Staff, May 15, 2015
This New York Times article raises an excellent point on mass surveillance and the need for more transparency and accountability.
“Over time, it becomes a question of what is it that we are protecting. Are we protecting simply physical security and our geographical boundaries, or are we protecting a system of political values? That includes open deliberation of national security policies…” – Steven Aftergood
Staff, May 08, 2015
“A U.S. spying program that systematically collects millions of Americans' phone records is illegal, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, putting pressure on Congress to quickly decide whether to replace or end the controversial anti-terrorism surveillance.”
Intern, July 08, 2014
Bea Edwards, March 13, 2014
On February 28th, the Media Consortium met in Chicago and spoke via Skype with Julian Assange in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London.
, February 03, 2014
Dear GAP Supporters:
Journalists from around the country will meet in Chicago from Feb. 27 to March 1 to consider what the internationally coordinated state surveillance means to them. For more information, please see the information below.
Bea Edwards, January 22, 2014
Bea Edwards, January 13, 2014
Dylan Blaylock, November 01, 2013
It's now been more than eight months since CIA/torture whistleblower John Kiriakou was imprisoned for telling the truth. Kiriakou, a GAP client, is the sole CIA agent to go to jail in connection with the U.S. torture program, despite the fact that he never tortured anyone.
Dylan Blaylock, October 28, 2013
This past Saturday, thousands of people protested massive, unconstitutional National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance in Washington, DC. Among the speakers at the rally were GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack, who relayed a statement that NSA surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden asked her to read on his behalf, and GAP client/NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, who spoke to the crowd about his experience of being prosecuted by the federal government for telling the truth.
Dylan Blaylock, October 25, 2013
A coalition named "Stop Watching Us," made up of over 100 public advocacy groups, is organizing "The Rally Against Mass Surveillance" planned for Saturday, October 26, 2013 and meeting in front of Union Station in Washington, DC. Among the speakers will be Government Accountability Project (GAP) National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack, who will read a statement that former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden asked her to read on his behalf. Snowden publicly expressed his support for the event in a statement published by the ACLU yesterday.