Whistleblowers

Haiti Protest 2019

The New Global Insurrection The New Global Insurrection

From Bolivia to Haiti to Europe and the Middle East, citizens are rising up against corruption and government repression.

Nov 22, 2019 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

The Wisconsin Senator Who Keeps Making Things Worse for Trump

The Wisconsin Senator Who Keeps Making Things Worse for Trump 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.

Oct 7, 2019 / John Nichols

‘Is It a Crime to Expose Crimes Already Committed?’

‘Is It a Crime to Expose Crimes Already Committed?’ ‘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 protec...

Oct 3, 2019 / Katharine Gun

Edward Snowden Didn’t Reveal Anything Confidential in His New Book

Edward Snowden Didn’t Reveal Anything Confidential in His New Book 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.

Sep 24, 2019 / Martin Garbus

Why Would a Whistle-Blower Save This Nation of Cowards?

Why Would a Whistle-Blower Save This Nation of Cowards? 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.

Sep 23, 2019 / Elie Mystal

Edward Snowden Is a 2020 Election Issue

Edward Snowden Is a 2020 Election Issue 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.

Sep 20, 2019 / John Nichols

‘The Silenced’: Meet the Climate Whistle-Blowers Muzzled by Trump

‘The Silenced’: Meet the Climate Whistle-Blowers Muzzled by Trump ‘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.

Sep 17, 2019 / Covering Climate Now / Oliver Milman

‘Official Secrets’ Reveals How Little We Still Know About the Push for War in Iraq

‘Official Secrets’ Reveals How Little We Still Know About the Push for War in Iraq ‘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 una...

Aug 16, 2019 / Martin Bright

Julian Assange

Trump’s Charges Against Julian Assange Would Effectively Criminalize Investigative Journalism Trump’s Charges Against Julian Assange Would Effectively Criminalize Investigative Journalism

Ever since the Pentagon Papers case, an Espionage Act loophole has been waiting for a president thuggish enough to make use of it.

May 31, 2019 / Bruce Shapiro

The Law Being Used to Prosecute Julian Assange

The Law Being Used to Prosecute Julian Assange The Law Being Used to Prosecute Julian Assange

Since 1917, the US government has used the Espionage Act to restrict freedom of speech, to imprison activists and whistle-blowers, and to dismantle progressive organizations.

May 30, 2019 / Feature / Miriam Schneir

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