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National Security & Human Rights

Radack, Drake Win Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award

Hannah Johnson, May 30, 2012

The winners for this year's Hugh M. Hefner Foundation First Amendment Awards were announced today and – lo and behold – GAP’s own National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack has been honored! Radack is co-winner in the government category with Thomas Drake, National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower and GAP client. Radack and Drake are being acknowledged for their critical work exposing national security hypocrisy and abuses.

NSA Circles the Wagons: Refuses to Return Whistleblowers' Computers Seized in 2007

Jesselyn Radack, May 15, 2012

National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblowers Thomas Drake, Bill Binney, J. Kirk Wiebe, Edward Loomis, and Diane Roark have been through enough. They were targeted with a federal criminal investigation and subjected to armed FBI raids in July 2007.

Unholy Partnerships Between Telecoms & Government Spy Agencies: Have We Learned Nothing?

Jesselyn Radack, May 14, 2012

Have we learned nothing from the Bush-era warrantless wiretapping scandal that once threatened the 

U.S. Filmmaker Laura Poitras Repeatedly Detained at Border: She Has Filmed Three of My NSA Clients

Jesselyn Radack, April 09, 2012

I have been shouting for well over a year that Obama's war on whistleblowers is a back door way of attacking the media.

The Truth About the Espionage Act Prosecution Against Whistleblower John Kiriakou

Jesselyn Radack, April 06, 2012

Well-played, Justice Department. Indict former CIA officer John Kiriakou on Tuesday evening, but don't unseal the indictment until 4:59pm on Thursday, right before the holiday weekend, in order to avoid press coverage of the Obama administration's 6th Espionage Act prosecution of a whistleblower.

Before I start deconstructing the Indictment, here's a key to reading the tea leaves:

Assassinating U.S. Citizens: Holder says "Yes We Can"

Jesselyn Radack, March 06, 2012

Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder said:

The American people can be — and deserve to be — assured that actions taken in their defense are consistent with their values and their laws.

Jane Mayer Receives Polk Award for Exposing Truth

Jesselyn Radack, February 21, 2012

Journalist Jane Mayer received much-deserved recognition on Monday.

"We Meant Well" Author Peter Van Buren on Punishing the Whistleblowers

Jesselyn Radack, February 09, 2012

State Department whistleblower Peter Van Buren writes in 

"Secret" Drone Killings of Civilians & the Selective Leaks Defending Drones

Jesselyn Radack, February 08, 2012

wrote last week about the absurdity of the Obama administra

NSA Refuses to Return Whistleblowers' Computers

Jesselyn Radack, January 18, 2012

In a response to a lawsuit filed by National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblowers J.