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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
By L C Johnson ( bio/blog ) -- and don't miss the photo below the fold ���The media are woefully ignorant on the subject of ...
by L C Johnson
Comment Count 225 comments on Tue Dec 11, 2007 at 11:01 AM PST with 317 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
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
As one of the lawyers for CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, who has attended all of the public court proceedings, I was appalled and baffled by the bloodbath sentencing yesterday. The sentence itself ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 70 comments on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 06:14 AM PST with 253 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
Prosecute Jose Rodriguez for violating the anti-torture statute (18 U.S.C. § 2340A). He did it. Enjoyed doing it. And would do it again. Rodriguez admitted on 60 Minutes that he organized, ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 92 comments on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 05:51 AM PDT with 212 Recommends
Yesterday , John Kiriakou, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer, gained the dubious ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 329 comments on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 05:17 AM PST with 199 Recommends
DO NOT let this become the headline. As reported over the weekend, ( here and here ) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) whistleblower John Kiriakou is inches from being put in jail for allegedly "...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 79 comments on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 05:32 AM PDT with 175 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
Last week, the White House issued a little noticed memorandum on "insider threats" instructing a taskforce to conjure up programs that will . . . promote the development of effective insider ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 70 comments on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 06:16 AM PST with 154 Recommends
First Amendment expert and author Nat Hentoff's recent column warns us about the ever-expanding surveillance state and quotes extensively from my recent Kos diary . Hentoff writes: And now for the ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 72 comments on Wed Apr 04, 2012 at 09:34 AM PDT with 153 Recommends
Whatever your opinion of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, he was right when he called for an end to the war on whistleblowers in his speech outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London yesterday: The ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 195 comments on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:32 AM PDT with 149 Recommends
After d***king around for 12 years, yesterday, Congress finally passed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA), a bill that strengthens protections for many federal employee ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 34 comments on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 06:07 AM PST with 146 Recommends
If there was not reason enough already to commute the sentence of CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, then surely CIA heir apparent Michael Vickers leaking the name of an undercover U.S. Special ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 42 comments on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 05:28 AM PST with 138 Recommends
Well-played, Justice Department. Indict former CIA officer John Kiriakou on Tuesday evening, but don't unseal the indictment until 4:59pm on Thursday, right before the holiday weekend, in order to ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 92 comments on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 05:47 AM PDT with 135 Recommends
Events of just last week reveal a full-on assault on the First Amendment. Since it seems our government has forgotten, the First Amendment reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 71 comments on Mon May 21, 2012 at 05:52 AM PDT with 128 Recommends
My client, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, will begin his thirty-month prison sentence on February 28 in Loretto, Pennsylvania. But even though Kiriakou has already been sentenced, the government ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 23 comments on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 06:50 AM PST with 121 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
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