July 29, 2015 | I went to Athens to see what economic catastrophe looks like on the ground — and what I saw shocked me.
About John Kiriakou
John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer who spent two years in a federal prison for blowing the whistle on the agency’s use of torture. He wrote OtherWords columns for a year, starting in May 2015. He writes and speaks about national security, whistleblowing, the prison-industrial complex, and foreign policy. JohnKiriakou.com
Articles by John Kiriakou
July 22, 2015 | Just as Pete Rose belongs in the Hall of Fame, non-violent drug offenders belong at home with their families.
July 15, 2015 | The government should stop locking up nonviolent drug offenders for decades.
July 1, 2015 | Ultimately, it’s about pride.
June 24, 2015 | Relentless racism and a powerful anti-gun control lobby make for a deadly combination.
June 17, 2015 | The Justice Department should stop targeting hardworking Americans and start protecting us from actual threats.
June 10, 2015 | In the world’s most incarcerated country, some high-profile sex offenders walk free.
June 3, 2015 | Nearly three dozen states restrict felons from voting even after they've served their time.
May 20, 2015 | Jeffrey Sterling learned the hard way that the feds will throw the book at anyone who embarrasses them.
May 13, 2015 | There's still time for the Obama administration to prosecute U.S. human rights abusers.
May 5, 2015 | A whistleblower bids farewell to incarceration and moves on with his life.