLeaks On House Floor (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of the recent WikiLeaks document dump, Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas), the self-styled libertarian crusader who's spent the past half-d...

Something Wiki'ed This Way Comes

Jonathan Askin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Askin

In 1971, the government might have considered Daniel Ellsberg's release of the Pentagon Papers the greatest threat to national security. Regardless of whether one considers Ellsberg a hero or villain, a patriot or traitor, his actions, today, seem quaint.

WikiLeaks Exposes More Than Documents

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Rather than focus on the substance of the leaked diplomatic cables, American journalists tend to either frame the story as being about the "over-classification" of documents or the personal motivations and private life of Julian Assange.

Exclusive: Ellsberg Disagrees With WikiLeaks' Assange on Whether Clinton Should Resign

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brad Friedman

"I've come to respect Assange's judgment in a lot of these matters a lot more than I do the Pentagon spokespersons," Ellsberg said. "In this case, I don't agree with him."

Wikileaks' Iraq Docs Reflect Both the Good Wikileaks and the Bad Wikileaks

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Scheer

Does Wikileaks deserve Ellsberg's seal of approval? The answer depends on whether we are talking about the "good" Wikileaks or the "bad" Wikileaks, because the whistleblower website combines both personalities.

WikiLeaks Founder Lashes out at New York Times

Christopher Alessi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Alessi

For Assange, the Times's allegedly compromised sense of accuracy clearly extends to a "terrible" article the paper ran on October 23rd that seeks to analyze -- though, he would say impugn -- his character and motives.

The Man Without a Country

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Weller

With his native Australia abandoning him, and Sweden chasing him away with sex charges that clearly are not being pursued, Julian Assange may soon qualify as this century's "Man Without A Country."

Daniel Ellsberg: "The Most Dangerous Man in America" to Visit the Hamptons

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The Hamptons International Film Festival scheduled the screening of The Most Dangerous Man in America well before Wikileaks made Daniel Ellsberg a hot item-again.