Whistleblowers

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Bound By Power: Intended Consequences
Klaehn, Jeffery (ed.)
Book
These essays focus on how power and ideology work within society. Interviews are with Noam Chomsky, Linda McQuaig, Robert Bertuzzi and others. They speak to the issues of the understanding of power an...
Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold fired whistleblower. Then it spilled cyanide into five rivers
McSheffrey, Elizabeth
Article
2016
Toronto-based mining giant, Barrick Gold, spilled cyanide solution into five Argentina rivers shortly after firing an engineer who raised serious safety concerns about the mining operation responsible...
Chevron Whistleblower Videos Show Deliberate Falsification Of Evidence In Ecuador Oil Pollution Trial
Gaworecki,Mike
Article
2015
Chevron lost the lawsuit filed against the company by Indigenous villagers who say Texaco, which merged with Chevron, left hundreds of open, unlined pits full of toxic oil waste in the Amazon rainfore...
Connexions Other Voices - July 22, 2017: Secrecy and Power
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
The Corporation
Achbar, Mark; Abbott Jennifer
Film/Video
2004
The Corporation explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time.
Fighting Secrecy and the National Security State: An Interview With Birgitta Jonsdottir, the Co-Producer of WikiLeaks's "Collateral Murder" Video
Bernstein, Dennis
Article
2013
An interview with Iceland Member of Parliament Birgitta Jonsdottir of the Pirate Party on the status of the international struggle against government secrecy and surveillance.
Government Secrets and the Need for Whistle-blowers
Schneier, Bruce
Article
2013
Whistle-blowing is vital, even more broadly than in government spying. Whistle-blowing is the moral response to immoral activity by those in power. What's important here are government programs and me...
A History of Silencing Israeli Army Whistleblowers: From 1948 Until Today
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2016
One might expect that only historians would care to revisit the 1948 war that created Israel. And yet the debate about what constitutes truth and myth from that period still provokes raw emotions.
How to Leak to The Intercept
Lee, Micah
Article
2015
Leaking can serve the public interest, fueling revelatory and important journalism. Here are instructions for how to leak safely.
The Kill Team
Krauss, Daniel
Film
2013
An account of the aftermath of one American soldier's decision to turn whistleblower after his involvment in the Maywand District murders during the War in Afghanistan.
Mossad Operation Threatened Against Reporter
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
An Israeli journalist who went into hiding after writing a series of reports showing lawbreaking approved by Israeli army commanders faces a lengthy jail term for espionage if caught, as Israeli secur...
Mouths Wide Shut: Obamas War on Whistleblowers
Feffer, John
Article
2015
The Obama administration has been ruthless in its prosecution of whistleblowers.
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
Greenwald, Glenn
Book
2014
Glenn Greenwald recounts his 10-day trip to Honk Kong where he acquired the Snowden Files. Additionally, Greenwald discusses the NSA's unprecedented abuse of power, as well as the media's habitual avo...
The Other Police State: Private Cops vs. the Public Good
Rosen, David
Article
2013
A revealing study on "Spooky Business: A New Report on Corporate Espionage Against Non-profits" written by Gary Ruskin confirms one’s worst suspicions about the ever-expanding two-headed U.S. security...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 24, 2015: Whistleblowers and national security
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Article
2015
This issue sheds light whistleblowers and the murky world of national security. Governments may often pay lip service to the importance of protecting whistleblowers, but in reality they are almost alw...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 30, 2016: Conflict of interest
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
This issue of Other Voices shines a light on the murky world of conflict of interest, the hidden reality that often underlies appearances of neutrality, objectivity, and due process. Conflicts of inte...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016: Tax Evasion
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation the...
The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story of the Suspect Behind the Largest Security Breach in U.S. History
Madar, Chase
Book
2012
In May 2010, an intelligence analyst in the US Army's 10th Mountain Division was arrested on suspicion of leaking nearly half a million classified government documents, including the infamous "Collate...
Paula Broadwell, Whistleblower: It's More Than a Sex Scandal
Gardner, Fred
Article
2012
We await the follow-up to Paula Broadwell’s assertion that two prisoners were being held at the CIA “annex” near the consulate in Benghazi at the time of the assault that left Ambassador Christopher S...
The Polluters: The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment
Ross, Benjamin; Amter, Steven
Book
2010
Provides an account of the American chemical industry and its effect on the environment.
Press for Conversion #53: March 2004
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2004
Few realize that during the early 1930s, there was a homegrown fascist plot to overthrow the U.S. government and install a dictatorship.
Reflections on a whistleblower: Two years after Snowden
Tzabiras, Marianna
Article
2015
Two years after Snowden, the international state of surveillance and the ranks of whistleblowers both continue to grow.
The Revolutionary Act of Telling the Truth
Pilger, John
Article
2015
Pilger discusses the challenges that we encounter as Western governments and media actively seek to supress any political consciousness and independent thought.
Seymour Hersh Blasts Media for Uncritically Promoting Russian Hacking Story
Scahill, Jeremy
Article
2017
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh said in an interview that he does not believe the U.S. intelligence community proved its case that President Vladimir Putin directed a hacking campaign ...
Silkwood
Nichols, Mike (director)
Film/Video
1983
A film inspired by the life of Karen Silkwood. Silkwood was a nuclear whistleblower and a labour union activist who died in a suspicious car accident while investigating alleged wrongdoing at the Kerr...
Snowden and Ellsberg hail leak of drone documents from new whistleblower
McCarthy, Tom
Article
2015
American whistleblowers hailed the release of a collection of classified documents about US drone warfare as a blow on behalf of transparency and human rights. The documents anchored a multi-part repo...
U.S. Intelligence planned to destroy Wikileaks
Article
2010
This document is a classifed (SECRET/NOFORN) 32 page U.S. counterintelligence investigation into WikiLeaks. ``The possibility that current employees or moles within DoD or elsewhere in the U.S. govern...
War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State: Free Press and the National Security State
Greenwald, Robert
Film/Video
2013
During his election campaigns, Barak Obama promised the most transparent administration in U.S. history. Cynics can rejoice in the fact that the Obama administration has indicted more people for viola...
A War on Wikileaks?: Unhinged at the US State Department and Pentagon
Forte, Maximillian C.
Article
2010
If the state fails to make any sense - not surprising - it is because it is has no intention of doing so. The state is appealing to something more visceral with all of this posturing: fear. It wants t...
Watch Your Back: Chicago Police Bosses Targeted Cops Who Exposed Corruption
Kalven, Jamie
Article
2016
After Chicago police officers Shannon Spalding and Danny Echeverria filed a whistleblower lawsuit, retaliation against them only intensified.
The Whistle-Blower as Deep Mole: Spying on Malfeasance
Macaray, David
Article
2014
There’s an intriguing idea based loosely on the turn-of-the-century union practice of "salting" a workplace. Salting consists of union activists secretly hiring into an anti-union shop in order to pro...
Whistle-blowing guide: Sometimes simply telling people the truth about what goes on at work can put a lot of pressure on the boss
Article
2006
Consumer industries like restaurants and packing plants are the most vulnerable. And again, as in the case of the good work strike, you'll be gaining the support of the public, whose patronage can mak...
The Whistleblower's Tale: How Jeffrey Sterling Took on the CIA — and Lost Everything
Maass, Peter
Unclassified
A CIA officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for whistleblowing and filing lawsuits of racial discrimination against the CIA. This is a story of a man who was beaten down and stood back up j...
The Whistleblower's Tale: How Jeffrey Sterling Took on the CIA-- and Lost Everything
Maass, Peter
Article
2015
This is how it ended for Jeffrey Sterling. A former covert officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, Sterling sat down in a federal courtroom with a lawyer on either side, looking up at a judge who...
WikiLeaks: 10 Years of Pushing the Boundaries of Free Speech
Hayase, Nozomi
Article
2016
We are now entering WikiLeaks 10 year anniversary. The organization registered their domain on October 4, 2006 and blazed into the public limelight in the spring of 2010 with the publication of Collat...

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The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Wikileaks
WikiLeaks is a multi-national media organization and associated library. It was founded by its publisher Julian Assange in 2006. WikiLeaks specializes in the analysis and publication of large datas...

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Wikileaks
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ARTICLE 19 to UN Watchdog: Whistleblowers and Journalists' Sources must be protected
Article 19
2015
ARTICLE 19 has responded to the call for comment on the protection of journalists' sources and whistleblowers, made by the UN special rapporteur on the right to freedom of expression.
Canadian government 'knew of plans to dump iron into the Pacific'
Chief executive of company responsible for controversial geoengineering test implicates several departments
Lukacs, Martin
2012
As controversy mounts over the revelations that an American businessman conducted a massive ocean fertilisation test, dumping around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate off Canada's coast, it has emerged the ...
I, spy: Edward Snowden in exile
Rusbridger, Alan; MacAskill, Ewen
2014
The Guardian interviews Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked thousands of classified documents to media outlets. Snowden shares his views on the events that have occured since his exil...
Japan Is Getting An Anonymous Whistleblowing Platform, But Will Journalists Use it?
Quigley, J.T.
2015
In a country with a strong anti-whistleblower sentiment and strict state-secret laws, a university professor has created an annoymous whilstleblower website.
100,000 Clients, $100 Billion: The Swiss Leaks Data
Gerard, Ryle
2015
The files at the foundation of the Swiss Leaks project are based on data secreted away by Hervé Falciani, a former HSBC employee-turned-whistleblower. He turned the data over to the French government ...
Sources HotLink - March 21, 2016
2016
Refugees, censorship and North American politics. This issue looks at nine of the most influential whistleblowers in modern history. In France, instances of police violence increase tension in the ref...
10 years in prison for circulating information in public interest
2013
Jeremy Hammond, a 28-year-old WikiLeaks informant and cyber-activist linked to Anonymous, has become the fourth whistleblower to receive a long jail sentence this year in the United States.