Meditations on Law and Denial While Painting Sibel Edmonds

“Moral cowardice, euphemistically called political expediency, leads to injustice, denial & corruption.” By Robert Shetterly “Senator Humphrey, I been praying about you, and I been thinking about you, and you’re a good man. The only trouble is, you’re afraid to do what you know is right.” Those words were spoken by Fannie Lou Hamer in […]

The EyeOpener- Blowing the Whistle on the NSA

Thanks to truth-telling insiders, we now know that the NSA has consistently and systematically broken the law in its surveillance activities, and in fact that these programs started before 9/11, which served merely as a justification for bringing them into the public spotlight. Sadly, if unsurprisingly, these whistleblowers have not been recognized as the heroes […]

The EyeOpener- Meet the 9/11 Whistleblowers

There are literally dozens of witnesses and insiders who have attempted to blow the whistle on various aspects of the 9/11 story, but still there are those who argue that the official story must be true because otherwise “someone would have talked.” Given how many people have indeed talked, this turns out not to be […]

The EyeOpener- Whistleblowers: The Silenced Heroes

When faced with the overwhelming evidence of the widespread, systemic conspiracies that take place at the very highest levels of government, the general public has been pre-programmed to respond with the all-too-familiar retort: “But someone would have talked.” This reasoning is sufficient for most people to return to their day-to-day lives. No matter how much […]

BFP Book Club: Leaking & Whistleblowing- A Review of Max Holland’s Leak

Max Holland; Leak: Why Mark Felt became Deep Throat; Univ Press of Kansas (March 2012) What was Watergate about?  Who was Mark Felt?  Was he “Deep Throat?” If he was, why did he do it?  Why should we care, now?  These are some of the questions underlying, addressed in, and raised by a new book […]

Barack Obama Tackles US Torture Head On … He Hunts & Cages Those Who Expose it

CIA Whistleblower Kiriakou Indicted for Exposing Waterboarding Practices No one can accuse Barack Obama of not tackling our government’s still-continuing torture practices. No sir. The man has made it clear – he is going to hunt, prosecute and cage those involved … in exposing them. In fact he has just tucked one under his belt. […]

Chris Floyd’s ‘The Good Corporal’

‘To the Exposers of Power & the Troublers of Dreams’ Yesterday one of our readers e-mailed me a link to a recent work by Chris Floyd dedicated to truth tellers who are commonly labeled as whistleblowers, but aptly referred by him as the Exposers of Power and the Troublers of Dreams. About three years ago […]

Daniel Ellsberg Endorses Boiling Frogs Post

“Let’s help each other jump out of the pot and off the stove” If we human frogs are to escape boiling–or baking, frying, glowing and other fates our leaders are warming us up to–we need to heed the voices summoned by Sibel Edmonds on Boiling Frogs Post warning us to help each other jump out […]