Daniel Ellsberg





Daniel Ellsberg

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Daniel Ellsberg is a former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of US government decision-making about the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers.

Ellsberg is the recipient of the Inaugural Ron Ridenhour Courage Prize, a prize established by The Nation Institute and The Fertel Foundation. In 1978 he accepted the Gandhi Peace Award from Promoting Enduring Peace. On September 28, 2006 he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award.

Ellsberg has been married twice. His first marriage, to Carol Cummings, the daughter of a Marine Corps Brigadier General, lasted 13 years before e
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I’m proud and honored to announce our new Freedom of the Press Foundation board member, Edward Snowden.


Here’s what I said intoday’s press release:


[Snowden] is the quintessential American whistleblower, and a personal hero of mine, Leaks are the lifeblood of the republic and, for the first time, the American public has been given the chance to debate democratically the NSA’s mass surveillance p...

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“Only we, the public, can force our representatives
to reverse their abdication of the war powers that the
Constitution gives exclusively to the Congress.”
Daniel Ellsberg

“Do you ever feel like the Redcoats?”
Daniel Ellsberg, Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

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