Tag: whistleblowers

Obama’s Legacy: A Historic War On Whistleblowers

In his eight years in office, the Obama Justice Department spearheaded eight Espionage Act prosecutions, more than all US administrations combined. Journalists were also caught in the crosshairs.

Who Is Chelsea Manning?

Who is Chelsea Manning? Chelsea Manning is a former private first class in the US Army and whistleblower who leaked 700,000 classified US...

Report: Chelsea Manning On Obama’s ‘Short List’ For Commutation

That the Obama administration is reportedly considering commuting Manning’s sentence is remarkable given the president’s unprecedented crackdown on whistleblowers and the government’s full-throated condemnation of Manning for leaking 700,000 classified military and state department documents to WikiLeaks.

Snowden Advocacy & Manning Isolation Underscore Whistleblower Risks

Chelsea Manning was notified of potential disciplinary actions for a July suicide attempt, and the prison followed through Thursday when a three-member disciplinary board found her guilty of “conduct which threatens” and possessing “prohibited property”—for trying to kill herself and reading an unmarked copy of a book about the hacking collective Anonymous.

NY Times Journalist Subpoenaed But Won’t Have To ID Source

“Under no circumstances would he provide such testimony," Holder said.

Eric Holder to Resign as Attorney General

Holder, the nation’s first black Attorney General, has held that post for all six years of President Barack Obama’s time in office.

Arrests of Journalists In Ferguson Further Fuel Debate About US Press...

Recent arrests of journalists covering protests in Missouri have put a spotlight on press freedoms in the US. A NYT reporter could go to jail if he refuses to reveal his anonymous source in a book he wrote in 2006.

Barrett Brown: American Journalist, Whistleblower & Prisoner

"Just the threat of getting charged is enough to chill that journalistic practice. It sends a real scary message to those people who do this for a living.”

Revolution’s Family Tree: Franklin and Adams to Manning and Snowden

"It's the largest leak trial in U.S. history. It has ramifications, wide ramifications."