Skip to comments.Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame gets peace award in SoCal
Posted on 10/12/2005 3:06:44 PM PDT by calcowgirl
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Daniel Ellsberg, the former government analyst whose release of the Pentagon Papers helped turn public opinion against the Vietnam War, will receive the 2005 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
Ellsberg was a special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense during the Vietnam War. He released the 7,000 page classified study of U.S. decision-making in Vietnam to the Senate and 19 newspapers in 1971.
Now a peace activist, he formed the Truth Telling Project in 2004 to encourage Pentagon, White House and other national security insiders to reveal secrets involving alleged government cover-ups and lies and to leak classified documents about the invasion of Iraq.
Ellsberg will be honored during an Oct. 29 ceremony. Canadian Douglas Roche, an author, parliamentarian and diplomat, will receive the foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award for playing a significant role in the elimination of nuclear weapons.
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation was founded in 1984.
It previously honored the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jacques Cousteau, King Hussein of Jordan and, last year, Walter Cronkite for his opposition to recent foreign policy decisions including the Iraq war.
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Ventura County and Santa Barbara Ping!
I guess if you're a Peacenik Lefty that'd mean something...
I'm sure bin Ladin and his friends love hearing this kind of stuff. Their latest secret weapon: peace activists!
My Gawd....Ellsberg !?????
I thought he was only a forgotten ghost by now.