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New News on Torture

Andrew Harman, February 13, 2015

“Torture is not only a crime by international human right standards, but also calls into question the very basis of our values…”

CIA torture: "Torture calls into question the very basis of our values"
European Parliament News

GAP’s Executive Director, Bea Edwards, Interviews Nihal Sri Ameresekere About Corruption in Privatization Programs in Sri Lanka

Andrew Harman, February 11, 2015

Nihal Sri Ameresekere spoke with Bea Edwards, GAP’s Executive Director, about corruption in the privatization programs in Sri Lanka, through which valuable State assets were sold to private investors.

Using public interest litigation, Mr. Ameresekere presented to the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka the fraudulent arrangements various government officials allowed as they passed public resources into private hands. Over time, Mr. Ameresekere was able to convince the Court to annul many of these corrupt agreements.

Thanking the Whistleblowers Who Risk it All to Ensure Our Safety and Well-being

Andrew Harman, February 11, 2015

In regard to the corporate treatment of whistleblowers who expose wrongdoing, the trend has become “harass first and ask questions later.”-Tom Devine

Wall Street Whistleblowers: After The Largest Leak In Banking History, Are They Safe?
International Business Times

Illegal Data Collection and New Mass Surveillance Program

Andrew Harman, February 09, 2015

"A documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has won the prestigious Directors Guild Award as best movie in the category."

Snowden Documentary CitizenFour Wins DGA Award for Director Laura Poitras

It's Friday! Now for the Bad News…

Andrew Harman, February 06, 2015

What happens when an individual blows the whistle on a tax avoidance scheme? The answer will probably make you angry.

Luxleaks and the Whistleblower
Huffington Post

The Misuse of the Espionage Act to Prosecute American Heroes

Andrew Harman, February 04, 2015

“With the uptick in whistleblower prosecutions by the US government,” GAP’s Jesselyn Radack and former NSA senior executive and whistleblower Thomas Drake gave their take on the misuse of the Espionage Act, and the challenges facing journalists and whistleblowers.

A Bitter Briefing on Bacon

Andrew Harman, February 02, 2015

Meat inspectors at hog slaughterhouses are coming forward to expose how a USDA pilot program intended to speed up inspection lines and trim costs is actually putting public health at risk.

This is a must read if you want to learn how to avoid potential food contamination from "cystic kidneys" and "bladder stems" in your meat.

Snowden Documents Reveal More Global Surveillance Programs

Andrew Harman, January 30, 2015

If you thought warrantless wiretapping by our own intelligence community was bad enough, Reuters reports that documents released by NSA whistleblower and GAP client Edward Snowden show Canada has “its own globe-spanning Internet surveillance” dragnet that covers countries including the United States and United Kingdom.

“A New Low in the War on Whistleblowers”

Andrew Harman, January 28, 2015

The Sterling conviction is “a new low in the war on whistleblowers.“ – GAP’s Jesselyn Radack talks to Huff Post Live about the implications of the Jeffrey Sterling conviction.

A Bittersweet Two Weeks For Free Speech

Andrew Harman, January 27, 2015

Daily Whistleblower News:

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Department of Homeland Security vs. MacLean was a major victory for free speech. Tom Devine, Legal Director at the Government Accountability Project, noted, “This victory means that the cornerstone of whistleblower rights has survived.”

This piece offers a great in-depth look into the significance of MacLean’s victory.