Revealing The Pentagon Papers In Congress: Going To The Supreme Court

By Mike Gravel and Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

My gut was tight as a knot. The oral arguments began before the Supreme Court on April 19, 1972. I fidgeted in my seat in the audience in the first row with my wife and two young kids. I could [...]

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: A Pyrrhic Victory

By Mike Gravel and Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

I propped myself up on an elbow as the announcer read the news: The Supreme Court ruled, 6-3, against Nixon. The government’s unprecedented move to stop the presses had failed. The Court agreed [...]

Revealing The Pentagon Papers In Congress: Reading The Papers

By Mike Gravel and Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

Some scholars believed that, had FDR lived, there may have been no Vietnam War for either French or American troops. But the Pentagon Papers revealed, through access to State Department, Central [...]

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 [...]

Heavyweights Weigh In On Assange “Show Trial”

By Popular Resistance. -

An online Zoom call will take place for members of the press this Wednesday, September 9 at 1:00 pm EST to address the United States attempt to extradite WikiLeaks’ publisher, Julian Assange.  [...]