Interesting Timing: Senate Passes Federal Whistleblower Protection Bill

from the as-we-torture-one... dept

We were just highlighting how the government is terrible at protecting whistleblowers -- with particular attention to the horrific treatment of Bradley Manning. As all of this is going on, it's worth pointing out that the Senate (apparently without much sense of irony) has passed a "Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act," which would seek to grant greater protections to government employees who blow the whistle on government wrongdoing. Of course, some have concerns with the new bill, in that it specifically weakens some protections for "the intelligence community," while increasing protections for other government employees.

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    Ivan Dumais, 17 Dec 2010 @ 9:33am

    As a Canadian, I can't beleive you would do this to your own citizens under the guise of security. Your government has been lying to you for a long time all under pressure of your military industrial complex. They're are running your country and economy into the ground and like sheep you stand and watch. where are the demonstrations? at least your veterans are protesting against the wars and see whats happening. You want to see injustice ask your returning vets and what kind of support are they receiving for helping to protect democracy, when you don't even have it in your own country.

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