The Price of Whistleblowing: Manning, Greenwald, Assange, Kiriakou and Snowden

By: Tuesday May 20, 2014 9:00 am

The eyebrows at a lot of tables probably raised as Wikileaks took the Intercept to task for its latest story, and failing to release the name of one of the countries in which the United States is spying on its citizens. The Intercept maintained they had been shown compelling evidence that led them to redact the name; Wikileaks maintained the citizens of the country have a right to know.

The eyebrows at my kitchen table were somewhat unique as it relates to the story, however. They belong to members of a group we jokingly refer to as the Friends of the Enemies of the State, a regular gathering of people who have personal experience on the business end of the state’s relentless persecution of those who choose to expose its criminality.

 

FDL Membership Program Reaches 500

By: Tuesday March 15, 2011 9:30 am

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