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Whistleblowers

Homeland Insecurity

Peter Van Buren | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Robert MacLean is a former air marshal fired for an act of whistleblowing. His is an all-too-twenty-first-century story that shows us how deep the Washington rabbit hole really goes.

Silencing Whistleblowers

Cathy Kangas | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Why would the agribusiness industry want to stop the public from discovering what actually goes on in its plants? What does it have to hide?

Julian Assange on George Bush's Library and Bradley Manning's Trial

Medea Benjamin | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

"If Manning is charged with espionage, this criminalizes national security reporting. Any leak of classified information to any media organization could be interpreted as an act of treason. People need to convince the media that it is clearly in their self-interest to take a principled stand."

Honoring the Courageous Truth-Tellers

Joe Newman | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Joe Newman

This week, it's a good time to remember Ron Ridenhour. He refused to let the horrors of My Lai get covered-up by a military brass that just wanted the story buried and forgotten.

'War on Whistleblowers' Shows Heavy Price Paid for Speaking Out

Joe Newman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Joe Newman

Unfortunately, what happened to these whistleblowers underscores the growing secrecy in America's national security state. Nowhere is that more evident than the Obama administration's unprecedented prosecution of whistleblowers under the Espionage Act.

Pfc. Bradley Manning Is Being Railroaded? All Aboard.

Victor Lopez | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Victor Lopez

What Manning and WikiLeaks shared was journalism in its purest form, plain and simple. What follows is a dog and pony show where Bradley will likely pay with his life.

IRS: The Jester of the Sequester

Adam Resnick | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Adam Resnick

Why would an institution whose mission is tax collection try to undermine a legislative mandate to facilitate that mission? The IRS announcement is especially perverse when one considers that Congress does not need to budget for paying whistleblowers.

A Salute to Bradley Manning, Whistleblower, As We Hear His Words for the First Time

Daniel Ellsberg | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Daniel Ellsberg

Today, the Freedom of the Press Foundation has published an audio recording of Bradley Manning's speech to a military court from two weeks ago, in which he gives his reasons and motivations behind leaking over 700,000 government documents to WikiLeaks.

The War Against Bradley Manning -- A War Against All Who Speak Out Against Injustice

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

While brave men and women such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Henry David Thoreau, Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman are lauded as American heroes today, they were once considered enemies of the state.

Fleshing out a Conversation With the Meat Industry

Katy Keiffer | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Katy Keiffer

The meat industry has achieved a level of crippling paranoia despite the reality that we are a meat loving population. But it would seem to be in the best interest of consumers and trade alike to spend some time listening to each other.

When Peacemakers Become Perpetrators: Kathryn Bolkovac Introduces The Whistleblower at the UN

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Lia Petridis Maiello

Kathryn Bolkovac had a passion for representing an institution that symbolizes the culture of peace, humanity and international justice like no other in the world. After living up to the moral standards set by the very same institution, her career in international law enforcement ended in April 2001.

Ghost of Anonymous

Brian Penny | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Penny

I went on a spiritual journey and realized devoting my present to a moment in the past is unhealthy. There are too many problems continuing in the world at large, much less the world around me. I'm too powerful to stand still waiting on the world to change.

IRS Paid Whistleblowers Record Amount Last Year

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

By Nanette Byrnes Feb 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service paid a record $125.4 million in 2012 to whistleblowers who provided evidence o...

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.

WATCH: John Kiriakou On 30-Month Sentence: "It's Sad To Me That I'm The Only One Going To Prison"

Posted 01.31.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, sentenced last week to 30 months in prison for disclosing classified information to journalists, gave an in-depth in...

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.

Torture Whistleblower Sentenced To 30 Months In Jail

www.nytimes.com | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The first Central Intelligence Agency officer to face prison for disclosing classified information, was sentenced on Friday to 30 m...

Ryan J. Reilly

CIA Leaker Ready For '30 Years... Oh My God, 30 Months In Prison'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Kiriakou is expected to report to a federal court in Virginia on Friday and become the first former CIA officer to be sentenced to ...

Ryan J. Reilly

John Kiriakou Hopes Aaron Swartz's Death Sparks Discussion Of Prosecutorial Overreach

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former CIA officer scheduled to be sentenced on Friday for leaking protected information said in an interview Wednesday that the suspe...

What Lance Armstrong and Bernie Madoff Have in Common

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 01.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

What do Lance Armstrong and Bernie Madoff have in common? Are they a different species from each other and from us? No, they are all too human. Like many of us, they want to be superhuman. The difference? They feel driven and entitled to go for it at any cost.

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...

Commuting John Kiriakou's Sentence Would Be a Step in the Right Direction for Obama

Dan Froomkin | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

Had John Kiriakou actually engaged in torture, he wouldn't be in any trouble at all -- he never even would have been investigated. But because he talked about torture with reporters, he's going to prison.

Aaron Swartz and the Questions That None Dare Ask Obama

Will Bunch | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Will Bunch

Swartz's persecution can't be passed off as an isolated incident. Instead, it feels more like the exclamation point on an administration whose commitment to maintaining secrecy, blocking transparency, limiting the flow of information and squelching dissent has been both unexpected and shocking.

A Conversation With Anonymous

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 03.10.2013 | Crime
Michealene Cristini Risley

After we exchanged a few correspondences, an individual designating himself as a high-level Anonymous member consented to a rare email interview. The conversation touches on the impact the group has had on the Steubenville investigation and the victim's take on LocalLeaks.