Clapper Goes on Tour to Persuade University Students Snowden Is No Whistleblower, Not a Hero

By: Friday April 18, 2014 1:45 pm

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is touring universities and colleges in the United States in an attempt to persuade students that they should not consider former NSA contractor Edward Snowden a whistleblower or a hero.

In Defense of Snowden’s Question

By: Friday April 18, 2014 8:44 am

Responding to the flood of speculation from individuals who thought his video question for Russian President Vladimir Putin proved he was a tool of the Kremlin, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written an op-ed where he rejects Putin’s answer to his question.

The Bureau of Prisons Repeatedly Tried to Thwart CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou’s Ability to Send Letters

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 8:55 am

Former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou, who is currently in the middle of serving a thirty-month prison sentence at the federal correctional institution at Loretto, Pennsylvania, has been writing “Letters from Loretto,” which Firedoglake has been publishing. The prison, however, has tried to frustrate his effort to exercise his First Amendment rights in just about every way imaginable.

Late Night: What’s the Impact of Today’s Pulitzers on Whistleblowers?

By: Monday April 14, 2014 8:00 pm

This award might help journalists and their publishers stand up more, but they are still going to need those whistleblowers. And whistleblowers can see that their lives will be ruined. Who is helping and protecting them?

FBI Thinks Whistleblowers Should ‘Register’ So They’re Not Targeted by Insider Threat Program

By: Friday April 11, 2014 2:24 pm

The Whistleblower Protection Act 1989 was passed by Congress twenty-five years ago, and to mark this anniversary Senator Chuck Grassley delivered a speech on the Senate floor. He gave particular attention to the abysmal reality that United States intelligence agency employees still lack meaningful protection.

Snowden’s Disclosures Force US to Meet with Chinese Military Leaders to Discuss ‘Norms’ for Cyber Warfare

By: Monday April 7, 2014 9:02 am

US government officials realized that hypocrisy had been exposed. Both countries could now be said to engage in hacking. As one senior administration official said to the Times, “We clearly don’t occupy the moral high ground that we once thought we did.”

Pentagon Inspector General Moving to Shut Down Key Whistleblower Advocate in Washington

By: Saturday April 5, 2014 10:50 am

A well-respected advocate for whistleblowers in the United States government, he served the inspector general of the the Pentagon as the first director of civilian reprisal investigations and also as director of whistleblowing and transparency.

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.

Zero Dark Thirty’ Leaks: Pentagon Says Employee Was Prohibited From Providing Report to Congress

By: Tuesday March 25, 2014 3:31 pm

Multiple national security leaks by US officials occurred during the production of the Oscar-nominated film, Zero Dark Thirty, which dramatized the hunt for Osama bin Laden that ended in his execution. But, when the Pentagon Inspector General’s office investigated what had happened, the office found then-Pentagon chief Leon Panetta had mishandled classified information.

Mike Rogers Pushes Discredited Theories of Snowden Under “Russian Influence” to Distract from His NSA Oversight Mismanagement

By: Monday March 24, 2014 12:05 pm

The propaganda Rogers pushes is the product of a vendetta Rogers has against Snowden. The whistleblower has forced him to address the issue of oversight of the NSA—a concept in government which appears to be personally outrageous to him. He has had to think about questioning the very secret surveillance programs and policies he is committed to fiercely defending. And so, the focus must be put on Snowden to avoid doing the job he should be doing as an overseer in government.

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