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Chelsea Manning released from jail, subpoenaed again

Chelsea Manning was freed on Thursday after two months in an Alexandria, Virginia jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury. That grand jury’s term expired but prosecutors immediately convened a new grand jury and sent a new subpoena…

Switzerland’s highest court acquits banking whistleblower

Switzerland’s Federal High Court today confirmed a lower court ruling, finding that Rudolf Elmer did not violate Swiss banking secrecy laws when he revealed information about offshore banking tax avoidance schemes. Breaking bank secrecy is a criminal matter in Switzerland that…

Intelligence veterans praise integrity of journalist Seymour Hersh

  The Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence gathered recently in Washington, D.C., to present an award to investigative journalist Seymour (Sy) Hersh.  Hersh revealed in 1969 the massacre of civilians at My Lai (Viet Nam), and exposed torture at…

New book revisits JFK assassination

David B. Nolan, Jr., a former Reagan White House attorney who submitted an amicus for the whistleblower in DHS v. MacLean, has written a new and controversial book, The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald: LBJ’s Patsy.  Using public domain information, Nolan builds…

Good news, bad news for whistleblowing temp workers

OSHA wants employers and employees to know that temporary employees “are entitled to the same protections under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) as all other covered workers.” That includes protection against retaliation for reporting hazardous…

Whistleblower film wins Best Documentary Oscar

At the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony, the Oscar for “Best Documentary” went to “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ dramatic portrayal Edward Snowden’s disclosure of massive surveillance by the National Security Agency. Receiving the award were director Poitras, producer Dirk Wilutzky and editor Mathilde Bonnefoy.…

Imprisoned CIA whistleblower Kiriakou is “Free at last”

CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou went home yesterday after serving 24 months at a Pennsylvania prison. He announced his release via Twitter with a heartwarming photo of his youngest children happily cuddled with their father. Free at last. Free at…

DOJ whistleblower discusses torture report with Larry King

Jesselyn Radack, a former Department of Justice ethics advisor and whistleblower, appeared on Politicking With Larry King to discuss the Senate report on CIA interrogations. As the National Security and Human Rights Director for the Government Accountability Project, she now represents other…

Senate report: CIA lied about torture of detainees

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) released an unclassified summary of its classified report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program. In a forward, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the committee chair, writes, “it is my personal…

Whistleblower advocates premiere new play

Whistleblower advocates Zena Crenshaw-Logal and Andrew D. Jackson are co-authors of a new stage play, The Keys, a Theater for Justice production. The play will make its debut tonight in Hyattsville, MD, at Busboys and Poets. A second presentation is…