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Posts Tagged ‘whistleblower

Whistleblowers prosecuted while War Criminals remain free?

April 18, 2012

A newly released document acquired by Wired Magazine exposes the United States Defense Department’s torture techniques. In the 37 page report, former CIA official John Kiriakou warns the George W. Bush administration about the techniques that were being used on detainees and explains how they are against US law. His warnings went unheard of — […]

JP Morgan Chase ugly secrets revealed

March 18, 2012

American Banker has released an excellent and disturbing exposé of J.P. Morgan Chase’s credit card services division, relying on multiple current and former Chase employees. Late in 2009, Chase’s credit card services division sold a parcel of nearly $200 million worth of credit card judgments to a debt collector at a discount. This common practice […]

ATF Whistleblower says he is being fired by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

June 29, 2011

An ATF agent who criticized – and publicized — the agency’s “Project Gunrunner” scandal says he’s being fired for politically motivated reasons. Vince Cefalu says he was served with termination papers last week, and he says it’s because he’s been so vocal about mismanagement at Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, past and present. He […]

WikiLeaks Bradley Manning witness takes the Fifth

June 16, 2011

A friend and leading supporter of WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning said Wednesday he refused to testify before a grand jury, citing his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. David House, one of the founding members of the Bradley Manning Support Network, told reporters after his hourlong court appearance the only information he gave the grand jury […]

Julian Assange is only guilty of embarrassing the US

March 19, 2011

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange packed Sydney’s Town Hall to hear Julian Burnside QC and others denounce the treatment of the whistleblower website and the Australian-born Assange at the hands of the Australian and US governments. A panel which included journalist John Pilger and federal MP Andrew Wilkie, a former intelligence analyst and Iraq […]

Swiss whistleblower to hand over to WikiLeaks offshore banking secrets

January 17, 2011

The offshore bank account details of 2,000 “high net worth individuals” and corporations – detailing massive potential tax evasion – will be handed over to the WikiLeaks organization in London by the most important and boldest whistleblower in Swiss banking history, Rudolf Elmer, two days before he goes on trial in his native Switzerland. Elmer […]

Pentagon and FBI prosecutors eye WikiLeaks

August 22, 2010

Pentagon lawyers believe that online whistleblower group WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange acted illegally in disclosing thousands of classified Afghanistan war reports and other material, and federal prosecutors are exploring possible criminal charges, officials familiar with the matter said. A joint investigation by the Army and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is still in […]

Massive Wikileak of secret files exposes truth of Afghanistan War

July 26, 2010

A huge cache of secret US military files today provides a devastating portrait of the failing war in Afghanistan, revealing how coalition forces have killed hundreds of civilians in unreported incidents, Taliban attacks have soared and NATO commanders fear neighboring Pakistan and Iran are fuelling the insurgency. The disclosures come from more than 90,000 records […]

Pentagon Manhunt for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

June 14, 2010

Philip Shenon, a former investigative reporter at The New York Times, alleges that the Pentagon is “desperately” searching for the founder of the whistleblower website Wikileaks, out of concern he is about to publish classified US State Department cables. Curiously, the piece cites an American diplomat as saying their chief concern is the leak of […]