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Whistle Blowers

Exposing Public Wickedness Is More American Than Apple Pie

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

It's the revolt of the geeks. Edward Snowden is John Peter Zenger digitized, a post-Internet free-press hero soaring above the security obsessions of the past decade to assert the inalienable requirements of individual sovereignty in a wired world.

Not All Labor Unions Are Equal

David Macaray | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
David Macaray

In the late 1990s, the human resource rep at the paper mill where I used to work called me at home and said she had something very serious to discuss. She said this was something she "wasn't comfortable" discussing over the phone.

America's New Cold War: Why the Allies Side With Snowden

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Was Snowden a "traitor," as both California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and former Vice President Dick Cheney have insisted, or a genuine whistleblower, as some of our allies are beginning to grasp for letting folks around the world in on the dirty secrets of U.S. intelligence?

The Terror Con

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

For defense contractors, the government officials who write them mega checks, and the hawks in the media who cheer them on, the name of the game is threat inflation. And no one has been better at it than the folks at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Obama Signs Bill To Protect Whistle-Blowers

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed legislation Tuesday that affords greater protection to federal employees who expose fraud, waste and ...

At Last, Some Decency on Wall Street

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Clearly people comfortable in the Washington-Wall Street axis have no sense of shame. They know all too well what Goldman and the other financial swindlers have been up to, causing so much misery for tens of millions throughout the world.

Vast Majority Of Americans Would Blow The Whistle Under New Protections

Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Terry Baynes) - Four months after U.S. financial regulators opened a whistleblower office, more than three-quart...

The Cabal Mutiny

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

The former chief of staff to Colin Powell acknowledges, too, that both Rumsfeld and Cheney knew innocent men were being detained as enemy combatants, without charges, and they did nothing about it.

Former CIA Officer Describes Retribution for Whistle Blowing

Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Stein

Ilana Sara Greenstein, a highly praised CIA operations officer for six years until quitting in disgust in 2008, says she was punished for complaining about gross mismanagement.

White House Whistle-Blower Reveals Bush Admin's Environmental Foibles

New York Times | Felicity Barringer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Jason K. Burnett, Washington's environmental whistle-blower du jour, is an example of a once rare, now almost common, phenomenon: a political appointe...