23 Mar 2021

US Consumer Agency Investigates Tesla Whistleblower’s Complaint Involving Solar Systems Catching Fire

Steven Henkes was a field quality manager for SolarCity, which was acquired by Tesla in August 2017. He learned “thousands of residential and commercial systems” installed were “defective and dangerous” and could start fires. But according to his whistleblower complaint, Tesla ignored his concerns, mounted an “orchestrated campaign of retaliation,” and fired him.

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20 Mar 2021

Dissenter Weekly: Biden Accused Of Using Trump Rules To Fire Whistleblower

In this edition of “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola cover a development involving a whistleblower with the Bureau of Land Management, who is being forced out of the agency with a rule adopted under President Donald Trump that was supposed to be revoked.

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16 Mar 2021

Freedom Of Information Act In Crisis: Government Transparency During The Biden Era

Though President Joe Biden’s administration shows a modest interest in restoring government transparency, a wide coalition of activists, journalists, civil liberties, human rights, press freedom, and other nonprofit organizations demand stronger action.

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12 Mar 2021

Dissenter Weekly: In Attack On Freedom Of Expression, Congolese Whistleblowers Face Death Sentences

In this edition of “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola shares a disturbing update involving death sentences that were issued in absentia against two Congolese whistleblowers who exposed an international money laundering network. Kevin also highlights bank whistleblowers who urge the United States Justice Department to further prosecute

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10 Mar 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Television’ By Lula Wiles

Lula Wiles is an Americana trio that skillfully employs traditional music forms to provide poignant commentary on current issues.

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Nube Brown with her fiancé and SF Bay View Editor-In-Chief Keith Malik Washington. Photo Credit: Nube Brown.
09 Mar 2021

Journalist Detained At GEO Group Halfway House Faces Retaliation For Exposing COVID-19 Outbreak

Keith Malik Washington faces retaliation for exposing a COVID-19 outbreak at a halfway house operated by GEO Group.

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03 Mar 2021

US Journalists Form Unions To Survive ‘Hedge Fund Vampires’ And COVID-19 Pandemic

Many of these unions have sought representation from the NewsGuild, a branch of the Communications Workers of America (CWA). They include editorial staff, who recognize the shared working conditions of an industry in crisis.

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02 Mar 2021

Congolese Whistleblowers, Who Allegedly Exposed Israeli Oligarch’s Efforts To Evade US Sanctions, Identify Themselves

Israeli businessman Dan Gertler allegedly established a “money laundering network” designed to evade United States sanctions against him. He also was accused of using the network to “acquire new mining assets” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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26 Feb 2021

Dissenter Weekly: Whistleblowers In Arizona Expose ‘Software Bug’ Keeping Incarcerated Past Release Dates

In this edition of “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola covers a report on a “software bug” exposed by whistleblowers, which resulted in hundreds of people staying incarcerated past their release dates.

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Karl Battiste with daughter Karla. Photo courtesy of Karla Battiste.
18 Feb 2021

Ten People Died After Chicago Refused To Stop Jailing People During COVID-19 Pandemic

Chicago’s refusal to significantly reduce incarceration during the COVID-19 pandemic left a wake of preventable death and trauma.

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