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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…

Internal whistleblowing failed to stop torture, notes Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden told attendees at an Paris conference that he was “deeply saddened and to a great extent angered” by what he read in the US Senate report on CIA interrogation of terrorism suspects. The conference, sponsored by Amnesty International,…

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…

Remembering Rick Piltz, climate change whistleblower

Rick Piltz, a familiar face in the whistleblower community, died October 18 of cancer at a Washington, D.C., hospice. A policy analyst and climate change whistleblower, Piltz leaves behind a legacy of principled activism, a wife, Karen Metchis, and a daughter, Shayne Piltz. He…

GAP Praises Settlement of Marine Corps Whistleblower Case

By Sarah Damian. Published September 25 by the Government Accountability Project. Reposted with permission. Today, U.S. Marine Corps whistleblower Franz Gayl and his attorneys since 2007 at the Government Accountability Project (GAP) praised the Marine Corps and the U.S. Office…

Snowden awarded “Alternative Nobel Prize”

A Swedish charitable foundation announced today that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is a co-recipient with Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize.”