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Daniel Ellsberg


Daniel Ellsberg
Daniel Ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg is a former American military analyst employed by the RAND Corporation who in 1971 released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret history...


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Daniel Ellsberg Urges People in Swing States to Vote for Obama

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The famed whistle-blower has been a sharp critic of the president, but he says a Romney/Ryan administration would be “catastrophically worse.”

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 READ MORE


The Missile Crisis That Never Went Away

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Fifty years after the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, and more than 20 years after the end of the Cold War, the U.S. and Russian nuclear confrontation continues. Each nation still keeps a total of about 800 ICBMs at launch-ready status, ready to be fired on a few minutes’ warning.

Posted on Oct 16, 2012 READ MORE


A Memory of Howard

AP / Dima Gavrysh

My friend Howard Zinn was, in my opinion, the best human being I’ve ever known. The best example of what a human can be, and can do with his life.

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A Hundred Holocausts: An Insider’s Window Into U.S. Nuclear Policy

AP / Joseph Kaczmarek

The document in his hand was almost unthinkable: It projected roughly 600 million deaths in a U.S.-Soviet war. Here’s the first installment of a memoir of the nuclear era by Daniel Ellsberg, the man who revealed the Pentagon Papers.

Posted on Sep 10, 2009 READ MORE


Hiroshima Day: America Has Been Asleep at the Wheel for 64 Years

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U.S. Army Signal Corps

Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame writes that “official secrecy and deceptions about our nuclear weapons posture and policies and their possible consequences have threatened the survival of the human species.”

Posted on Aug 5, 2009 READ MORE


Daniel Ellsberg: Time to Drive Out the Bush Regime

Daniel Ellsberg

The man who gave the world the Pentagon Papers delivers an impassioned plea to a new generation of activists to heed the lessons of Nixon and even Hitler when taking stock of the Bush administration’s nuclear ambitions.

Posted on Sep 16, 2006 READ MORE

Daniel Ellsberg
Daniel Ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg is a former American military analyst employed by the RAND Corporation who in 1971 released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret history of U.S. activities during the Vietnam War compiled at the direction of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, to The New York Times. The release awakened the American people to how much they had been deceived by their own government about the war.

Since the end of the Vietnam War, Ellsberg has been a lecturer, writer and activist on the dangers of the nuclear era, wrongful U.S. interventions and the urgent need for patriotic whistleblowing. He is the author of three books: Papers on the War (1971), Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers (2002), and Risk, Ambiguity and Decision (2001). In December 2006 he was awarded the 2006 Right Livelihood Award, known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize,” in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a Senior Fellow of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.


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