11 Apr 2021

Two Years After Assange’s Arrest, Biden Can End Trump’s Assault On Press Freedom

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been detained at the high-security Belmarsh prison in London for two years. During that time, Assange became the first publisher to be indicted under the United States Espionage Act and prevailed after a district judge denied the U.S. government’s extradition request. He completed a sentence for “jumping bail” when he sought asylum from Ecuador. He also survived multiple COVID-19 outbreaks in prison.

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07 Apr 2021

Former Employee: Transocean Nearly Caused Oil Rig Catastrophe During Hurricane Zeta

A lawsuit—one of several civil lawsuits—was filed by Christopher Pleasant, a former employee of Transocean and Triton Voyager Asset Leasing assigned to the Deepwater Asgard. He claims the corporations delayed disconnecting from a deepwater well until it was unsafe to “unlatch the vessel.”

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31 Mar 2021

Drone Whistleblower Charged With Violating Espionage Act Pleads Guilty

The following was originally published as part of The Dissenter Newsletter. Daniel Hale, who blew the whistle on the United States government’s targeted assassination program that includes drones, pled guilty to transmitting and retaining “national defense information” in violation of the Espionage Act. The guilty plea by Hale makes him

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09 Mar 2021

Google Employees Demand Whistleblower Protections After Retaliation Against AI Researchers

Google Walkout For Real Change (GWRC), a group of Google employees, have responded to retaliation against AI researchers and seized the moment to demand stronger whistleblower protections

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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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23 Feb 2021

New York Attorney General Backs Whistleblowers In Lawsuit Against Amazon Over Pandemic Workplace Conditions

Backing claims of retaliation by two whistleblowers, the New York’s attorney general sued Amazon for failing to protect workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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17 Feb 2021

Whistleblowing Farmer Alleges Perdue Terminated Contract After He Exposed ‘Sickly Chicks,’ Filthy Production

An agribusiness whistleblower alleges he was terminated in August 2020 from his contract with Perdue after he revealed animal abuse and poor sanitation to the media and public.

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19 Jan 2021

Trump Reportedly Abandoned Pardons For Snowden And Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden were not offered clemency because Trump “did not want to anger Senate Republicans who will soon determine whether he’s convicted during his Senate trial.”

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14 Dec 2020

The Assange Prosecution: A Haunting Reminder Of The Travesty Of Justice In My Case

The prosecution against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has invoked my case, making it a haunting reminder of the travesty of justice that befell me.

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NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org.
07 Dec 2020

Eleventh Circuit Rules Against NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner’s Appeal For Compassionate Release

The 11th United States Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against NSA whistleblower Reality Winner’s request for compassionate release from a federal prison, even though COVID-19 remains a pervasive threat.

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