Retired CIA analyst and now whistleblower Ray McGovern weighs in on the sentencing of ex-CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling on U.S. News & World Report.
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The same day Pentagon Papers whistleblower Dan Ellsberg spoke at a news conference organized by ExposeFacts (a project of the Institute for Public Accuracy), he appeared on C-Span’s “Washington Journal” to talk about the role of whistleblowers. Said Ellsberg: “Anyone who has been in the government should know that the president often conceals material that the public should know. It is wrongly withheld because there are misjudgments and deceptions and reckless wars. When people see that, which they often did consciously, I wish they would ask themselves, do I have a right to keep the secret?”
After appearing on the IPA news release, “Northern Ireland Nobel Peace Laureate Just Back from Syria,” Maguire discussed her thoughts on U.S. intervention in Syria on KCSB’s “No Alibis.”
IPA expert, former chief economist at McKinsey and lead researcher of the Tax Justice Network’s report, “The Price of Offshore Revisited” featured on NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show” speaking on international tax havens.
Following his inclusion in the IPA news release “Colin Powell’s Infamous U.N. Speech, 10 Years Later: Deceiving Public, Ignoring Whistleblowers Led to War,” Norman Solomon was featured in a debate on Democracy Now!, “Decade After Iraq WMD Speech at UN, Ex-Powell Aide Lawrence Wilkerson Debates Author Norman Solomon.”
Following his inclusion in the IPA news release, “After Petraeus,” Ray McGovern was featured in the Al Jazeera English article “Obama backs Allen as Petraeus inquiry widens.” He said, “If people see these folks as being unfaithful in small things, how can you expect them to tell the truth about progress in Afghanistan? You cannot expect them to do that. What we have here is a situation where the troops know that they cannot trust their superiors.”
Following her inclusion in the IPA news release, “Chicago Strike ‘Tip of Iceberg’ in School ‘Reform’s’ ‘Disastrous Consequences,'” Lisa Guisbond was featured in The Washington Post in the article “Chicago teachers strike reverberates nationwide, in presidential race.” She said, “There’s frustration and growing resistance to these so-called reforms that are being pushed without any evidence that they work.”