whistleblowers

Jul 012013
 

Julian Assange Wikileaks founder, told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos “there is no stopping the release of additional NSA secrets obtained by Edward Snowden. Also joining in at the studio Jesselyn Radack a former whistleblower herself. (Jesselyn Radack exposed FBI ethical violation  while interrogating John Walker Lindh without an attorney present, along with revelations on how the Department of Justice attempted to suppress that information.)

Interesting discussion regarding the legal frame work and practices employed by the US to get their way… But do they?

 

 

Jun 232013
 

Glenn Greenwald on ‘Meet the Press’, msn NBCNews.com

David Gregory interviews Glenn Greenwald the Guardian columnist  about his association with Edward Snowden the NSA whistleblower, and the danger to individuals who shed light on classified government programs. He asked: “Why shouldn’t you, Mr. Greenwald, be charged with a crime?”

Glenn Greenwald interviewed Edward Snowden the NSA whistleblower in Kowloon hotel, Hong Kong. Their first meeting took place on the 1 June 2013 and a video interview was published by the guardian on the 9th of June 3013.

 

David Gregory & Glenn Greenwald  Interview Transcript

David Gregory: Would that would meet the criteria for what you’ve outlined this morning on where he’d like to be?

Glenn Greenwald:  Right. Well, venezuela has a democratically elected government, though it has lots of problems in its political system and i think the real question is why should an american who joined the U.S. military, worked for the CIA, worked for the NSA, why does he feel that he has to flee the United States simply because he stepped forward in a very careful way, goes to newspapers, reveals wrongdoing on the part of government officials? Why does he feel he has to flee? The McClatchy article answered that question; It said the Obama administration has been unprecedentedly aggressive and vindictive in how it punishes whistleblowers as enemies of the state. Why are whistleblowers being treated in this fashion?

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Jun 152013
 

“we have no privacy whatsoever. And once we have no privacy on the internet we then lose any sense of freedom to express ourselves openly. We lose our freedom to download information and ingest information openly. So we lose free society. Free thought requires free media.” Says Annie Machon, former MI5 officer.

 In an interview on RT, href=”http://rt.com/op-edge/nsa-leak-snowden-whistleblowing-444/” target=”_blank”>Annie Machon talks about Edward Snowden, Whistleblowing, and the effect lack of privacy may have on a free society.

Machon left MI5 along with David Shayler to helped him blow the whistle on the intelligence agencies. Machon published her first book, Spies, Lies and Whistleblowers: MI5, MI6 and the Shayler Affair In 2005.As well as being a a writer, she is also a public speaker and is a Director of LEAP ‘Law Enforcement Against Prohibition’.

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Jun 152013
 

William Binney worked in the NSA for 32 year. He claims to have been involved in the creation of a top-secret program to do with personal data.

In this interview published on RT on the 12 of June 2013, Binney talks of a ‘Naris devices’ which he claims “could take everything off of that fiber-optic line.”

If they wanted to find  the bad guys… “I left that ability and capability with them, and they just threw it away. So instead they just opted to collect everything they could about everybody in this country, and one of the reasons that they would want to do that – the only one I could think of is they wanted to be able to leverage anybody in this country.” He says.

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Jun 102013
 

Glenn Greenwald interview Edward Snowden – transcript

Edward Snowden: My name is Ed Snowden, I’m 29 years old. I worked for Booz Allen Hamilton as an infrastructure analyst for NSA in Hawaii.

Glenn Greenwald: What are some of the positions that you held previously within the intelligence community?

Edward Snowden: I’ve been a systems engineer, systems administrator, senior adviser for the Central Intelligence Agency, solutions consultant, and a telecommunications informations system officer.

Glenn Greenwald: One of the things people are going to be most interested in, in trying to understand what, who you are and what you are thinking is there came some point in time when you crossed this line of thinking about being a whistleblower to making the choice to actually become a whistleblower. Walk people through that decision making process.

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