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Oliver Stone's "Snowden" Presents Another Side to the Whistleblower, and is Well Received

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 09.22.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Oliver Stone's biopic of Edward Snowden opened the past weekend and has done quite well, especially for a film that focuses on the abuses of the US go...

Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Tolerated At The United Nations

Bea Edwards | Posted 09.20.2016 | World
Bea Edwards

GAP's blog "Tribunal Ruling Shows That UN Whistleblowers Cannot Be Protected" reviews the logic applied by the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) ...

Tribunal Ruling Shows That UN Whistleblowers Cannot Be Protected

Bea Edwards | Posted 08.31.2016 | World
Bea Edwards

The whole process has become a cul-de-sac for whistleblowers, from which there is no way out. The Ethics Office did not do its job - but the Internal Justice System (IJS) cannot oversee its actions. Nor can the IJS review the Secretary-General's actions (or lack of them) with regard to the Ethics Office.

An Honest Deceit: A Story of Corruption and Hope

Daniela Quaglia | Posted 08.30.2016 | Books
Daniela Quaglia

I generally write about science, but this does not mean that I am only interested in science! I adore to write creatively, too, and I find that the best teachers of creative writing are accomplished authors, both past and modern.

After A Devastating Year For UN Whistleblowers, U.S. State Department Reports All's Well

Bea Edwards | Posted 08.24.2016 | World
Bea Edwards

In recent years, the Secretary of State has been obliged to report to the Appropriations Committees of the Congress on the implementation of best-prac...

Explaining Snowden, Petraeus, Manning, and Clinton

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

Even in the era of widening partisan gaps, it would be ill-advised to throw around indictments willy-nilly. Voters use James Comey's statements for the insights on Clinton's fitness for the presidency, not prison.

Ban Ki-moon has Dismantled UN Reform

Bea Edwards | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Bea Edwards

On June 30th, the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) declared the attempt to reform the UN on the basis of non-invasive management surgery officia...

Jeffrey Sterling Completes One Year Of Unjust Prison Sentence

Cornel West | Posted 06.17.2016 | Black Voices
Cornel West

Justice must be served for this mockery of the truth. Jeffrey is innocent, and always has been. Our appeal to the President to pardon Jeffrey is a request for the acknowledgment of this undeniable injustice done to Jeffrey and amends to the wrongful conviction that changed our lives forever.

Jeffrey Sterling Completes One Year Of Unjust Prison Sentence

Jeffrey Sterling | Posted 06.17.2016 | Black Voices
Jeffrey Sterling

Yesterday, June 16th, marked one year since Jeffrey Sterling began his 3.5 year prison sentence for divulging classified information to a New York Times journalist, a crime he did not commit.

Your Anti-Tr*mp/B*rnie/H*llary Posts Are Making Them More Relevant

Matt Ott | Posted 05.27.2016 | Comedy
Matt Ott

Do you hate D*nald Tr*mp's love of hate? Maybe B*rnie S*anders rubs you in all the wrong ways. Are you not, in any way, with her (aka H*llery Cl*nton)?

United States Rewards International Whistleblowers for Help in Uncovering Fraud

Tim McCormack | Posted 05.18.2016 | DC
Tim McCormack

By Tim McCormack, Richard Pike and Hamsa Mahendranathan The United States is putting out a call to international whistleblowers, seeking help in the ...

Where are the Member States at the UN on: Procurement Fraud, Child Sex Abuse and Whistleblower Retaliation?

Bea Edwards | Posted 04.29.2016 | World
Bea Edwards

Francis Gurry, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of the UN, stands accused of manipulating WIPO's procuremen...

The Shipwrecked Lives of the Great Recession

Kathleen Frydl | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Frydl

The disdain that the Amish faithful feel for family members who reject their all-encompassing religious worldview is such that they refuse to dine with them at the same table.

A Revision on the Bill of Rights, Part II

Justin Curmi | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics
Justin Curmi

If a person is unaware of his or her rights, they will be doomed to laws that establish religions, prevent religious expression, limits free speech and press, and the right for people to protest peaceably.

Drone Whistleblowers Step Out of the Shadows

Pratap Chatterjee | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Pratap Chatterjee

When the president and his key officials look at the drone program, they undoubtedly don't "see" women and children. Instead, they are caught up in a Hollywood-style vision of imminent danger from terrorists and of the kind of salvation that a missile launched from thousands of miles away provides.

GOP Senator Touts Work For Company That Allegedly Sold Faulty Helmets To Army

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is touting his work on behalf of ArmorSource, a manufacturer of protective headgear based in his home state, in a new re-electio...

Big Pork vs. Consumers: Whose Side Is the USDA on?

Erica Meier | Posted 02.19.2016 | Green
Erica Meier

The USDA is happy to hand over much of its verification authority, then turn a blind eye to the abuse that inevitably continues when they're not watching.

Scheer Intelligence interview with John Kiriakou

Robert Scheer | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In a provocative interview with Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer for his KCRW podcast "Scheer Intelligence," John Kiriakou, author of The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror, details his 15 years as a CIA analyst and counterterrorism operation officer specializing in the Mideast.

Catch 22: The Sophistry of the UN Justice System for Whistleblowers

Bea Edwards | Posted 12.11.2015 | World
Bea Edwards

The attacks on Wasserstrom were found to be random acts by rogue actors, and he then sought vindication from the UN justice system. After deliberating the facts, the Dispute Tribunal ruled in his favor: what happened was retaliation, pure and simple.

The Pointless Judicial Ordeal of UN Whistleblowers

Bea Edwards | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Bea Edwards

On October 29, 2015, Florin Postica, senior investigator at the UN, and Ai Loan Nguyen-Kropp, then-investigator at the UN, marked the sixth anniversary of their ordeal as whistleblowers at the United Nations.

There's No Such Thing as a Free BBQ: Kickbacks Cost Physicians Too

Tim McCormack | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Tim McCormack

That the Government would pursue a physician for taking kickbacks should not come as a surprise; the Department of Justice has recently stepped up its enforcement of the federal Stark Law and Anti-Kickback statutes against individual physicians.

The Digital Dog Ate Our Civil-Liberties Homework: 'It's Just the Way It Is'

Norman Solomon | Posted 11.09.2015 | Media
Norman Solomon

Of all the excuses ladled out for the Obama administration's shredding of the Fourth Amendment while assaulting press freedom and prosecuting "national security" whistleblowers, none is more pernicious than the claim that technology is responsible.

'Drone Papers' Revelations Are a Cry for Ending the Slaughter

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

"The Drone Papers" tell us the administration labels unidentified persons who are killed in a drone attack "enemies killed in action," unless there is evidence posthumously proving them innocent. Since the U.S. is involved in armed conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, international humanitarian law -- namely, the Geneva Conventions -- must be applied to assess the legality of targeted killing. The Geneva Conventions provide that only combatants may be targeted.

On Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties, Hillary Clinton Is Not a Progressive

Michael Shammas | Posted 10.16.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

If George Bush claimed he were a progressive, we would rightly laugh. Yet no one -- no one -- challenged Clinton's unequivocal claim to progressivism at the CNN Democratic debate earlier this week.

Sanders' Snowden Response Proves He Doesn't Want a "Revolution"

Evan Greer | Posted 10.15.2016 | Politics
Evan Greer

Until Bernie's revolution recognizes and embraces the real struggle we have between us and a free and just society, and honors those who have taken risks to bring us closer to that day, I think I'll be writing in Edward Snowden on election day.