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10 april 2013

Obama's stille oorlog tegen klokkenluiders

Groundbreaking 'War on Whistleblowers' Investigation Exposes Obama Admin's Record of Censorship and Persecution of Unsung Heroes and Journalists
Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet, 9 april 2013

Robert Greenwald's new documentary sheds light on how far the national security state will go to keep its secrets. War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State traces how two of the most powerful and secretive Washington power centers—the Pentagon’s military-industrial complex and Internet era’s national security state—ran amok after 9/11 and declared war on a handful of whistleblowers who went to the press to expose lies, fraud and abuses that meant life or death for troops and spying on millions of Americans.

It explores why Obama, who promised the most transparent administration, became the most secretive president in recent decades and even more vindictive to intelligence-related whistleblowers than George W. Bush.

Zie ook (deels later toegevoegd):

'This Is the Most Closed, Control Freak Administration I've Ever Covered' - Press Freedoms in the Obama Years
Door Leonard Downie Jr. en Sara Rafsky, Committee to Protect Journalists / Alternet, 17 december 2013

6 Brave Govt. Whistleblowers Charged Under the Espionage Act by Obama's Administration
Door John Light en Lauren Feeney, Moyers & Company / AlterNet, 2 mei 2013

The Espionage Act had only been used three times in its history to try government officials accused of leaking classified information — until the Obama administration came along.

Ag-Gag Laws Could Make America Sick
Door Brandon Keim, Wired, 2 mei 2013

War on Whistleblowers: How the Obama Administration Destroyed Thomas Drake For Exposing Government Waste
Door Marcy Wheeler, AlterNet, 15 april 2013

When the NSA wasted billions on a government contractor, Drake tried to do something about it. That was his first mistake.

Het Huis helpt klokkenluiders niet
Yasha Lange, De Groene Amsterdammer, 16 mei 2012

'Donner beschermt topbestuurders'
EO Dit is de dag, 10 maart 2011

Voorstel van Minister Donner lijkt geen aanwinst voor klokkenluiders
Maatschappij en Veiligheid, oktober 2011

En m'n blognotitie:
Hoe in Amerika de privacy bijna is uitgestorven (in een noodtempo)
VS: grootschalig nieuw netwerk voor afluisteren e-mail en telefoongesprekken
VS: regering bespioneert burgers op grote schaal

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