26 Aug 2020

Ahead Of Major Assange Hearing, UK Court Urged To Ensure Press Access

A major three-week hearing in WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition case is scheduled in London on September 7. However, the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic will likely prevent dozens of journalists from around the world from reporting on proceedings if the Westminster Magistrates Court does not take action.

Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who is presiding over Assange’s case, previously stated, “In principle, there is no objection to the use of the cloud video platform, but there are limited licenses to use that platform and it is not generally something the court is involved in.” She added, “Applications must be made to the Old Bailey.”

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19 Aug 2020

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Freedom Groove’ By Keleketla!

Toyi toyi was the dance of the Mau Mau people in Kenya, as they fought against British colonialism. The dance was embraced by the South Africa anti-apartheid movement as a nonviolent means of challenging systems of oppression.

The collaborative music project “Keleketla!” embraces the call-and response tradition of toyi toyi, as well as the way music and politics can feed off each other to produce a transcendent experience.

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17 Aug 2020

Bipartisan Group Of Elites Freak Out As Trump Says He’s Considering A Pardon For Snowden

The bipartisan freakout over the mere possibility that President Donald Trump might pardon Edward Snowden is a reflection of the deep-seated prejudice that exists against the National Security Agency whistleblower. Prejudice formed among elites immediately after Snowden revealed he was behind disclosures that exposed the United States’ global mass surveillance

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14 Aug 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Vindicating The Rights Of Federal Whistleblowers

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights a couple examples of federal whistleblower legislation introduced recently in Congress. 

Whistleblower advocacy groups have fought for more than a decade for access to the courts and jury trials. Yet, in 2012, when there was an opportunity to expand federal whistleblower protections, President Barack Obama and Congress balked at giving federal whistleblowers the same ability to challenge retaliation that whistleblowers in the private sector have. 

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10 Aug 2020

Bills In Congress Would Grant Federal Whistleblowers Access To Courts

Legislation introduced in Congress would fill multiple gaps in federal whistleblower protections and grant access to courts and jury trials for review of their cases.

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07 Aug 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Prison And Police Whistleblowers Face Retaliation For Objecting To Violence

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights a report from the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) that showed dissent channels in federal government agencies aren’t leading to changes and most employees see them as risky. “The report found that the existing channels at

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03 Aug 2020

US Government Employees View Dissent Channels As Risky And A ‘Waste Of Time’

US government employees largely view dissent channels as a “waste of time” and fear they will face retaliation if used, according to a report from POGO.

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30 Jul 2020

Celebrating National Whistleblower Appreciation Day, Despite All Its Contradictions

In 2013, US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning was found guilty of committing offenses on National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.

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28 Jul 2020

Whistleblower Center Warns Fossil Fuel Industry Fraud Spurred By Climate Change Is A ‘Ticking Time Bomb’

Fossil fuel companies dramatically understate the risks posed to them by climate change and threaten the global economy, according to the National Whistleblower Center (NWC).

NWC, a whistleblower advocacy organization in Washington, D.C., compiled a report, “Exposing a Ticking Time Bomb: How Fossil Fuel Industry Fraud is Setting Us Up For A Financial Implosion—and What Whistleblowers Can Do About it.”

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24 Jul 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Massive COVID-19 Outbreak At Women’s Medical Prison—Plus, Disney, McDonald’s Retaliate Against Workers

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola provides an update on the COVID-19 outbreak at Federal Medical Center Carswell, where the number of women who have tested positive is now over 500. NSA whistleblower Reality Winner is one of the prisoners that received positive

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