Author Archive for Linda Lewis

World Health Organization ceremony honors Ignaz Semmelweis

In January, the World Health Organization (WHO) unveiled a bust of Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis at WHO headquarters in Geneva. The bust was a gift of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Szeged and Semmelweis University Switzerland. Semmelweis, a…

Presidential candidate would pardon Snowden, Assange

Presidential candidate and veteran Tulsi Gabbard told Joe Rogan this week that she would pardon National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange. The interview was a rare and refreshing example of thoughtful discussion of issues…

Julian Assange has been forcibly removed from Ecuador’s embassy

At 9:15 this morning, London’s Metropolitan Police entered the Ecuador embassy where they arrested, handcuffed and forcibly removed WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange at the invitation of Ecuador’s president, Lenin Moreno. Police transported Assange to a London court where District judge Michael…

Trump’s Space Force rejects whistleblower protections

President Trump’s proposal for a Space Force to assure US military dominance in space has come under fire for its proposed personnel system, an alleged “merit-based” system that would give fired employees no right of appeal or external review.  The Federal…

Chelsea Manning jailed “in defense of a free press”

Chelsea Manning, the Army whistleblower, is again in jail less than two years after her release from prison on a grant of clemency from President Obama. US District Court judge Claude Hilton ordered Manning to be taken into custody for after she…

Office of Special Counsel’s mission at risk, GAO reports

An investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found serious problems at the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), the federal agency responsible for investigating whistleblower disclosures and retaliation complaints. Requested by members of Congress for the fiscal years (FY) 2011-2016, the investigation…