Four former Air Force service members have publicly accused President Obama of lying about the effectiveness of his administration’s drone program, which they call one of the greatest forces for the creation of terrorism.
This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Jesselyn Radack says the secretary of state needs to bone up on his law Also: Congressional candidate Ted Lieu challenges Citizens United, Bill Boyarsky on California's political gold rush, and an LA man trashes political artcom/avbooth/category/truthdig_radio/" title="Truthdig Radio">Truthdig Radio: Jesselyn Radack says the secretary of state needs to bone up on his law.
How far would you go to tell the truth? "Democracy Now!" talks with James Spinoe, director of the new documentary "Silenced," which follows three national security whistle-blowers who struggle "to reveal the darkest corners of America’s war on terror while enduring the wrath of a government increasingly determined to maintain secrecy."
"Democracy Now!" spent an hour Monday with four whistle-blowers who traveled to Moscow to give Edward Snowden an award for Integrity in Intelligence. The occasion marks the first time in months the public has heard Snowden speak.
One wonders if the Obama administration's increasing hostility toward reporters, editors and publishers may frighten members of the traditional press -- who eschew any and all claims to activism -- into becoming the open campaigners for public welfare that their fellow citizens need them to be.
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney's new documentary on Julian Assange and Bradley Manning focuses "on character assassination rather than conscience" and portrays "whistleblowing as something that is deviant," writes Jesselyn Radack of the whistle-blower protection group Government Accountability Project.
"If you look at the context of what he's done and the enormous damage he did to national security and our prestige around the world, throughout most of history someone like that would be executed," former Defense Department spokesman J.D. Gordon said of Pfc. Bradley Manning on Al-Jazeera this week.
After a court hearing over the 2012 NDAA in Manhattan on Wednesday, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges appeared on a panel of activists who are suing the Obama administration over its attempt to claim the right to indefinitely hold US citizens in military detentionTruthdig columnist Chris Hedges appeared on a panel of activists who are suing the Obama administration over its attempt to claim the right to indefinitely hold U.