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Daniel Ellsberg

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

Charles P. Pierce ·

The Truth-Teller: From the Pentagon Papers to the Doomsday Machine

Daniel Ellsberg discusses the continuing existential threat posed by the military-industrial complex

Daniel Ellsberg ·

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.

William Astore ·

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."

Dennis Bernstein ·

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.

Yanis Varoufakis ·

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

Linda McQuaig ·

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

Janine Jackson ·

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 government of Venezuela

Adolph Reed Jr. ·

'Grave Threat to Press Freedom': Warnings Mount as Chelsea Manning Remains Behind Bars

"Whistleblowers must not be treated as criminals, and instead must be recognized for their critical role in maintaining a thriving democracy"

Andrea Germanos ·

Nuclear Brinkmanship Is Back: Why We Need a New Peace Movement

Nuclear modernization is one of the most wasteful aspects of a bloated military budget and drains the economy of persons and resources needed to mitigate the damage climate change is already inflicting

John Buell ·

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