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Global Anticorruption Blog: UN, Heal Thyself – The UN’s Embarrassing Failure to Protect Whistleblowers

October 21, 2014


The United Nations has positioned itself as one of the leading global voices against corruption, principally through the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). Among the many vital topics covered by UNCAC is the protection of whistleblowers. UNCAC Article 33 provides:

New York Times: Support Protections for Whistleblowers

August 28, 2014


Having served in senior positions at both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice, I know that the many settlements with banks arising out of the financial crisis are not mere “spankings,” but critical, hard-fought victories. But real change requires charging individuals, and not just balance sheets. And to take down the truly bad actors, law enforcement and regulatory authorities need whistle-blowers.

HuffPost Live: Top Stories For Monday, August 18

August 18, 2014

Join @AlyonaMink for the stories making headlines Monday morning including the latest on the ground in Ferguson, Wikileak's Assange saying he's leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy and David Gregory allegedly getting hush money to go quietly from NBC.


Government Executive: Meet the Man Leading the Snowden Damage Investigation

August 17, 2014


Among the many actions the Obama administration took in the “post-Snowden” era of insider threats was to appoint a new governmentwide counterintellligence chief.

The man filling that role, or the “NCIX,” as acronym-inclined national security feds call the National Counterintelligence Executive, is Bill Evanina, 47, a former FBI special agent with a counter-terrorism specialty.

Huffington Post: Building a Community of Truth-Tellers to Answer Daunting 'What's for Dinner' Quesiton

August 15, 2014


Across the nation, millions of Americans are asking the age-old question: “What’s for dinner?” It used to be as simple as choosing between chicken and beef, but today the choices have become considerably more nuanced. It’s now a matter of free-range and “all natural,” gluten-free or vegan, organics vs. GMOs, etc. And to make the question harder still, there’s a constant flood of media reports on things like pink slime, industry misinformation about contamination, and other scandals dogging the industrial food system.

Al Jazeera America: US Cities Combating Climate Change on the Local Level

August 15, 2014


When it comes to climate change, a major part of President Barack Obama's plan is to promote ideas and solutions at state and local levels.

Wired Magazine: Snowden – I Left the NSA Clues, But They Couldn’t Find Them

August 14, 2014


If the NSA still doesn’t know the full extent of the greatest leak of secrets in its history, it’s not because of Edward Snowden’s attempts to cover his tracks. On the contrary, the NSA’s most prolific whistleblower now claims he purposefully left a trail of digital bread crumbs designed to lead the agency directly to the files he’d copied.

International Business Times: Former NSA Director Keith Alexander Denies Revealing US Intelligence Secrets For Massive Salary

August 11, 2014


General Keith Alexander, the former director of the U.S. National Security Agency, has spent nearly two months as a public punching bag since announcing that after decades of intelligence work, he’ll now charge private companies up to a million dollars for his advice. And this week Alexander finally responded to the criticism, telling the AP he won't be selling state secrets to the highest bidder -- which will likely anger his critics even more.   

TakePart: How Do You Recruit a Food-Industry Whistleblower?

August 07, 2014


If you’re a USDA meat inspector or a researcher at a biotech firm, Googling “whistle-blower rights” from a company computer is probably not in your best interest. That’s why the people behind the Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign have been thinking a lot about smart phones.

The group’s newly redesigned website, in addition to providing consumer information about food-related issues such as antibiotic resistance and ag-gag legislation, hopes to recruit whistle-blowers.


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