Connecting the Dots

Majoring in the Majors

It is no secret that the Obama Administration has been going after government whistleblowers like an anteater at a termite hill. 1) Since 2009 the Obama DOJ has prosecuted more than twice the number of whistleblowers and leakers than all preceding administrations combined—2) not including the numerous foreign journalists whom the US has had indefinitely detained in countries like Yemen and Iraq for daring to expose American military atrocities and corruption. 3) Army Pfc Bradley Manning is currently being tried for leaking close to a million classified government documents to WikiLeaks, including 250,000 diplomatic cables and a video of the now notorious July 12, 2007 Baghdad airstrike. While embarrassing, none of the documents is considered high security. 4) Meanwhile, WikiLeaks’s own Julian Assange is still holed up in London’s Ecuadorian embassy for fear that the administration wants him extradited to the US.  5) In January internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz…

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