Friday, August 7, 2020

Tag: whistleblowers

MoveOn’s phony new campaign for ‘protecting whistleblowers’

Despite its assertion that “protecting whistleblowers is critical for a healthy democracy,” MoveOn is now splitting donations with an organization that supports the absence of legal protections for many of them.

Judge denies bail to alleged NSA leaker Reality Winner, citing her...

Federal Judge Brian Epps of Augusta, Georgia, said his decision to deny bail was based in part on comments by Winner that she “admires Edward Snowden and Julian Assange.”

Michael Moore: Why I’m launching a site for Trump whistleblowers

I know this is risky. I knew we may get in trouble. But too much is at stake to play it safe.

Whistleblowers, moral injury, and endless war

Was Chelsea Manning motivated by moral injury?

Trump doesn’t understand the concept of ‘classified’

Trump may have just killed the spy who with incredible bravery penetrated ISIL.

10 ways movements can encourage and support whistleblowers

Whistleblowing poses a serious threat to power, privilege and the continuation of anti-democratic or authoritarian practices.

LuxLeaks Whistleblowers Avoid Serving Prison Sentences

"I am deeply concerned that the conviction of these whistleblowers could have a damaging long term effect on press freedom and on transparency."

Dear Mr. Holder: Here’s Why Edward Snowden Can’t Get a Fair...

Not only did the US torture Manning, US officials have on many occasions practiced arbitrary arrest and imprisonment and torture.

LuxLeaks Whistleblowers on Trial For Revealing Tax Avoidance Schemes

Despite the fact that the LuxLeaks scandal was the largest exposure of corporate tax evasion documents prior to the Panama Papers, the government of Luxembourg does not recognize Deltour and Halet as whistleblowers, nor does it recognize Perrin’s journalistic freedom.

Whistleblowers Challenge Candidates: Stand Against Wall Street Fraud

A new organization, Bank Whistleblowers United, calls on candidates to not take contributions from financial companies that have engaged in fraud and to commit to a set of actions that will "restore the rule of law" on Wall Street.

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Amidst a global health crisis, the cruel weaponization of vote-by-mail restrictions has turned the constitutional right to vote into a choice between life and death.

Physicists: 90% chance of human society collapsing within decades

The model developed by the physicists depicts human population growth reaching a maximum level that is undermined by the shrinking of forests, which will not have enough resources left to sustain people.

Big oil knew climate change could be ‘catastrophic.’ study shows heat could become deadlier...

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