2017 – A Year In Courage

By Staff, couragefound.org -

As we approach the end of a year that saw increased threats on freedom of the press, right-wing governments on both sides of the Atlantic launch attacks on civil liberties, and the continued [...]

Sam Adams Associates: Sy Hersh First Mainstream Journalist Awarded

By Annie Machon, By, www.rt.com -

By Annie Machon for RT. Since 2002 the unique Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence has been given annually in either the US or Europe. This year the awards took place in Washington DC, [...]

Fair Trial Under Attack In Reality Winner Whistleblower Trial

By Trevor Timm, www.theintercept.com -

By Trevor Timm for The Intercept - THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT is seeking to impose extreme secrecy rules in the trial of alleged Intercept source and whistleblower Reality Winner that could prevent [...]

Former CIA Intelligence Analyst Says Whistleblowers Are Vital To A Transparent Democracy

By Mark Karlin, www.truth-out.org -

By Mark Karlin for Truthout - Melvin A. Goodman: I spent 24 years at the CIA as a Soviet analyst in the directorate of intelligence. I was not drawn to the agency by idealism, but by a [...]

Whistleblower Case Shows How Trump Tries To Silence Science

By Sabrina Shankman, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Sabrina Shankman for Inside Climate News - For the first time since the Trump administration came to office and began dismantling the key science underpinnings of federal climate policy, a [...]

Hey Intercept, Something Is Very Wrong With Reality Winner And NSA Leak

By Staff, www.wemeantwell.com -

By Staff of We Meant Well - Now let’s look at what we know so far about how this happened. A 25-year-old improbably-named Reality Winner leaves behind a trail long and wide on social media of [...]

Edward Snowden Comes To Defense Of Jailed NSA Contractor Reality Winner

By Staff, www.commondreams.org -

By Staff of Common Dreams - A day after her arrest was announced publicly by the U.S. Justice Department, Reality Winner, the 25-year-old alleged source of a leaked National Security Agency [...]

FBI Arrests NSA Contractor Who Leaked Top Secret “Russian Hacking” Document To The Intercept

By Tyler Durden, www.zerohedge.com -

By Tyler Durden for Zero Hedge - Earlier this afternoon, the Intercept reported that according to a "top secret NSA document", Russian Military Intelligence "executed a cyberattack on at least [...]

The Washington Post’s Renewed Attack On Whistlblowers

By Melvin Goodman, www.counterpunch.org -

By Melvin Goodman for Counter Punch - The Washington Post’s schizoid approach toward whistleblowers continues unabated. On the one hand, its news staff has effectively used authoritative leaks [...]

Chelsea Manning Is Free–But Whistleblowers Still Face Prison

By Janine Jackson, www.fair.org -

By Janine Jackson for FAIR - Human Rights Watch is glad that Chelsea Manning is free. A statement from the group’s General Counsel’s office notes that Manning’s “absurdly disproportionate” [...]

Sweden Drops Charges Against Julian Assange

By Lizzie Dearden, www.independent.co.uk -

By Lizzie Dearden for the Independent. Sweden has dropped its investigation against Julian Assange but the WikiLeaks founder could still be arrested by British police. The country's director [...]

Why I Fought For Chelsea Manning

By Evan Greer, www.opencanada.org -

By Evan Greer for Open Canada - Chelsea Manning is my friend, but I’ve never seen her face to face, or given her a hug. That’s because Chelsea has been in prison for the last seven years, [...]

Chelsea Manning Set To Be Released On May 17, 2017

By Chelsea Manning, www.theguardian.com -

By Chelsea Manning for the Guardian. When the prison tried to break one of us, we all stood up. We looked out for each other. When they tried to divide us, and systematically discriminated [...]

Remembering The Insider Who Blew The Whistle On Corporate Greed

By Sam Pizzigati, www.otherwords.org -

By Sam Pizzigati for Other Words - If you work in a corrupt system, you have two basic options. First, you could rationalize away your role in the corruption. If you ever left, you tell yourself, [...]

WeCopwatch Gets Its Due: Doc About Nationwide Police Watchdog Featured At Major Film Festival

By Alexandra Rosenmann, www.alternet.org -

By Alexandra Rosenmann for AlterNet - From Staten Island to Standing Rock, "copwatchers" are everywhere in America. "Copwatching is an idea, it's an act. WeCopwatch is a group," explains [...]