Summary: A military judge refused yesterday to dismiss the most serious charge against Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of giving classified information to WikiLeaks. Manning’s attorneys had filed to dismiss the charge of “aiding the enemy,” which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. Manning faces 21 other counts as well.
Summary: More coverage of this past Wednesday's Ridenhour Prizes, which honored Countrywide/Bank of America whistleblower and GAP client Eileen Foster with the Prize for Truth-Telling. At the ceremony, Foster said that there hasn’t been enough reform of the financial sector and that more should be done to discipline those responsible for fraud and corruption.
Summary: Consumer champion and activist Ralph Nader wrote on his site about his experience attending the Ridenhour Prizes on Wednesday. He calls out the media for not giving the event – and the courageous people it honored – its proper due.
Summary: Burger King announced this week that all of its eggs and pork will come from cage-free hens and pigs that have not been confined to gestation crates, with a deadline to fully enact the plan within five years. GAP's Food Integrity Campaign explains how this move is proof of the influence of consumer demand for better standards in the supply chain.
Summary: A University of Washington whistleblower has told state auditors that some workers are padding their overtime hours to earn more money. In some cases, the workers were earning more than tenured professors.
Summary: A former city construction worker has filed a whistleblower suit against Pontiac, accusing the city of illegal bidding practices and improper disposal of asbestos, among other charges.
Hannah Johnson is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.