Whistleblower Fired by Global Fund Board Files Lawsuits
The former Inspector General of the Global Fund – the international financial institution that distributes money to fight AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis – has filed a lawsuit against the multi-billion dollar organization after being dismissed late last year. The firing of the IG, who was previously lauded by a Global Fund panel for his actions and integrity, suggests organizational interference with the independence of the IG office.
Business Roundtable’s High-Handed Cybersecurity Plan: Shielding Corporations from Basic Accountability
A new proposal from the Business Roundtable – an association of CEOs of the largest US corporations – states the need for a legal alliance between the private sector and US intelligence agencies that will provide large corporations with immunity from lawsuits as they operate vast cyber networks. GAP Executive & International Director Bea Edwards explains why this is a very alarming proposal.
Firedog Lake: Convicted CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Confronts Government Talking Points on NBC’s ‘Today Show’
CIA/Torture whistleblower and GAP client John Kiriakou appeared on the Today Show yesterday where he explained why the government chose to go after him.
In a related post on We Meant Well, GAP client and former foreign service whistleblower Peter van Buren reminds us of the numerous other government officials with crimes more deserving of punishment than Kiriakou’s that have never been brought to justice.
Key Quote (Firedog Lake): The most troubling aspect of the interview is that it shows the government’s sleazy tactic is working. As the Government Accountability Project’s Jesselyn Radack pointed out over the weekend, the government now alleges “numerous” covert officers were outed by Kiriakou. This was never charged in the indictment. “Every American should be alarmed that government prosecutors can level allegations against you that are never charged,” wrote Radack.
Related Article: Democracy Now
Food Safety and Climate Science Whistleblowers Rock Franklin & Marshall College (Video)
Earlier this month, the American Whistleblower Tour made its third stop of the 2012-13 academic year at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The event, which was met with great enthusiasm from the school’s students and faculty, featured prominent food safety whistleblower Kenneth Kendrick and climate science whistleblower/Director of Climate Science Watch Rick Piltz.
Jack Davis is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.