Obama's War on Whistleblowers
Obama wages war on truth and freedom. He represents the worst of rogue government.
by Stephen Lendman
At perhaps the most perilous time in world history, exposing vital truths takes on greater urgency than ever.
Freedom in America is endangered. Truth telling and dissent increasingly aren't tolerate. Whistleblowers are called threats to national security.
The ACLU says "leak detection, prevention, and punishment is cause for alarm."
"National security must be protected and properly classified information must be kept safe. However, this cannot be at the expense of a free, open and informed society."
Harry Truman once said:
"When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth, then all Americans are in peril."
The National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC) is an alliance of whistleblowers. In August 2004, Sibel Edmonds founded it. It's independent and nonpartisan. She serves as president.
Its members include "current or former federal employees or civilians working under contract to the United States who, to their detriment or personal risk, bring to light fraud, waste, and abuse in government operations and agencies when such improprieties compromise the national security of the United States."
The The Government Accountability Project (GAP) "promote(s) government accountability....protect(s) whistleblowers, advanc(es) free speech, and empower(s) citizen activists."
Since 1977, it's been "the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization."
Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) honors those who do so. It's "dedicated to the belief that a profound sense of citizenship is the only safeguard of democracy and the best defense of our social, economic, and environmental rights. "
It "teaches the courage to act for the common good." Doing so, it believes, "inspire(s) hope in the future."