Summary: On the heels of the major Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) victory, GAP has teamed up with TakePart – a digital division of Participant Media – to demand essential whistleblower protections for federal contractors.
You can visit TakePart.com/whistleblower to view the videos featuring GAP’s Tom Devine and sign the petition demanding whistleblower rights for federal contractors!
This campaign coincides with the American Whistleblower Tour stop at Whitman College today in Washington state.
Related Article: Tri-City Herald
Summary: More coverage of President Obama’s signing of the WPEA on Tuesday. The law will improve protections for federal employees who expose government wrongdoing.
Summary: A second postmortem test has been done on a Russian whistleblower who died in the UK after having fled to escape a Russian crime syndicate. Police are now awaiting the results of toxicology tests. The whistleblower had accused Russian government officials of involvement with one of the largest tax scandals in the country’s history. His death has so far been described as “unexplained.”
Summary: A whistleblower who helped expose security lapses at the Nashville International Airport is now under investigation by the Transportation Security Administration for allegedly revealing too much information, including identifying information of other TSA personnel. Earlier this year, the whistleblower revealed that TSA employees at the airport repeatedly fail tests judging how well they can spot dangerous items in luggage.
Summary: CNN recently interviewed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who declined to comment on his reported ill health. Assange has been living at the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning about sexual assault allegations.