IS WHISTLEBLOWING WORTH PRISON OR A LIFE IN EXILE? : EDWARD SNOWDEN TALKS TO DANIEL ELLSBERG

This LINK is to an excellent article relating to the two most famous whistleblowers in modern history who discuss Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, about Ellsberg’s leaking of the Pentagon Papers, the personal cost of what they did – and if they would advise anybody to follow in their footsteps.

An excerpt: “The Post deals with Ellsberg’s 1971 leak of the Pentagon Papers, which revealed presidents from Truman to Nixon lying about the Vietnam war. It deals, too, with the battle of the U.S. media, primarily the Washington Post and the New York Times, to protect press freedom.

During a two-hour internet linkup between Ellsberg in Berkeley, California, Snowden in Moscow and the Guardian in London, the whistleblowers discussed the ethics, practicalities and agonised internal debate involved in whistleblowing and how The Post has a special resonance today in Trump’s America.”

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/19/is-whistleblowing-worth-prison-or-a-life-in-exile-edward-snowden-talks-to-daniel-ellsberg

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