Summary: NSA whistleblower Diane Roark – who the federal government suspected of exposing the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program – has filed suit against the agency for failing to return her seized computer and refusing to clear her name. Fellow NSA whistleblower and GAP clients Thomas Drake, Bill Binney, and J. Kirk Wiebe also had their computers seized and not returned.
Summary: Several open government groups are denouncing a Senate bill that could strip intelligence whistleblowers of their pensions if an agency head decides they “improperly leaked classified information.” The groups, including GAP, sent a letter to the Senate Monday to protest this egregious punishment.
Summary: A UK whistleblower from HBOS, a banking and insurance company, is calling for criminal prosecutions for those involved in the LIBOR rate-fixing scandal, which includes banks in Europe and the U.S.
Summary: A whistleblower who went public about the pervasive sexual assault at the Navy’s Tailhook convention more than 20 years ago is calling for Congress to investigate Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, where a at least 38 women have reported being sexually assaulted.
Summary: A South African municipal employee who revealed concerns about poorly constructed houses was fired and has filed a complaint against the municipality.
Summary: This Guardian op-ed highlights the “troubling irony” of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange seeking asylum from the US prosecution, a country whose own laws should, supposedly, grant asylum for exactly the situation Assange finds himself in.
Hannah Johnson is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.