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Whistleblowers

Looking at a Bigger Picture: Criminals and Rogue Organizations Within

Rob Kall | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Rob Kall

These rogue institutions are costing the USA trillions of dollars annually. But it goes beyond money. The perpetrators behind these problems don't use guns. They use massive holes in the intentional ignoring of laws by people who should be enforcing them.

Stories Most Feared by Chinese officials Will Still Be Told

PEN American Center | Posted 02.18.2014 | Media
PEN American Center

An individual leaking a damning video or corporate filing needn't be a brilliant political strategist, visionary writer or charismatic operative. They don't need to conceive a motivational manifesto. All they need to do is make a printout, download a file, send an email or post a link.

Kate Sheppard

The Long, Strange Case Of An Arctic Whistleblower

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.06.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The long, strange story of Charles Monnett, a wildlife biologist who spent 14 years working in Alaska for the Department of Interior, is...

Real Journalism vs. Global Big Brother

Norman Solomon | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

For journalists, and for the rest of us, silence is not neutrality; it ends up as acceptance of autocratic rule, a present festooned with pretty-sounding names like "anti-terrorism" and "national security."

Whistleblowers' Advice To Edward Snowden: Don't Come Home

Al Jazeera America | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

What happens to whistle-blowers after the whistle is blown...

Welcome to the Memory Hole

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

What if Edward Snowden was made to disappear? No, I'm not suggesting some future CIA rendition effort or a who-killed-Snowden conspiracy theory of a disappearance, but a more ominous kind.

It's Time to Democratize Patronage for Journalism. Here's Why.

Israel Mirsky | Posted 02.01.2014 | Media
Israel Mirsky

With fewer journalists and a punishing real-time news cycle, news is increasingly composed of information that is easy, fast and inexpensive to get -- like coverage of crime and trials, opinion, celebrity, and syndicated stories.

Supreme Court Considers Whistleblower Protections

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is looking back at the collapse of energy giant Enron to determine who is protected from retaliation after blowi...

Why Edward Snowden Is a Hero

Daniel Raphael | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel Raphael

Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old Booz Allen Hamilton employee, demonized by the mainstream media, is beyond all else a hero.

In Wake of Snowden, US Must Strengthen Commitment to Openness

Danielle Brian | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Danielle Brian

On Thursday, the White House released a preview of its second National Action Plan for the international Open Government Partnership. The plan is silent on the critical reforms needed to address some of the most troubling areas of secrecy.

Opportunistic NYPD Leaks: Undermining Public Safety and Community Trust

Nick Malinowski | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Nick Malinowski

The New York City Police Department is a peculiar institution. The city agency appears to be maintaining its record of tasteless behavior, even as it...

Who's Who? The Faces Behind ‘The Fifth Estate' (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment

Infamous the world over, the name Julian Assange has become synonymous with controversy. As the man at the center of DreamWorks’ The Fifth Estat...

The Etiquette of War and Surveillance

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

We've called on an old and knowledgeable friend, Colonel Manners (ret.). His assignment: to answer letters from Americans puzzled by the etiquette, manners, and language of the arcane national security world of Washington.

Chamber of (Con) Commerce

Adam Resnick | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Adam Resnick

Any legislator that doesn't admonish the Chamber of Commerce and vehemently oppose their pro-corruption agenda might as well say that they support the corporate looting of the very people that voted them into office.

The Gaping Hole In Raising Revenue

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Adam Resnick

All taxpayers, regardless of their political persuasion, should be incensed that their monies that have been siphoned off by fraudsters are not being recovered, despite the fact that the IRS and other agencies have been given the tools to do it.

Report Reveals Worst Laboratory for Animal Welfare Violations

Julia Orr | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
Julia Orr

The USDA apparently cares enough to have cited these labs over and over again, expecting at the very least rudimentary animal care, but it is woefully inadequate at fining, inspecting, and citing labs.

HuffPost Hawaii: 'Keep an Eye on NSA, Military'

Jon Letman | Posted 11.17.2013 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

On the day HuffPost Hawaii launched, I had the chance to sit down briefly -- nine minutes, to be exact -- with Honolulu Civil Beat publisher and CEO P...

Letter to an Unknown Whistleblower

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

You will be denounced as a traitor, a defector, a criminal, and your acts called treasonous, even if you're one of the last hopes of the American republic.

Thinking About Whistleblowers: Their Motives Vary -- The Boss' Response Does Not

Robert Maranto | Posted 11.11.2013 | College
Robert Maranto

Recently my friend and co-author, Penn State Professor Matthew Woessner, showed the courage to publicly protest his university's unprecedented decision to impose an Orwellian "wellness" program on employees, including a highly detailed, even degrading, questionnaire.

Repression of Whistleblowers: Making It Easier to Attack Syria

Norman Solomon | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Without whistleblowers, the mainline media outlets are more transfixed than ever with telling the official story. And at a time like this, the official story is all about spinning for war on Syria.

Is Anybody Listening? HSBC Continues to Launder Money for Terrorist Groups Says Whistleblower

Marni Halasa | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Marni Halasa

"The public needs to know that money is still being funneled through HSBC to directly buy guns and bullets to kill our soldiers. Fines are not acceptable. I want a criminal indictment of HSBC executives," [Stern] asserts. "And if I die because of this, my life will have been worthwhile."

Obama's Inaction in Syria (Almost) Makes Me Wish I Had Supported McCain

Laura Merriman | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Laura Merriman

If we are to be a great country, we need people like Pt. Manning who will hold our military accountable. Pt. Manning is the type of principled, idealistic person I thought President Obama to be.

Jeffrey Toobin Really, Really, Doesn't Like Edward Snowden

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 10.22.2013 | Media
Jonathan Weiler

Ironically, a number of elite journalists have emerged as among Snowden's harshest detractors and of the brand of investigative journalism practiced, for example, by Glenn Greenwald. But this week Jeffrey Toobin appeared to be positioning himself as the leader of that particular pack.

Ellsberg: Bradley Manning Conviction Is Beginning Of Police State

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.21.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Tuesday for handing WikiLeaks a massive cache of sensitive government documents. On Wednesday, ...

The False Choice Between Security and Liberty

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The road forward does not have to be one of either liberty or security. We can take steps to make our national security programs more transparent, accountable, and ultimately more effective.