The former CIA agent has seen his life ripped apart by the government because he revealed CIA torture. However, he continues to stand up for truth and humaneness and against a system that views all of us as undiscovered felons.
The U.S. government is out to “ruin” people who expose official wrongoing “in every conceivable way,” says John Kiriakou in an interview with Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer. Kiriakou is a 14-year CIA veteran who was jailed for confirming that the U.S. government tortured prisoners via waterboarding.
Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges speaks out against the possible 18-month prison sentence on tax charges of social justice attorney and activist Stanley Cohen in a short video that features Cohen describing the purpose and meaning of his work.
What happens when the predatory interests of a national security state and those of women’s rights advocates seem to coincide, as in the case of WikiLeaks publisher and accused rapist Julian Assange? A murky witch hunt, in which some liberals forget that suspects are innocent until proven guilty, JoAnn Wypijewski writes in The Nation.