Sam Adams Award
The Sam Adams Award is given annually to an intelligence professional who has taken a stand for integrity and ethics. The Award is given by the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence, a group of retired CIA officers. It is named after Samuel A. Adams, a CIA whistleblower during the Vietnam War, and takes the physical form of a "corner-brightener candlestick".
- 2002: Coleen Rowley
- 2003: Katharine Gun, former British intelligence (GCHQ) translator; leaked top-secret information showing illegal US activities during the push for war in Iraq
- 2004: Sibel Edmonds, former FBI translator; fired after accusing FBI officials of ignoring intelligence pointing to al-Qaeda attacks against the US
- 2005: Craig Murray, former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan who blew the whistle on UK complicity in the Uzbek government's use of torture and involvement in extraordinary rendition
- 2006: Samuel Provance, former US Army military intelligence sergeant; spoke out about abuses at the Abu Ghraib Prison
- 2007: Andrew Wilkie, retired Australian intelligence official; claimed intelligence was being exaggerated to justify Australian support for the US invasion of Iraq
- 2008: Frank Grevil, Danish whistleblower; leaked classified information showing no clear evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq
- 2009: Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell and Iraq War critic.
- 2010: Julian Assange, editor-in-chief and founder of WikiLeaks
- 2011: Thomas Andrews Drake, former senior executive of the US NSA; Jesselyn Radack, former ethics adviser to the US Department of Justice
- 2012: Thomas Fingar, former chairman of the National Intelligence Council
- 2013: Edward Snowden, leaked NSA material showing mass surveillance by the agency, sparking heated debate
- 2014: Chelsea Manning, a United States Army soldier who was convicted in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses
- 2015: William Binney, a former highly placed intelligence official with the United States National Security Agency turned whistleblower
- 2016: John Kiriakou, former CIA analyst and case officer who publicly confirmed the employment of waterboarding against detainees, and characterized the practice as torture
- 2017: Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist who reported on the My Lai massacre, the Abu Ghraib scandal, and alleged misrepresentations of the 2013 Ghouta attack and the 2017 Khan Shaykhun attack
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- Ray McGovern, Sam Adams Award Archived 16 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
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- Ray McGovern, 14 January 2013, Post-Iraq-War US Intel Chief Praised
- Coleen Rowley, 19 October 2009, Huffington Post, Colonel Larry Wilkerson to Receive 2009 Sam Adams Truthtelling Award
- Ray McGovern, consortiumnews.com, 10 October 2013, Snowden Accepts Whistleblower Award
- Ray McGovern, 31 January 2013, consortiumnews.com, When Truth Tried to Stop War
- Snowden honored by group of former intelligence officials | Oriental Review
- Scott Horton, Harper's Magazine, 21 September 2007, Sam Adams Award to Sam Provance
- "Frank Grevil får whistleblower-pris". DR. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
- the Oxford Union – Sam Adams Awards incl videolink with Julian Assange Archived 21 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
- Ray McGovern, 8 December 2010, consortiumnews.com, What's Behind the War on WikiLeaks
- Ray McGovern, 16 November 2011, Whistleblowers Honored on Nov. 21
- 'US unchained itself from constitution': Whistleblowers on RT after secret Snowden meeting — RT News
- Former National Security Whistleblowers Meet in Moscow and Award Sam Adams Prize to Snowden – Government Accountability Project Archived 14 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
- Associated Press, Haaretz, 10 October 2013, Former U.S. officials give NSA whistleblower Snowden award in Russia
- Nicks, Denver. "Snowden Congratulates Chelsea Manning". TIME. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
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- Ray McGovern, 1 September 2017, Seymour Hersh Honored for Integrity