All Articles on Daniel Ellsberg

Keira Knightley as Katharine Gun Views
A New Film Blows the Whistle on War
If the press is the "fourth estate," the cinema is arguably the fifth. Official Secrets indicts Blair, Bush, and other mass murderers in the court of public opinion—at a theater near you
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Driven as always by self-interest and opportunism, Trump has now flipped from professing his “love” for WikiLeaks during the campaign to targeting Assange as part of the enemy. (Photo: Reuters) Views
Unequal Justice: Julian Assange Is an Enemy in Trump’s War on the First Amendment
Unless and until Assange’s prosecution is dismissed, no publication will be safe from the Administration’s vengeance and overreach
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What is being attempted here is the de facto redefinition of the powers of the Legislative Branch by members of the Executive. (Photo: CHIP SOMODEVILLA/Getty Images) Views
This Is Pure Authoritarian Audacity
The administration* tries something and, if there's no resistance, tries something more. This time, it's shrouding the Pentagon in secrecy as we saber-rattle at Iran
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Daniel Ellsberg Views
The Truth-Teller: From the Pentagon Papers to the Doomsday Machine
Daniel Ellsberg discusses the continuing existential threat posed by the military-industrial complex
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How the Pentagon Took Ownership of Con Man Donald Trump
When it comes to raising money based on false claims, this president has nothing on the Pentagon. And worse yet, like America's wars, the Pentagon's long con shows no sign of ending.
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Journalists should close ranks here against this abuse of the President's authority, and against Britain and Ecuador for violating the norms of asylum. (Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA) Views
Daniel Ellsberg Speaks Out on the Arrest of Julian Assange
"Without whistleblowers we would not have a democracy. And there have to be people to distribute work and publish it."
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Journalists who fail to oppose Assange’s extradition to the US could be next on the hit list of a president who considers them the “enemy of the people.”(Photo: Reuters) Views
First They Came for Assange
Mike Pompeo, Trump’s first CIA director and now US Secretary of State, once described WikiLeaks as “a non-state hostile intelligence service.” That is exactly right, and it is an equally accurate description of what every self-respecting news outlet ought to be.
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Demonstrators outside the White House call on the 2016 presidential candidates to commit to a world without nuclear weapons. Views
Prospect of Nuclear War Highest in Decades, Yet Media Ignores
While it’s true that there’s no way to un-invent nuclear weapons, the most dangerous threat they pose could be eliminated
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 A judge ordered her incarcerated until she agrees to testify or until the jury is done, which might be 18 months. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Chelsea Manning Again Takes Fall for Defending Public’s Right to Know
I can’t find any editorials in US corporate media in support of Manning, or of journalists’ right to inform the public, or of the public’s right to know
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Vietnam to Venezuela: US Interventionism and the Failure of the Left
The modern U.S. empire has run roughshod over the interests and desires of foreign nations and their people for more than a century, but that history should call for pause as the bipartisan interventionist consensus gears up once again, this time in an effort to topple the legitimately elected...
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