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Faith Must Be Flaunted

In the current political milieu, private beliefs and personal prayer aren’t sufficient. To really do the trick, faith must be flaunted. What good is religiosity if you don’t wear it on your sleeve and get a lot of good press? 28 more words


Stand Up for Truth: The European Tour of a Band of American Whistleblowers:

“It’s really the silence about truth that is the goal and the ongoing imposition that is coming from the surveillance state and the warfare state and among the silencing is the refusal to acknowledge that the surveillance state and the warfare state are the same state known to you who live in the UK as the government of the UK, and to those of us who live in the United States as the government of the United States,” Norman Solomon, director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, told a London audience on June 1.
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CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Speaks Out Upon Sentencing to 3.5 Years in Prison

‘On Monday former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced to 42 months in prison for leaking classified information to New York Times reporter James Risen about a failed U.S. 209 more words


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