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Sharif Mobley is an American citizen, born in New Jersey. In 2010, he was in Yemen, and abducted by security forces there. Anonymous American and Yemeni officials say he had contacts with Anwar al-...
by Garrett
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 02:48 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
David Petraeus and mistress The one consistent argument from the anti-Snowden crowd is that he broke the law, so he has to pay. No exceptions. That also happens to be the attitude in Washington...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 206 comments on Sat Mar 07, 2015 at 06:33 PM PST with 265 Recommends
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning wrote a timely and important op-ed in the New York Times this weekend . From jail, Chelsea warns that excessive secrecy has kept Americans in the dark about Iraq’s ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 34 comments on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 08:57 AM PDT with 170 Recommends
Governments have no shortage of ways to crackdown on internet freedom. The New York Times reports : Russia has taken another major step toward restricting its once freewheeling Internet, as ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed May 07, 2014 at 05:33 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
This week's round of leaks are unlikely to result in more Espionage Act prosecutions. They are leaks of ostensibly classified information that appear to be aimed at a particular policy goal and ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 08:15 AM PDT with 39 Recommends
Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond is set to be sentenced today after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). From Huffington Post : Supporters are ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 128 comments on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 06:34 AM PST with 110 Recommends
Isn't it high time to amend or repeal the Espionage Act of 1917 so that it can't be used to charge whistle-blowers or journalists with "aiding the enemy"?
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 01:13 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Melissa Harris-Perry today had 2 back to back segments on her show today that contradicted each other. Her nonsense attempt to explain the contradiction fell just short of absurd. The earlier ...
by JDWolverton
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 08:13 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Snowden made the right call when he fled the U.S. , by Daniel Ellsburg, Sunday OpEd, The Washington Post, July 7, 2013. Many people compare Edward Snowden to me unfavorably for leaving the country ...
by CIndyCasella
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 06:29 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
There is a 25 year old soldier sitting in a jail cell waiting to learn his fate for blowing the whistle on war crimes committed and kept secret by his government. For three years, he was detained ...
by zombreakfood
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 11:22 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong and is en route today to seek political asylum from Ecuador. The Obama administration charged Snowden under the ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 459 comments on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 04:35 AM PDT with 285 Recommends
My client Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) whistleblower John Kiriakou refused to participate in torture, helped expose waterboarding publicly, and revealed the CIA's torture program for policy ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 40 comments on Thu May 30, 2013 at 06:24 AM PDT with 75 Recommends
On Sunday, the New York Times had a front-page article on leaks , which featured my client, Bill Binney. The article focused on how "leak" inquiries (that's in scare quotes because that's the ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue May 28, 2013 at 07:47 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
The media's entirely appropriate outrage at the Justice Department obtaining Associated Press phone records potentially impacting 100 journalists, the premiere of Alex Gibney's new documentary "We ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 130 comments on Tue May 21, 2013 at 06:22 AM PDT with 102 Recommends
Yesterday, news broke that the Justice Department obtained two months of phone records for 20 phone lines of AP journalists' office, home and cell phones without their knowledge. AP condemned the "...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 469 comments on Tue May 14, 2013 at 06:12 AM PDT with 221 Recommends
Last fall, the Justice Department quietly indicted a seventh non-spy under the Espionage Act of 1917, the arcane law used to prosecute whistleblowers like my clients Thomas Drake and John Kiriakou .
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 102 comments on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 06:13 AM PDT with 93 Recommends
The Washington Post reported on possible candidates to replace long-time FBI Director Robert Mueller. Three of those candidates share a troubling enthusiasm for prosecuting so-called leakers, who ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 06:31 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
Today's Washington Post has a front-page article on the impending promotion of an official involved in running the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) torture program to head the CIA clandestine ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 06:26 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
Steve Coll of The New Yorker explains the Obama administration's hypocrisy on suspected so-called "leakers" - who are usually whistleblowers - in straightforward terms without the justifications, ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 07:01 AM PDT with 78 Recommends
UPDATE: Diary edited to delete reference to the Black Agenda Report as I have been apprised of some unfortunate associations there which I cannot support. The message of the diary remains the same. ...
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Comment Count 949 comments on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 09:29 AM PDT with 583 Recommends