How the U.S. Gov’t uses the Espionage Act to Silence Whistleblowers

We Are Change CT breaks down the Espionage Act and how it’s used by the U.S. Gov’t to Silence Whistleblowers. We discuss the latest news involving General David Petraeus who recently pled guilty to leaking classified information and how the U.S. Government has developed a two-tiered justice system for leaks, where people like General Petraeus gets no jail time, meanwhile Whistleblowers such as Chelsea Manning, John Kiriakou, Thomas Drake, Stephen Kim & many others are persecuted & prosecuted for exposing illegality. We also discuss the implications the Espionage Act will have on Journalism & future Whistleblowers.

SOURCES:

The Espionage Act: http://bit.ly/1HyKY8S

Petraeus Plea Deal Reveals Two-Tier Justice System for Leaks:
http://bit.ly/1zGbHKI

Petraeus Reaches Plea Deal Over Giving Classified Data to His Lover: http://nyti.ms/1Kh3SGA

Prison Dispatches from the War on Terror: Ex-CIA Officer John Kiriakou Speaks: http://bit.ly/1wmhJ1f

John Kiriakou’s interview with Kevin Gosztola: http://bit.ly/1aGZLDy

Destroyed by the Espionage Act Stephen Kim Spoke to a Reporter. Now He’s in Jail. This is his Story: http://bit.ly/1AERfAu

C.I.A. Officer Jeffrey Sterling Is Found Guilty in Leak Tied to Times Reporter: http://nyti.ms/1CIYxSF

Our interview with NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake: http://bit.ly/Yr7cZK

Our interview with Jesselyn Radack who was Thomas Drake’s Attorney & is currently an advisor to Edward Snowden http://bit.ly/1MqaBJR

A playlist of our Interviews related to the Manning Trial: http://bit.ly/1Eag1GY

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