Saturday, December 7, 2019

Tag: whistleblower

Payback? The arrest of Max Blumenthal

The way Blumenthal’s arrest was handled should send a chill down our collective spines because it shows a widening war on left-wing journalists and whistle-blowers that is remarkably resilient to changes in government.

‘I will not give up:’ Appeals court rejects Chelsea Manning’s bid...

"While disappointing, we can still raise issues as the government continues to abuse the grand jury process."

Almost a decade later, the persecution of Chelsea Manning and Julian...

While a protracted legal battle seems likely, it probably won’t be too long before Assange joins Chelsea Manning in an American prison, a warning to future whistle-blowers that those who embarrass the powerful will face severe consequences, no matter how long it takes.

Chelsea Manning: We got this

"We need to start pushing back. And the way we do that is by focusing on the systemic problems."

Remembering the insider who blew the whistle on corporate greed

Graef Crystal proved that corporations won't police themselves. Maybe good policies can.

VIDEO: Chelsea Manning Faces Solitary Confinement for Having Vanity Fair’s Caitlyn...

Chelsea Manning could face the punishment of indefinite solitary confinement, but the reasons are shocking—for having an expired tube of toothpaste and an issue of Vanity Fair. Will her case receive "a fair and equitable process?"

Thank You, Edward Snowden: An End to General Warrants as So-Called...

We've taken a few baby steps back toward democracy after the expiration of the misnamed “PATRIOT Act” gives restoration to Americans’ privacy. But if it wasn't for the revelations of Edward Snowden, we would have never known.

The Pre-Charge Punishment of Julian Assange

While Julian Assange, the founder and editor of the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks, was granted political asylum from Ecuador, the U.K. is refusing to give him free passage out of the country. Could this be an act for the U.S. who wants him jailed?

Don’t Grade Justice on a Warped Curve: Assessing the Case of...

The government has been using fear as a weapon against truth-telling, by harassing, threatening, and imprisoning whistleblowers. Citizens like Jeffrey Sterling are being punished for speaking out against the corruption.

VIDEO: A Double Standard on Leaks? As Whistleblowers Jailed, Petraeus Escapes...

When it comes to punishing whistleblowers, the Obama administration is the most aggressive in history. Join Democracy Now in their discussion surrounding the double standard when it comes to who is punished and who walks free.

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Malignant normality silently takes hold in America

The national media should free itself from this president’s constant demand for exposure and attention.

What’s wrong with the republicans?

Fruits of the twin roots of evil: Slavery and imperial expansion.

The bee is officially on the verge of extinction

With our own health and well-being directly linked to these insects, we have to make it a priority to ensure the bee population's survival.
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Sweden provides free higher education, universal healthcare, free daycare — why can’t the U.S.?

In Sweden, healthcare costs are largely subsided by the state. Daycare and preschool programs are mostly free. College and university are free. Public transportation is subsidized for many users.

Bernie Sanders tops new California poll—but you wouldn’t have known it by reading this...

In latest #BernieBlackout example, Sanders’ deputy campaign manager notes it took major newspaper “three paragraphs to mention who is leading.”