03 Nov 2022

NSA Whistleblower Unearthed ‘Project’ That Targeted US Communications

This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become an annual paid subscriber to help us continue our coverage of whistleblowers. A National Security Agency whistleblower unearthed a hot-shot analyst’s unauthorized “project” that targeted the communications of citizens or persons in the United States, according to a top secret inspector general

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27 Sep 2022

Biogen Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Massive Kickback Scheme Ends In Huge Settlement

In one of the largest settlements ever secured by a whistleblower under the False Claims Act, the multinational pharmaceutical corporation Biogen agreed to pay $900 million in order to end a lawsuit related to an illegal kickback program.

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17 Sep 2022

US House Of Representatives Finally Passes Whistleblower Protection Bill With Access To Jury Trials

This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become an annual paid subscriber to help us continue our independent journalism. A whistleblower protection bill containing access to jury trials, which has long been a priority for advocates, passed in the United States House of Representatives on September 15. The legislation, the

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President Donald Trump. Photo by the White House.
11 Aug 2022

Justice Department Unlikely To Charge Trump With Violating The Espionage Act

This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become an annual paid subscriber to help us continue our independent journalism. *Article was updated on August 12 to reflect further developments. Mary McCord, who was the chief of the United States Justice Department’s national security division under President

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14 Jul 2022

Jury Finds Former CIA Programmer Guilty Of Leaking CIA Hacking Materials To WikiLeaks

A federal jury in New York convicted former CIA employee Joshua Schulte of violating the Espionage Act when he allegedly released materials on the CIA’s hacking capabilities to WikiLeaks.

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17 Jun 2022

State Of World Press Freedom Darkens As UK Government Approves Assange’s Extradition

This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become a monthly subscriber to help us continue our independent journalism. United Kingdom Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. Patel’s decision to hand over a journalist to the US

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31 May 2022

Major Political Parties In UK Back ‘State Threats’ Bill That Would Jeopardize Press Freedom

All main political parties in the United Kingdom have called for immediate passage in Parliament of new measures to fight “state threats,” which would restrict press freedom and threaten civil liberties.

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15 Mar 2022

UK Supreme Court Slams Door On Assange Appeal, Extradition May Be Authorized

This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become a monthly subscriber to help us continue our independent journalism. Without any explanation, the British Supreme Court denied WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange “permission to appeal” a decision by the British High Court. The Supreme Court maintained the appeal did not

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09 Mar 2022

Arms Flood Into Ukraine As US, NATO Pursue Proxy War Over Peace

The strategy significantly expands the growth prospects for military companies like Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman.

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10 Feb 2022

UK Official Secrets Act Proposals Take Cues From US Espionage Act Cases

Proposals could expand imprisonment for whistleblowers and journalists from two years to as high as 14 years in prison.

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