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Protect Whistleblowers | By John Scales Avery, CounterCurrents.org

The world urgently needs a system of international laws for protecting whistleblowers. There are many reasons for this, but among the most urgent is the need for saving civilization and the biosphere from the threat of a catastrophic nuclear war. It is generally recognized that a war fought with nuclear weapons would be a humanitarian and environmental disaster, affecting neutral ...

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Pentagon report says Defense Department whistleblowers have been left vulnerable to reprisals | The Washington Post

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Aaron Mehta | Center for Public Integrity, Published: May 5 The Defense Department has inadequately protected from reprisals whistleblowers who have reported wrongdoing, according to an internal Pentagon report, and critics are calling for action to be taken against those who have been negligent. The report, dated May 2011, accuses the officials, who work in ...

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Silent State: The Campaign Against Whistleblowers in Washington by Tom Engelhardt | Antiwar.com

On January 23rd, the Obama administration charged former CIA officer John Kiriakou under the Espionage Act for disclosing classified information to journalists about the waterboarding of al-Qaeda suspects. His is just the latest prosecution in an unprecedented assault on government whistleblowers and leakers of every sort. Kiriakou’s plight will clearly be but one more battle in a broader war to ...

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