Reworded Policy for Intelligence Employees Citing Leaks Doesn’t Change Its Anti-Democratic Nature

By: Saturday May 10, 2014 10:33 am

It was reported on May 8 that the Office of Director of National Intelligence, headed by James Clapper, had issued a directive barring past and current personnel from citing or talking about “known leaks.”


Clapper Clamps Down

By: Monday April 21, 2014 6:30 pm

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has issued a directive that prohibits all employees of the intelligence community from speaking to the press.

Chelsea Manning to Take a More Active Role in Her Case During Appeal

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 7:53 am

During her trial, the only time the public heard from Chelsea Manning was when she made statements in court. But according to Emma Cape, a lead organizer for the Chelsea Manning Support Network, Manning will be taking a “somewhat more active role” in the case during appeal.

Chelsea Manning’s New Lawyers Will Challenge “Frightening” Espionage Act Charges on Appeal

By: Monday April 14, 2014 7:55 am

At an event at Georgetown Law Center last night, Chelsea Manning’s new lawyers provided a preview of what they expect to happen during the appeals process in her military case.

Stephen Kim, the Espionage Act & the Country’s ‘Broken’ & ‘Unfair’ System for Prosecuting ‘Leaks’

By: Thursday April 3, 2014 7:50 am

Former State Department employee Stephen Kim is the second person who leaked information to a reporter to plead guilty to violating the Espionage Act. And, on Wednesday, he became the third person under President Barack Obama to be sentenced to prison for the “unauthorized disclosure of national defense information”—violating the World War I-era law intended for prosecuting spies.

Senator Chuck Schumer Misleads on Trial Snowden Would Receive

By: Monday January 6, 2014 8:58 am

Senator Chuck Schumer, a graduate of Harvard Law School who has been a US Senator since 1999, must know what he said on ABC’s This Week is wrong. Schumer falsely claimed that if Edward Snowden returned to the United States to face his accusers he would have the opportunity to defend himself using the whistleblower rationale.

Obama Is Just Going to Pretend the NSA Phone Sex Abuses Never Happened

By: Friday August 23, 2013 9:20 am

It is bizarre that President Obama and other defenders of the NSA still pretend there have been zero examples of NSA employees abusing their power, even though abuses have already been documented.

NSA and FISA Court Documents to Be Selectively Declassified to Win Back Public Support

By: Wednesday July 31, 2013 6:35 am

Call it the Snowden Effect. The NSA and FISA Court plan to selectively release documents to try to win back some support for the questionable domestic spying activities of the U.S. government.

The New Dirty Word: Whistleblower

By: Sunday July 28, 2013 8:00 am

Take the case of Amy Meyer in Utah for example. After exposing the cruelty at the Smith Meatpacking Company with her cell phone on public grounds, she was arrested and had her charges dropped due to a vast media campaign. Utah, along with Iowa and Missouri, still has its “ag-gag” law in place however.

Obama’s Hawkish Policy on Leaks Was Adopted to Make an Example Out of Someone

By: Sunday July 21, 2013 12:00 pm

President Barack Obama’s administration has developed a reputation for aggressively prosecuting whistleblowers or individuals responsible for national security leaks. The policy adopted by the administration was influenced by former director of national intelligence, Dennis Blair, who requested a “tally of the number of government officials or employees who had been prosecuted for leaking national security secrets.”

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