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Media Advisory: UN Whistleblower Available for Interviews in New York, Washington, D.C. to Speak about UNAMID Cover-Up in Darfur

December 09, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Government Accountability Project (GAP) client Aicha Elbasri arrives in the U.S. this week and is available to speak with journalists in New York from December 9-16 and in Washington, D.C. from December 17-19.
 

GAP Represents Chicken Farmer Who Speaks Out against Perdue Practices

December 05, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) announced that it will represent Perdue contract farmer Craig Watts. Watts recently publicized allegations involving questionable labeling practices and the mistreatment of chickens.

Watts is risking his livelihood to make these important disclosures. GAP, through the Food Integrity Campaign, works to protect and empower honest food workers like Watts who reveal the truth about threats to food safety, animal welfare, worker rights, environmental health, and transparency.

'Silenced' Film on Whistleblowers Debuts in Amsterdam

November 25, 2014

(Amsterdam) – Yesterday, the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam featured the groundbreaking documentary film Silenced. Screening from November 21st to November 24th, the film focuses on prominent Government Accountability Project (GAP) clients – National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Thomas Drake and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) whistleblower John Kiriakou – along with GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack, a whistleblower herself.

Congressman Calls on President Obama to Pardon CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou

November 20, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) – This week, Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) took to the floor of the House of Representatives and called on President Obama to pardon CIA whistleblower and Government Accountability Project (GAP) client John Kiriakou.

GAP Statement on USA Freedom Act Cloture Vote

November 19, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) expressed disappointment in last night's Senate vote not to consider the USA Freedom Act. The bill was a modest step toward reforming the bulk telephony metadata collection program – just one of the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass surveillance programs.

GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack stated:

Review Finds U.N. Mission Withheld Evidence of Government Crimes in Darfur

November 03, 2014

Whistleblower Says Review Too Weak

(New York, NY) – Last week, the United Nations issued a statement regarding a review of whistleblower Aicha Elbasri's claims concerning the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

'American Whistleblower Tour' Visits University of Connecticut

October 31, 2014

(Washington, DC) – On Tuesday, Nov. 4, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) will bring the American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability to the University of Connecticut (UConn). The stop will feature prominent whistleblowers Kathryn Bolkovac (human trafficking) and Jack Spadaro (Martin County coal slurry spill).

DOE Inspector General Fails to Address Hanford Whistleblower Retaliation

October 20, 2014

(Washington, DC) – After seven months of investigation by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Inspector General, this morning Inspector General Gregory Friedman issued a Special Review Memorandum to the Secretary of Energy regarding the termination of Hanford nuclear site whistleblower Donna Busche, formerly employed as the Environmental and Nuclear Safety Manager for the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP).

Whistleblower Panel at Baruch College Launches Fourth Year of Tour, Focuses on Financial Whistleblowing

October 08, 2014

(Washington, DC) – On Tuesday, Oct. 21, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) launches its fourth year of the American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability with a presentation at Baruch College of the City University in New York. The stop will feature prominent whistleblowers Jon Oberg, D. Phil. (student loans) and Sherron Watkins (Enron scandal), along with expert whistleblower advocates.

Consumer and Worker Rights Groups File Amicus in Opposition of New Poultry Inspection System

October 03, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Today, consumer and worker rights groups filed a joint amicus curiae brief with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the case of Food & Water Watch v. USDA. The lawsuit challenges the agency's New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) rules, a plan modeled after the agency's controversial pilot program that USDA's own employees have fervently opposed.

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