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Whistleblowers news and analysis from The Nation
February 26, 2020
Free Julian Assange!
By depriving the WikiLeaks founder of his freedom, US and Britain prosecutors are intimidating journalists—and abetting torturers, war criminals, and kleptocrats everywhere.
February 4, 2020
Trump and the Whistle-Blower He Hates
US whistle-blower law was explicitly designed to protect witnesses against mob boss retaliation.
November 22, 2019
The New Global Insurrection
From Bolivia to Haiti to Europe and the Middle East, citizens are rising up against corruption and government repression.
October 7, 2019
The Wisconsin Senator Who Keeps Making Things Worse for Trump
Wild-eyed Senator Ron Johnson is desperate to help the president. Instead, he’s confirmed a lot of what the whistle-blower said—and made Biden look good.
October 3, 2019
‘Is It a Crime to Expose Crimes Already Committed?’
Reading Edward Snowden’s new memoir in the midst of the current scandal raging in Washington, the famous Iraq War whistle-blower explains why all whistle-blowers deserve our protection.
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September 24, 2019
Edward Snowden Didn’t Reveal Anything Confidential in His New Book
But the US government will still win its suit against the whistle-blower, says the lawyer who represented Daniel Ellsberg.
September 23, 2019
Why Would a Whistle-Blower Save This Nation of Cowards?
For nearly three years, none of our leaders have held Trump accountable—yet we expect the Ukraine scandal to be different.
September 20, 2019
Edward Snowden Is a 2020 Election Issue
The Trump administration is suing the whistle-blower over his new book. But what would a Democratic president do? That’s a good debate question.
September 17, 2019
‘The Silenced’: Meet the Climate Whistle-Blowers Muzzled by Trump
Six former government scientists describe how the Trump administration made them bury the truth about climate change—and why they won’t stay quiet.
August 16, 2019
‘Official Secrets’ Reveals How Little We Still Know About the Push for War in Iraq
In 2003, Katharine Gun risked everything to try to stop the war. The reporter who broke her story—coming to the big screen later this month—reminds us how many questions remain unanswered.