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Would CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Be in Prison If He Were White?

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Last week CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling went to prison. If he were white, he probably wouldn't be there. Sterling was one of the CIA's few African-American case officers, and he became the first to file a racial discrimination lawsuit.

Memo to Potential Whistleblowers: If You See Something, Say Something

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Whistleblowers don't sign up to be whistleblowers. Almost always, they begin their work as true believers in the system that conscience later compels them to challenge.

New Federal Shield Bill Is Last Best Chance for Meaningful Protection of Reporters' Confidential Sources

Peter Scheer | Posted 11.17.2013 | Media
Peter Scheer

For the first time since the post-Watergate era, the stars are aligned for Congress to enact-and for the president to sign-a "Shield Law" that would provide meaningful protection against the forced-exposure of journalists' confidential sources

The Politics of Private Manning

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Victoria A. Brownworth

Both Bradley and Chelsea are part of the LGBT community. Shouldn't we have treated them with equal care, particularly given the extreme nature of Manning's valor, the disproportionate nature of the risks Manning took?

Matt Sledge

Military Court Slams Door On Transparency In Bradley Manning Trial | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Lawyers may appeal a ruling made by the military's highest court that they say slams the door on transparency in the Bradley Manning court...

Journalists Confronted By Police While Covering DNC

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.05.2012 | Media

Two journalists had a nasty run-in with Charlotte police during the run-up to the Democratic National Convention on Sunday. In a post on Tuesday n...