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Rick Piltz’s Legacy: One Year Later

Louis Clark, October 19, 2015

Read the full article here at CSPW!

Snowden Revelations Continue to Pave the Way for Surveillance Accountability

Gaurav Laroia, October 16, 2015

Last week, the European Court of Justice issued its landmark Schrems decision showcasing the powerful reverberations the Snowden disclosures continue to have around the world. It held that due to the NSA’s mass surveillance programs, a European person’s data may not be stored in the United States. The court invalidated the ironically named “Safe Harbor” agreement, which allowed U.S.

UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression Delivers Strong Guidance on Whistleblower Protection

Bea Edwards, October 14, 2015

David Kaye, the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression at the United Nations has released his report on the topic with a series of strong recommendations for governments and intergovernmental organizations on protecting whistleblowers.

Key Witness Asks UN Secretary General to Stop Investigation of Kompass

Bea Edwards, October 13, 2015

Today, Miranda Brown, the former Acting Director of the Africa Branch at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) wrote a letter to the United Nations Secretary General asking that he stop the investigation of Anders Kompass, the OHCHR official who reported sexual abuse of children at a camp for the displaced in the Central African Republic last summer. Dr.

Accountability at the VA Can’t Wait!

Staff, September 29, 2015

“Whistleblowers from Veterans Affairs facilities across the country are back at home now after a trip to Capitol Hill. A small group was invited to testify in front of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee regarding retaliation after coming forward with claims of falsified records, chronic delays for care, and some questionable medical practices.”

UN Rep Fears Australian Witnesses of Migrant Abuse Will Face Reprisal

Staff, September 28, 2015

Alternative Law Journal“This threat of reprisals with persons who would want to cooperate with me… is unacceptable.”

Pope Francis, Please, A Blessing for Whistleblowers

Martin Edwin Andersen, September 25, 2015

Editor's Note: This op-ed first appeared in the National Catholic Reporter. Martin Edwin Andersen is a former GAP client and national security whistleblower. Here he answers the question, "If you managed to meet up with Pope Francis during his U.S. visit – and you had his full, undivided attention for five minutes – what would you say to him?"

Update: Senate Hearing on VA Whistleblowing Calls for Accountability

Shanna Devine, September 25, 2015

On Tuesday the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing to examine VA whistleblowing and retaliation up close.

Dr. David Goodrich’s Tribute to Rick Piltz: A Reflection of the Current Crisis in California

Dr. David Goodrich, September 21, 2015

During his career in climate, Dr. David Goodrich was Director of both the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) Office in Washington and the Global Climate Observing System Secretariat in Geneva. He retired in February 2011 as Director of NOAA’s Climate Observation Division. Three months later he rode his bicycle from Cape Henlopen, Delaware to Waldport, Oregon. His first long bicycle ride was in 2000, across Washington state, Idaho, and Montana.