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Daniel Ellsberg’s determined lifelong resistance | Waging Nonviolence

Ellsberg highlights how Snowden’s self-imposed exile is itself a critically important nonviolent action that is multiplying and extending his original act of conscience. Nonviolent resistance is not confined to the specific, isolated, dramatic act, Ellsberg seems to be suggesting. It opens opportunities for new action, and can come to be seen as part of an ever expanding drama, with many ...

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‘I Congratulate Ecuador for Standing Up to British Empire to Protect Julian Assange’ | Daniel Ellsberg, DemocracyNow

Daniel Ellsberg, the most famous whistleblower in the United States, praises Ecuador for granting political asylum to Julian Assange to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crime accusations. “I congratulate Ecuador, of course, for standing up to the British Empire here, for insisting that they are not a British colony, and acting as a sovereign state ought to ...

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Anti-war Activists Arrested Near White House as they Mark 8th Anniversary of Start of Iraq War | The AP via Common Dreams

More than 100 anti-war protesters, including the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers, were arrested outside the White House on Saturday in demonstrations marking the eighth anniversary of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. The protesters, some shouting anti-war slogans and singing “We Shall Not Be Moved,” were arrested after ignoring orders to move away from the gates of the White ...

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Letter: Ellsberg should be ‘person of the year’

Veterans for Peace and Daniel Ellsberg should be this year’s person of the year because of their courage and bravery to stand up for all of us who believe that “war is not the answer.” Moreover in a time of economic recession, the war machine is bankrupting our country. As John Amidon, a Marine Corps veteran from Albany asked at ...

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Daniel Ellsberg Among Anti-War Protesters Arrested At The White House

Daniel Ellsberg flashed two peace signs behind his back while being taken away after being arrested during a snowy anti-war protest in front of the White House. On the same day that President Obama and his advisors declared that the United States is “on track” in Afghanistan, hundreds of anti-war protesters gathered outside the White House to voice their dissent. ...

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