09 Apr 2021

Dissenter Weekly: Amazon and Google’s Retaliation Against Whistleblowers

In this edition of “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights the turmoil at Google, which inspired a shareholder to demand the corporation adopt protections for whistleblowers. Amazon is in the midst of thwarting workers at a plant in Bessemer, Alabama, from forming a union. Kevin covers a

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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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02 Apr 2021

Dissenter Weekly: Biden Justice Department Wields Espionage Act To Coerce Drone Whistleblower’s Guilty Plea

In this edition of “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola shares his reporting on drone whistleblower Daniel Hale, who was charged under the Espionage Act and pled guilty on March 31. Although Hale was charged under President Donald Trump, the plea made Hale the first whistleblower prosecuted with

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26 Mar 2021

Dissenter Weekly: Whistleblowers Help Shut Down Detention Center In Pennsylvania Where Child Abuse Occurred

In this edition of “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights the record number of workplace complaints that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the US Labor Department received in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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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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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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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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