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AlternativeRadio
[Daniel Ellsberg] Origins of the Vietnam War

AlternativeRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 57:01


The 50th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers has brought attention once more to Daniel Ellsberg. His action in 1971 in releasing the Pentagon Papers blew the lid off of Washington's mountain of lies and deceptions about Vietnam and ultimately led to Watergate and Nixon's resignation. In this never before broadcast program we go back into history as Ellsberg describes the origins of the Vietnam War. He traces early U.S. support for the French effort to retain control of its Indochina colony. He talks about U.S. nuclear weapons policy including threats against the Soviet Union as well as Eisenhower's offer of nukes to the French to stave off defeat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. The U.S. later totally supplanted the French and expanded the war to Laos and Cambodia. Ellsberg looks at the policy of supporting Diem's Saigon regime, first by Kennedy then Johnson. Interview by David Barsamian.

KPFA - Flashpoints
Pentagon Papers Whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg on The Brutal Treatment of Julian Assange

KPFA - Flashpoints

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 59:58


Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
Craig Whitlock: Inside the War in Afghanistan

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 67:59


Unlike the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan had near-unanimous public support at the time. Their goals were straightforward: defeat Al-Qaeda and prevent a repeat of 9/11. But after the Taliban was ousted from power, U.S. officials lost sight of their original objectives as the military became mired in an unwinnable guerrilla conflict in a country it did not understand. Washington Post reporter Craig Whitlock brings us The Afghanistan Papers, which, similarly to the Pentagon Papers after Vietnam, contains startling revelations from people who played a direct role in the war, certain to change the public's understanding of the conflict. From leaders in the White House and Pentagon to soldiers and aid workers on the front lines, many are candidly admitting that the U.S. government's strategies were a mess, that the nation-building project was a colossal failure, and that drugs and corruption gained a stronghold over their allies in the Afghan government. Whitlock's account is based on interviews with more than 1,000 people who knew that the U.S. government was presenting a distorted, and sometimes entirely fabricated, version of the facts on the ground—all upheld by three presidents unwilling to admit failure. Join us for this timely event with Craig Whitlock as he reveals the alarming truth behind the longest war in American history, forcing us to reckon with what went so horribly wrong in Afghanistan. SPEAKERS Craig Whitlock Investigative Reporter, The Washington Post; Author The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War In Conversation with Mitch Jeserich Host, "Letters and Politics," KPFA Radio In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on September 8th, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2675 - The Secret History of the War on Terror w/ Craig Whitlock

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 67:34


Sam and Emma host Craig Whitlock, investigative reporter at the Washington Post, to discuss his recent book The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War. Sam and Emma first touch upon the resounding victory for Gavin Newsom in the California recall election from last night, and discuss Newsom's nationalizing of the recall/pinning the results to the "shadow president" for the Republicans (Trump) as a telegraph of the political strategy going forward into 2022. Then Emma and Sam are joined by Craig, who starts out by discussing how him and the Washington Post obtained the Afghanistan Papers, the trove of documents the Post obtained via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that serve as the basis for the book, and how the book timed up perfectly with Biden's announcement of the withdrawal of troops in August, as well as the context behind the "Lessons Learned" project run through a little known federal agency called the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) that was the source of the lion's share of the notes and transcripts that comprised the papers. Craig goes deeper into describing the testimony from the interview transcripts of "Lessons Learned", citing how many past, present, and current military officials considered the war in Afghanistan "much worse than you think", and that "we didn't know what we were doing" in terms of strategic goals in Afghanistan. Craig goes so far as to report that former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld had no appreciable strategy for the war in Afghanistan beyond "chasing terrorists". Sam and Emma dive deeper into the idea that these transcripts and notes were intentionally hidden by the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations, noting that the SIGAR reports that were publicly disclosed were significantly edited and sanitized. Craig then goes back to the early 2000's, stating that there was a pretty clear game plan for the first 60 days of the war, but that there was no recognizable strategy or timetable for what the United States was doing occupying Afghanistan, especially when George W. Bush made it clear that this was not a "nation-building" project to begin with. The emphasis was also very clearly on Iraq over Afghanistan, to the point where Rumsfeld asked Bush to meet with the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan as well as the commander in Iraq. Bush only wanted to meet with the Iraq commander, and didn't even know who the Afghanistan commander was, and didn't want to meet with him anyways. Craig then pivots to the Obama years, where the Administration very clearly wanted to continue the war without calling it a war, so as to not step on the toes of their allies whose presence in Afghanistan would violate some of their own war-making laws and practices if it was called a war by their allies. Not wanting to call it a war, but not being accurate enough to call it a "peacekeeping mission", the Obama administration landed on the clunky "non-conventional war effort" to split the difference. Afterwards, Craig discloses the combustible report that the Bush Administration furiously attempted to cover up, that former Vice President Dick Cheney was almost killed in a suicide bombing at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, and how this pattern of attempting to spin every negative outcome into a positive one throughout the war persisted across every presidential administration in the 21st century. They end on the warped and strange arc of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's career, how he was a widely respected military official until his full throated embrace of Trump and QAnon stifled that perception, as well as Craig hoping that previous, current, and future administrations will learn from the mistakes of the past 20 years, but doesn't have too much hope because, well, Bush and Rumsfeld didn't learn from the mistakes of Vietnam outlined in, you guessed it, another trove of documents that made clear how badly we were losing a protracted war: The Pentagon Papers. In the Fun Half, Sam gives a brief primer on the fight over taxation between the House and the Senate Dems in the reconciliation mockups going around the Hill, the crew checks in on the House and Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings where in the House Ilhan Omar grills Secretary of State Blinken over the drone strike that may have killed a foreign aid worker instead of an ISIS-K operative, and in the Senate Idaho Senator Jim Risch gets to more pressing matters, namely: who the heck is pressing the button that controls when Biden talks? Then the crew check in on Ben Shapiro melting down over Cara Delevingne's "Peg the Patriarchy" look at the Met Gala, to which Ben feels the great need to describe what pegging means to him. And FINALLY the crew has the honor of dissecting Tucker Carlson's fascination with Nicki Minaj's cousin's friend's balls after his COVID vaccination (Tucker corrected the record to reflect it was Nicki's cousin's friend, not cousin), Tucker's quest to get him on the show, and we get a real time dispatch from the Trinidad and Tobago Health Minister over whether this dude's balls actually swelled post-vax. Plus, your calls and IM's! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: Grove: Companies around the world produce two billion pounds of new plastic every day. Yet no matter how much we put in our recycling bin, just nine percent of plastic actually gets recycled. At Grove Collaborative, they believe it's time to stop making single-use plastic. Grove is the online marketplace that delivers healthy home, beauty, and personal care products directly to you! It takes the guesswork out of going green — Every product is guaranteed to be good for you, your family, your home, and the planet. Choosing products that are better for you AND the planet has never been easier. For a limited time when our listeners go to Grove.com/MAJORITY you will get to choose a FREE starter set with your first order. Go to Grove.com/MAJORITY to get your exclusive offer! That's Grove.com/MAJORITY. 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GroundTruth
The Whistleblower - Epilogue: Truth Is the First Casualty

GroundTruth

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 19:25


In war, truth is the first casualty. It's a military maxim attributed to Aeschylus, the father of Greek tragedy. In the lead up to the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and ahead of the withdrawal from a war that became the longest in American history, GroundTruth's founder Charlie Sennott returns to Afghanistan and revisits a conflict he has covered on the ground since its first battles and its first casualties. Two decades later, amid an American departure from Afghanistan that many have compared to the fall of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War, Sennott examines the two conflicts: the government's lies and deceptions about Vietnam revealed by Daniel Ellsberg's Pentagon Papers, the lessons left unheeded by American leaders during the Afghan war, and why it took us so long to see the mounting lies of that war. This episode concludes The Whistleblower, our 10th season of the GroundTruth Podcast, which began with the award-winning series Foreverstan, on-the-ground reporting from Afghanistan examining the first 14 years of the war. Listen to our first season: http://bit.ly/Foreverstan-Podcast Now we're going to take a step back and evaluate this podcast and think about our best way forward. How do we keep going and finding new ways to be there on the ground, telling audio stories that matter in under-covered corners of the world. We'd like to hear your thoughts about the podcast. Call us and leave a voice message with your feedback at ‪(213) 770-8693. We listen to everything you send us and we might even share some of them on this podcast. The Whistleblower podcast series is part of a wider collaboration with UMass Amherst and GBH, including a two-day conference presented by GroundTruth and UMass Amherst on “Truth, Dissent and the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg,” featuring a conversation between the Pentagon Papers whistleblower himself and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/UMass-Ellsberg-Archive

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
#1437 Afghanistan: The Long Road to Now (Remix)

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 74:19


Air Date 8/25/2021 Today we take a look at the history of the war in Afghanistan. First of all, do you think that it's been going on for 20 years? Think again, it's been a lot longer than that. From British Empire Building to Cold War gamesmanship, Afghanistan has been a center of conflict since long before American citizens bothered to take notice. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com  Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) BestOfTheLeft.com/Refer Sign up, share widely, get rewards. It's that easy! OUR AFFILIATE LINKS: BestOfTheLeft.com/Descript CHECK OUT OUR FANCY PRODUCTION SOFTWARE! BestOfTheLeft.com/Advertise Sponsor the show! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Afghans Try to Flee U.S.-Caused Crisis - The Intercept - Air Date 8-18-21 The Taliban have taken over Afghanistan, forcing the U.S.-backed Afghan government out. The Intercept Vanessa Gezari, who also reported from Afghanistan for years after the U.S. war began, breaks down the historical trajectory that led to this moment. Ch. 2: Matthew Hoh on Afghanistan Withdrawal - CounterSpin - Air Date 8-20-21 We'll prepare ourselves with insights on Afghanistan from Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, and from Matthew Hoh, senior fellow with the Center for International Policy. Ch. 3: The Afghan Pentagon Papers & An Illicit History Of The War - The Michael Brooks Show - Air Date 12-14-19 Michael Brooks breaks down the history of the modern military establishment. Ch. 4: War presidents - Rachel Maddow Show Ch. 5: The Afghanistan Papers Docs Show How Bush, Obama, Trump Lied About Brutality & Corruption of War - Democracy Now! - Air Date 8-19-21 We speak with Washington Post investigative reporter Craig Whitlock, author of the new book “The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War,” which reveals how multiple U.S. presidents deceived the public about progress in the war. Ch. 6: The Pentagon Papers Of Our Time with Craig Whitlock - On the Media - Air Date 12-20-19 Bob Garfield talks with Craig Whitlock about the Afghanistan Papers and the comparison to the Pentagon Papers. Ch. 7: Spencer Ackerman Todays Crisis in Kabul Is Direct Result of Decades of U.S. War & Destabilization - Democracy Now! - Air Date 8-20-21 As thousands of Afghans try to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control, we look at the roots of the longest U.S. war in history and spend the hour with Pulitzer Prize-winning national security reporter Spencer Ackerman. MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 8: 30,000 speech - The Daily Show President Obama channels George W. Bush in his speech announcing the deployment of an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan. Ch. 9: The Afghanistan Papers with Steven Miles - News Beat with Rashed Mian and Christopher Twarowski - Air Date 12-23-19 We speak with Washington Post investigative reporter Craig Whitlock, author of the new book “The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War,” which reveals how multiple U.S. presidents deceived the public about progress in the war. VOICEMAILS Ch. 10: No bipartisanship for now - Rich from Oregon FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 11: Final comments on questioning a theory of change before supporting an idea MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr  Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world) Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent   Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Listen Anywhere! BestOfTheLeft.com/Listen Listen Anywhere! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Paranormal UK Radio Network
Inside Outer Limits - Don Schmitt

Paranormal UK Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 86:40


Philip and Chris talk with Don Schmitt author of 'Touched by Roswell', discussing his book as well as the Pentagon Papers and a whole lot more!

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews
8/20/21 Daniel McAdams on Hubris of the Foreign Policy Establishment

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 46:49


Scott talks with Daniel McAdams about his recent appearance on RT, where he challenged the Western Media's narrative about China. McAdams says they have it backward, criticizing China for its best actions, such as economic engagement, while seemingly wanting to import the worst of China's policies, like social credit scores. McAdams then speaks about how those in the Foreign Policy Establishment exist in an echo chamber. And that even when he had access to classified material, McAdams believes he was better informed by reading open-source websites like Antiwar.com. Discussed on the show:  McAdams interviewed on RT Transcript of Biden's Interview with George Stephanopoulos Jim Bovard's article about DC's Arrogance Jake Tapper interviews McMaster about Afghanistan Withdrawal  Dave Smith Talking about Afghanistan on Kennedy (August 19th) Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers by Daniel Ellsberg “Washington Free Beacon's Hilarious Meltdown Over Afghanistan” (Ron Paul Institute) “Responsible Statecraft Gets Its Moment” (Washington Free Beacon) “'Ron Paul Was Right': Rep's Decade-old Afghanistan Remarks Resurface Amid Crisis” (Newsweek) Justin Raimondo Columns starting in 1999 Daniel McAdams is the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and the co-host of the Ron Paul Liberty Report. Follow him on Twitter @DanielLMcAdams and read all of his work over at Antiwar.com. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt; Lorenzotti Coffee and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
8/20/21 Daniel McAdams on Hubris of the Foreign Policy Establishment

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 46:49


Scott talks with Daniel McAdams about his recent appearance on RT, where he challenged the Western Media's narrative about China. McAdams says they have it backward, criticizing China for its best actions, such as economic engagement, while seemingly wanting to import the worst of China's policies, like social credit scores. McAdams then speaks about how those in the Foreign Policy Establishment exist in an echo chamber. And that even when he had access to classified material, McAdams believes he was better informed by reading open-source websites like Antiwar.com. Discussed on the show:  McAdams interviewed on RT Transcript of Biden's Interview with George Stephanopoulos Jim Bovard's article about DC's Arrogance Jake Tapper interviews McMaster about Afghanistan Withdrawal  Dave Smith Talking about Afghanistan on Kennedy (August 19th) Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers by Daniel Ellsberg “Washington Free Beacon's Hilarious Meltdown Over Afghanistan” (Ron Paul Institute) “Responsible Statecraft Gets Its Moment” (Washington Free Beacon) “'Ron Paul Was Right': Rep's Decade-old Afghanistan Remarks Resurface Amid Crisis” (Newsweek) Justin Raimondo Columns starting in 1999 Daniel McAdams is the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and the co-host of the Ron Paul Liberty Report. Follow him on Twitter @DanielLMcAdams and read all of his work over at Antiwar.com. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt; Lorenzotti Coffee and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
Reflections on Afghanistan w/ Richard A. Falk

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 50:20


On this edition of Parallax Views, we continue our "Reflections on Afghanistan" series. This time we speak with Princeton University international law scholar Richard A. Falk about the parallels between Vietnam and Afghanistan and what it says about the nature of post-colonial wars. Specifically, Falk notes how even a superior military force seems primed to lose in an occupation against a "weaker" nation. We discuss this issue more in-depth as well as dealing with a number of other issues. Among these are the criticisms of President Biden's exit strategy, the withdrawal itself, why Falk supports the withdrawal, the Pentagon Papers and intelligence agency lies, and much, much more.

Post Reports
The Afghanistan Papers, revisited

Post Reports

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 59:09


This week, Americans watched in disbelief as Afghanistan fell to the Taliban in a matter of days — and we wondered what Craig Whitlock was thinking. Two years ago he and a team at The Post published a prescient and ground-breaking project called “The Afghanistan Papers,” revealing hundreds of secret interviews with U.S. officials candidly discussing the failures of the war.The interviews with some 400 people were part of a project called “Lessons Learned,” undertaken by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, and The Post obtained them after a three-year legal battle. These Afghanistan papers are a secret history of the war, Whitlock tells Martine Powers, and “they contain these frank admissions of how the war was screwed up and that what the American people were being told about the war wasn't true.” “They really do bring to mind the Pentagon Papers, which were the Defense Department's top-secret history of the Vietnam War,” Whitlock says. These recordings have new resonance this week. Read excerpts from Craig Whitlock's new book, ‟The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War”.Deceptions and lies: What really happened in AfghanistanThe grand illusion: Hiding the truth about the Afghanistan war's ‘conclusion'

The Darrell McClain show
Afghanistan

The Darrell McClain show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 133:43


President George W. Bush announces end of Taliban, Dec. 12, 2021https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4vqwxtnswwhttps://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/07/08/remarks-by-president-biden-on-the-drawdown-of-u-s-forces-in-afghanistan/https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/21/us/politics/afghanistan-taliban.htmlPresident Biden dismissing likelihood of Taliban takeover, July 8, 2021https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTRnuB4u8jkAT WAR WITH THE TRUTHhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/afghanistan-war-confidential-documents/30-Year Anniversary: Tonkin Gulf Lie Launched Vietnam Warhttps://fair.org/media-beat-column/30-year-anniversary-tonkin-gulf-lie-launched-vietnam-war/House of Representatives votes against US Libya rolehttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-13908202Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Libyahttps://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2011/03/28/remarks-president-address-nation-libyaU.S. Gives Its Air Power Expansive Role in Libyahttps://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/us/29military.html?ref=ericschmittVietnam Archive: Pentagon Study Traces 3 Decades of Growing U. S. Involvementhttps://www.nytimes.com/1971/06/13/archives/vietnam-archive-pentagon-study-traces-3-decades-of-growing-u-s.htmlThe Secrets and Lies of the Vietnam War, Exposed in One Epic DocumentWith the Pentagon Papers revelations, the U.S. public's trust in the government was forever diminished.By Elizabeth BeckerThis article is part of a special report on the 50th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers.Brandishing a captured Chinese machine gun, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara appeared at a televised news conference in the spring of 1965. The United States had just sent its first combat troops to South Vietnam, and the new push, he boasted, was further wearing down the beleaguered Vietcong.https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/09/us/pentagon-papers-vietnam-war.htmlPentagon Papershttps://www.archives.gov/research/pentagon-papers#:~:text=The%20Pentagon%20Papers%2C%20officially%20titled,the%20press%20and%20widely%20distributed.https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/documents-database/?document=background_ll_07_xx_woodbridge_08032016https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/documents-database/?document=background_ll_07_xx_woodbridge_08032016“A Big Money Funneling Operation” — Afghanistan Vet Reflects On Withdrawal Of US Forceshttps://mtracey.substack.com/p/a-big-money-funneling-operation-afghanistanTHE NSA IS RECORDING EVERY CELL PHONE CALL IN THE BAHAMAShttps://theintercept.com/2014/05/19/data-pirates-caribbean-nsa-recording-every-cell-phone-call-bahamas/Wikileaks reveals NSA is listening to nearly all calls in Afghanistanhttps://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/05/23/Wikileaks-reveals-NSA-is-listening-to-nearly-all-calls-in-Afghanistan/2781400880276/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheDarrellmcclainshow)

WAMC's In Conversation With...
Daniel Ellsberg | WAMC's In Conversation With

WAMC's In Conversation With...

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 57:00


This week we present an encore broadcast: WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Daniel Ellsberg. He is an activist, lecturer, author, and former U.S. military analyst. Ellsberg is best known for releasing the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Photo courtesy of WikiCommons/Dr. Bernd Gross.

The Overnightscape Underground
Fusebox #176 “Concrescence”

The Overnightscape Underground

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 27:40


Fusebox #176 “Concrescence” 27:42 – “It's Only Going To Get Weirder”, Less Than A Minute In…, Blurring To Crystal Clarity, Exit Ramp Chat, Fusebox ID Liner, On The Wings Of Conspiracies,Pentagon Papers, Pigeons Are Liars, Excerpt of Birds Aren't Real Interview, Concrescence As Defined By Terence McKenna, Theory Of Novelty, Spirals In Our Daily Lives, […]

Paranormal UK Radio Network
Inside Outer Limits - Preston Dennett

Paranormal UK Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 64:00


Chris and Phil talk with Preston Dennett discussing his books, The Pentagon Papers and other topics.

Paranormal UK Radio Network
Inside Outer Limits - Preston Dennett

Paranormal UK Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 64:00


Chris and Phil talk with Preston Dennett discussing his books, The Pentagon Papers and other topics.

LBJ's War
S3 Ep 6 - Off the Rails

LBJ's War

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 35:19


With the publication of the Pentagon Papers in June '71, the demons that Richard Nixon has wrestled throughout his presidency – indeed, through much of his public life – begin to gain the upper hand. “The strain of office, and the belligerency of his enemies,” Nixon biographer Jack Farrell says, “have begun to unsettle the president, dispelling the ‘mellow' Nixon of 1968 and unleashing the self-injurious behavior of old.” Kissinger and others assure the president that he has nothing to fear from the Pentagon Papers, and might even benefit from the unflattering light they will cast on his predecessors, but the act of publication of classified documents – thousands of pages worth -- rankles deeply.  Very quickly, the president's long festering paranoia and indignation zeroes in on two of his most despised “enemies” – the press, for publishing the government's closely held secrets, and the leakers within his own deep state, now personified by Daniel Ellsberg, for the growing threat he believes they pose to his own buried secrets.

ABA Journal Podcasts - Legal Talk Network
ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Do we need to rethink how we handle classified leaks?

ABA Journal Podcasts - Legal Talk Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 36:27


As the 50th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers case approached, First Amendment scholars Lee Bollinger and Geoffrey Stone knew they wanted to mark the occasion somehow. Much has changed since RAND Corporation employee Daniel Ellsberg decided spend weeks photocopying some 7,000 pages of a classified report on the war in Vietnam and sneaking them out via his briefcase to be published by the New York Times and the Washington Post. For one thing, since 2011, the complete report has been made available to the public by the National Archives. For another, it has become both easier to download and spirit away classified information, and easier to use digital trails to identify any leakers. In the digital age, should we still be using the Pentagon Papers case as precedent, and how should we approach modern examples of leakers like Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Reality Winner? Bollinger and Stone gathered together about 30 experts in the fields of national security, journalism and academia to tackle the questions raised by 50 years of post-Pentagon Papers jurisprudence. The commission's report and essays from the various contributors were compiled into the book National Security, Leaks and Freedom of the Press: The Pentagon Papers Fifty Years On. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Bollinger and Stone discuss their experience working on the project, the developments they found most surprising, and some of the best practices suggested by the commission.

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics
ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Do we need to rethink how we handle classified leaks?

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 36:27


As the 50th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers case approached, First Amendment scholars Lee Bollinger and Geoffrey Stone knew they wanted to mark the occasion somehow. Much has changed since RAND Corporation employee Daniel Ellsberg decided spend weeks photocopying some 7,000 pages of a classified report on the war in Vietnam and sneaking them out via his briefcase to be published by the New York Times and the Washington Post. For one thing, since 2011, the complete report has been made available to the public by the National Archives. For another, it has become both easier to download and spirit away classified information, and easier to use digital trails to identify any leakers. In the digital age, should we still be using the Pentagon Papers case as precedent, and how should we approach modern examples of leakers like Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Reality Winner? Bollinger and Stone gathered together about 30 experts in the fields of national security, journalism and academia to tackle the questions raised by 50 years of post-Pentagon Papers jurisprudence. The commission's report and essays from the various contributors were compiled into the book National Security, Leaks and Freedom of the Press: The Pentagon Papers Fifty Years On. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Bollinger and Stone discuss their experience working on the project, the developments they found most surprising, and some of the best practices suggested by the commission.

ABA Journal: Modern Law Library
Do we need to rethink how we handle classified leaks?

ABA Journal: Modern Law Library

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 36:27


As the 50th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers case approached, First Amendment scholars Lee Bollinger and Geoffrey Stone knew they wanted to mark the occasion somehow. Much has changed since RAND Corporation employee Daniel Ellsberg decided spend weeks photocopying some 7,000 pages of a classified report on the war in Vietnam and sneaking them out via his briefcase to be published by the New York Times and the Washington Post. For one thing, since 2011, the complete report has been made available to the public by the National Archives. For another, it has become both easier to download and spirit away classified information, and easier to use digital trails to identify any leakers. In the digital age, should we still be using the Pentagon Papers case as precedent, and how should we approach modern examples of leakers like Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Reality Winner? Bollinger and Stone gathered together about 30 experts in the fields of national security, journalism and academia to tackle the questions raised by 50 years of post-Pentagon Papers jurisprudence. The commission's report and essays from the various contributors were compiled into the book National Security, Leaks and Freedom of the Press: The Pentagon Papers Fifty Years On. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Bollinger and Stone discuss their experience working on the project, the developments they found most surprising, and some of the best practices suggested by the commission.

Tribunus Plebis Podcast
(Ep. 35) Mike Gravel (RIP, 1930 - 2021) - Probity and Power

Tribunus Plebis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 22:46


Mike Gravel was the rare person who attained power and maintained his morals and ethics. He is most famous for reading the Pentagon Papers into the public record via Senate sub-committee and for screaming truth into the face of power. Mike Gravel was a real one. Rest In Power. If you enjoy these podcasts, please take a second to rate and/or review on Apple Podcasts by following this link: https://apple.co/2Fa69IA ---------------------------------------------------- Please click our LinkTree below to check us out! linktr.ee/tribunusplebismedia --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tribunus-plebis/message

Barbarian Noetics with Conan Tanner
Abolish The Supreme Court! Rest In Power Mike Gravel.

Barbarian Noetics with Conan Tanner

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 80:23


What's up to my velveteen voles and rambunctious red squirrels! Welcome back to another fire episode of the BNP y'all. Thank you for tuning in and supporting the pod, and shout out to my patrons, you are the fuselage on my gunship and the black and white pattern on my zebra! Your veggies this week are very tasty indeed. A bit fucked, admittedly, but tasty. As always, I sweeten the meal with some zany audio tidbits, and I share an original poem I've recently written.First, we unpack the effing Supreme Court's ruling that Nestle and Cargill are legally allowed to profit off of child slavery in Cote D'Ivoire. Abolish SCOTUS! Grrr. It's an utterly undemocratic institution whose primary function is to defend Capital. Only one justice dissented from the 8-1 decision allowing corporations to profit off child slavery. She is Sonia Sotomayor, born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, the only good SCOTUS Justice. I tip my hat to her, she showed courage and did the right thing despite her colleagues' grotesque miscarriage of justice. Sonia can stay after we abolish SCOTUS. Secondly, I pay homage to Mike Gravel, who recently passed on at the age of 91. As a freshman Senator from Alaska in 1971, Gravel was the only person in the entire Senate with the balls to take custody of the top secret Pentagon Papers leaked by whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. Gravel then spoke the Papers into the public record, risking imprisonment or worse. The Pentagon Papers were crucially important for the American anti-war movement, as they demonstrated, among other things, that the LBJ administration had "systematically lied, not only to the public but also to Congress" about the goings on in the Vietnam War. Gravel also bravely fought to prevent the Vietnam War draft, and did more than any other Alaskan Senator to improve the quality of life and access to education for Indigenous Alaskans. Rest in Power, Mike Gravel. Help the BNP stay on the air for as little as $1/month at www.patreon.com/noetics. When you sign up to be a patron, you receive:1) One Free Dream Interpretation, redeemable any time over email or phone 2) One Original Haiku Poem 3) Unlimited Positive Karma! 4) Monthly cargo container shipments of invasive nutria from the Puget Sound. What, you're too good for water rats? Come on man, it's a deal! Follow me on IG @conantanner Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the BNP,  and thank you for spreading the word and telling a friend!! Next week: BNP Venezuelan correspondent Ricardo Vaz returns to the pod to give us an on-the-ground update from the sanctioned but bravely resilient nation. TRACKLIST FOR THIS EPISODE Glenn Main - Iceman's MelodyMetro Boomin - 10AM/Save the WorldDykotomi - Corvid Crunk El Chicano - Sabor A MiMadis - Cracow SunsetChillhop Music - 1 AM Lo Fi Mix Lyde - Cyberwolf Lil Kim feat Shanice - Shake Ya Bum BumJean Michel Barre - Oxygene 8 Madis - Sea of Tranquility (Album)Nate Dogg and Warren G - Summertime in the LBCMindful Vibes - Episode 27Lil Kim feat. 50 Cent - Magic StickSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/noetics)

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson
The Legacy of Senator Mike Gravel

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 8:57


Fifty years ago, Senator Mike Gravel (D-AK) read the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional record, risking censure and expulsion from the Senate. Senator Gravel passed away on Saturday at the age of 91. His daughter, Lynn Mozier, joined Boyd to talk about his legacy, the historic moment he read the papers, and how he changed the way our government functions.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie
Episode #369: Mike Gravel And Acts Of Civil Disobedience

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 19:29


We are replaying an interview we had six years ago with Mike Gravel, the former Alaska senator who died this week, about his decision to read excerpts of the Pentagon Papers on the Senate floor. The post Episode #369: Mike Gravel And Acts Of Civil Disobedience appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Vietnam Veteran News with Mack Payne
Episode 2087 – Pentagon Papers still cast a long shadow

Vietnam Veteran News with Mack Payne

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 12:15


Episode 2087 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the long shadow cast by the Pentagon Papers that is still with us today. The featured story appeared on the Reason website and was titled: The Publication … Continue reading → The post Episode 2087 – Pentagon Papers still cast a long shadow appeared first on .

Today in the History of Freedom
Episode 1: Jun 30: The Pentagon Papers

Today in the History of Freedom

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 3:49


Extra, extra.  Read ALL about it.  

The Katie Halper Show
#RIP Mike Gravel W/ Dan Ellsberg & Gravel's Daughter

The Katie Halper Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 63:26


Mike Gravel, the Alaska Senator and two-time presidential candidate, died on Saturday at 91. Dan Ellsberg, the former defense analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, eulogizes Mike Gravel, the late Alaska senator, who entered the classified documents into the Congressional Record. Ellsberg is joined by Lynne Mosier, Gravel's daughter. Both praise his moral courage and urge others to honor his memory by challenging political cowardice. Gravel's daughter Lynne Mosier shares her memories, talks about what was important to her father and calls out The New York Times for disrespecting him in an obit written by someone who died in 2018. Ellsberg warns, "we humans won't get through this nuclear era, this era of climate change without a lot more moral courage of the kind that is extremely rare and that Mike Ravel showed."

PRIMO NUTMEG
#234: Remembering Mike Gravel

PRIMO NUTMEG

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 185:07


This past Saturday we lost Mike Gravel. The former US Senator was well known not only for bravely reading the Pentagon Papers into the public record in 1971, but also for his voicing anti-imperialist sentiments during his 2008 and 2020 runs for President of the United States. In this retrospective, we take a look back at my previous four interviews with Gravel recorded in 2019 and 2020.Join the conversation! Submit questions to guests by becoming a PRIMO RADICAL patron for only $1 a month on Patreon: https://patreon.com/primoradicalSubscribe to PRIMO RADICAL on YouTube, Spotify, and iTunes!https://primoradical.com/ https://facebook.com/primoradical/ https://twitter.com/primoradical/ https://instagram.com/primoradical/https://minds.com/primoradical/https://youtube.com/c/primoradical/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/primonutmeg)

CounterPunch Radio
Mike Gravel (RIP)

CounterPunch Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 17:59


On this special episode of CounterPunch Radio, Eric pays tribute to former Senator Mike Gravel who passed away this week at the age of 91. The interview was recorded March 5, 2013 just hours after the news of the death of Hugo Chavez. Gravel was a man of principle who used his position in the US Senate to fight against the draft and the War in Vietnam, and who famously used used his filibuster to read the Pentagon Papers into the congressional record, thereby making the revelations about US crimes in Vietnam US historical fact, rather than something consigned to history books. Mike was an anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist though he never used those terms. He cared deeply about ordinary working class folks, and he believed it was his duty to help regular people understand that democracy is the goal rather than something already existing. Rest in peace Mike. We will continue the fight. More The post Mike Gravel (RIP) appeared first on CounterPunch.org.

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
REPLAY: Mike Gravel on His Life, the Pentagon Papers, & Direct Democracy

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 59:38


Mike Gravel passed away on June 26th, 2021. This epiode is offered as a replay to listeners in order to celebrate his memory. On this edition of Parallax Views, former Senator Mike Gravel made some waves earlier this year when a group of teens meme'd him into a Presidential campaign seeking the Democratic nomination. Although that campaign has since ended, Gravel is hard at work promoting one of his greatest passions: direct democracy. During his Senatorial career Gravel forcefully opposed the Vietnam War draft and, famously, read the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Department of Defense study courageously leaked to the public by whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, on the floor of Congress. He is, in another words, a man that has not only bore witness to history, but participated in it. And at 89 years old he's a passionate and committed as ever. Not only that, but he has a great deal of hope. As a proponent of direct democracy he believes strongly in the will of "We the People" and has faith in the masses. Moreover, he argues that a more direct democracy, which would include the citizens in our lawmaking processes, is eminently possible. In this conversation we discuss all of these matters and subjects as well as Mike's working-class background, the influence figures like Bertrand Russell and IF Stone had on him, and more.

GroundTruth
The Whistleblower - Episode 5: The Doomsday Machine

GroundTruth

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 40:02


Before he was helping plan the Vietnam War, Ellsberg was working at Rand Corporation as a nuclear war planner. In the late 1950's and early 60's, he came across a classified policy document that called for killing a fifth of the human population. “This, to me, was pure evil.” When he was facing trial for releasing the Pentagon Papers, he held another trove of secret documents on the Pentagon's plans for nuclear war. His plan was to release these, most likely from prison. But in a strange twist, a natural disaster interrupted his plans. In the series finale, the whistleblower leaks documents on U.S. nuclear policy in the Taiwan Straits written by his colleague Morton Halperin at the height of the Cold War. The documents, embedded below, are still considered classified, and could put him at risk of prison time. This podcast series is part of a wider collaboration with UMass Amherst and GBH, including a two-day conference presented by GroundTruth and UMass Amherst on “Truth, Dissent and the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg,” featuring a conversation between the Pentagon Papers whistleblower himself and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Learn more here: http://umass.edu/ellsberg

Fresh Air
The 50th Anniversary Of The Pentagon Papers

Fresh Air

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 47:38


Fifty years ago this week, 'The New York Times' published the first in a series of articles based on a classified Defense Department study that was leaked to the paper by Daniel Ellsberg. This study came to be known as the Pentagon Papers. It chronicled decades of failed U.S. policy in Vietnam, and the ways the American public was misled in how the war was conducted. We listen back to archival interviews with Ellsberg and Ben Bradlee of 'The Washington Post,' who ran their own series on the documents. Later, we remember actor Ned Beatty, who died this week and critic David Bianculli reviews the Apple TV+ series 'Physical,' starring Rose Byrne.

On the Media
Behind Closed Doors

On the Media

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 50:19


New reports show that the Trump Department of Justice spied on reporters. But that's just a small part of a much longer story, going back decades. This week, we examine when and why the government surveils journalists. And, following their first meeting this week, is there a headline beyond “Putin and Biden talked to each other?” Plus, on the 50th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers, how the story's biggest lessons were lost to time.  1. Alexey Kovalev [@Alexey__Kovalev], investigative editor at Meduza, on what Russian and American media got right and wrong about Putin and Biden's first meeting. Listen. 2. Matt Apuzzo [@mattapuzzo], New York Times reporter, on how the government seizes journalists' records and chills speech under guise of protecting national security. Listen. 3. Kurt Andersen [@KBAndersen], host of Nixon At War, says Watergate might have been Nixon's downfall, but the Vietnam War was his real undoing. Listen. 4. The late Les Gelb, the man who supervised the team that compiled the Pentagon Papers, explains how the media misinterpreted the documents. Listen.  

The Socialist Program with Brian Becker
The Pentagon Papers 50 Years Later: America's Most Famous Whistleblower Still Fighting Militarism

The Socialist Program with Brian Becker

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 40:33


This week marks the 50th anniversary of the publication by The New York Times of excerpts of the Pentagon Papers — 7,000 pages of top-secret documents. These documents proved that the government of the United States had been lying to the people of this country for decades about a war that eventually ended with a U.S. withdrawal -- but only after millions of Vietnamese had been killed, 58,000 U.S. troops were killed with hundreds of thousands more suffered from physical and psychological injuries. Brian is joined by Daniel Ellsberg. He is one of the most important whistleblowers in modern American history and the author of The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. Daniel Ellsberg is also the author of Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers. Please make an urgently-needed contribution to The Socialist Program by joining our Patreon community at patreon.com/thesocialistprogram. We rely on the generous support of our listeners to keep bringing you consistent, high-quality shows. All Patreon donors of $5 a month or more are invited to join the monthly Q&A seminar with Brian.

Radio Times
Pentagon Papers at 50 and Trump’s DOJ surveillance

Radio Times

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 49:26


What did the Pentagon Papers teach us about government secrecy, press freedom and the Vietnam war? And, Trump's DOJ surveillance of Democratic lawmakers and journalists.

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
COI #123 – A Frozen Conflict Begins to Thaw: More War to Come?

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 62:32


On COI #123, Maj. Danny Sjursen returns to the show to discuss Daniel Ellsburg, the coup in Mali, and the potential for another war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. This week marked the 50th anniversary since the NYT began publishing the Pentagon Papers, leaked by the heroic Ellsberg in 1971. In the past month, Ellsberg released another document outlining US plans to nuke China in the late 1950s. With the release, Ellsberg challenged the government to indict him under the Espionage Act, risking spending his remaining years behind bars for a chance to challenge the World War I-era law. In Mali, a military leader has carried out a coup for the second time in a year, the indirect result of ongoing intervention by France and the US in Africa's Sahel region. Danny explains how a plague of coups has ravaged Africa since AFRICOM was founded in 2008. Tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan are heating up again. In late 2020, fighting broke out between the two former Soviet Republics. Danny recaps what happened during the last round of hostilities and how it set the stage for a renewed conflict in 2021. Danny argues the once-frozen war has been removed from the freezer and that violence will continue to erupt as the sides fight for territory. Odysee Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Subscribe Star – Conflicts of Interest  YouTube – Conflicts of Interest Facebook – Conflicts of Interest Twitter – Conflicts of Interest Apple Podcast – Conflicts of Interest Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD

Conflicts of Interest
A Frozen Conflict Begins to Thaw: More War to Come?

Conflicts of Interest

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 62:32


On COI #123, Maj. Danny Sjursen returns to the show to discuss Daniel Ellsburg, the coup in Mali, and the potential for another war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. This week marked the 50th anniversary since the NYT began publishing the Pentagon Papers, leaked by the heroic Ellsberg in 1971. In the past month, Ellsberg released another document outlining US plans to nuke China in the late 1950s. With the release, Ellsberg challenged the government to indict him under the Espionage Act, risking spending his remaining years behind bars for a chance to challenge the World War I-era law. In Mali, a military leader has carried out a coup for the second time in a year, the indirect result of ongoing intervention by France and the US in Africa's Sahel region. Danny explains how a plague of coups has ravaged Africa since AFRICOM was founded in 2008. Tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan are heating up again. In late 2020, fighting broke out between the two former Soviet Republics. Danny recaps what happened during the last round of hostilities and how it set the stage for a renewed conflict in 2021. Danny argues the once-frozen war has been removed from the freezer and that violence will continue to erupt as the sides fight for territory. Odysee Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Subscribe Star – Conflicts of Interest  YouTube – Conflicts of Interest Facebook – Conflicts of Interest Twitter – Conflicts of Interest Apple Podcast – Conflicts of Interest Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD

Past Present
Episode 284: The History of LGBTQ+ Pride

Past Present

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 47:30


In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the history of LGBTQ+ Pride. Support Past Present on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pastpresentpodcast Here are some links and references mentioned during this week's show:  Controversy has flared over the presence of police at this year's New York Pride March. Neil drew on this Time retrospective on the more than 50 years of Pride protests and parades.   In our regular closing feature, What's Making History: Natalia discussed Pooja Salhotra's Chalkbeat article, “New York City Schools Integrate LGBTQ Stories in Social Studies Curriculum.” Neil recommended Laine Nooney's VICE piece, “How the Personal Computer Broke the Human Body.” Niki shared about the New York Times feature, “'We're Going to Publish': An Oral History of the Pentagon Papers.”

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Voting rights groups warn GOP efforts to undermine elections are ‘a democracy crisis'

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 42:41


Tonight on the Last Word: 14 Republican-controlled states have passed laws to impede or subvert elections. Also, the House Judiciary Committee announces its investigation into the Trump Justice Department's subpoenas of House members and staff. Plus, the Poor People's Campaign holds a ‘moral march' against Sen. Joe Manchin in West Virginia. Anand Giridharadas explains why the tax system “needs to be made to work again.” And Kurt Andersen revisits the Pentagon Papers 50 years after their release. Ari Berman, Janai Nelson, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Hoppy Kercheval and Jonathan Kott also join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Democracy Now! Video
Daniel Ellsberg on Whistleblowers Julian Assange, Daniel Hale, Reality Winner, Ed Snowden & Others

Democracy Now! Video

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021


This week marks 50 years since The New York Times published the first excerpts of the Pentagon Papers, leaked by our guest, the legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. He describes why he has been a prominent advocate for other whistleblowers over the past five decades.

Democracy Now! Video
Democracy Now! 2021-06-14 Monday

Democracy Now! Video

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 59:00


We spend the hour with Daniel Ellsberg, the legendary whistleblower who leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press 50 years ago and exposed how the U.S. government had systematically lied about the War in Vietnam. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! Audio
Democracy Now! 2021-06-14 Monday

Democracy Now! Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 59:00


We spend the hour with Daniel Ellsberg, the legendary whistleblower who leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press 50 years ago and exposed how the U.S. government had systematically lied about the War in Vietnam. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! Audio
Daniel Ellsberg on Whistleblowers Julian Assange, Daniel Hale, Reality Winner, Ed Snowden & Others

Democracy Now! Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 25:07


This week marks 50 years since The New York Times published the first excerpts of the Pentagon Papers, leaked by our guest, the legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. He describes why he has been a prominent advocate for other whistleblowers over the past five decades.

LBJ's War
S3 Ep 1 - October Surprise

LBJ's War

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 39:37


Get in and get those files.  Blow the safe and get it. -President Nixon to aide H.R. Haldeman For President Richard Nixon, the publication of the Pentagon Papers, in June 1971, ought not to have mattered. The malfeasance and mendacity revealed in the Times, and soon in papers across the country, had all happened under previous administrations, from Truman to LBJ. In fact, Nixon's national security advisor, Henry Kissinger, tells the president, "I've read this stuff, and we come out pretty well in it."  But Nixon cannot be mollified.  It is not the contents of the Pentagon Papers that he's worried about. It is the leaking of classified information that has stoked his fury, and his fear.  For Richard Nixon has secrets of his own, secrets that if brought to light, could sink his presidency.  What are these secrets?  Here the story flashes back, to the late summer and early fall of 1968, when Richard Nixon secures his party's nomination for the presidency and soon finds himself having to navigate the treacherous politics of the Vietnam War. His principal adversary? Not Hubert Humphrey, the other name on the ballot, but Lyndon Johnson, who has opted not to seek a second term, but remains a formidable player, waging a desperate battle to close out the war and salvage his tattered legacy. Learn more at NixonAtWar.org.

365 days with mxmtoon
june 13: the pentagon papers

365 days with mxmtoon

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2021 9:09


In this episode of 365 days with mxmtoon, Maia talks about the New York Times' publication of the Pentagon Papers. After, she remembers Troye Sivan's “Dance to This.” Listen to this episode today and make sure you're following along with the daily updates @365daysmxmtoon on all platforms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

This Day in History Class
Luis W. Alvarez born / First Pentagon Papers excerpts printed in NY Times - June 13

This Day in History Class

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2021 16:15


On this day in 1911, physicist and Nobel Prize winner Luis W. Alavarez was born. / On this day in 1971, the New York Times began publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews
5/28/21 Gareth Porter on Daniel Ellsberg’s Shocking New Account of the Taiwan Straight Crisis

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 33:34


Scott interviews Gareth Porter about his coverage of a recently-released document liberated by Daniel Ellsberg when he originally leaked the Pentagon Papers in the 1970s. This document, Porter explains, shows how in 1958 the military wanted to use tactical nuclear weapons against China over the offshore islands crisis. It was only Eisenhower's intervention that stopped the Joint Chiefs from going ahead with the plan, though ironically, it was Eisenhower's own efforts to combat the military-industrial complex by reducing conventional military forces that helped lead to an increased focus on nuclear weapons as a primary military tool in the first place. Ellsberg has released this document because the idea that the U.S. might go to war with China over Taiwan has thrust this issue to the fore once again. Nuclear brinksmanship, he says, remains one of the greatest threats not just to American national security, but to the very survival of the human race. The idea of an all-out war with China as in any way a legitimate possibility must be vehemently opposed before we ever come to the point of using nuclear weapons again. Discussed on the show: "Eisenhower rejected military chiefs' demand for nuclear war on China, classified account of '58 Taiwan Strait crisis reveals" (The Grayzone) The Doomsday Machine "Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says" (The New York Times) "Risk of Nuclear War Over Taiwan in 1958 Said to Be Greater Than Publicly Known" (The New York Times) "US military considered using nuclear weapons against China in 1958 Taiwan Strait crisis, leaked documents show" (CNN) National Security Archive Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on the national security state. He is the author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare and, with John Kiriakou, The CIA Insider's Guide to the Iran Crisis. Follow him on Twitter @GarethPorter and listen to Gareth’s previous appearances on the Scott Horton Show. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Photo IQ; Green Mill Supercritical; Zippix Toothpicks; and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMXihkF8Z1U

District Sentinel Radio
DSR 5/31/21: Anti-Woke Capital

District Sentinel Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 28:14


-Leading Republican blasts banks for alleged anti-capitalist "wokeism" as bank CEOs defend union-busting and ripping off poor customers who are disportionately people of color -Chip-Chat: Chip Gibbons on Daniel Ellsberg still kicking ass at 90. The Pentagon Papers leaker shed light on how close the U.S. was to nuking China in 1958, and dared the Justice Department to arrest him on Espionage Act charges. This is an excerpt from District Sentinel Radio, available in full for subscribers at Patreon.com/DistrictSentinel

Reveal
The Pentagon Papers: Secrets, Lies and Leaks

Reveal

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 49:52


In 1971, a 22-year-old named Robert Rosenthal got a call from his boss at The New York Times. He was told to go to Room 1111 of the Hilton Hotel, bring enough clothes for at least a month and not tell anyone. Rosenthal was part of a team called in to publish the Pentagon Papers, an explosive history of the United States’ political and military actions in Vietnam that shattered the government’s narratives about the war. Former military analyst Daniel Ellsberg leaked the secret papers to the press. In this episode, we hear the experiences of both Ellsberg and Rosenthal.  When Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, he was turning his back on a long career close to power, immersed in government secrets. His work as a nuclear war strategist made him fear that a small conflict could erupt into a nuclear holocaust. When the Vietnam War flared, Ellsberg worried his worst fears would be realized. He wonders if leaking the top-secret report he’s read could help stop the war. Soon, he was secretly copying the 7,000-page history that would come to be known as the Pentagon Papers and showing them to anyone he thought could help. President Richard Nixon wakes up to the biggest leak in American history. But his first reaction is a little surprising: The Pentagon Papers might make trouble for the Democrats – this instinct starts a chain reaction that helps bring down his presidency. This episode was originally aired in May 2016.

The Lawfare Podcast
'National Security, Leaks and Freedom of the Press'

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 52:29


Jack Goldsmith sat down with Lee Bollinger, the president of Columbia University, and Geoffrey Stone, the Edward H. Levy Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Law School, to discuss their new book, "National Security, Leaks and Freedom of the Press: The Pentagon Papers Fifty Years On." They discussed the holding and legacy of the Pentagon Papers case, as well as some of the many challenges of applying the Pentagon Papers regime in the modern digital era that is characterized by massive leaks and a very different press landscape than the one that prevailed in 1971.