International Business Times: WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange to Run for Australian Senate, But Could He Actually Win?
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has announced that he will run for a senate seat in his native Australia under the banner of a new Wikileaks party. It is uncertain how the election will play out, considering Assange is still living inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in an attempt to avoid extradition to Sweden.
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Democracy Now: Ex-CIA Agent, Whistleblower John Kiriakou Sentenced to Prison While Torturers He Exposed Walk Free
GAP client and CIA/torture whistleblower John Kiriakou, and GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack, appeared on the television program Democracy Now! yesterday to discuss Kiriakou’s recent sentence of 30 months in prison.
The second part of the video is available here.
In a new report, researchers say many beliefs around combating obesity are myths not founded in science. However, many of the report's authors also have deep financial ties to food, beverage and weight-loss product makers. Nutrition expert Marion Nestle ponders whether the report is "aimed at promoting drugs, meal replacement products and bariatric surgery as solutions."
The Oregonian: Portland Public Schools Face Whistleblower Suit From Former Special Education Employee
A former Portland (OR) Public Schools employee alleges that she was forced to resign after exposing unethical treatment of special needs students by school employees. In response to her complaint of being overworked, the district allegedly advised her to service only the students whose parents would be most likely to take legal action against the school.
Jack Davis is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.