9 May 2021 — CovertAction Magazine
How to Protect and Empower Wistleblowers in Era of Rampant Government Criminality
CovertAction Magazine invites you to an Interactive Webinar with Leading Whistleblower Attorney Jesselyn Radack, Ex-CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou, and Anti-drone Peace Activist Kathy Kelly.
DATE: May 18, 2021 – TIME: 12:00pm–1:30pm EST
To Register, Email: Register@CovertActionMagazine.com
PARTICIPATION IS FREE
Attorney JESSELYN RADACK (herself a courageous former Justice Department whistleblower) has defended numerous whistleblowers including Edward Snowden, Thomas Drake, Jeffrey Sterling, John Kiriakou, and Daniel Hale. She heads the Whistle-blower and Source Protection Program (WHISPeR) at ExposeFacts.
Ex-CIA Case Officer JOHN KIRIAKOU got 30 months in federal prison for exposing the CIA’s illegal torture program but the criminals who committed those crimes went unpunished, and one of them (Gina Haspel) was actually rewarded by being promoted to CIA Director.
KATHY KELLY is a noted peace activist who has risked her life in combat zones to document and testify against the ravaging effects of the drone war.
As revealed by ex-National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Daniel Hale, the U.S. lied and covered up the extensive human rights violations and massive civilian death toll of its drone warfare program, especially the devastating fact that ninety percent of the people killed were not even the intended targets.
The Webinar will explore the developing legal strategies and citizen pressures that can be deployed to safeguard whistleblowers. Special attention will be paid to the recent conviction of Daniel Hale for leaking documents to The Intercept reporter Jeremy Scahill that exposed how the drone war was being run. Hale will be sentenced on July 13 and faces up to 10 years in prison.
Panelists will accept questions from online Webinar participants about the Hale case and the drone war, as well as the legal prospects of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange—who, like Daniel Hale and John Kiriakou, were indicted under the infamous Espionage Act of 1917. This statute has been weaponized to intimidate, silence, and imprison journalists and government whistleblowers who risk their careers and their freedom to expose the hidden lies and crimes against humanity that plutocratic elites commit in the name of U.S. citizens.