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Jeffrey Sterling

Jeffrey Sterling

Jeffrey Sterling is a former CIA case officer who was at the Agency, including the Iran Task Force, for nearly a decade. He filed an employment discrimination suit against the CIA, but the case was dismissed as a threat to national security. He served two and a half years in prison after being convicted of violating the Espionage Act. No incriminating evidence was produced at trial and Sterling continues to profess his innocence. His memoir, "Unwanted Spy: The Persecution of an American Whistleblower," was published in late 2019.

Articles by this author

 

What Happened on January 6th was America, the Usual

As the drama has unfolded, the powerful words from James Baldwin linger in my mind when he said “How much time do you want for your progress?”

Jeffrey Sterling ·


Whistleblowing, the Pandemic and a 'Law and Order' System of Injustice

All vestiges of the current system of white moderate law and order must be obliterated.

Jeffrey Sterling ·


I Reject Using My Unjust Conviction Against Julian Assange

Given the long history of the U.S. government’s pursuit of Assange and the obvious political nature of his potential prosecution, I fear there will be nothing reasonable with regard to any sentence to be imposed.

Jeffrey Sterling ·



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