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Tag: Whistleblowing


Israeli Journalist Posits That Although Israel Is Not a Nazi State, It Certainly Is Evil

Haaretz journalist Gideon Levy wants readers to stop being in denial about Israel’s malevolent acts; the Black Lives Matter movement is getting stronger and clearer on its goals; and Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks are in a public argument over how to handle leaks. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Panama Papers Leaker Criticizes Governments’ Inadequate Response to Revelations

The still-unidentified whistleblower behind the release of 11.5 million documents detailing the practices of international tax evaders says the release triggered debate but not enough action.

Posted on May 6, 2016 READ MORE



Edward Snowden Explains What Makes Whistleblowing Permissible

In a piece published by The Intercept, the ex-CIA employee and NSA subcontractor reflects on the risky but necessary act of revealing information not intended to be publicly known.

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Truthdigger of the Week: The Panama Papers Whistleblower

Before the historic leak, the issue of extreme global income inequality was mostly just a concept. Now it has names and faces.

Posted on Apr 9, 2016 READ MORE



Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson Resigns After Being Named in Panama Leaks

The European politician is the first major casualty in the whistleblower scandal. Don’t expect him to be the last figure to face repercussions.

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 READ MORE



TPP Chapter Released by WikiLeaks Would Let Governments Curtail Trials So as to Contain Information

What WikiLeaks claims to be the full intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership appears to give countries greater power to stop sensitive information from going public.

Posted on Oct 10, 2015 READ MORE



An Apartheid of Dollars

There are many sides to whistle-blowing. The one that most people don’t know about is the very personal cost, prison aside, including the high cost of lawyers and the strain on family relations, that follows the decision to risk it all in an act of conscience. Here’s a part of my own story I’ve not talked about much before.

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 READ MORE


Snowden Receives Award, Speaks Against ‘Dragnet Mass Surveillance’

“Democracy Now!” spent an hour Monday with four whistle-blowers who traveled to Moscow to give Edward Snowden an award for Integrity in Intelligence. The occasion marks the first time in months the public has heard Snowden speak.

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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Truthdiggers of the Week: Editors and Reporters of The Guardian

In an age of unprecedented antagonism toward the press, one newspaper headquartered in the heart of a former empire is making a spirited thrashing of the image and ambitions of some of the world’s proudest elites.

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 READ MORE



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Bradley Manning’s Possible Maximum Sentence Reduced

The sentencing phase of Bradley Manning’s court-martial continued Tuesday with a military judge deciding to cut the maximum amount of time the Army private could spend in prison from 136 years to 90 years.

Posted on Aug 6, 2013 READ MORE



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Bank of America Schemes to Evade Settlement Rules and Pocket Cash

Documents leaked by a bank insider show the company sold servicing rights to more than half a million mortgages to loan servicing companies in order to make a quick profit and avoid settlement requirements, leaving homeowners in the lurch and with fewer protections to avoid foreclosure, Salon reporter David Dayen writes.

Posted on Jun 29, 2013 READ MORE


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