2020-10-15 11:43:24

Famed Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Warns Against Trump



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Daniel Ellsberg about the Pentagon papers and Donald Trump.

With just weeks before the November 3rd election, poll numbers show former Vice President Joe Biden with a strong lead over incumbent Donald Trump. But four years ago there were similar polls showing a lead for the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and the rest is history.

My next guest calls Trump, “a domestic enemy of the Constitution.” In an op-ed for the Metro Times in Michigan Daniel Ellsberg sounds the alarm on what he calls, “an authoritarian threat to our democratic system of a kind we’ve never seen before.” 

Read Ellsberg’s oped in the Metro Times in Michigan entitled, “Trump is an enemy of the Constitution and must be defeated,” HERE.

Daniel Ellsberg, lecturer, scholar, writer and activist and former Defense and State Department official who faced 115 years in prison for disclosing the Pentagon Papers in 1971. He is the author of four books including, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner (2017) and the winner of the Right Livlihood award. He recently wrote an op-ed in the Metro Times in Michigan entitled, “Trump is an enemy of the Constitution and must be defeated.”

Rising Up with Sonali is a radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar's earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman. RUS airs on Free Speech TV every weekday.

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