The Chaos Communication Congress (29C3), which organizers describe as “an annual four-day conference on technology, society and utopia,” began on December 27. Yesterday, this blog featured Tor software developer and WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum’s talk. Later in the day, three United States whistleblowers gave presentations, which should be considered required viewing.
Jesselyn Radack, who blew the whistle on ethics violations in the case of John Walker Lindh when she was an ethics adviser under Attorney General John Ashcroft, describes what led to her resignation and whistleblowing.
Lindh was interrogated and tortured. FBI agents went ahead with an interrogation without proper authorization. Ashcroft made public statements when a criminal complaint was filed that he had not chosen to be represented by a lawyer and his rights had been “scrupulously guarded.” Radack knew this all to be lies.