Whistleblowers: Daniel Ellsberg on Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks

Complete video at: fora.tv “Pentagon Papers” whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg weighs in on the case of US Army PFC Bradley Manning, who currently stands accused of leaking over 260000 secret US diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks. “I recognized someone who was in the same spirit as I was forty years ago,” says Ellsberg. “He’s a hero of mine.” For related videos, visit WikiLeaks: Security Threat or Media Savior? A FORA.tv Series: fora.tv —– This excerpt is taken from a program featuring Daniel Ellsberg discussing Howard Zinn’s final original book, “The Bomb.” It was recorded in collaboration with City Lights Bookstore, on September 29, 2010. During the war, Howard Zinn had taken part in the aerial bombing of Royan, France, and in 1966, he went to Hiroshima, where he was invited to a “house of rest” where survivors of the bombing gathered. In this short and powerful book, the backstory of the making and use of the bomb, Zinn offers his deep personal reflections and political analysis of these events, and the profound influence they had in transforming him from an order-taking combat soldier to one of our greatest anti-authoritarian, anti-war historians. – City Lights Bookstore Daniel Ellsberg, a former US military analyst employed by the RAND Corporation, sparked a national controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times. The Pentagon Papers revealed that the government knew early on that the Vietnam War was not likely winnable and

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