Summary: The Food and Drug Administration is under fire for its major surveillance operation of its own employees. An explosive article in the New York Times this past Sunday revealed that the agency was monitoring communications “on every level.” GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack talks to RT about the dangers of this kind of surveillance, and blogged about it this morning.
Related Article: Washington Post
Summary: NSA whistleblower and GAP client William Binney was interviewed last Friday at the HOPE Number 9 tech conference in New York. He warned that the NSA is “pulling together all the data about virtually ever US citizen in the country” and called it a “very dangerous process.”
Related Article: Antiwar
Summary: A former Monsanto employee talked about his experience working with the company in a radio interview last week, sharing why he became concerned about genetically engineered crops. Meanwhile, the battle over GE labeling and regulation continues. GAP's Food Integrity Campaign explains.
Summary: This editorial praises the Japan Supreme Court for finally ruling in favor of a whistleblower and argues that this should lead to a cultural shift in how companies in Japan handle employees and criticism.
Summary: A number of Occupy protestors in downtown Los Angeles spent the weekend protesting, overnight, in a public square, in support of Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of giving classified information to WikiLeaks.
Summary: Because the San Onofre nuclear plant in California is leased from a nearby Marine Corps base (and therefore on federal land), whistleblowers are not covered under the state’s whistleblower protection laws.
Summary: The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn a proposed rule that would require large animal farms to report basic information to the agency, including their waste management plans. GAP's Food Integrity Campaign explains why the decision is upsetting.
Hannah Johnson is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protecation and advocacy organization.