Blowing the Whistle on Obama’s America

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On the campaign trail four years ago, US presidential candidate Barack Obama shared his views on whistleblowers. He said: “Often the best source of information about waste, fraud and abuse in government is a government employee committed to public integrity, willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism … should be encouraged rather than stifled.”

As president, the reality has been very different. During his first term in office, six whistleblowers have been charged under the Espionage Act for allegedly mishandling classified information. That is twice as many as all previous presidents combined.

The threat facing whistleblowers has implications in many areas, including defence, intelligence and national security. And then there is the impact it is having on the US media: In a digital age, where electronic paper trails are hard to hide, journalists are no longer able to guarantee their sources’ anonymity. And if the sources dry up, so do the stories and the American people are left knowing less and less about what their government is doing.

Originally released at: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2012/06/20126816273761143.html
 

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Louis Theroux’s The Ultra Zionists (Full Version)

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The Ultra Zionists is a British documentary that was televised on 3 February 2011. Louis Theroux goes to East Jerusalem, Hebron and Nablus. The documentary follows Theroux as he investigates ultra-nationalist Jewish settlers. He follows and visits several Jewish settlers and also is shown around the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem by Daniel Luria of the Ateret Cohanim Zionist Movement. Theroux says: “I was making a documentary about these ultra-nationalist Jewish settlers, called The Ultra-Zionists. For several weeks I’d been spending time in some of the most hardcore and uncompromising sections of the Israeli nationalist community – the Jewish enclave in Hebron, in the hilltops in the north of the West Bank, and in the crowded Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem…”

 

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