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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?

Looking For Sweet Whistleblower Cash? Don't Go To The FBI

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business

Getting ready to blow the whistle? Be careful who you hand the information to. Whistleblowers who go to the FBI to tip them off about financial fra...

Obama Administration Called Out for Hypocrisy Over Whistleblower Prosecutions

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The Obama Administration has brandished the Espionage Act in six cases to prosecute leaks of classified information to the media, compared to just three such cases in all previous administrations.

The Cost Of "Doing The Right Thing"

Patricia Harned | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business
Patricia Harned

It's not too late to add one more New Year's resolution, a commitment to building an ethical culture at our places of employment where whistleblowers are encouraged and supported

Whistleblowers Earn Record Amount Of Money In 2011

Reuters | Aruna Viswanatha | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

* Cases relate to False Claims Act * Numbers boosted by Glaxo whistleblower payout * Record numbers expected to attract ...

Company Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Rises To All-Time High, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.06.2012 | Business

Even though more workers are witnessing violations of company rules, they're feeling pressure not to say anything. Nearly half of workers witnesse...

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...

Why Was A Marine Whistleblower Punished After Helping Save Lives?

Marcus Baram | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Marcus Baram

Last week, Franz Gayl was given his life back. The Marine Corps veteran, who made waves in 2007 when he blamed top military officials for failing to speed the shipment of life-saving vehicles to Iraq, has spent the last few years seeing his vaunted career ripped to shreds.

Catherine Pearson

Whistleblower Suit Alleges Lab Company Cheats Medicare, Costs Billions

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living

President Obama recently announced plans to cut $320 billion in Medicare and Medicaid costs, but one whistleblower says to cut costs, the government s...

Whistleblowing Laws and Culture Need to Change to Save Taxpayer Dollars

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Calling out waste, fraud and abuse should be seen as a positive act that strengthens government. Unfortunately, in the current climate, whistleblowers are seen as insubordinates for calling attention to failure.

Supreme Court Makes it Harder to Hold Contractors Accountable for Fraud

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

We urge Congress to reject draft legislation that would silence potential whistleblowers, weaken SEC enforcement actions and allow law-breaking companies to evade accountability.

Is The U.S. Prosecuting An Honest Whistleblower?

The New Yorker | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

On June 13th, a fifty-four-year-old former government employee named Thomas Drake is scheduled to appear in a courtroom in Baltimore, where he will fa...

Big Institutional Investor Being Investigated By SEC

Posted 07.12.2011 | Business

State Street Corp, the world's third largest institutional investor, said it was under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SE...

WATCH: Julian Assange Is A Terrible Houseguest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Whether or not you support Julian Assange and Wikileaks, you probably won't want him fighting any of his battles from your couch after this. Emmy a...

Activists Stand Up for Bradley Manning -- and PJ Crowley

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

When we heard that P.J. Crowley had resigned as spokesman for the State Department after criticizing the Pentagon's treatment of suspected whistleblower Army private Bradley Manning, my CODEPINK colleagues and I knew we had to respond.

Under Obama, Better to Commit a War Crime Than Expose One

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Committing war crimes is more likely to get a solider a medal than a prison term. Manning would be far better off today if he'd killed those men in Baghdad himself.

Rolling Stone Psy-Ops Article Exposes Another Breakdown in Military Whistleblower Protections

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

By Nick Schwellenbach, crossposted on POGO's blog Rolling Stone's Michael Hastings has written another article that's gone viral. Here's how it opens...

FDA Whistleblower Allegations Shouldn't Be Swept Under the Carpet

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Secretary Sebelius can't let this issue be swept under the carpet. The lives of patients will continue to be put at risk until the FDA's house is put in order.

Monsanto Forced Fox TV to Censor Coverage of Dangerous Milk Drug

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/856 The following is the third in a series called Get Our Milk Off Drugs, written in response to pending le...

How a Red Herring About WikiLeaks Killed Whistleblower Protections

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

WikiLeaks killed the whistleblower protections bill. It may be one of the few times in history when legislation has passed both chambers yet failed to get to the president's desk. Here's what happened.

SEC Sets Aside $450 MILLION For Whistleblowers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission says it has set aside about $450 million for payments to outside whistleblowers whose inform...

A Whole New Generation of Revolutionaries: WikiLeaks and Julian Assange

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

WikiLeaks raises some of the most poignant questions of our time about the power of cyber warfare, the role of hackers, and the future of the Internet...

Help the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (S. 372) Cross the Finish Line

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

It's absolutely imperative that this legislation, which reflects a true compromise between Senate and House versions of whistleblower reform, becomes law this year:

WikiLeaks Rival To Launch Monday?

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Several key members involved with online whistleblower WikiLeaks are said to be deserting beleaguered founder Julian Assange to form their own rival s...

Journalism Is Not an Attack, Wikileaks Is Not Warfare

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Mull

If you support Wikileaks, if you support transparency, accountability, or even just basic free speech, you should not be playing into the government's semantic game that presents itself as a victim, and Wikileaks as an attacker.