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Whistleblowers vs. ‘Fear-Mongering’ by John Hanrahan

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 […]

I Toured Stasi HQ With NSA Whistleblowers, by Silkie Carlo

Excerpt: “The museum that now occupies the building is an oddly mundane reminder of another era: Indistinguishable rooms of desks, phones and filing cabinets, fenced by aging net curtains filtering the sunlight. It is the walls adorned with surveillance photos of supposed state enemies, and exhibits of household gadgets planted with audio recording devices, that […]

Examining the Stasi, Seeing the NSA

Exclusive: For many years, the East German Stasi was viewed as the most totalitarian of intelligence services, relentlessly spying on its citizens during the Cold War. But the Stasi’s capabilities pale in comparison to what the NSA can now do, notes former U.S. intelligence analyst Elizabeth Murray. By Elizabeth Murray On a chilly morning in […]

Honoring NSA’s Binney and Amb. White

In our age of careerism, it’s rare for high-ranking officials to sacrifice their powerful posts for principle, but that was what NSA’s William Binney and the late U.S. Ambassador Robert White did. Their sacrifices and integrity were honored by likeminded former government officials, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern describes. By Ray McGovern During a standing-room-only […]

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. 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, […]

“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. […]

Sam Adams Award 2015: Whistleblowers Warn of Dangers to Democracy

Last night in Berlin, squished into an overpacked awards ceremony, I enjoyed – if that’s the word for it – two hours of chilling warnings about the future of western democracy. I was at the Sam Adams Award for integrity in intelligence, held this year in a freezing cold Berlin, and won by the former […]