Revealing The Pentagon Papers: From Capitol Hill To Beacon Hill

By Mike Gravel and Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

If the press wouldn’t continue publishing the Papers, I would. I sought a commercial publisher for the 4,100-page subcommittee record. Americans had to know the whole story about how government [...]

Revealing The Pentagon Papers In Congress: Getting The Papers

By Mike Gravel and Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

The 7,100-page study, which had been obtained and secretly given to me, detailed in 4,100 pages of analysis–I was missing as many as 3,000 pages of supporting documents–how the federal government [...]

Revealing The Pentagon Papers In Congress

By Mike Gravel and Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

It was a fairly steamy, early summer afternoon in the drained swamp of a city that had become Washington, DC, as I struggled with the two black flight bags up the steps of the Capitol. I walked [...]

The Pentagon Papers’ Success Hinged On A Personal Conversion To Nonviolence

By Robert Levering, Waging Nonviolence. -

Daniel Ellsberg’s release of the Pentagon Papers 50 years ago this week represents one of the most dramatic — if not the most dramatic — nonviolent actions of the movement that helped end the [...]

Celebrating Fifty Years Of Courage In An Era Of Apathy

By Danny Sjursen, -

He hasn’t gone anywhere, actually. He’s been here all along – poking small holes of decency in sick system, for five-plus decades. At 90, Dan Ellsberg is with us still, and still calling bullshit [...]

Ellsberg Blows The Whistle Again

By Arun Rath, Defending Rights And Dissent. -

Unbeknownst to most of us, Dan Ellsberg secretly copied another explosive report when he copied the Pentagon Papers fifty years ago. The second classified study documented how close the U.S. came [...]

Assange Court Report September 16: Afternoon

By Bridges for Media Freedom, Assange Court Report. -

A famous Vietnam era whistleblower, 89-year-old Daniel Ellsberg, has told a court that he feels “a great identification,” with both Julian Assange and his source Chelsea Manning, who, he said, [...]

Good Ellsberg, Bad Assange

By Kevin Gosztola, Dissenter. -

Opponents of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange often hold up Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg as an example of someone who was responsible for a good leak. They insist WikiLeaks is [...]

Snowden & Ellsberg Hail New Drone Whistleblower

By Tom McCarthy , -

By Tom McCarthy for the Guardian - American whistleblowers hailed the release on Thursday of a collection of classified documents about US drone warfare as a blow on behalf of transparency and [...]

Ellsberg & Snowden: Mutual Respect, Different Approaches

By Nathan Schneider, -

Just as Snowden claimed Ellsberg as an influence, Ellsberg found common cause with his inheritors today. He made a lengthy and passionate speech denouncing the ongoing evils of the modern U.S. [...]

Defending Our ‘Right To Know’ With Courage

Yesterday in Berlin, a new international organization was announced whose purpose is to (1) defend whistleblowers when they are facing prosecution; and (2) defend the public’s right to know. In a [...]

On Secrecy, Oaths, and Edward Snowden

By Daniel Ellsberg, -

Snowden did not take an oath of secrecy. Such an oath doesn't exist (look up "oath" on the web). Rather he—and I—broke an agreement (known as Standard Form 312) which was a condition of [...]

Daniel Ellsberg’s Determined Lifelong Resistance

Releasing the Pentagon Papers in 1971 was an historic act. Since then Ellsberg has relentlessly built on and expanded upon this particular nonviolent action in innumerable ways. Retirement [...]