There’s amazing journalism going on nowadays!
Seattle journalist Casey Jaywork has published his interview with former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, who “led resistance against austerity policies during renegotiation of Greece’s debts” in 2015. Varoufakis was in Seattle in April, 2016 to speak at Town Hall.
Jaywork asks Varoufakis what we can do in Seattle to “invent solutions to national and even global problems.” Is that a great question, or what?!? Read the fascinating conversation:
A Conversation with former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis
by Casey Jaywork – May 31, 2016
Why did Edward Snowden go public with evidence of wrongdoing at the NSA, rather than follow internal whistleblower procedures, as suggested by President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and candidate Hillary Clinton? Now we know, thanks to The Guardian and writer Mark Hertsgaard.
Snowden had seen what happened to Thomas Drake, a whistleblower in the Department of Defense who went to the DOD Inspector General in 2002 to report a wasteful and possibly illegal surveillance program. Drake was subsequently arrested, charged, and dragged through the legal system, destroying his career and his life. The DOD investigator working with Drake – John Crane – alleges that the highest officials at the DOD Inspector General illegally revealed Drake’s identity to law-enforcement officials and destroyed documents to impede Drake’s legal defense. The Justice Department is investigating.
Unsurprisingly, this article reads like a spy novel!
How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers
by Mark Hertsgaard in The Guardian – May 22, 2016