Summary: This coverage of an event on national security and whistleblowers – which took place yesterday and continues today at the James Madison Montpelier Center for the Constitution – centers on GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack. NSA whistleblower/GAP client Thomas Drake, along with notable journalists and experts, are also in attendance. More on the event can be found here.
Key Quote: The administration of President Barack Obama has brought more charges against Americans under the Espionage Act than did all previous administrations combined, said Jesselyn Radack, director of national security and human rights for the Government Accountability Project.
Summary: GAP's Food Integrity Campaign details today's rally outside USDA's D.C. headquarters where GAP and other concerned groups will be protesting the agency's proposal to privatize poultry inspection. The rally was also detailed today in the Washington Post.
Summary: GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack and NSA whistleblower/GAP client Thomas Drake appeared on The Bill Newman Show last week before the Mount Holyoke American Whistleblower Tour stop. Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg was also a speaker at the stop. The podcast is the third one down on the page.
Summary: Since 2008, the California State University system has spent millions settling whistleblower retaliation suits at the schools in Long Beach, Channel Island and San Diego State. In one notable instance, a professor at Cal State-Long Beach was denied for promotion six times and shunned after she supposedly anonymously reported abuses of colleagues.
Summary: FIFA, the world soccer governing body, may start a whistleblower hotline where corruption and wrongdoing allegations can be made against FIFA officials.
Summary: The former Atlanta Treasurer has filed a whistleblower suit against the city, alleging that he was fired after refusing to make “unethical and possibly illegal transfers of cash between various city accounts.”
Summary: After he received an anonymous complaint that led to a major city probe and investigation, the Memphis mayor has opened a whistleblower hotline where city employees can report wrongdoing.
Hannah Johnson is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.