Saturday, August 6, 2016

WHISTLEBLOWERS AND LEAKERS NEWSLETTER, SERIES 2, #2

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WHISTLEBLOWERS AND LEAKERS NEWSLETTER #2, Series 2, August 6, 2016.
Compiled by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace, Justice, and Ecology



Related leakers and whistleblower newsletters:
Whistleblowers Newsletters (see at end): #1 10-21-11, #2 12-12-11, #3 1-31-12, #4 9-11-12, and more  (some apparently were accidentally deleted).
 Assange and Wikileaks Newsletters  (9th 7-21-11, the 10th unfinished).
Newsletters on Assange and Wikileaks  #9 7-21-11
Chelsea (Bradley) Manning Newsletter #1 12-6-11.  Newsletter #7, August 13, 2015, http://jamesrichardbennett.blogspot.com/2015/08/chelsea-manning-newsletter-7.html
 Manning #1 12-6-11
Snowden #6, 12-4-14 (a 7th is in preparation).  Snowden, #1 7-9-13.

Contents Series 2, #1 at end.

Contents:  Whistleblowers and Leakers Newsletter #2, Series 2, August 6, 2016
Manning
     Attempted Suicide  
     RootsAction, Saving Chelsea Manning
Snowden
     Petitions, Appeals
     Code Pink: Petition President Obama for Snowden
     Film
     Brave New Film Update of “War on Whistleblowers” Adds Snowden.
Sterling
     The CIA vs. Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling

Whistleblowers Public Education Campaign
     RootsAction Educational Campaign, Kiriakou and Drake
     Inside Drone Warfare: Perspectives of Whistleblowers, Families of Drone Victims
           and Their Lawyers (Part of Shut Down Creech Week)

Book About Jesselyn Radack
GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack’s
     memoir, Traitor: The Whistleblower and the "American Taliban."
  
      February 2012.

Whistleblowers Google Search, 8-6-16
  



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Saving Chelsea Manning
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Urgent: Chelsea Manning is being charged for her own suicide attempt, faces indefinite solitary confinement!

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After years of inhumane treatment, and having been held in conditions that the UN considers to be torture, Chelsea Manning, the Guardian columnist and whistleblower who has been in prison for years serving a 35-year sentence for exposing some of the U.S. government's worst abuses,attempted to take her own life on July 5th, 2016.

Click here to tell the Army not to use this as an excuse to further punish Chelsea or to prevent her exercising the right to speach.

Army officials have informed Chelsea Manning that she is facing serious new charges directly related to her suicide attempt. These new charges include:

1) Resisting a group of prison guards called "the force cell move team" (Chelsea was unconscious when this team arrived, which makes this charge particularly absurd.)
2) Prohibited property (for the items she used to attempt to take her own life.)
3) Conduct which threatens (for somehow putting the prison at risk while attempting to take her own life, quietly, in her own cell.)

Click here to inist on humane and legal treatment, and the dropping of these charges.

If convicted of these bizarre "administrative offenses," that are effectively charging her for attempting to end her life, she is facing indefinite solitary confinement for the rest of her prison term (another 30 years), "maximum security" classification (in the same facility), and nearly a decade before she can ever be classified as a "minimum security" prisoner.

It is unnecessarily cruel to threaten Chelsea with additional punishment while in this very vulnerable state. The government is trying to silence her important voice––for good. Chelsea has been systematically mistreated by the U.S. government since she was first taken into custody in 2010, including long stretches of extreme solitary confinement even before she had ever been convicted.

Chelsea is a transgender woman being forced to serve out her sentence in an all-male prison, which is in itself dehumanizing and exhausting emotionally. She is currently being denied medical treatment for her gender dysphoria, which experts have stated is the only course of treatment through which she would no longer be suicidal.

This is not the first time the government has harassed Chelsea with outrageous charges while in prison. Last year, they threatened her with solitary confinement for minor "infractions" including possession of LGBTQ reading materials and an expired tube of toothpaste. RootsAction and Fight for the Future and other groups gathered more than 100,000 petition signatures in response, and the outcry we generated kept her out of solitary. Now we need to do it again. Please, sign the petition and spread the word. Chelsea is depending on us.

Well, I rapped upon a house
With the U.S. flag upon display
I said, "Could you help me out
I got some friends down the way"
The man says, "Get out of here
I'll tear you limb from limb"
I said, "You know they refused Jesus, too"
He said, "You’re not Him."
-- Bob Dylan

Click here to help Chelsea Manning.

After signing the petition, please use the tools on the next webpage to share it with your friends.

This work is only possible with your financial support. Please chip in $3 now.

-- The RootsAction.org Team

P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Coleen Rowley, Frances Fox Piven, Lila Garrett, Phil Donahue, Sonali Kolhatkar, and many others.

Background:
ACLU Press Release
Fight for the Future Press Release
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From December 6, 2011 to Aug. 13, 2015, OMNI published seven newsletters in her support.  (#1  Dec. 6, 2011; #2  June 29, 2012; #3 Feb. 24, 2013; #4 June 16, 2013; #5 Sept. 20, 2013; #6, March 28, 2014; #7, August 13, 2015).   For #7 go to http://jamesrichardbennett.blogspot.com/2015/08/chelsea-manning-newsletter-7.html

LETTER To Chelsea Manning, 6-21-16

I began compiling newsletters about you for the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology in 2011.  A sample heading follows.  Recently in reading the latest number of The Nuclear Resister I saw your address and thought perhaps you would be glad to know about these newsletters and the concern for you by many in NW Arkansas. 

Dick Bennett, Prof. Emer., Founder of OMNI

OMNI

Chelsea (Bradley) Manning Newsletter #7, August 13, 2015

http://jamesrichardbennett.blogspot.com/2015/08/chelsea-manning-newsletter-7.html

Compiled by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace and Justice. 

 (#1  Dec. 6, 2011; #2  June 29, 2012; #3 Feb. 24, 2013; #4 June 16, 2013; #5 Sept. 20, 2013; #6, March 28, 2014)

REMEMBER CHELSEA MANNING, EDWARD SNOWDEN, AND ALL WHISTLEBLOWERS AND LEAKERS, WHO PROVIDE TRANSPARENCY FOR DEMOCRACY.

 

CHELSEA MANNING ATTEMPTED SUICIDE JULY 5, 2016

(AP) “Manning’s Lawyers Said She Attempted Suicide.”   AD-G (July 13, 2016).  The lawyers are protesting the Army’s breach of confidentiality.  Manning has appealed her 2013 conviction in military court under the Espionage Act and  35-year sentence to prison as “grossly unfair.”


CODE PINK:  PETITION PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR SNOWDEN
Dear Dick,
Today, June 21, the heroic whistleblower Edward Snowden turns 32. Last week while CODEPINK co-founders Medea and Jodie were in London, they asked Julian Assange what Ed might want for his birthday. Julian’s response: his freedom, the return of his passport.
Snowden was on his way to Latin America via Moscow to seek asylum when the U.S. revoked his passport, leaving him stranded for weeks in Russia’s Sheremetyevo airport . Now, he can’t leave Russia. The leadership in Moscow has granted him a 3-year residency permit but he doesn’t have the ability to travel abroad. Even Putin acknowledges Snowden is trapped!
Edward Snowden’s courage exposed the truth about NSA spying so we could work to free ourselves from it. Despite the recent (largely symbolic) sunsetting of three Patriot Act provisions curtailing the NSA’s reach, its surveillance and data collection powers remain alive and well. But without Snowden, we wouldn’t have made any progress toward gaining our civil liberties back.
People from all over the world have contributed to the birthday TumblrCODEPINK made for Snowden to show our appreciation for the extraordinary sacrifices he made so we would know the truth about government spying.
In support of whistleblowers all over,
Alli, Chelsea, Jamila, Janet, Jodie, Lia, Medea, Michelle, Nancy, Nancy, Tighe, and Sergei


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Brave New Films, “War on Whistleblowers”
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Dear Dick,

Thank you for supporting Brave New Films in 2015. Because of your contribution to the important work we do, we engaged over 1 million activist online this year!

Your contribution this year helped produce over 30 short films, allowed us to work with over 100 partner organizations and screen films in over 1,000 classrooms throughout the country.

Together we continued to fight for whistleblowers. This year, thanks to the power of the Internet we had the pleasure of interviewing Edward Snowden, who is still living in exile. Thousands of supporters contributed to re-release and update War on Whistleblowers (2013) to include this critical interview with Snowden. Within the first 6 months more than 36,000 people have watched the updated documentary online.

You know the value of storytelling; together we use stories to educate millions of people about crucial issues that have been ignored by mainstream media. In 2015, because you and thousands of others who contributed financially, we reached 6.2 million views on YouTube and 36 million views on Facebook.

Your support allows us to keep our independent voice by providing resources to report and distribute what mainstream media has turned a blind eye to, thank you. 

We look forward to another year of media that makes an impact.

Thanks for your support.

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The CIA vs. Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling. Which side are you on?
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As his wife Holly points out, Jeffrey "was convicted of seven counts of espionage on January 26, 2015 -- for merely communicating with New York Times journalist James Risen."

With its vindictive treatment -- going so far as to put him in a prison located nearly 900 miles from the home that the Sterlings have long shared -- the government wants to make an example of Jeffrey Sterling.

You can now set a very different kind of example -- by clicking here to support the Sterling Family Fund.

Jeffrey has been in prison for six months now, and he's scheduled to stay behind bars until mid-2018. As Holly puts it, "My husband was wrongfully sentenced to prison simply because he was in touch with a journalist."

In fact, there were many things wrong with the trial that convicted Jeffrey: Selective prosecution. Nothing but circumstantial evidence. Conflicting testimony from CIA witnesses. A less-than-credible Condoleezza Rice as the government’s star witness. And much more.

One of the government’s tactics is to destroy the personal finances of whistleblowers and their families. Jeffrey couldn’t earn money after being indicted five years ago. Holly is a social worker. Their financial lives have collapsed.

You can help Jeffrey and Holly with a donation that will go directly to meeting their personal expenses -- including the travel costs of Holly’s difficult journeys from St. Louis to Colorado, where she visits her beloved husband in prison.

"Jeffrey utilized proper channels and informed the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence of his concern for the safety of the American people," Holly explains. "As such, Jeffrey is a whistleblower."

Clearly, the CIA and the president want to crush whistleblowers. We can’t accept that. Democracy depends on the informed consent of the governed.

"President Obama publicly committed to a transparent government," Holly Sterling notes, "yet it has been shrouded in mistruth and secrecy. Jeffrey's conviction is only the latest chapter in the administration's war on whistleblowers and sets a dangerous precedent for freedom of information."

If you'd like to provide some much-needed assistance via the Sterling Family Fund -- "
to help Jeffrey’s family ease the ongoing financial burdens they face" -- please click here.

Jeffrey was found guilty on charges that he gave classified information to Risen about Operation Merlin, the reckless CIA program that gave flawed blueprints for a nuclear weapon component to Iran in 2000.

As Risen's book State of War reported, Operation Merlin was ill-conceived and dangerous. In the name of countering nuclear proliferation, the CIA risked promoting it.

When Jeffrey Sterling became a whistleblower by going through channels to tell Senate Intelligence Committee staffers about Operation Merlin, he surely knew that doing so would antagonize top CIA officials.

If you believe in such courage, please chip in to help the Sterling Family Fund:

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Thank you!

-- The RootsAction.org team

Background:
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AFP: "Pardon Sought for Ex-CIA Officer in Leak Case"
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Marcy Wheeler, ExposeFacts: "Sterling Verdict Another Measure of Declining Government Credibility on Secrets"
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Norman Solomon, The Nation: "CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling Sentenced to Prison: The Latest Blow in the Government's War on Journalism"
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Reporters Without Borders: "Jeffrey Sterling Latest Victim of the U.S.' War on Whistleblowers"
>   ExposeFacts: Special Coverage of the Jeffrey Sterling Trial
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BBC News: "Jeffrey Sterling's Trial by Metadata"
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Documentary film: "The Invisible Man: NSA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling"

 
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Whistleblowers Public Education Campaign.
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Now we're launching the RootsAction for Whistleblowers public education campaign-- being co-chaired by Kiriakou and Drake.

RootsAction, Kiriakou and Drake: Whistleblowers Public Education Campaign.
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Just before Barack Obama moved into the White House, his official website promised to "Protect Whistleblowers" -- praising government employees who are "committed to public integrity and willing to speak out."

"Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled," the statement added.

But since Obama's inauguration seven years ago, his administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all other presidents combined -- doing huge damage to civil liberties and the public's right to know.

We must fight back. Please click here to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Whistleblowers Public Education Campaign.

This campaign is co-chaired by two people with grim firsthand knowledge of the current war on whistleblowers.

NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake and CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou were relentlessly prosecuted by the Obama Justice Department, and each paid a very heavy price. Now, your donation can support their ongoing work to defend the Fourth and Eighth Amendments.

The Obama administration pursued multi-year vendettas that absurdly used the Espionage Act against those two brave whistleblowers. Thomas Drake endured years of ruthless investigation, harassment and prosecution before defeating the government in court. John Kiriakou spent two years in prison before being released last year.

The government was successful in completely wrecking the personal finances of both men and their families.

To counter such repressive policies, you can 
contribute now with a tax-deductible donation!

Half of every dollar you donate to this campaign will go directly to John Kiriakou and Thomas Drake, providing them with vital personal support as they continue to speak out. The other half of your donation will fund the public education campaign they're chairing.

Click here if you don't think the financial lives of "national security" whistleblowers should be destroyed for speaking truth about power.

Last winter, while John Kiriakou was still in prison, a Huffington Post headline summed up: "The One Man Jailed for CIA Torture Tried to Expose It."

If you find that morally unacceptable, please support John Kiriakou, Thomas Drake and the Whistleblowers Public Education Campaign. Your contribution will be tax-deductible.

This week, the RootsAction Education Fund asked Thomas Drake and John Kiriakou for brief comments as we launch our 2016 campaign. Here’s what they said:

THOMAS DRAKE:
     "The Fourth Amendment is the right to be left alone -- free of government interference or intrusion -- except when the government can show probable cause via affidavit for a particularized search and seizure when presented before a judge -- a very high bar to meet.
      "Anything else that breaches this Amendment clearly violates both the spirit and the letter of the supreme law of the land in the U.S. -- the Constitution.
      "I took an oath to support and defend that same Constitution four times in my government career -- once in the Air Force, at CIA, in the Navy and at NSA -- without any mental reservation, while showing true faith and allegiance to the same.
      "Warrantless mass surveillance violates the Constitution.
      "However, as the 'reward' for upholding the heart of the Constitution and disclosing mass surveillance, billions in fraud and 9/11 intel cover-up, I was turned into a criminal for exposing government conduct and activities violating that very same Constitution, and paid an extremely high price for doing so."

JOHN KIRIAKOU:
      "The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the federal government from imposing unduly harsh penalties on criminal defendants, either as the price for obtaining pretrial release or as punishment for crime after conviction.
      "But what about the punishments that aren't in writing, like solitary confinement? The United Nations has branded the use of solitary in American prisons as 'torture.' Who will stand up for those victims?  Where are their Constitutional remedies? It's up to all of us to work to protect them.  It's up to us to educate the public and to keep up the fight."

You can help us educate the public and keep up the fight via the Whistleblowers Public Education Campaign.
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After blowing the whistle on torture and domestic surveillance by the George W. Bush administration, former CIA officer John Kiriakou and former NSA executive Thomas Drake were prosecuted under the Espionage Act -- by the same Obama Justice Department that has refused to prosecute a single torturer or any official who ordered illegal mass surveillance.

By clicking here to directly support those two whistleblowers, you can let the government know that it can't get away with sending such courageous truth-tellers into bankruptcy.

Edward Snowden has credited Kiriakou and Drake with inspiring his own act of conscience.

The RootsAction for Whistleblowers
public education campaign -- being co-chaired by Kiriakou and Drake -- needs your support to move forward with crucial work.

Show the U.S. government that you stand with these brave whistleblowers.


John Kiriakou said today: “One thing that our experiences as whistleblowers have given us is a renewed and deep respect for the Constitution. But we struggle with the notion that our own Justice Department often does not share that respect, and we've come to the conclusion that the Justice Department is simply a cog in the governmental policy of waging war on whistleblowers.”

If you share that respect for the Constitution while opposing the war on whistleblowers, we hope that you’ll 
click here to provide tangible support to John Kiriakou, Thomas Drake and the Whistleblowers Public Education Campaign that they chair.

“We are not daunted,” Kiriakou said. “We will continue to fight for the rights of all whistleblowers, for those who bring to light evidence of waste, fraud, abuse, and illegality, especially in national security.”

If you also are not daunted -- if you’re determined to stem the toxic tide of repression and rationalizations for creeping tyranny -- you can 
help now.

Half of every tax-deductible dollar you donate to this campaign will go directly to Drake and Kiriakou, providing them with vital personal support. The other half of your donation will support the public action campaign.

“In our post 9/11 world the government is increasingly in the Unamendment business, engaged in a direct assault on the foundations of our democracy because our very individual freedoms have become fair game for the secrecy and national security regime.” Those are words from Thomas Drake today.

“And yet,” he adds, “taking off the veil of government secrecy has more often than not turned truth-tellers and whistleblowers into ‘turncoats’ and ‘traitors,’ who are then often criminally burned by the government on the stake of national security.

“John Kiriakou and myself are the only two Americans to date associated with the state-sponsored torture and mass surveillance policies who were criminally investigated, charged, prosecuted, convicted and sentenced -- because we blew the whistle on these programs and paid a very high price for doing so, even though we had nothing to do with these programs and even rejected the justifications to engage in such programs. In the end, we became ‘criminals’ for defending the 4th and 8th Amendments of the Constitution against those who violated the Constitution we both took an oath to support and defend.”

In defense of civil liberties and human decency, while taking grave risks at great personal costs -- Drake underwent years of vicious investigation, harassment and prosecution before defeating the government in court. Kiriakou spent two years in prison before being released last year.

Click here if you don't think their financial lives should be destroyed for speaking truth about power.

Last winter, while Kiriakou was still in prison, a Huffington Post headline summed up: "The One Man Jailed For CIA Torture Tried to Expose It."

If you find that morally unacceptable, please 
support John Kiriakou, Thomas Drake and the RootsAction for Whistleblowers public education campaign. Your donation will be tax-deductible.

Jesselyn Radack, an attorney for Kiriakou and Drake who is herself a whistleblower, wrote for The New York Times: "After disclosure of the warrantless wiretapping, the government retroactively legalized it and immunized the telecoms. Torturers have been glorified in movies (which benefited from close government cooperation and a cascade of government leaks), written books divulging classified information (including sources and methods), and been given a pass by President Obama's 'look forward, not backward' policy."

And Radack added: "A war on information that targets whistleblowers and journalists is more characteristic of a totalitarian state than a free and open democratic society."

If you agree, and if you want to help fight back, please:

PLEASE SUPPORT THIS REMARKABLE WHISTLEBLOWER FORUM!
Dear Friends:
Please act immediately to help meet the expenses of presenting this remarkably powerful whistleblower symposium organized by Veterans for Peace and KnowDrones.com in the shadow of the Creech AFB drone control center.
INSIDE DRONE WARFARE: Perspectives of Whistleblowers, Families of Drone Victims and Their Lawyers.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 – 6 pm – 9 pm
University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1003
Thomas & Mack Moot Court (MCB)
https://www.unlv.edu/maps/campus/MCB
PROGRAM
  • Stephen Lewis - former drone sensor operator - 3rd Special Operations Squadron - US Air Force.
  • Cian Westmoreland – former drone program communications technician – 606 Air Control Squadron; 73rdExpeditionary Air Control Squadron – US Air Force.
  • Jesselyn Radack - Director - Whistleblower & Resource Protection Program (WHISPeR) - ExposeFacts.org and one of the lawyers for the whistleblowers; author of Traitor: The Whistleblower and the ‘American Taliban’.
  • Shelby Sullivan-Bennis - Counter-terrorism Caseworker - Reprieve.org.
  • Marjorie Cohn - Professor - Thomas Jefferson Law School; editor of, and contributor to, Drones and Targeted Killing; former president National Lawyers Guild.
  • Rev. Chris J. Antal – Unitarian Universalist minister and a member of Veterans for Peace who served as a military chaplain in Afghanistan.
The symposium will be part of the annual “Shut Down Creech” week of protest running from March 27 – April 2.   For details on plans for the week, click the “program” link in the menu at the top of http://shutdowncreech.blogspot.com/and also see: https://www.facebook.com/events/762837973820672/

Traitor: The Whistleblower and the "American Taliban"
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https://www.whistleblower.org/sites/default/files/TRAITOR_0.jpgGAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack released a memoir in February 2012 entitled Traitor: The Whistleblower and the "American Taliban."
With this book, Radack – the Department of Justice (DOJ) whistleblower who exposed violations in the federal government's handling of the case against "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh – details her experience blowing the whistle on Bush administration officials' wrongdoing, the subsequent and significant retaliation against her for doing so, and how she used her experiences to later guide other high-profile whistleblowers.
Praise for the book has been overwhelmingly positive. Daniel Ellsberg, the pioneer of modern-day whistleblowing, provided this inspiring review of the book:
AnthonyLewisQuoteThere's simply no better first-person book about whistleblowing. It illustrates dramatically both the risks of conscientious truth-telling – fully experienced by Jesselyn, a horror story greatly to the discredit of the government – and the compelling need for indomitable whistleblowers like her.
Noted New York Times bestselling author Glenn Greenwald wrote the book's foreword:
[Jesselyn's] sobering book should be required reading for all first-year law students because it shows poignantly how "national security" is being used to fundamentally bastardize constitutional law, criminal procedure, human rights, civil liberties and legal ethics.
About the Book & Radack Experiences
In 2002, Radack disclosed that the FBI committed ethical violations in its interrogation of Lindh, such as interrogating him without an attorney present. She also exposed that the DOJ attempted to suppress that information, and that former Attorney General John Ashcroft and other senior government officials made misleading public statements about the case.
GreenwaldBookQuote2Of course, the scary thing is that Radack is one of the more successful whistleblowers of recent times, having achieved more than most could hope for. But her book details the ups-and-downs she experienced in working with the media, the subsequent retaliation from her supervisors and other DOJ officials (not only while at the DOJ, but after leaving to work for a private employer), and how she found support from politicians, nonprofits, and family.
Traitor illustrates just how long retaliation against whistleblowers can last (often for years, even decades). In Radack's case, she was put on the No-Fly "Selectee" List from 2003 through 2009, always being forced to go through extra, unjustified, completely unnecessary security measures (at one point, she was even asked to drink her own breast milk by a TSA agent).
Today's Urgent Relevancy
Importantly, Radack explains how she was able to apply the lessons she learned during her ordeal to help future whistleblowers – most notably National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Tom Drake, one of six individuals charged by the Obama administration with violating the Espionage Act for whistleblowing-related disclosures. These six Espionage Act prosecutions against truth-tellers are more than all other administrations combined (tellingly, Daniel Ellsberg was the first ever). With many of these cases coming to a head soon, the book is simply a must-read for anyone concerned about this clear over-reach by the Obama administration in what has been dubbed its "War on Whistleblowers."EllsbergBookQuote2
The treatment of Lindh was, as Radack writes, the "harbinger" for the Bush administration policy on state-sponsored torture (as Lindh was, among other actions, strapped to a board naked and blindfolded). Essentially, Radack was the first voice in the darkness (as whistleblowers usually are) to raise alarms that something was very wrong and unlawful with Bush administration foreign policy. Her experience personifies how difficult it can be to go against the federal status quo – especially when dealing with such difficult subjects that demand proper and thorough oversight.
Today, Radack is one of the leading champions of whistleblowers and their rights. She has taken a horrific experience and turned it into a breathtakingly successful effort to inspire goodness and help others who walk down the shady road she has.


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Contents of Whistleblowers and Leakers Newsletter, Series 2, #1
Pro-Whistleblower Organizations (see earlier newsletters)
Expose Facts

Victories
Air Marshall MacLean in Supreme Court
UNC Counselor Willingham Settlement

Whistleblowers Fight Back
Whistleblower Takes on Government:  Snowden
Laura Poitras’s Film Won Academy Award
Whistleblower Takes on Corporation: Watts
Farmer Craig Watts Fights Back Against Perdue Corporation

Opposition to Whistleblowers:  Corporations, Government, and
Even Journalists:  Naureckas on Elite Journalists

Double Standards for Espionage
Slap on Wrist for Gen. Petraeus
Prison for Kim and Jeffrey Sterling
Kim: Amy Goodman, Democracy Now
Sterling: Roots Action Petition
Gerstein on James Risen
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