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August 16, 2019
‘Official Secrets’ Reveals How Little We Still Know About the Push for War in Iraq
In 2003, Katharine Gun risked everything to try to stop the war. The reporter who broke her story—coming to the big screen later this month—reminds us how many questions remain unanswered.
May 31, 2019
Trump’s Charges Against Julian Assange Would Effectively Criminalize Investigative Journalism
Ever since the Pentagon Papers case, an Espionage Act loophole has been waiting for a president thuggish enough to make use of it.
May 30, 2019
The Law Being Used to Prosecute Julian Assange
Since 1917, the US government has used the Espionage Act to restrict freedom of speech, to imprison activists and whistle-blowers, and to dismantle progressive organizations.
May 23, 2019
On the Passing of Former WWE ‘Diva’ and Whistle-Blower Ashley Massaro
She will be remembered for her courageous truth-telling.
June 1, 2018
Africa’s Whistle-blowers: ‘All I Did Was Tell the Truth’
Those who denounce corruption face hardship and physical danger even when there’s a legal framework that should protect and guarantee them a fair hearing.
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October 12, 2017
Letters From the October 30, 2017, Issue
… Down with epistocracy… BLM articles matter… In Manning
… English lessons…
September 22, 2017
In the Manning Affair, Harvard Once Again Demonstrates Its ‘Liberal’ Values
This year, the university dumps Manning and Michelle Jones. In the 1960s, it honored Vietnam War architect—and admitted war criminal—Robert McNamara.
September 15, 2017
The CIA Director Just Bullied Harvard Into Throwing Chelsea Manning to the Curb
Pompeo is a Koch-brothers puppet who is using his position to bully a principled whistle-blower.
August 2, 2017
Donald Trump and Ryan Zinke Are Purging Climate Scientists for Telling the Truth
Dozens of senior officials have been reassigned at the Department of the Interior, including Dr. Virginia Burkett, who contributed to the IPCC reports that won the Nobel Peace Prize.
June 9, 2017
Is Reality Leigh Winner a National Hero?
The value of the information she made available is great—but real-world news events may have gotten ahead of her.