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USDA Poultry Inspector Speaks Out Against Hazardous Chemical Use

Food Integrity Campaign | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Food Integrity Campaign

Committed to bringing awareness to consumers and others working in her sector, Sherry Medina recently made the courageous decision to blow the whistle on Big Ag's liberal and unrestricted application of hazardous chemicals in poultry processing.

If You've Done Nothing Wrong, You've Nothing to Hide: So Why Is Our Government Prosecuting Whistleblowers?

William Astore | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
William Astore

You can hardly point out that the Emperor has no clothes if you're not even allowed to look in his direction. And that's precisely the point of the government's war on whistleblowers. The message couldn't be more clear or more authoritarian: Avert your eyes, citizens!

Freedom of the Press Foundation - Updates From Our Front

John Cusack | Posted 04.08.2013 | Media
John Cusack

The facts speak for themselves -- it was more important than ever to stand up for this country's long tradition of a free press.

Ag Gag 2013: A Continued Attempt to Silence Whistleblowers

Food Integrity Campaign | Posted 04.07.2013 | Food
Food Integrity Campaign

Mandatory reporting laws are simply wolves dressed in sheep's clothing. They would have a chilling effect on industry whistleblowers, even established long-term employees, who witness serious violations and wish to speak up.

Anti-Whistleblower (AgGag) Laws Threaten Human Health, the Environment and Animals

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

The industry's response to years of evidence of egregious, and often criminal, animal cruelty and of diseased and adulterated meat entering the market is to attempt to outlaw undercover investigations.

Have You Hugged Your Whistleblower Today? They Could Use It

Jerry Ashton | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business
Jerry Ashton

If you think the legendary "thin blue line" is stressful, you should try walking the "thin gray line" of the Whistleblower, who protect us from the insidious and frightening dangers of corporate and government miscreants.

Casino Rigged Game, Then Fired Whistleblower: Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

The former security director of the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas says he was fired for reporting that the casino rigged one of its slot machi...

New Year, Same Old Banks

Brian Penny | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business
Brian Penny

For my New Year's resolution, I want to understand the banks. I have a scientific curiosity about how these banks work. The only way I can think of to truly understand the banks is to dissect one of them.

Putting Whistleblowing in Perspective

Patricia Harned | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Patricia Harned

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) received 3,001 tips to its new Whistleblower Office during fiscal 2012 (starting in October 2011). This undoubtably begs the question: How can we put that number into context?

Pentagon Papers Whistleblower: 'Bradley Manning A Hero'

Posted 12.04.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Daniel Ellsberg, the former military analyst who caused a national political controversy when he released the Pentagon Papers, told HuffPost Live host...

Whistleblower Awarded $38 MILLION For Exposing Major Tax Dodge

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has awarded $38 million to a whistleblower for information about a ...

Inside The Mind of a Whistleblower

Brian Penny | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Brian Penny

I love being a whistleblower. I'm proud of it. When I wrote my last article about being a whistleblower, the response I received was overwhelming. Ma...

Collateral Damage: The Hidden Pain of a Bank Whistleblower

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
Jerry Ashton

Ever wonder what happens to the friends, fortune and family of a whistleblower? Taking it all in stride and landing a better-paying job? Vacationi...

Democracy, Trust and WikiLeaks: A Conversation With the Mother of Julian Assange

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.26.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

I believe that people such as Julian Assange, movements such as Occupy Wall Street and those behind the Arab Spring, actually want change for a better, not worse and more chaotic, world. But their image and their hard work is being hijacked and manipulated.

Romney's Accountant Reveals All

John Blumenthal | Posted 09.22.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Anyway, aside from covering my ass, I decided to blow the whistle on Mitt because I'm a loyal American and I felt it was my patriotic duty. Also, the National Enquirer is paying me a million bucks.

'Get Up Every Day And Beat Your Head Against The Wall'

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

By Rick Rothacker July 12 (Reuters) - For nearly three years, as Kyle Lagow struggled to find work and his finances crumbled, he kept ...

Dan Froomkin

Squelching Secrets: Obama's Prosecutors Are Pursuing The Wrong Target

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of Patrick J. Fitzgerald's last cases as one of the nation's most prominent U.S. attorneys may turn out to be a misfire. John Kir...

Loren Berlin

JPMorgan Chase Whistleblower: 'Essentially Suicide' To Stand Up To Bank

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

When Linda Almonte alerted her boss at JPMorgan Chase about potential fraud in a major deal she was helping to close, she expected him to applaud her ...

Homeland Security Has Some Questions For Indian Software Giant

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

MUMBAI, April 22 (Reuters) - Infosys, India's No. 2 software services exporter, is under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for ...

Stories From the Frontline: Why Is Mortgage Aid, Hater-Aid?

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

Why is the banking industry -- for the most part, since I personally detest over generalizations, resistant to essentially doing the right thing and/or at least doing it in a timely matter?

Stories From the Frontline: Robo Signers vs. The Silent Enemy

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

As a former 1 percent member who got his backside kicked in the real estate "boom and bust" over the last decade, I'm officially a 99 percent member (misery loves company) -- and it's with unique privilege that I can report stories from the frontline.

Even JPMorgan Chase Takes Cover When 'Mt. Saint Almonte' Explodes

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Jerry Ashton

You just don't mess with Linda Almonte. By punishing one of its own for actually doing her job, JPMorgan Chase set into motion the legal and ethical foundations for the case which she has prepared.

She Was In Foreclosure, But Now She's Got $18 Million

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

Look closely at the paperwork if you ever get foreclosed on. It could pay off. That's what Lynn Szymoniak learned when her bank foreclosed on her P...

Whistleblower: BofA Kept Homeowners Out Of Government Program

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

By Jessica Dye NEW YORK, March 7 (Reuters) - Bank of America NA prevented homeowners from receiving mortgage-loan modifications unde...

Why No One Would Listen

Eyal Press | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Eyal Press

What's worse: to be persecuted and indicted for trying to expose an act of wrongdoing -- or to be ignored for doing so?