Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence

JOE LAURIA: Memories of Dan Ellsberg

By Joe LauriaSpecial to Consortium News I first met Daniel Ellsberg, who died on Friday at 92, inside a House committee hearing room on Capitol Hill in 2006. It was a hearing about whistleblowers. We were both sitting towards the back of the sparsely attended room. I don’t recall how we began speaking, but I had just […]

JOHN KIRIAKOU: The Godfather of Whistleblowers

When the author blew the whistle on the C.I.A.’s torture program in 2007, Daniel Ellsberg called to congratulate him and say he had friends at his side. Years later, at a red-carpet event in Hollywood, the “most dangerous man in America” showed what he meant. Daniel Ellsberg in 2008. (Christopher Michel, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY […]

Daniel Ellsberg’s First Leak Helped Prevent War With China

by Ray McGovern Posted on April 12, 2023 Those unaware of Dan Ellsberg’s 2002 Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers may think the leak of the Pentagon Papers was Dan’s first unauthorized disclosure. Not so. Arguably, his first such leak, in March 1968, was even more consequential. After the Viet Cong shocked most observers by mounting […]

You Needed to Know America’s Ugly Truth

Chelsea Manning/The New York Times Chelsea Manning. (photo: Lars Hagberg/AFP/Getty Images) (Original Opinion | Chelsea Manning: ‘I’m Still Bound to Secrecy’ – The New York Times ( It is not possible to work in intelligence and not imagine disclosing the many secrets you bear. I can’t pinpoint exactly when the idea first crossed my mind. […]

Rep. Ilhan Omar writes to Biden in pardon effort

Minnesota Democrat writes letter to Biden on Daniel Hale’s behalf. Star Tribune,August 26, 2021 — 5:47pm WASHINGTON – Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is publicly pushing President Joe Biden to pardon a former Air Force intelligence analyst after the man pleaded guilty earlier this year to leaking classified information to a journalist. In a letter […]

Lawmaker wants pardon for Daniel Hale, who leaked drone secrets

(Article written by Rachel Weiner and published in Washington Post on August 26, 2021) In July, Daniel Hale pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria to violating the Espionage Act and was sentenced in July to 45 months in prison for leaking classified documents to the Intercept. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is asking President Biden to […]

WATCH: Presentation of Adams Award & Stephen Cohen Tribute

The 2021 Sam Adams Award was presented in London to MI5 whistleblower Annie Machon. At the ceremony, Russian scholar Stephen Cohen was honored. Watch the ceremony and read the citations here. Posted March 21, 2021 on The award was presented to Annie Machon and the following citations were read out (texts below) in London […]