whistleblowers

Pay for pardons? John Kiriakou on Trump’s final flop and Biden’s new intelligence picks

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou details his personal experience dealing with Trump insiders including Rudy Giuliani, to secure a pardon. He says Giuliani demanded $2 million to work on his behalf. Kiriakou also shared his thoughts with Anya Parampil on Biden’s new intelligence picks.
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Trump Caps off Law and Order Legacy With Record Executions, No Mercy for Whistleblowers

Missing from Trump's flurry of last-minute pardons were Snowden, Assange, or Reality Winner. Instead, the president will leave office with a record number of executions under his belt and a slew of pardons for political allies.
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Biden’s transition team is filled with war profiteers, Beltway chickenhawks, and corporate consultants

A glance at the Biden-Harris agency review teams should provide a rude awakening to anyone who believed a Biden administration could be “pushed to the left.” An eye-popping array of corporate consultants, war profiteers, and national security hawks have been appointed by President-elect Joe Biden to agency review teams that will set the agenda for his administration. A substantial percentage of them worked in the United States government when Barack Obama was president. The appointments should provide a rude awakening […]

Britain’s secret state and the need for whistle-blowing

Who defines national security? In its own small way, my case illustrates the conflict and tensions around the issue of “national security”. I would argue that the Iraq war was not only against our national security but has been catastrophic for global security as a whole.  In fact, Lord Goldsmiths’ own legal advice at the time (prior to him changing […]
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Why did Amnesty UK, Bellingcat and White Helmets sabotage Roger Waters webinar on corporate pollution?

The Grayzone obtained audio of a call in which Roger Waters confronted Amnesty leadership over efforts by Syria regime-change operatives – including its own staff –  to sabotage an Amazon Watch webinar on Chevron’s pollution of Ecuador. The campaign manager of Amnesty International UK, Kristyan Benedict, appears to have removed an Amnesty International tweet announcing an Amazon Watch webinar to raise awareness both of Chevron’s pollution of an indigenous region of Ecuador and the company’s ruthless persecution of environmental lawyer […]

Why did Amnesty UK, Bellingcat and White Helmets sabotage Roger Waters webinar on corporate pollution?

The Grayzone obtained audio of a call in which Roger Waters confronted Amnesty leadership over efforts by Syria regime-change operatives – including its own staff –  to sabotage an Amazon Watch webinar on Chevron’s pollution of Ecuador. The campaign manager of Amnesty International UK, Kristyan Benedict, appears to have removed an Amnesty International tweet announcing an Amazon Watch webinar to raise awareness both of Chevron’s pollution of an indigenous region of Ecuador and the company’s ruthless persecution of environmental lawyer […]

Julian Assange Show Trial Resumes: Why the U.S. Government Wants Him Silenced

Julian Assange has been held in isolation (23 hours per day) at Belmarsh high-security prison since he was dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London on April 11, 2019. The United States government claims he violated its Espionage Act of 1917 and committed illegal computer hacking. U.S. authorities requested England’s government arrest and extradite […]

Espionage Act Reform Bill Would Protect Journalists Like Julian Assange

Shadowproof — Under legislation proposed in Congress, the United States government would not be able to prosecute journalists like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who publish classified information.
Democratic Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Ro Khanna introduced the Espionage Act Reform Act to reaffirm “First Amendment protections for journalists” and ensure “whistleblowers can effectively report waste, fraud, and abuse to Congress.”