Updates:  09/21/2017 Mannng The Real News/Kiriakou; Daniel Ellsberg The Real news/Wikipedia; Edward Ginsberg section added; John Kiriakou;his books; The Guardian/Truth Dig/The Real News/NY Times; 09/19/2017 “in this section”menu started; week of 09/18/2017 Gerald Eastman ex-Boeing quality assurance (QA) inspector WHISTLEBLOWERS IN THIS SECTION   Drake     Eastman      Ellsberg     Ginsburg     Kiriakou     MacLean     Manning      Snowden     Sterling     Westmoreland A-B-C-D-E-F-G Thomas Drake Whistleblower dot org:  Thomas Drake https://www.whistleblower.org/bio-thomas-drake Americans Who Tell the Truth:  Thomas Drake http://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portraits/thomas-drake Gerald Eastman See also Boeing Corruption - Eastman Pogoblog http://pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo/2008/03/whistleblowing.html Daniel Ellsberg Daniel Ellsberg: his website http://www.ellsberg.net/ Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Ellsberg The Real News:  Ellsberg: From Vietnam to Afghanistan (10/25/2009) Ellsberg: As President Obama decides what to do in Afghanistan he must learn the lessons of Vietnam http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=4375 Daniel Ellsberg: We Need Whistleblowers to Stop Murder (01/24/2011) Daniel Ellsberg: There was no law against leaking the Pentagon Papers nor is there now against WikiLeaks http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=6132 Edward Ginsburg Boston Globe: The Whistleblower Edward Ginsburg (12/18/2005) https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2005/12/18/the-whistle-blower-edward- ginsburg/EvOVVomx8ZL35AOEVuNLBJ/story.html Excerpt:  He’s the one who blew the lid on the Big Dig’s leak problems. He’s the one who stripped away the project’s veneer of invincibility and may well be, more than anyone, responsible for the work being done to make the tunnels safer and to hold contractors accountable. For all of this, Edward Ginsburg is the one we are naming 2005 Bostonian of the Year. https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2005/12/18/the-whistle-blower-edward- ginsburg/EvOVVomx8ZL35AOEVuNLBJ/story.html H-K-L John Kiriakou  Former CIA agent,  whistleblower on government use of torture Background: Excerpt from The Guardian (02/2013): https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/feb/07/john-brennan-john-kiriakou-cia John Kiriakou spent 14 years at the CIA as an analyst and a case officer. In 2002, he led the team that found Abu Zubaydah, alleged to be a high-ranking member of al-Qaida. Kiriakou was the first to publicly confirm the use of waterboarding by the CIA, in a 2007 interview with ABC's Brian Ross. He told Ross:  "At the time, I felt that waterboarding was something that we needed to do … I think I've changed my mind, and I think that waterboarding is probably something that we shouldn't be in the business of doing."  Kiriakou says he found the "enhanced interrogation techniques" immoral, and declined to be trained to use them. Since the interview, it has become known that Zubaydah was waterboarded at least 83 times, and that he provided no useful information as a result. He remains imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay, without charge. Kiriakou will soon start serving his 30- month prison sentence, but not for disclosing anything about waterboarding. He pled guilty to disclosing the name of a former CIA interrogator to a journalist, with information that the interrogator himself had posted to a publicly available website. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/feb/07/john-brennan-john-kiriakou-cia Books by John Kiriakou: Doing Time Like A Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison (2017) by John Kiriakou Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror (2012) by John Kiriakou and Michael Ruby John Kiriakou - his personal website http://www.johnkiriakou.com/ Articles on John Kiriakou: The Guardian John Brennan and John Kiriakou: how to get ahead in the CIA, and how not to.  By Amy Goodman (02/07/2013) Kiriakou, who blew the whistle on CIA waterboarding, goes to prison, while Brennan, who approved it, is set to lead the agency https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/feb/07/john-brennan-john-kiriakou-cia NY Times Ex-Officer Is First From C.I.A. to Face Prison for a Leak. By Scott Shane (01/05/2013) http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/us/former-cia-officer-is-the-first-to-face-prison-for-a-classified- leak.html?pagewanted=all&mcubz The Real News:  This is a major series on Reality Aserts Itself regarding John Kiriakou - well worth watching. How I Joined the CIA - John Kiriakou on Reality Asserts Itself (2/10)  (04/17/2015) Mr. Kiriakou tells Paul Jay about being recruited to join the CIA in university http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=13680 My Reports on 1995 Human Rights Abuses in Bahrain Ignored by State Department (04/19/2015) John Kiriakou on Reality Asserts Itself (3/10) On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Kiriakou tells Paul Jay that from Iraq to Bahrain, it was becoming clear to him that commercial interest, particularly arms sales, was driving U.S. policy in the Middle East http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=13688 A Tortured Truth - John Kiriakou on Reality Asserts Itself (8/10) (05/04/2015) On Reality Asserts Itself, Former CIA official John Kiriakou described his time as head of counter terrorism in Pakistan and the lie about the torture of Abu Zubaydah http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=13789 Why I Was Targeted by the CIA - John Kiriakou on RAI (9/10) (05/06/2015) On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Kiriakou explains how the CIA opened a criminal file on him when he was the first CIA official to publicly acknowledge torture was a policy; they stepped up their effort to charge him when he began investigating possible CIA complicity in war crimes in Afghanistan http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=13801 They Won't Shut Me Up - John Kiriakou on Reality Asserts Itself (10/10) (05/08/2010) On Reality Asserts Itself, former CIA official John Kiriakou says: "if they thought this would shut me up, they don't know me at all, because now I've devoted my life to fighting them." http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=13824O CIA Torture Architects Settle With Victims to Avoid Trial.  (08/17/2017) Psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, the architects of the CIA's torture program, have reached a historic settlement in the case of three victims. John Kiriakou, the former CIA analyst who went to prison for exposing the torture program, says the duo settled to avoid accountability. (photo: ACLU) http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=767&Itemid=74&jumival=19801 Truthdig:  How the CIA’s Darkest Torture Secrets Were Exposed and Covered Up. By John Kiriakou (09/11/2016) https://www.truthdig.com/articles/how-the-cias-darkest-torture-secrets-were-exposed-and-covered-up/ Washingtonian:  John Kiriakou CIA Officer Turned Whistleblower Shares His Story. By Natalia Megas (07/06/2015) https://www.washingtonian.com/2015/07/06/john-kiriakou-cia-officer-turned-whistleblower-shares-his-story/ M-N Robert MacLean  The War on Whistleblowers May Have a "Chilling Effect on Future Acts of Conscience" The Department of Justice is taking its case against former Air Marshal Robert MacLean all the way to the Supreme Court. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/03/war-on-whistleblowers-robert-maclean-fired-department-justice-supreme-court Bradley/Chelsea Manning For now, see General Notes entry 07/11/2016 The Real News - CIA Whistleblower: Harvard Picks Torture Apologists Over Chelsea Manning. By Aaron Mate (09/15/2017) Harvard's rescinding of Chelsea Manning's visiting fellowship -- following a backlash from current and former US officials -- is a 'disgrace,' says CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou on Manning http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=20004 O-R-S-T Edward Snowden See System Abuse Edward Snowden Jeffrey Sterling, former CIA officer http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10707 Excerpt:  A federal indictment accuses former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling of giving classified information to New York Times reporter James Risen -- about a CIA operation that provided flawed nuclear weapon blueprints to Iran in 2000.  The charges in that indictment are unproven, and a trial is set for January 2015. But no one disputes that Sterling told Senate Intelligence Committee staffers about that CIA action, which was dubbed Operation Merlin.   As Risen documented in his book State of War, Operation Merlin was ill-conceived and dangerous.   DropTheCharges.org Follow daily coverage of the trial at ExposeFacts.org. Background: >>  Marcy Wheeler, ExposeFacts: "The Leaky CIA's Case Against Alleged Leaker" >>  Norman Solomon, Marcy Wheeler, The Nation: "The Government War Against Reporter James Risen" >>  Marcy Wheeler, ExposeFacts: "The Government’s Single-Source Theory of Journalism" >>  Matt Apuzzo, The New York Times, "CIA Leaked Classified Information to Support Program" >>  Marcy Wheeler, ExposeFacts: "A Tale of Two Alleged Iran Nuke Leakers" >>  Marcy Wheeler, ExposeFacts: "Grassley Questions Why DOD IG Cannot Report on Leaks" In the name of countering nuclear proliferation, the CIA risked promoting it. The prosecution of Sterling smacks of selective prosecution. General James Cartwright, who reportedly leaked information on far more recent and sensitive counter-proliferation efforts against Iran, has not faced prosecution. And the Defense Department’s top officials cannot even be identified as leakers by that agency’s Inspector General reports, which apparently protected the former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta from scrutiny for leaking classified information about the raid on Osama bin Laden. http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10707 U-Z Cian Westmoreland  Drone abuse US military See General Notes 07/03/2016 https://www.facebook.com/InternetPartyNZ/videos/1235147086591726/ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/01/us-drone-whistleblowers-brussels-european-parliament http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/whistleblowers-expose-drone-warfare/7666542 https://theintercept.com/2015/11/19/former-drone-operators-say-they-were-horrified-by-cruelty-of-assassination-program/
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