War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State/ video

War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State/ video. "Our Nation Was Founded on Speaking Out, Solving these Problems." ForbiddenKnowledgeTV Alexandra Bruce March 8, 2015. 'War on Whistleblowers' highlights recent cases where American government employees and contractors took to the media to expose fraud and abuse. In all cases the whistle-blowing was to the detriment of their professional and personal lives. With President Obama's commitment to transparency and the passage of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, there was hope that whistleblowers would finally have more protection and encouragement to speak up. But according to the film, times have never been worse for national security whistleblowers. Obama's administration has attacked more whistleblowers under the Espionage Act than all previous administrations combined. "We talk about a National Security State that pretends it's interested in our National Security when in fact it's interested in the security of corporate interests, of agency interests, of politicians keeping their jobs..." -Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower "Efforts to target me have continued under the Obama administration which has been aggressively investigating whistleblowers in a way that will have a chilling effect on the freedom of the press in the United States." -James Risen HOST A SCREENING: http://www.bravenewfilms.org/screenings ABOUT BRAVE NEW FILMS Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films are at the forefront of the fight to create a just America. Using new media and internet video campaigns, Brave New Films has created a quick-strike capability that informs the public, challenges corporate media with the truth, and motivates people to take action on social issues nationwide. Brave New Films' investigative films have scrutinized the impact of U.S. drone strikes; the war on whistleblowers; and Wal-Mart's corporate practices. The company's films have received more than 56 million views online. http://www.facebook.com/bravenewfilms - See more at: http://www.forbiddenknowledgetv.com/videos/war-on-whistleblowers-journal...

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