C.I.A. whistleblower Jeffery Sterling, who was sentenced to 3½ years in prison, says punishing Julian Assange for publishing critical information is designed to keep us enslaved in ignorance.
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JOHN KIRIAKOU: Pardoning Turkeys Instead of Humans
Almost no pardon applications ever actually make it to the president’s desk if you don’t go gobble gobble.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: Don’t Charge Trump With Espionage
Nobody should face the charge unless they are working for a foreign power and mean harm to the United States.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: The Whistleblower Crackdown
National Whistleblower Week is a call to action on behalf of Julian Assange, who marks a new extreme in a series of legal reprisals that have gotten more draconian since Kiriakou’s own national-security case in 2012.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: Michael Flynn & the FBI Setup
The case of the fallen Trump official shows exactly what is wrong with our criminal justice system.
Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling, Who Went Through Kafkaesque Trial, Wins 2020 Sam Adams Award
Ray McGovern reviews the case of CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling, who spent more than two years in jail, and the decision to award him the 2020 Sam Adams award.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: Jeffrey Sterling’s ‘Unwanted Spy’
The CIA agent who was imprisoned after bringing a racial discrimination case against the agency has written a gripping David-and-Goliath account of being greatly wronged and coming out stronger on the other side.
MoveOn’s Phony New Campaign for ‘Protecting Whistleblowers’
In the last decade, MoveOn — which says it has an email list of 8 million “members”— has refused to do any campaigns to help Manning, Drake, Snowden, Kiriakou or Sterling, writes Norman Solomon.
How ‘Operation Merlin’ Poisoned U.S. Intelligence on Iran
Exclusive: The CIA’s “Operation Merlin,” which involved providing Iran with a flawed design for a nuclear weapon and resulted in an alleged whistleblower going to prison, was the perfect example of creating intelligence in order to justify operations, reports Gareth Porter.
Belatedly, a Defense of a Whistleblower
After vowing to run a transparent government, President Obama oversaw an unprecedented legal assault on whistleblowers, only now offering up a modest concession, as Linda Lewis explains.