Civil Liberties Advocates, Organizations and Whistleblowers Tell Congress to Oppose the USA FREEDOM Act

By: Monday September 15, 2014 9:00 am

Firedoglake is proud to join civil liberties advocates, organizations and whistleblowers in urging members of Congress to oppose the NSA reform bill known as the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 2685). Today, our coalition sent the following letter to members in the House and Senate. The letter (PDF) was signed by whistleblowers William Binney, Thomas Drake, [...]

President Obama Should Pardon, Not Imprison CIA Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou

By: Friday January 18, 2013 12:52 pm

President Obama has opposed waterboarding as torture since the 2008 campaign – so why is he sending the man who helped shed light on that practice to prison? Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who helped expose the Bush administration’s torture program, recently plead guilty to sharing the name of a colleague to journalists to use [...]

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