The American People Are the True Victims of Our Latest Coup

We have more in common with the Venezuelan people than we do with our own government. From this understanding, we can build real solidarity, and defy the coups against us and our counterparts around the globe.

There's an office that you go to to overthrow a government. CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou stands in front of a packed house in the Chavez Room at the Venezuelan Embassy. A mural of Hugo Chavez looks on from the back wall. Bookcases stand empty, a fitting sign of the bumbling idiocy of empire. The lobby has been converted into a makeshift gallery:

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Marty Gottesfeld: Another Whistleblower in Solitary Confinement

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou on the story of Marty Gottesfeld, another truthteller who, like Kiriakou, paid a heavy price for speaking truth to power.

Martin Gottesfeld

Last year I wrote about a whistleblower from New England who took direct action to save a child’s life and who paid for it with his freedom.  Marty Gottesfeld is now serving 10 years in prison for trying to save Justina Pelletier from abuse at the hands of her doctors at Children’s Hospital in Boston. At the age of 14, Justine developed searing

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Former CIA Whistleblower: Yes, Even the US Post Office Is Spying on You

The Mail Cover Program allows your mailman to photograph and send to federal law enforcement organizations the front and back of every piece of mail the Post Office processes. It also retains the information digitally and provides it to any government agency that wants it—without a warrant.

USPS | Spying

You may remember that last year some nut was arrested for mailing bombs to prominent Democrats, media outlets, and opponents of Donald Trump. Less than a week after the bombs went out, a suspect was arrested. Almost immediately, video turned up of him at a Trump rally, wearing a “Make America Great Again” hate and chanting for the camera. He was

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CIA Whistleblower: Brennan and Clapper Should Not Escape Prosecution

Recently declassified documents show that the former CIA director and former director of national intelligence approved illegal spying on Congress and then classified their crime. They need to face punishment, writes John Kiriakou.

James Clapper, John Brennan, James Comey, Michael Flynn,

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longtime chairman of the Judiciary Committee, made a dramatic announcement Nov. 1 that should lead to jail time for both former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. As reported, but widely overlooked amid the media focus on the midterm elections, Brennan ordered

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The Intercept Has A Serious Source Burning Problem

With its outing of an anonymous NSA source, online publication The Intercept is finding itself in hot water.

Accused NSA whistleblower, Reality Winner, leaves the U.S. District Courthouse in Augusta, Ga., following a bond hearing on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle/AP)

Long having built its reputation on reports derived from classified information provided to them by leakers, The Intercept now finds itself in the unpleasant position of having burned – or outed – one of its anonymous sources. The leaker, Reality Leigh Winner, allegedly gave The Intercept classified NSA documents pertaining to an investigation

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Reality Winner Arrest Tied To Same Reporters Behind CIA Whistleblower Prosecution

Richard Esposito and Matthew Cole, two of the journalists behind The Intercept reporting which led to Winner’s arrest, were both at the center of the leak prosecution against CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou as Journalist A and Journalist B.

NSA contractor Reality Leigh Winner, has been charged by the Justice Department for sending classified material to The Intercept. (Photo: Facebook)

Published in partnership with Shadowproof. Reality Winner, a twenty-five-year-old National Security Agency contractor, is the first person to be charged with violating the Espionage Act under President Donald Trump’s administration. The contractor allegedly provided a top secret report on Russian hacking to The Intercept. The Justice

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