Five whistle-blowers in modern American history.

 Bradley Manning

Former United States Army Soldier who leaked classified information to the website Wikileaks. Manning is currently on trial and the charges include communicating national defense information to an unauthorized source and aiding the enemy. Source

ImageMark Felt

Known as Deep throat until 2005, Leaked information about Richard Nixon’s involvement in Watergate. Source


Daniel Ellsberg

 In 1969, he photocopied a 7,000 page study known as The Pentagon Papers and gave it to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; in 1971 he gave it to the New York Times, The Washington Post and 17 other newspapers. Source


Gary Webb

A journalist who, in 1996, investigated the CIA’s involvement in Nicaragua that helped spark the crack-cocaine epidemic in 1998. Source


Edward Snowden

Former CIA and contractor for the National Security Agency, he gave up information on the PRISM surveillance program to the Guardian and The Washington Post. Source


While watching Episode 1.8 of The Newsroom on HBO I came across this very freaky prediction about NSA surveillance activities.

Im beginning to wonder if it is actually a strange coincidence or an actual attempt to tell people about their activities. I will be posting an article about other people who have tried to come forward later today.

I love moments like this where a group of complete random strangers come together in a moment of crisis, no matter how small. Disregard the portrait filming mode. I hope they all got off safely and recieved all of the food and hotel vouchers they could ever want.