After appearing on an IPA news release earlier this week, Mark Klein, an AT&T technician who blew the whistle on AT&T’s cooperation with the NSA and author, appeared on the Bill LuMaye show to discuss how AT&T assisted the NSA’s spying efforts.
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After both were featured on an IPA news release, Yemeni writer and a visiting scholar with Carnegie Middle East Farea Al-Muslimi and overseas journalist Matthieu Aikins, who reported on Yemen for Rolling Stone, appeared on Democracy Now! on July 9 to discuss the bombing of Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition. The bombing led to heavy civilian casualties.
Former FBI special agent and now whistleblower Coleen Rowley is featured in The Huffington Post in the article “Standing Up in the Spirit of America’s First Whistleblower Benjamin Franklin!“
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?”