Whistleblowers and protesters play a key role in ensuring accountability. But ultimately, democratic systems should be built to ensure institutional accountability.
The Trump administration once celebrated WikiLeaks. Now it wants to prosecute Julian Assange simply for publishing things it doesn’t like. That’s a threat to all journalists.
In Trump, the Kremlin got what it wanted — an America paralyzed by an incompetent administration at odds with more than half the country’s population.
Increasing skepticism of the U.S. government can either lead to ugly conspiracy theorizing, or fuel a movement to bend the status quo.
Clinton’s State Department overlooked human rights abuses and corruption while keeping a lucrative flow of contracts moving to U.S. security firms working in Mexico.
The fight to free the WikiLeaks whistleblower continues in the courts of law and public opinion — but justice is expensive.
The effects of solitary confinement are insidious.
Some feel that if the United States continues to provide financial aid to Islamabad, it will be recognized as acceptance of flourishing Islamist extremism in Pakistan.
Canada offered to “discreetly” assist the United States as it prepared to invade Iraq even as the ruling Liberal party trumpeted its foreign policy independence from Washington.
No one covering WikiLeaks has been able to keep up with the Nation’s Greg Mitchell.