Public Profiles: Whistleblowers: Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden and Others, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642821829
  • ISBN-13: 9781642821826
  • DDC: 353.460973
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Overview

Whistleblowers are both celebrated and reviled. They expose illegal or unconscionable actions by a government official or organization, the dangerous practices or financial fraud of a corporation, or the perjury of a high-profile witness. The reasons that motivate whistleblowers are as diverse as the crimes and misdeeds they expose. Through articles written at the time of events, this book introduces readers to some of the most famous whistleblowers in recent history. These include Mark Felt, aka Deep Throat, whose information helped uncover the Watergate scandal; Chelsea Manning, who, as Bradley Manning, shared classified documents revealing unsavory, untruthful, and potentially illegal activity by the United States government in the Middle East; and Grigory Rodchenkov, the doctor who exposed Russia's state-sponsored doping program.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
Daniel Ellsberg : The Pentagon Papers.
1: Six Rand Experts Support Pullout.
2: Daniel Ellsberg of M.I.T. Marries Patricia Marx.
3: Re-escalating the Vietnam War.
4: Vietnam Archive: Pentagon Study Traces 3 Decades of Growing U.S. Involvement.
5: Vietnam Archive: A Consensus to Bomb Developed Before ’64 Election, Study Says.
6: Vietnam Archive: Study Tells How Johnson Secretly Opened Way to Ground Combat.
7: Ellsberg Yields, Is Indicted; Says He Gave Data to Press.
8: At Age 13, Creating the Pentagon Papers. Photocopies, at Least..
9: New Trial Barred.
10: Behind the Race to Publish the Top-Secret Pentagon Papers.
11: Daniel Ellsberg Thinks We're in Denial about Nuclear War.
“Deep Throat Watergate.
12: Motive Is Big Mystery in Raid on Democrats.
13: Political Sabotage, a Murky Tradition Stretching Far Back from Watergate.
14: $30,000 Donation Traced.
15: Story of an Unfinished Story.
16: The 37th President Is First to Quit Post.
17: Disclosure by Magazine Catches Post by Surprise.
18: Used to Hoover's Imperious Demands, but Troubled by ‘Switchblade Mentality’.
19: What Officials of Era Think of Revelation.
20: W. Mark Felt, Watergate Deep Throat, Dies at 95.
Chelsea Manning: Army Secrets.
21: Video Shows U.S. Killing of Reuters Employees.
22: Army Leak Suspect Is Turned In, by Ex-Hacker.
23: Early Struggles of Soldier Charged in Leak Case.
24: Manning Sentenced to 35 Years for a Pivotal Leak of U.S. Files.
25: Chelsea Manning Describes Bleak Life in a Men's Prison.
26: Chelsea Manning to Be Released Early as Obama Commutes Sentence.
27: Chelsea Manning Released and ‘Looking Forward’ to Freedom.
28: When Transgender Trumps Treachery.
29: Chelsea Manning Files for Senate Run in Maryland.
Edward Snowden: National Surveillance.
30: Ex-Worker at C.I.A. Says He Leaked Data on Surveillance.
31: Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower.
32: Clemency for Edward Snowden?.
33: What Should Happen to Edward Snowden?.
34: Edward Snowden Says Disclosures Bolstered Individual Privacy.
35: Edward Snowden: ‘Do I Think Things Are Fixed? No.’.
36: Is Edward Snowden a Spy? A New Book Calls Him One..
Jeffrey Wigand : Big Tobacco.
37: Tobacco Company Sues Former Executive Over CBS Interview.
38: Tobacco Giant Wins Ruling on Its Secrets.
39: A Showdown May Loom on Tobacco.
40: Former Tobacco Executive to Begin Telling Secrets to Grand Jury.
41: Smoking Guns at ‘60 Minutes ’.
42: Tobacco Company Says ‘60 Minutes’ Avoided Data on Accuser.
43: Multitude of Tobacco Lawsuits Provides Bargaining Chips for Negotiators.
44: ‘Punishment for Their Past Misconduct’.
45: New Debate in Tobacco Deal: Forcing Disclosure of Secret Files.
Glossary.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.
Citations.
Index.