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Whistle-Blowing

Scott McLemee Inside Higher Ed
Timing matters. The book under review--a history of whistle blowing-- was released coterminous with news of a whistleblower's alleging evidence of Trump's criminal misfeasance in office, the commission of which could cost him the presidency.

Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow

Edward Snowden Common Dreams
Statement by Edward Snowden, whose attempt to gain safe passage to a destination country willing to offer him political asylum has become increasingly complex.

Edward Snowden: The Whistleblower Behind Revelations of NSA Surveillance

Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, Laura Poitras Guardian UK
The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Snowden has been working at the National Security Agency for the last four years as an employee of various outside contractors, including Booz Allen and Dell.

We Are Bradley Manning

Chris Hedges Truthdig
Manning will surely pay with many years—perhaps his entire life—in prison. But we too will pay. The war against Bradley Manning is a war against us all.
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