On Thursday, Ecuador’s foreign minister, Ricard Patino, announced that his government had granted diplomatic asylum to Julian Assange, who took refuge at Ecuador’s London embassy on June 19. President Rafael Correa explained in a radio interview that asylum was granted because Assange deserves due process, and Sweden had refused to give assurance that it would protect Assange from extradition to the US. (more…)
America’s troubled relationship with whistleblowers was the subject today on MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes. Guest Eyal Press provided valuable insights derived from his new book about whistleblowing, “Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, And Heeding The Voice Of Conscience In Dark Times.”
by Linda Lewis
Published Feb. 12, 2012
Belatedly, the world has learned that Roger M. Boisjoly, the whistleblower who tried to prevent the Challenger space shuttle explosion, passed away recently in Nephi, Utah.