Tag Archive for classified

Australian police raid home, offices of journalists over leaked info

Australian Federal Police raided the headquarters of Australian broadcast ABC News Wednesday, seeking files related to a 2017 expose of abuses by Australian forces in Afghanistan, including alleged killings of defenseless children. The search warrant named three ABC journalists and…

Whistleblowers and the prosecution loophole

(Commentary) by Shanna Devine (Government Accountability Project) and Liz Hempowicz (Project on Government Oversight) Published in The HIll, March 12, 2015 When facing the prospect of criminal prosecution for leaking highly classified material to his mistress and later lying about it…

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…

Defense rests in Bradley Manning trial

The defense portion of Army whistleblower Bradley Manning’s trial concluded on Wednesday after three days of testimony from a total of ten witnesses. One of the witnesses, Colonel Morris Davis, the former chief military prosecutor at Guantánamo appeared this morning on Democracy…

Glenn Greenwald: NSA has “incredibly invasive system of surveillance worldwide”

Appearing today on Democracy Now!, Glenn Greenwald spoke about the federal government’s secretive and massive collection of domestic digital communications.  On Thursday, the Guardian published an expose by Greenwald of the NSA’s collection, by court order, of call data for millions…

Justice Department snooped on Fox News reporter in 2010 with AG Holder’s approval

The Justice Department’s surveillance of news media extended beyond the Associated Press, according to the Washington Post (May 19).  Court records document the efforts of FBI investigators to track the movements and communications of Fox News reporter James Rosen.  Officials believed…