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John Kiriakou


The Sad Fate of America’s Whistleblowers

History may smile on these guardians of the public trust, but during their lifetimes they remain outcasts.

John Kiriakou ·


Mouth Wide Shut

Under Obama, whistleblowers face a total of 751 months behind bars—compared to 24 months for all other whistleblowers combined since the American Revolution.

John Feffer ·


Let’s Talk About Torture

Former CIA leaders are writing a book that will whitewash their crimes against humanity.

John Kiriakou ·


With World at 'Edge of Abyss,' New Manifesto Urges Action on Nukes and Climate

Updated Russell-Einstein Manifesto targets both 'the reckless acceleration of armaments and the criminal destruction of the ecosystem'

Deirdre Fulton ·


What Caused the Charleston Massacre?

Relentless racism and a powerful anti-gun control lobby make for a deadly combination.

John Kiriakou ·




Slap-on-the-Wrist Sentence for Petraeus Reveals 'Leak Prosecution Double Standard'

'If leaks were the real concern, Petraeus would receive punishment as harsh as the government demanded for other accused leakers'

Andrea Germanos ·


CIA Officials Knew Rendition Victim Was 'The Wrong Guy,' Kiriakou Reveals

In an interview at his Virginia home, torture whistleblower says agency insiders objected to the arrest and torture of Syrian-born Canadian Maher Arar

Deirdre Fulton ·


Daniel Ellsberg: Petraeus Case Shows Hypocrisy of Whistleblower Crackdown

If Petraeus did not commit a felony, neither did Snowden, Manning, Sterling, or Kiriakou, says leaker of Pentagon Papers

Nadia Prupis ·

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