CIA torture whistleblower. Lover of civil liberties. "Human rights superhero," (SF Chronicle.) Bestselling author. PEN USA Award Winner. ConsortiumNews.com

Arlington, VA
Joined January 2010
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Treating whistleblowers like spies leads to pacifists like Hale being put in prison conditions meant for terrorists. And the end game is to stop journalism. exposefacts.org/the-end-game…
Desperately trying to contact *my own client* #DanielHale. He was recommended for a minimum security medical prison. The gov instead sent him to a severe, isolated CMU — a legal black hole w/ no due process. #HumanRightsMatter thedissenter.org/drone-whist…
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Ajith is 1 of 7 who sheltered #Snowden in 2013 in Hong Kong. The other 6 are now safe in Canada, but Ajith is alone and at risk. Canada needs to act now to bring him to safety. Ajith should not be left behind. If you can, please help by donating: helpajith.com
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#Assange was following #LauriLove precedent when he raised medical fragility to defeat #extradition. We now know, courtesy of @CIA lunatic overreach, he had an equally strong political offense exception.
Exactly . #Whistleblowers, hacktivists & journalists shouldn’t need a medical diagnosis to avoid extradition. #LauriLove & #Assange being on the spectrum creates too narrow a precedent. theguardian.com/commentisfre…
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Not one official has been prosecuted for crimes by the US during the 20-year “War on Terror." Only whistleblowing officials like @Thomas_Drake1, @JohnKiriakou, Reality Winner, Daniel Hale, @xychelsea and @snowden who exposed these crimes have been prosecuted...
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It’s a sick & dangerous perversion of the word “whistleblower” to use it for self-appointed moral enforcers of Texas’ draconian abortion law. Full stop.
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Thx @jeremyscahill for this piece on #DanielHale’s exceptional character. I’m still unclear why @theintercept and/or @firstlookmedia didn’t help fund his defense, submit an amicus brief, or attend his historic sentencing. interc.pt/3fa9dTO
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Happy National Whistleblower Day. I want to give a special acknowledgment to three close friends who are heroes. They have changed my life for the better. I’m sorry our country did what they did to you. Thank you @DanielEllsberg @JohnKiriakou & Jeffrey Sterling @S_UnwantedSpy
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.@WBAI Are you effing kidding me? Reinstate @CredicoRandy's essential program NOW!!!! Love R. mailchi.mp/stevebrownonboard… assangecountdowntofreedom.co…
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Let’s highlight journo’s who protect sources. You’d think if reporting on NatSec they’d care. After three — it’s an organizational issue. @JohnKiriakou, @RealityWinner, & #DanielHale. They owe & promised an explanation. What #SourceProtection fixes are now implemented?
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Our anthology, "Whistleblowing for Change: Exposing Systems of Power and Injustice" will be published by @transcriptweb this November — investigating whistleblowing as a developing political practice that has the ability to provoke change from within. 👉 transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8…
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Yo @andersoncooper ask @DanielEllsberg Jeffrey Sterling @S_UnwantedSpy or @JohnKiriakou what happens if you go through proper channels to reveal how the gov’t is illegally spying on us. Not @JeffreyToobin. Let’s have a public discussion as you call it. Honest fact based reporting
Toobin @JeffreyToobin should be paid to stay home & jerk off so we're spared his Left-punching, Snowden-Smearing, Russiagating "analysis" but his paychecks should go straight to the mother of his child whose paternity he tried to deny & whose child support he refused to pay.
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I want to make clear that both @JesselynRadack and @TrevorFitzgibb1 are friends of mine. If there is a kerfuffle underway, I wish everybody the best. In the me, count me as “neutral.”
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Next up on #CNLive! Live on Sat May 21, 8pm EST 'Loud and Clear—Seeking Justice in Gaza and in the US Prison System' New CN Live! host @JohnKiriakou will be joined by * @BrianBeckerDC * @kgosztola * Paul Wright * @ElizabethleaVos piped.kavin.rocks/IzUnsJ0JZCg
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Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale has been arrested and sent to a holding facility in Alexandria, VA. Please drop him a line to let him know that he's not forgotten: Daniel Hale, William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center, 2001 Mill Road, Alexandria, VA 22314.
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