Irvin McCullough, June 03, 2016
Last week, Ralph Nader hosted hundreds of civic activists for his Breaking Through Power conference. These activists celebrated the 50th anniversary of the consumer advocate’s book, Unsafe at Any Speed, by listening to panelists describe how they improve civic mobilization and democratic integrity.
Bea Edwards, May 31, 2016
On May 13, Jane Holl Lute, the Special Coordinator on improving the UN response to sexual exploitation and abuse, spoke to an informal session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Staff, May 31, 2016
An Investigative Tour de Force Revealing A New Chapter In The Edward Snowden Story And Highlighting The Whistle Blowers Who Pay With Their Lives to Save Ours
By now, almost everyone knows what Edward Snowden did: leak secret documents revealing that the US government was spying on hundreds of millions of people around the world. But if you want to know why Snowden did it, the way he did it, you need to know the stories of two other men.
Bea Edwards, May 12, 2016
Over a year ago, a source who referred to himself as “John Doe”, released the Panama Papers to the German daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. The release sent shockwaves around the globe, leading to multiple raids, resignations of prominent politicians, and widespread public protest about apparently unethical conduct among high-level government officials and businesspeople.
Staff, May 09, 2016
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SENIOR HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS LEADERS CALL UPON ADMINISTRATION TO DEMAND RELEASE OF REPORT ON CORRUPTION AT UN BODY
Bea Edwards, May 05, 2016
On May 4, 2016, Miranda Brown wrote to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, to request a decision concerning an application she had made for her former position in the Office of the High Commission (OHCHR). The High Commissioner failed to renew Dr.
Bea Edwards, April 29, 2016
Bea Edwards, April 28, 2016
Shanna Devine, April 25, 2016
Friedrich Mosers’ new documentary, A Good American, details the courage and struggle of National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Bill Binney and his partners in committing the truth. Before there was Edward Snowden, there existed a team of senior NSA employees who devised a surveillance program called ThinThread that effectively identified terrorist threats and protected the privacy rights of innocent individuals.
Shanna Devine, April 14, 2016
On April 14th, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed the Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (FBI WPEA) of 2015 (S. 2390). Introduced by Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Leahy, it would upgrade one of the least effective whistleblower policies in the U.S.