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RT’s film of SAAII Award Ceremony in Berlin on January 22 honoring William Binney.

NSA whistleblower William Binney wins 2015 Sam Adams award

William Binney, former technical director of the NSA turned whistleblower, last night received the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence.

photo and article by Hannah Borno

The ceremony in Berlin featured a powerful line-up of fellow whistleblowers and former intelligence officers, who honoured Binney for “shining light into the darkest of corners of secret government and corporate power”.

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who won the Sam Adams Award in 2013, joined the event via video link from Moscow, to congratulate and thank Binney. “Without Bill Binney, there would be no Edward Snowden,” he said. (Read more.)

“Whistleblower sind keine Helden, sie sind Menschen wie du und ich!” – Awardverleihung & Videointerview

von Florian Gilberg am 24. Januar 2015, 14:22 in Überwachung / 1 Kommentar

Edward Snowden beim Sam Adams Award 2015Am Donnerstagabend wurde in Berlin der ehemalige technische Direktor der NSA, William “Bill” Binney, mit dem Sam Adams Award ausgezeichnet. Vor Ort war zusätzlich zu dem Who-is-Who der Whistleblower”szene” auch die Aktivistin und Snowden-Begleiterin Sarah Harrison. (See more.)

About the Sam Adams Associates

Sam Adams AssociatesSam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence is a movement of former CIA colleagues of former intelligence analyst Sam Adams, together with others who hold up his example as a model for those in intelligence who would aspire to the courage to speak truth to power. SAAII confers an award each year to a member of the intelligence community or related professions who exemplifies Sam Adam’s courage, persistence, and devotion to truth – no matter the consequences. Read more about the history here.

The annual Sam Adams Award has been given in previous years to truth tellers Coleen Rowley of the FBI; Katharine Gun of British Intelligence; Sibel Edmonds of the FBI; Craig Murray, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan; Sam Provance, former US Army Sgt; Maj. Frank Grevil of Danish Army Intelligence; Larry Wilkerson, Col., US Army (ret.), former chief of staff to Colin Powell at State; Julian Assange, of WikiLeaks: Thomas Drake, of NSA; Jesselyn Radack, formerly of Dept. of Justice and now National Security Director of Government Accountability Project; Thomas Fingar, former Deputy Director of National Intelligence and Director, National Intelligence Council, and Edward Snowden, former contractor for the National Security Agency; and Chelsea Manning, US Army Private who exposed (via WikiLeaks) key information on Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as State Department activities.