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Jesselyn Radack

The War on the First Amendment Didn't Start Last Week

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

For those who woke a week ago to realize the First Amendment is under attack, I lost my job at the State Department in 2012 for writing We Meant Well,...

Oliver Stone's New Movie 'Snowden' Tackles the Myth

Peter Van Buren | Posted 09.15.2016 | Entertainment
Peter Van Buren

Snowden is a helluva movie, kicking an audience's ass on a number of levels. I had a chance to see the film at a preview event; it opens everywhere on September 16. Go see it.

Standing Up in the Spirit of America's First Whistleblower Benjamin Franklin!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
Coleen Rowley

Throughout the week, we discussed the problem of pernicious governmental, corporate and other top-down secrecy involved in globalization that enables large-scale wrongdoing and keeps citizens in the dark about it, making effective solutions and real democracy, and even our collective security, impossible.

The USA Freedom Act Is a Virtual Scam

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.05.2016 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Some foes of mass surveillance have been celebrating the final passage of the USA Freedom Act, but Thomas Drake sounds decidedly glum. The new law, he tells me, is "a new spy program." It restarts some of the worst aspects of the Patriot Act.

The Invisible Man: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The mass media have suddenly discovered Jeffrey Sterling -- after his conviction Monday afternoon as a CIA whistleblower. At age 47, he is facing a very long prison sentence. As a whistleblower, he has done a lot for us.

Michael Calderone

White House Investigating Accidental CIA Agent Leak

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.27.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The White House is investigating the inadvertent disclosure this weekend of the identity of the CIA's station chief in Afghanistan, a mist...

Edward Snowden Won't Return To U.S. Without Amnesty

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Edward Snowden would be willing to enter talks with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to negotiate his return to the ...

Snowden Attorney: Attack Article 'Heavily Lifted' From Other Sources

The Huffington Post | Basel Hamdan | Posted 01.24.2014 | Media

Princeton historian Sean Wilentz’s blistering New Republic cover story attacking Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden and Julian Assange came under heavy...

CNN Pundit's Startling Comment About Greenwald's Partner

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.20.2013 | Media

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin raised eyebrows on Tuesday when he compared the partner of Glenn Greenwald to a "drug mule." The detention of Davi...

Gerry Smith

NSA Whistleblowers On Surveillance: We Told You So

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.06.2013 | Technology

For years, four former National Security Agency analysts warned that the government was conducting widespread surveillance on domestic communications....

Ryan J. Reilly

CIA Leaker Ready For '30 Years... Oh My God, 30 Months In Prison'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Kiriakou is expected to report to a federal court in Virginia on Friday and become the first former CIA officer to be sentenced to ...

Ryan J. Reilly

John Kiriakou Hopes Aaron Swartz's Death Sparks Discussion Of Prosecutorial Overreach

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former CIA officer scheduled to be sentenced on Friday for leaking protected information said in an interview Wednesday that the suspe...

Pentagon Papers Whistleblower: 'Bradley Manning A Hero'

Posted 12.04.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Daniel Ellsberg, the former military analyst who caused a national political controversy when he released the Pentagon Papers, told HuffPost Live host...

WATCH: Whistleblower Says She's Worried About White House Leak Investigation

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.15.2012 | Media

As the investigation into possible White House leaks gets underway, one notable whistleblower said on Thursday that she worries about the consequences...

D.C. Lawyer Who Posed In 'Playboy' Wins First Amendment Award

Posted 06.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A D.C. lawyer who posed for Playboy while at Yale Law School will be honored Monday at the Playboy Mansion for her work defending a high...

Why Thomas Drake Is Not an Enemy of the State

Jesselyn Radack | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Jesselyn Radack

Former NSA senior official Thomas Drake is a whistleblower. Through legal and proper channels, he disclosed massive corruption, gross waste and mismanagement to tune of billions of taxpayer dollars, and widespread illegal domestic surveillance.