Statement by Julian Assange on Verdict in Bradley Manning Court-Martial

By: Tuesday July 30, 2013 4:39 pm

Today Bradley Manning, a whistleblower, was convicted by a military court at Fort Meade of 19 offences for supplying the press with information, including five counts of ‘espionage’. He now faces a maximum sentence of 136 years. The ‘aiding the enemy’ charge has fallen away. It was only included, it seems, to make calling journalism [...]

State Dept. Whistleblower Peter Van Buren: Edward Snowden is One Of Us

By: Friday July 12, 2013 3:26 pm

Edward Snowden today made clear both his own bona fides as a whistleblower, and the hypocrisy of the United States in its manhunt for him. Whistleblower? Snowden’s remarks reinforce the basic tenet of whistleblowing, that is an act of conscience. He made clear what he gave up– home, family, perhaps even his liberty and life– [...]

Going Through the ‘Proper Channels’ to Blow the Whistle on Secret Surveillance Programs

By: Sunday June 16, 2013 11:53 pm

A main criticism of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, who disclosed information on secret surveillance programs, is that he did not go through the proper channels before going to the press with classified information. Jeffrey Toobin for The New Yorker argued that America’s system “offers legal options to disgruntled government employees and contractors. They [...]

Dismissal of Whistleblower’s Lawsuit Against Rumsfeld Grants US Officials Greater Immunity for Torture

By: Monday November 12, 2012 6:08 pm

A federal court dismissed a lawsuit last week against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. The suit, brought by Donald Vance, a US Navy veteran and former defense contractor, and Nathan Ertel, also a former defense contractor, alleged he was responsible for torture they had experienced in an American-run prison in Iraq for nearly one hundred [...]

Whistleblower’s Report on Afghanistan War Further Exposes US Military’s Use of ‘Information Operations’

By: Monday February 13, 2012 12:21 pm

The unclassified version of a report on the war in Afghanistan that has been garnering wide attention in the past week was finally published for public viewing last Friday. The report is by Lt. Col. Daniel Davis, a seventeen-year Army veteran who just returned from his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. It asserts military [...]

Court Rehears Whistleblower’s Torture Suit Against Rumsfeld

By: Wednesday February 8, 2012 1:23 pm

The US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals is set to rehear a civil suit against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today. The suit, brought by Donald Vance, a US Navy veteran and former defense contractor, and Nathan Ertel, also a former defense contractor, alleges Rumsfeld is responsible for “intentional mistreatment” that occurred when they were [...]

Review: ‘The Whistleblower’ Humanizes a Character Often Targeted & Vilified By Society

By: Friday August 19, 2011 12:18 pm

Girls and women migrate into the Bosnia sex industry because of lack of opportunity and poor economic conditions. Generally coming from Eastern European countries, they answer ads and are promised good job only to find they become property of traffickers. They are moved across borders on routes that avoid official border crossings, all to disorient [...]

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