Tom Lantos

Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Finally Testifies

And, YES! It is under oath and for the records. Brad Friedman of The BradBlog was all over this, as the traditional media does its traditional reporting of stories like this. A sample quote from the traditional media for you: "Chirp! Chirp, chirp..."

Here is a video report of Sibel Edmonds testimony from Velvet Revolutions:

Below the fold I will give a few pieces of key information summarized from The BradBlog but it would be well worth your time to read his coverage of this monumentous event from end to end.

Open Thread: 5 members of Congress Arrested By Secret Service

For protesting human rights violations in Darfur:

Five members of Congress and two Darfur activists had themselves arrested Monday outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C., to draw attention to the continuing humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan.

Uniformed Secret Service officers put plastic handcuffs on Reps. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), John Lewis (D-Ga.), Donna Edwards (D-Md.), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), and Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), along with Save Darfur Coalition president Jerry Fowler and Enough Project co-founder John Prendergast after the group stepped behind yellow police tape in front of the embassy.

Before being taken into custody, each of the arrestees addressed a small crowd of reporters and other activists who had been tipped off about the event. Each speaker called on the Obama administration to do more to stop the conflict in Sudan. 

3 years ago...