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Philadelphia Inquirer: Report on FBI Interrogations Omits the Lindh Case of Torture

June 02, 2008

By GAP Homeland Security Director Jesselyn Radack. 

Late last month, the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General issued a positive report on the FBI's involvement in detainee interrogations in Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay and Iraq.

Washington Post: FBI Abuse, Unmentioned

May 30, 2008

By GAP Homeland Security Director Jesselyn Radack. 

I read with dismay an article [May 21] and an editorial [May 25] on a report by the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General, disclosing that FBI officials challenged abusive interrogation techniques at Guantanamo Bay and other military sites.

Conspicuously absent from this report was any mention of "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh, although the report covers the relevant period.

Associated Press - White House Issues Climate Report 4 Years Late

May 20, 2008

By SETH BORENSTEIN 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under a court order and four years late, the White House Thursday produced what it called a science-based "one-stop shop" of specific threats to the United States from man-made global warming.

While the report has no new science in it, it pulls together different U.S. studies and localizes international reports into one comprehensive document required by law. The 271-page report is notable because it is something the Bush administration has fought in the past.

Reuters: Whistleblower Accuses UNDP Over Somalia Projects

May 14, 2008

By MARK TREVELYAN

A former employee of the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) has accused the agency of throwing him out for blowing the whistle on corruption in its operations in Somalia.

Ismail Ahmed, a British national, said the UNDP first transferred him to another office and later ended his contract and set out to blacken his reputation, including by accusing him of the wrongdoing he had tried to expose.

San Diego Union Tribune: Mushroom Grower Cited by USDA over Licensing

May 02, 2008

By MIKE FREEMAN

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited a San Marcos grower of specialty mushrooms for violating licensing rules and for mislabeling where its mushrooms are grown.

Golden Gourmet Mushrooms, which has been in business for 20 years, was cited for “repeated and flagrant violations” of the PACA, or Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Expectation of Privacy a Precious Right

April 28, 2008

By GAP client Babak Pasdar. 

In October 2003, I led a rapid deployment team for a major wireless carrier responsible for overhauling its security system. For the past year and a half, I have anonymously briefed Congress and nongovernment organizations about my observations, going public last month with crucial public interest information: An unknown third party using a mysterious "Quantico Circuit" has provided the federal government with unfettered access to everything on the carrier's network.

Washington Post: World Bank, India to Probe 5 Health Projects

March 15, 2008

By ANTHONY FAIOLA

The World Bank and the Indian government have launched official investigations in response to an internal bank report that found "serious" incidents of fraud and corruption in five bank-financed health projects in India.

ABC News: Domestic Spying Worries May Tip House Vote

March 12, 2008

By JUSTIN ROOD and AVNI PATEL

If the House of Representatives passes a stringent new surveillance bill tomorrow as expected, it may be in part thanks to a whistle-blower.

Late last week, conventional wisdom said that the House wouldn't stand firm against an effort by big telecommunications companies and the Bush administration to forgive the telcos for any violations of law they committed while assisting with a top secret domestic surveillance program.

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