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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 […]