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If the press is the “fourth estate,” the cinema is arguably the fifth. “Official Secrets” indicts Blair, Bush, and other mass murderers in the court of public opinion—at a theater near you. Read more

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In the new film “XY Chelsea,” director Tim Travers Hawkins keeps the whistleblower’s vulnerability front and center: “I hope she can flourish as a free woman.” Read more

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Steve Rhodes

“Without whistleblowers we would not have a democracy. And there have to be people to distribute work and publish it.” Read more

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“I’m sure he’s going to get a kangaroo court. I don’t see the government allowing Assange to put on a vigorous defense.” Read more

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Manolo Luna

“I want people to see the truth, regardless of who they are. Because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public.” Read more

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"When you give to them, they do whatever the hell you want them to do." Read more

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Stone seeks to set the record straight. Read more

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This big lie has plagued Wisconsin politics since 2010. Read more

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"The Wisconsin GOP was a shining example of equality. THAT was the party I joined in the 80’s and fought for. That party no longer exists.” Read more

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Thirty years after the title year of George Orwell’s “1984,” the Oscar-worthy “Citizenfour” features a real-life modern-day Winston Smith. Read more

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A crowd of about 1,000 came to hear Glenn Greenwald in Los Angeles last Thursday, June 19, listening with rapt attention as Greenwald, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, explained what the NSA is really doing with its “suspicion-less mass sur... Read more

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James Risen, a Pulitzer Prize-winner at the New York Times, may face jail time on a federal contempt of court charge if he doesn’t release the identity of one of his confidential sources. Read more

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Author Nomi Prins is a “class traitor.” She worked as a managing director at Goldman Sachs, as a Lehman Brothers strategist, and as a Chase Manhattan Bank analyst. Read more

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and documentary filmmaker and journalist Laura Poitras were jointly awarded the 2014 Ridenhour prize for truth-telling in a ceremony Wednesday afternoon, April 30, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, a l... Read more

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Welcome to The Progressive's 7th annual Progie Awards, recognizing the best progressive films and filmmakers of last year! Read more

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By Marcy Wheeler I'm not all that interested in the debate about offering Edward Snowden some kind of amnesty, as I think he could never accept the terms being offered, it arises in part out of NSA's PR effort, and distracts from the ongoing r... Read more

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In a surprise Christmas message aired Wednesday night on Britain's Channel 4, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reminded citizens of countries around the world that if there's something the government wants to know about them, it's always ea... Read more

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In a letter published online Tuesday morning, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden appealed to Brazilians, encouraging them to press on with investigations into American surveillance efforts and offering to help if he's granted permanent asylum... Read more

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Former Army Private Chelsea Manning was convicted on 20 counts in July for revealing more secret U.S. government information than anyone to come before her. Though she's currently serving a 35-year sentence, defense attorney David Coombs ha... Read more

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Whistleblower website WikiLeaks released on Wednesday text from the secretly-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, showing that the U.S. is carefully aiming at greater control of the Internet in the name of safeguardin... Read more

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