Imprisoned Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou Thanks Supporters in New “Letter from Loretto”

By: Wednesday May 28, 2014 12:32 pm

We received another “Letter from Loretto” from our friend and imprisoned torture whistleblower John Kiriakou last week. In this most recent letter, John pens a heartfelt thank-you to supporters for their efforts on his behalf: for the May 9th Day of Action in Washington, DC and across the nation, as well as for sending his [...]

Cheney Is Confronted About Imprisoned Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou

By: Tuesday May 20, 2014 12:34 pm

Last night at an event hosted by the Richard Nixon Foundation to promote Lynne Cheney’s new book on James Madison, a young woman named Cassandra stood up and asked the Cheney’s about their thoughts on imprisoned whistleblower John Kiriakou. Hi. You had mentioned how important it was to Madison, the freedom of conscience. So I’m [...]

A Successful Day of Action for John Kiriakou

By: Thursday May 15, 2014 12:03 pm

My name is Clifford Reese, I am CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou’s cousin. I was proud to attend the action started by Firedoglake to put pressure on Senate and Congress members to request John be moved to a halfway house near his family. The day began at the Capitol Cafe the morning of May 9th. [...]

Updates and Pictures From Today’s Capitol Hill Action in Support of Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou

By: Friday May 9, 2014 9:49 am

Imprisoned CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou is in the midst of serving a 30 month sentence at the Federal Correctional Institute in Loretto, Pennsylvania. On May 1st, he became eligible to be transferred to a halfway house closer to his wife and 5 young children in Arlington, VA. According to John’s Letters from Loretto published [...]

Free This Friday? Visit Your Local Congressional Offices for Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou

By: Tuesday May 6, 2014 9:39 pm

In addition to the office visits taking place in Washington DC on May 9th, supporters from across the country are joining our day of action for John Kiriakou this Friday in their own states. We’re asking folks to stop by the local offices of at least one of their representatives in the House and/or Senate [...]

On May 9th, Stand Up for Imprisoned Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou in Washington, DC

By: Monday May 5, 2014 1:00 pm

On Friday, May 9th in Washington, DC, supporters of imprisoned torture whistleblower John Kiriakou will visit a select group of congressmen and senators to request that they contact the Bureau of Prisons to immediately move John to a halfway house near his family. If you can get to Capitol Hill on Friday, we urge you [...]

Two Happy Campers: Firedoglake Activists Raise Over $1,600 to Send John Kiriakou’s Kids to Summer Camp!

By: Monday April 28, 2014 9:34 am

Last week, I wrote about how CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou and his family have suffered as a result of his incarceration, particularly his 5  children. We began the Kiriakou Campaign Fund to raise money for our activism and reporting efforts on behalf of the family, who we’ve supported here at Firedoglake since his arrest back in [...]

Defend John Kiriakou: Tell Bureau of Prisons Director to End Illegal Retaliation Against Torture Whistleblower

By: Thursday February 20, 2014 10:48 am

CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou resumed speaking with the press and writing his ‘Letters from Loretto’ after the Bureau of Prisons reneged on their deal to give him 9 months in a halfway house. Unfortunately, prison officials have chosen to respond with brute force: conducting surprise searches of his cell, attempting to remove his writing desk [...]

Will the Bureau of Prisons Honor Their Deal With John Kiriakou?

By: Thursday January 16, 2014 1:03 pm

As my colleague Kevin Gosztola explained, we hadn’t seen a “Letter from Loretto” from CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou for quite some time because he had made a deal with the Bureau of Prisons. John agreed to stop writing letters, decline interviews with the press and drop his complaints against prison officials and, in exchange, [...]

Help Run This Ad: Pardon CIA Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou

By: Wednesday January 30, 2013 10:24 am

Unless we act now, whistleblower John Kiriakou will be the first and only person to go to prison in connection to CIA torture. Please donate $10+ to put this ad on YouTube and recruit supporters from across the country to call on President Obama to pardon John Kiriakou. Why is the only American to go [...]

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