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Whistleblowers Such as Julian Assange Who Shed Light on Government Corruption Deserve Protection, Not Prosecution

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For Immediate Release: April 11, 2019

THE RUTHERFORD INSTITUTE

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Rutherford Institute has denounced the U.S. government’s attempts to extradite and prosecute Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for his part in disclosing information relating to government misconduct that is within the public’s right to know.

Assange was arrested on charges of helping U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning access and leak more than 700,000 classified military documents that raise significant ethical and legal questions about the government’s war efforts abroad.

“In the absence of any real system of checks and balances among the three branches of government—i.e., with Congress, the courts and the Executive Branch working together to advance the government’s agenda at the expense of the citizenry’s constitutional rights—it is more vital than ever that the media serve as a check on the government. That is why freedom of the press is such an integral part of our First Amendment,” said constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute and author of Battlefield America: The War on the American People. “America’s founders understood the importance of the press in serving as a check on the government’s power grabs, as well as maintaining an educated citizenry and a transparent government. But freedom of the press will not make much of a difference if journalists are afraid to shine a spotlight into the darkest corners of our government and pull back the veil on corruption and wrongdoing.”

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The government’s prosecution of journalists and whistleblowers began under the Obama Administration and has continued under the Trump Administration. As Bloomberg News reported: “Eric Holder, attorney general under President Barack Obama, has prosecuted more government officials for alleged leaks under the World War I-era Espionage Act than all his predecessors combined, including law-and-order Republicans John Mitchell, Edwin Meese and John Ashcroft. The indictments of six individuals under that spy law have drawn criticism from those who say the president’s crackdown chills dissent, curtails a free press and betrays Obama’s initial promise to ‘usher in a new era of open government.’”

The Trump Administration has continued the Obama Administration’s crackdown on whistleblowers. Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks—a website that published secret information, news leaks, and classified media from anonymous sources—was arrested on April 11, 2019, on charges of helping U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning access and leak more than 700,000 classified military documents that portray the U.S. government and its military as reckless, irresponsible and responsible for thousands of civilian deaths.

Included among the leaked Manning materials were the Collateral Murder video (April 2010), the Afghanistan war logs (July 2010), the Iraq war logs (October 2010), a quarter of a million diplomatic cables (November 2010), and the Guantánamo files (April 2011). The Collateral Murder leak included gunsight video footage from two U.S. AH-64 Apache helicopters engaged in a series of air-to-ground attacks while air crew laughed at some of the casualties. Among the casualties were two Reuters correspondents who were gunned down after their cameras were mistaken for weapons and a driver who stopped to help one of the journalists. The driver’s two children, who happened to be in the van at the time it was fired upon by U.S. forces, suffered serious injuries.

Manning, who was jailed for seven years from 2010 to 2017 for leaking classified documents to Wikileaks, was arrested in March 2019 for refusing to testify before a grand jury about Assange, placed in solitary confinement for almost a month, and remains in prison.

The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties organization, defends individuals whose constitutional rights have been violated and educates the public about threats to their freedoms.

This press release is also available at www.rutherford.org.

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Another Push for U.S. Law Enforcement Whistleblowers

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Coalition features two former U.S. Law Enforcement Whistleblowers
Coalition features two former U.S. Law Enforcement Whistleblowers

ATLANTAApril 8, 2019PRLog — Sixteen grassroots good government advocacy groups with a combined total of nearly 20,000 members, are proposing a new way for President Trump, his Attorney General William Barr, and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, as well as Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to demonstrate that Blue Lives in fact matter to them.  According to the coalition’s spokesperson, Dr. Zena Crenshaw-Logal, the group is calling out “Black, Brown, and Blue Lives Matter advocates who watch U.S. law enforcement officers get crucified for exposing misconduct and corruption in their departments.”

In an April 8, 2019 letter to President Trump, Mr. Barr, and Governors Lee as well as DeWine, the sixteen NGOs under the banner of Opt IN USA, harken to assertions “that our Department of Justice (DOJ) has long turned a proverbial blind eye, even when U.S. law enforcement whistleblowers (LEWs) advise it of retaliation against them through atypical if not outright specious criminal prosecutions.”  The letter explains, “(t)his outreach is part of a multi-faceted, grassroots effort to secure exoneration of former Tennessee Deputy Sheriff Mark P. Lipton and former Ohio Deputy Sheriff Maurice Morris, respectively.  Yet it is not merely a response to their personal plights as former LEWs.”

A 2016 article chronicling Lipton’s and Morris’ plight and referenced by the coalition’s letter is titled “How To Get Away With Career Murder: The Unconstitutional Blueprint for Systematically Purging Whistleblowers from U.S. Law Enforcement“.  In light of that article, the coalition proposes that “all U.S. government agencies are obliged to suspend their deference and activate whatever oversight they have in regard to prosecutors who are at least negligent in addressing the prospect that probable cause was fabricated to precipitate retaliation through criminal prosecution of one or more LEWs (and perhaps any U.S. sworn public officer) for their work-related whistleblowing.”  According to the group, “(t)hat negligence may coincide with retaliatory selective prosecution, and if the potentially targeted sworn public officer(s) cannot access government machinery to attempt proving his, her, or their innocence as readily as government process can be used to supposedly prove the contrary, any resulting conviction is constitutionally infirm.”

Crenshaw-Logal addresses the rights of Americans to thorough government investigations in a recently published article titled “When Guys in Dark Suits Want to Ask You A Few Questions”.  Former deputy sheriffs Lipton and Morris are focal points of that article as well.  The featured coalition letter to President Trump and other U.S. officials is linked at the end of the article.

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Part 3: The Big Vaccine Cartel and its Wholly-owned Subsidiaries at the CDC, the FDA, the NIH, the AAP and the AMA. They are NOT your Friends

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By Gary G. Kohls, MD – April 10, 2019

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Sociopathic, For-profit Corporations Own Healthcare in America

Ever since my fellow classmates and I took the Hippocratic Oath when we graduated from the University of Minnesota medical school in 1968, most of us (now retired for a decade or more) tried to fulfill our duties as physician-healers while also trying to not harm our patients in the process.

But times have changed since the Reagan years, when legislation was passed (in 1986) that made it illegal for parents whose children were killed or wounded by vaccines to sue the guilty pharmaceutical corporations (or the physicians or clinics that ordered the injections of the toxic substances, which the US Supreme Court later acknowledged were “inherently unsafe”). (Read about the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 at: https://www.nvic.org/injury…/nvic-position-on-1986-childhood-vaccine-injury-act.as…)

The crass, for-profit multi-national pharmaceutical corporations that have taken over medicine during the second half of my medical career have made it difficult for ethical physicians (and nurses) to honor their Hippocratic Oaths and to do the healing that they were trained to perform.

The interference by healthcare-related corporate powers in the practice of ethical and compassionate care is likely a major reason for the high rate of physician suicides and the fact that more and more physicians are wanting to quit the practice of medicine.

This column is also another attempts at explaining why the infant mortality rate among American infants is the highest in the world (among the 24 most economically-advanced nations) while American infants are also the most over-vaccinated in the world! (Please study the CDC’s-recommended chart of childhood vaccines in the archived version of this column.) What other interpretation could logically be applied to that reality? More

Part 2: The Big Vaccine Cartel and Forced Vaccinations (and the contagiousness of the recently vaccinated)

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 By Gary G. Kohls, MD – April 10, 2019

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“In fact, claiming that the science of vaccinology is closed can’t explain the recent mumps “epidemic” at Temple University that occurred among fully vaccinated students. The fact that the recently vaccinated can be contagious should be a caution for any mayor that irrationally mandates mass vaccinations with live virus vaccines when a few dozen measles or mumps cases show up in your community. The problem isn’t the unvaccinated; the problem is the vaccinated!”

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The Worst Corporate Sociopaths are the Legal Drug Cartels

The dictionary definition of a cartel is an “An association of manufacturers or suppliers with the purpose of maintaining prices at a high level and restricting competition.”

One example fa a cartel that should be well-known among us sheeple is the pharmaceutical cartel better known as Big Pharma. Its trade association, lobbying group and mouth piece is PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

Over the past decade the Big Pharma cartel has been crippling and subjugating American patients for decades, usually making people sicker and sicker and more dependent on their chemical products while simultaneously falsely advertising that their “miracle drugs” and “miracle vaccines” produce cures.

Big Pharma corporations have sent to Washington, D.C. 1,400 full-time pharmaceutical lobbyists to defend the interests of their industries. Currently they are undermining efforts to expand Medicare drug-pricing to younger Americans and they are lobbying naïve or “bought-off” law-makers and bureaucratic rule-makers to expand the already over-loaded vaccination schedules.

But nefarious corporate-controlled groups that have managed to achieve control over the healthcare purse-strings and rule-making are not interested in the truth. The corporate “gravy train” is moving ahead too smoothly and rapidly to risk derailment.

Instead the cartels falsely claim that the science of vaccinology is settled. (Which view is intentionally blind to the thousands of censored-out truths that have already refuted the conventional wisdom that falsely claims that vaccines are 100 % safe and 100% effective. More

Part 1: The Big Vaccine Cartel and its Wholly-owned Subsidiaries at the CDC, the FDA, the NIH, the AAP and the AMA. They are NOT your Friends

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Duty to Warn

(Below is a tiny portion of the many very good reasons why legal drug cartels should never have been trusted in the past and why they should never be trusted again)

By Gary G. Kohls, MD – April 10, 2019

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In some of the many Duty to Warn columns that I have written over the years about the domination that for-profit corporations have acquired over healthcare delivery in America, I have especially tried to warn readers (especially parents of vulnerable infants and children) about the many hidden dangers from the thousands of drugs and vaccines that are mass-produced by the hundreds of multinational drug and vaccine manufacturers across the world. Every single one of those corporations has unethically hidden those dangers via their ever-present propaganda efforts.

For profit corporations don’t pledge the Hippocratic Oath like physicians and nurses used to do. And the only “ethical” duty of corporations is a fiduciary one. Their only “ethical” responsibility is to their shareholders; and that means “to make as large a profit as possible” so that those shareholders will benefit from dividend distribution or share price escalation.

Large for-profit corporations meet the definition of sociopathic entities, which means they have no real interest in the well-being of the public or the environment – unless there are some long-term benefits for the corporation in pretending to be a good citizen or a protector of the environment.

Multinational corporations, no matter what there are the products that they manufacture or market, are largely cold-hearted, conniving, money-hungry entities. Most of us see through their advertising propaganda and attractive logos, sports sponsorships, and their smiley-faced spokespersons who are regularly given space to spout their propaganda during the nightly news reports. More

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