Tag Archive for secrecy

Hearing examines health of federal whistleblowing, finds alarming changes

At a hearing on Capitol Hill last Tuesday, witnesses delivered a combination of good news and dire predictions in testimonies on the state of whistleblowing in the federal government. The hearing, “Examining the Administration’s Treatment of Whistleblowers,” was held September…

Snowden, Poitras honored as truth-tellers at National Press Club

Telling truth to power can be a lonely, even dangerous activity. Isolation and shunning are common, making it seem like solitary confinement with invisible bars. So, it’s important that the Fertel Foundation & the Nation Institute honor truthtellers each year with…

Bradley Manning receives 35-year prison sentence, dishonorable discharge

This morning, at Fort Meade, Maryland, a military court sentenced Army Private Bradley Manning for releasing classified documents to the website Wikileaks. The 25-year-old soldier said he disclosed the information to blow the whistle on US government abuses that included the brutal killing of…

Video shows NSA Director Alexander denying reports of now-confirmed domestic surveillance

A video broadcast by Democracy Now! argues for some house cleaning at the intelligence agencies, starting at the top. The video shows National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander denying the existence of domestic surveillance programs revealed by Edward Snowden, the…

Russ Tice, William Binney discuss NSA surveillance capabilities

Former NSA employees Russell Tice and William Binney discussed NSA surveillance capabilities Thursday for the PBS News Hour. Tice described evidence that NSA targeted individuals including judges, politicians and military officers. “Apparently this stuff was being done in the evenings…