Published on Consortiumnews. Retaliation against Julian Assange over the past decade plus replicates a pattern of ruthless political retaliation against whistleblowers, in particular those who reveal truths hidden by illegal secrecy, VIPS says. DATE: April 30, 2019 MEMORANDUM FOR: The governments and people of the United Kingdom and the United States FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) […]
As the hysteria about Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. election grows, a key mystery is why U.S. intelligence would rely on “circumstantial evidence” when it has the capability for hard evidence, say U.S. intelligence veterans. (Originally posted December 12, 2016 on Consortiumnews.com) Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity MEMORANDUM Allegations of Hacking Election Are Baseless […]
Six years ago today, WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning was arrested in Iraq and shipped to Kuwait, where she endured brutal treatment in a metal cage, while awaiting transfer to a military prison. With preparations now underway for her appeal to the US Army Court of Criminal Appeals next year, the Courage Foundation is naming Chelsea […]
The Charlotte Observer, March 3, 2016 Highlights: He tried to bury reports on CIA torture, won’t hold hearings It hurts America’s security and reputation From Larry Wilkerson, a retired U.S. Army colonel and former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. He is the Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy at […]
Seven prominent national security whistleblowers Monday called for a number of wide-ranging reforms – including passage of the “Surveillance State Repeal Act,” which would repeal the USA Patriot Act – in an effort to restore the Constitutionally guaranteed 4th Amendment right to be free from government spying. (Photo of (left to right) Kirk Wiebe, Coleen […]
Aaron Kirkhouse receiving Sam Adams Award on Chelsea Manning’s behalf, from Ann Wright, Craig Murray and Ray McGovern (left to right). Summary of comments made and photos of the ceremony awarding Chelsea Manning by the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence. Full article here.
With more than a little irony, I (Peter Van Buren, now a proud voting SAAII member) was in Iraq working for the State Department, Chelsea Manning’s office was across the hall from mine. While I was winning the war by writing emails to the embassy, Manning was across the hall capturing the texts of hundreds […]
https://secure.flickr.com/photos/andyworthington/sets/72157641480729345/ On Wednesday (February 19), I (Andy Worthington) was delighted to travel from London to Oxford to attend the presentation of the Sam Adams Associates Award for Integrity in Intelligence to Chelsea Manning — or rather, to Chelsea’s old school friend Aaron Kirkhouse, who received the award on Manning’s behalf. Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley Manning) was given […]
On the day that Chelsea Manning was to be awarded in absentia the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence, supporters from Oxford and beyond gathered on Cornmarket for a couple of hours in the afternoon for a solidarity vigil. Read the entire article here.