Thursday, May 9, 2013

Homeland Insecurity

Homeland Insecurity: Why the Government Spent Seven Years and Untold Dollars to Silence One Man | Alternet
What do words mean in a post-9/11 world? Apart from the now clich├ęd Orwellian twists that turn brutal torture into mere enhanced interrogation, the devil is in the details. Robert MacLean is a former air marshal fired for an act of whistleblowing.  He has continued to fight over seven long years for what once would have passed as simple justice: getting his job back. His is an all-too-twenty-first-century story of the extraordinary lengths to which the U.S. government is willing to go to thwart whistleblowers. 

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