Daniel Ellsberg, (born April 7, 1931, Chicago, Illinois), American military analyst and researcher who, in 1971, leaked portions of a classified 7,000-page report that detailed the history of U.S. intervention in Indochina from World War II until 1968. Dubbed the Pentagon Papers, the document appeared to undercut the publicly stated justification of the Vietnam War.
Daniel Ellsberg is probably the patron saint of them all whistleblowers. Anyone who knows anything about America’s misguided war in Vietnam knows his name to this day, because of one giant leap of courage and conscience. Leaking the Pentagon Papers in 1971, at great personal risk, changed the course of that history by revealing America secretly knew the war was unwinnable. Since 1971 Daniel has consistently spoken truth to power and is an American hero admired for his integrity, humanity, and brilliance.
Fifty years later, Ellsberg is still deeply committed to peace and transparency.
On this occasion, peace activist David Hartsough presented Daniel Ellsberg with the Sam Adams Associates award for integrity for shining light into dark places.
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“The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner”, should be standard reading for military officers attending the War College, college Political Science classes, high school history classes. I read it last month. I will miss the man. The MIC will not and his name will be consigned to the dustbin of history.
Well Deserved! Give this brave man all the Awards he deserves while we still can!
My first very hazy TV memory was about those papers and the coverage of some hearings about them.
It seems to me even at the young age I could tell every one on that TV was lying or perhaps it was just because they were all politicians?
May 18, 2019 The Truth-Teller: From the Pentagon Papers to the Doomsday Machine
The growth of the military-industrial complex poses an existential threat to humanity. Daniel Ellsberg, peace activist and Vietnam War whistleblower discusses with Tellus Senior Fellow Allen White the continuing existential threat posed by the military-industrial complex—and what needs to be done about it.
December 06, 2010 Wall Street’s Pentagon Papers: Biggest Financial Scam In World History $12.3 TRILLION in taxpayers’ money
What if the greatest scam ever perpetrated was blatantly exposed, and the US media didn’t cover it? Does that mean the scam could keep going? That’s what we are about to find out.
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