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RT: CIA leak trial’s closing arguments: No direct evidence linking ‘bitter’ whistleblower

Published time: January 23, 2015 01:51

Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Closing arguments were heard Thursday in a trial involving a CIA whistleblower accused of illegally revealing classified information on a mission meant to slow Iran’s nuclear program, with prosecutors arguing the officer was retaliating out of bitterness. 719 more words


The Government's War On Whistleblowers

The Government’s War on Whistleblowers

by Norman Solomon and Marcy Wheeler, Nation, 2014

This is a very good summary of the developing situation between James Risen, Jeffrey Sterling, the government, and the media – in some degrees the real story the HBO series “Newsroom” is fictitiously portraying. 140 more words

James Risen’s book, Pay Any Price

Barrack Obama promised a “transparent” administration – but Americans did not know the transparency was a one-way street, letting the government look at the people, and concentrating executive power in the White House and a warmongering “commander-in-chief” as president; meanwhile, using coercive measures and disinformation to block the public’s ability to view issues objectively and work out solutions, a reality described in James Risen’s new book, reviewed by NORMAN SOLOMON. 702 more words

Media, Journalism & Disinformation

Norman Solomon: Editorial Position of the New York Times, Thumbs Up for Gaza Slaughter

 In the morally skewed universe that the Times editorial board evidently inhabits and eagerly promulgates, Hamas intends to “terrorize” Israeli citizens while Israel merely intends to accomplish military objectives by dropping thousands of tons of bombs on Palestinian people in Gaza.

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Military Madness

Norman Solomon: An Assault from Obama’s Escalating War on Journalism

The Obama administration is insisting that Risen name his confidential source — or face imprisonment. Risen says he won’t capitulate.

by Norman Solomon  Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014 by 

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Constitutional Rights

The Talmud

tomorrow morning (thursday 29th), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4 (shortened repeat tomorrow evening, 9.00-9.30pm)
the talmud (in the in our time series) 142 more words

Mint Press: Whistleblowers — Snowden’s A Hero, Intelligence Community’s Out Of Line

Bold statements go a long way for whistleblowers calling Edward Snowden a hero and bringing attention to the fact that the U.S. intelligence community has simply gone too far. 1,647 more words

Military Madness