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Whistleblower News: Food Fights...

Andrew Harman, March 02, 2015

Mother Jones reports that affidavits, which ‘offer blistering critiques’ of the HOG HIMP program at three Hormel plants, not only discuss food-safety concerns (such as toenails, hair and fecal matter making it past inspection), but also that "the company threatens plant employees with terminations if they see them condemning too many carcasses or carcass parts."

Nobel Peace Prize Watch Demands Prize Serve the Will of Alfred Nobel: Gap-affiliated Whistleblowers Honored as Potential Candidates.

Andrew Harman, March 02, 2015

The Nobel Peace Prize Watch has written an open letter to the The Stortinget (the Parliament of Norway), The Nobel Foundation in Stockholm and The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo to demand that measures be taken to ensure that the Peace Prize serves the will of Alfred Nobel. The letter states:

Whistleblower News: Some Good News for our Truthtellers!

Andrew Harman, February 27, 2015

John Stewart does a truly incredible segment on the reprisals faced by whistleblowers who report waste, fraud and abuse. The segment features GAP client Thomas Drake. You can’t miss this one!

The Daily Show February 26th, 2015
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

GAP Letter to DHS and DoS: Curtail Efforts to Arrest and Extradite Whistleblowers Who Disclose Potential Tax Evasion

Andrew Harman, February 25, 2015

GAP sent a letter to DHS and DoS to request that the US government curtail its cooperation with Interpol efforts to arrest and extradite whistleblowers who disclose potential tax evasion and are charged as criminals in offshore jurisdictions.

The Tax Justice Network supports this effort.

Check out the letter HERE!

Troubling Trends in Whistleblower Protection

Andrew Harman, February 25, 2015

Tom Drake is an American hero. He reported billions of dollars in waste and rampant civil liberties abuses by the NSA on a surveillance program. For his honesty, he was stripped of all official duties at the agency and faced criminal charges under the 1917 Espionage Act. Drake endured ten years of reprisals for blowing the whistle, and sadly, the Pentagon Inspector General’s Office only chose to inquire into five months within those ten years to find there was no evidence of retaliation…

Injustices Within Justice Systems

Andrew Harman, February 23, 2015

Here is John Kiriakou’s last segment on Chris Hayes. Mr. Kiriakou discusses his time in prison, and the need for reform. Still jaw dropping that those who ordered and perpetrated torture were never prosecuted, but the person who exposed it was.

Former CIA officer reflects on prison

MSNBC

Torture, Spying and the Cost of Telling the Truth

Andrew Harman, February 20, 2015

John Kiriakou sat down with Chris Hayes to discuss the culture of the CIA, the torture program itself, and the unbelievable fact that John is the only person who has served time in relation to the torture program, despite exposing the program and never torturing anyone.

The only official to go to prison in connection with CIA torture

MSNBC

The High Cost of the War on Whistleblowers

Andrew Harman, February 18, 2015

This is a must read.

Citigroup whistleblower Richard Bowen discusses his experience at Citigroup during the mortgage crisis and the possibility that America is poised for another financial meltdown.

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.

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