NYT’s James Risen on Fighting Censorship, Endless War

Posted on by

JAMES RISENFew journalists know the cruelty of government censorship as well as James Risen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at the New York Times, targeted for several major stories implicating criminality by the US war machine and its national security state.

Risen was not only relentlessly attacked under the Bush administration for his coverage of warrantless wiretapping but was subpoenaed by the Obama administration over his expose on a botched CIA sabotage operation in Iran.

He went rogue and published the story in his book after the US government got the New York Times to kill it. Threatened with jail time from the government, Risen went through seven years of legal battles to protect his source. In the face of this repression, He never compromised their identity.

Abby Martin sits down with Risen at the NYT DC bureau to talk about his experience being targeted, and what he’s exposed that’s put him in the crosshairs of the US Empire. 

 

NYT’s James Risen on Fighting Censorship and Endless War

**

FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles & @AbbyMartin

WATCH // YouTube.com/EmpireFiles

Leave a Reply

RELATED NEWS

  • Empire Files’ Best of 2017 Roundup
  • 7 Must Watch Empire Files Reports From Palestine
  • Empire Files: Decentralized Disaster Relief Fills Void
  • Russia Trolls U.S. Into Censoring the Net & McCarthyism 2.0 Against the Left
  • ABBY'S VIEWS

  • Abby Martin Fact Checks Congressman Sabotaging Colombia Peace Deal
  • acTVism Munich: Interview with Abby Martin – Corporate Media, Imperialism & People Power
  • Joe Rogan Experience #1111 – Abby Martin
  • Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet with Yasha Levine
  • Olympics DPRK Fear, Russian Troll Indictment, Parkland Shooting
  • Robert Parry Tribute, False North Korean Missile Alerts & Right Wing Calls for Martial Law
  • It’s Going Down: “They Are Their Own Gravediggers”: Abby Martin on War, Bannonism, Russia
  • Empire Files’ Best of 2017 Roundup
  • The Real News: US Pressure Led to Massacre of Colombian Farm
  • Loud and Clear: Trump Ignites A Firestorm With Tweets Related to Sexual Harassment Allegations
  • Abby Martin on The Jimmy Dore Show: The Untold History of U.S. Empire
  • Empire Files: The Sacrifice Zones of Hurricane Harvey
  • Empire Files: After Hurricane Harvey, Abandoned Community Takes Charge
  • Joe Rogan Experience With Guest Abby Martin
  • The Zeitgeist Movement: “In All Seriousness” With Guests Abby Martin & Mike Prysner