By Janet Weil, CODEPINK Staffer
“Recognize the value of whistleblowers in serving the best interests of the public. End mass surveillance, including the bulk collection of our personal data.”
CODEPINK supports whistleblowers who have exposed the truth on U.S. wars against Iraq and Afghanistan, CIA covert ops, surveillance and domestic data-gathering by the NSA and its many private-profit contractors, and other sinister and often illegal activities, paid for by our tax dollars. We have protested on this set of issues in Washington, D.C. and around the country.
The list of brave whistleblowers whom we support, imprisoned or exiled for telling the truth about wars and spying to the American (and world) public, include:
- Chelsea Manning, born Bradley Edward Manning, former Army private, now imprisoned at Leavenworth;
- Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor at Booz Allen Hamilton, now in exile in Russia;
- Jeremy Hammond, a political hacktivist with the group Anonymous, now imprisoned in a federal prison in Kentucky;
- Jeffrey Sterling, an attorney and former CIA employee, now imprisoned in a federal prison in Colorado.
For more information on the cases of these whistleblowers and how to support them, see this webpage.
For a list of allies working on this set of issues: See under “Organizations: Civil Liberties and Human Rights” here.
For photos of CODEPINK supporting whistleblowers: http://bit.ly/1oLc2OP
For photos of CODEPINK protesting govt surveillance: http://bit.ly/24s8eCk