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Whistleblowers news and analysis from The Nation
November 29, 2022
A United Front Is Needed to Fight the Threat to Journalism Posed by the Assange Prosecution
The New York Times
and major European publications recognize the US Department of Justice’s pursuit of Julian Assange as an attack on press freedom. Now, say it louder.
December 2, 2021
Duty, Honor, Country: Ian Fishback and the Idea of America
This uniformed whistleblower sacrificed his life for this nation no less than the several thousand who fell in battle.
Andrew J. Bacevich
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.
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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.
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.