Salon: Bradley Manning's Trial Pushed Back Again
The same judge that called for Bradley Manning's sentence to be reduced by 112 days due to unlawful pretrial punishment has now ruled that Manning's trial will be delayed another three months – causing the soldier accused of passing information to WikiLeaks to spend nearly as much time in extended pretrial detention as his sentence reduction.
GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack, who has been following Manning's trial, blogged this morning about how Manning would still be prosecuted even if he had leaked information to The New York Times instead of WikiLeaks.
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Maryland's Arsenic Ban, Whistleblower Provide Insight into Poultry Ops
Former poultry grower and whistleblower Carole Morison praises the new ban enacted in Maryland on the use of arsenic in chicken feed, though she reveals potential loopholes in the legislation. GAP's Food Integrity Campaign explains how her concerns touch on the overall problem of vertical integration in the poultry industry that silences would-be whistleblowers.
RT: Iraq Torture Payoff, Indigenous Fight Back, Truth Seekers Prosecuted, Free Cuban 5 (VIDEO)
More coverage on the case of CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou (at minute 15:15) in this episode of RT's Breaking the Set. GAP's Jesselyn Radack talks about Kiriakou's case and the Obama administration's attempts at silencing intelligence whistleblowers.
In a related piece, this New York Times op-ed critiques the CIA's double standard on secrecy, allowing leaks of classified information when they boost the CIA's image, but then criminalizing whistleblowers like Kiriakou who expose agency secrets that make the agency look bad.
Climate Science Watch: 2012 the Warmest and Second Most Extreme Year on Record for the U.S.
Rick Piltz of GAP's Climate Science Watch appeared on Al Jazeera English yesterday to discuss a new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that revealed 2012 as the warmest and second most extreme year on record for the nation.
Sarah Damian is New Media Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.