Tag Archive for Edward Snowden

Intelligence veterans praise integrity of journalist Seymour Hersh

  The Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence gathered recently in Washington, D.C., to present an award to investigative journalist Seymour (Sy) Hersh.  Hersh revealed in 1969 the massacre of civilians at My Lai (Viet Nam), and exposed torture at…

Whistleblower film wins Best Documentary Oscar

At the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony, the Oscar for “Best Documentary” went to “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ dramatic portrayal Edward Snowden’s disclosure of massive surveillance by the National Security Agency. Receiving the award were director Poitras, producer Dirk Wilutzky and editor Mathilde Bonnefoy.…

CIA whistleblower says Edward Snowden would not get fair trial in US

A week after his release from prison, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou appeared on Democracy Now! and spoke with Amy Goodman about whistleblowing, CIA torture and US prisons. The CIA whistleblower spoke favorably of Edward Snowden, who blew the whistle on…

Internal whistleblowing failed to stop torture, notes Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden told attendees at an Paris conference that he was “deeply saddened and to a great extent angered” by what he read in the US Senate report on CIA interrogation of terrorism suspects. The conference, sponsored by Amnesty International,…

This Halloween’s creepiest film is a documentary

If you’re looking for a scary film to see this Halloween, forget warmed-over classics involving vampires, chainsaws and extra-terrestrials and get yourself to a screening of Citizenfour-–a film that out-creeps the rest with real-world villains. The story plot is high-tech…

Snowden awarded “Alternative Nobel Prize”

A Swedish charitable foundation announced today that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is a co-recipient with Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize.”