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Wikileaks
Wikileaks has developed an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, ...

News Releases

RWB supports legal action against secrets law
2014-12-19
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders regrets that on 10 December, 2014, when the entire world was celebrating the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Japanese government allowed a ...
Whistle blower site RCILeaks.Org wins Icelandic free-speech court battle against Canadian immigrant investor firm
2012-10-04
OrangeWebsite.com
Irreverent Canadian corporate whistleblower site RCILeaks.Org, and its Icelandic internet service provider OrangeWebsite.com, have won a landmark free speech court battle in the Reykjavik District Cou...

Sources Select Resources

ARTICLE 19 to UN Watchdog: Whistleblowers and Journalists' Sources must be protected
Article 19
Article
2015
Article 19
ARTICLE 19 has responded to the call for comment on the protection of journalists' sources and whistleblowers, made by the UN special rapporteur on the right to freedom of expression.
Canadian government 'knew of plans to dump iron into the Pacific'
Chief executive of company responsible for controversial geoengineering test implicates several departments
Lukacs, Martin
Article
2012
The Guardian
As controversy mounts over the revelations that an American businessman conducted a massive ocean fertilisation test, dumping around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate off Canada's coast, it has emerged the ...
Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold fired whistleblower. Then it spilled cyanide into five rivers
McSheffrey, Elizabeth
Article
2016
National Observer
Toronto-based mining giant, Barrick Gold, spilled cyanide solution into five Argentina rivers shortly after firing an engineer who raised serious safety concerns about the mining operation responsible...
Chevron Whistleblower Videos Show Deliberate Falsification Of Evidence In Ecuador Oil Pollution Trial
Gaworecki,Mike
Article
2015
DeSmog
Chevron lost the lawsuit filed against the company by Indigenous villagers who say Texaco, which merged with Chevron, left hundreds of open, unlined pits full of toxic oil waste in the Amazon rainfore...
Government Secrets and the Need for Whistle-blowers
Schneier, Bruce
Article
2013
Whistle-blowing is vital, even more broadly than in government spying. Whistle-blowing is the moral response to immoral activity by those in power. What's important here are government programs and me...
A History of Silencing Israeli Army Whistleblowers: From 1948 Until Today
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2016
CounterPunch
One might expect that only historians would care to revisit the 1948 war that created Israel. And yet the debate about what constitutes truth and myth from that period still provokes raw emotions.
How to Leak to The Intercept
Lee, Micah
Article
2015
The Intercept
Leaking can serve the public interest, fueling revelatory and important journalism. Here are instructions for how to leak safely.
I, spy: Edward Snowden in exile
Rusbridger, Alan; MacAskill, Ewen
Article
2014
The Guardian
The Guardian interviews Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked thousands of classified documents to media outlets. Snowden shares his views on the events that have occured since his exil...
Japan Is Getting An Anonymous Whistleblowing Platform, But Will Journalists Use it?
Quigley, J.T.
Article
2015
Media Channel
In a country with a strong anti-whistleblower sentiment and strict state-secret laws, a university professor has created an annoymous whilstleblower website.
Mouths Wide Shut: Obamas War on Whistleblowers
Feffer, John
Article
2015
CounterPunch
The Obama administration has been ruthless in its prosecution of whistleblowers.
The Other Police State
Private Cops vs. the Public Good
Rosen, David
Article
2013
CounterPunch
A revealing study on "Spooky Business: A New Report on Corporate Espionage Against Non-profits" written by Gary Ruskin confirms one’s worst suspicions about the ever-expanding two-headed U.S. security...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 24, 2015
Whistleblowers and national security
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Article
2015
Connexions
This issue sheds light whistleblowers and the murky world of national security. Governments may often pay lip service to the importance of protecting whistleblowers, but in reality they are almost alw...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 30, 2016
Conflict of interest
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices shines a light on the murky world of conflict of interest, the hidden reality that often underlies appearances of neutrality, objectivity, and due process. Conflicts of inte...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
Tax Evasion
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation the...
Paula Broadwell, Whistleblower
It's More Than a Sex Scandal
Gardner, Fred
Article
2012
CounterPunch
We await the follow-up to Paula Broadwell’s assertion that two prisoners were being held at the CIA “annex” near the consulate in Benghazi at the time of the assault that left Ambassador Christopher S...
Reflections on a whistleblower: Two years after Snowden
Tzabiras, Marianna
Article
2015
IFEX
Two years after Snowden, the international state of surveillance and the ranks of whistleblowers both continue to grow.
The Revolutionary Act of Telling the Truth
Pilger, John
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
Pilger discusses the challenges that we encounter as Western governments and media actively seek to supress any political consciousness and independent thought.
Seymour Hersh Blasts Media for Uncritically Promoting Russian Hacking Story
Scahill, Jeremy
Article
2017
The Intercept
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh said in an interview that he does not believe the U.S. intelligence community proved its case that President Vladimir Putin directed a hacking campaign ...
Snowden and Ellsberg hail leak of drone documents from new whistleblower
McCarthy, Tom
Article
2015
The Guardian
American whistleblowers hailed the release of a collection of classified documents about US drone warfare as a blow on behalf of transparency and human rights. The documents anchored a multi-part repo...
Sources HotLink - March 21, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Sources
Refugees, censorship and North American politics. This issue looks at nine of the most influential whistleblowers in modern history. In France, instances of police violence increase tension in the ref...
10 years in prison for circulating information in public interest
Article
2013
Reporters without Borders
Jeremy Hammond, a 28-year-old WikiLeaks informant and cyber-activist linked to Anonymous, has become the fourth whistleblower to receive a long jail sentence this year in the United States.
U.S. Intelligence planned to destroy Wikileaks
Article
2010
Wikileaks
This document is a classifed (SECRET/NOFORN) 32 page U.S. counterintelligence investigation into WikiLeaks. ``The possibility that current employees or moles within DoD or elsewhere in the U.S. govern...
War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State
Free Press and the National Security State
Greenwald, Robert
Film/Video
2013
Brave New Films
During his election campaigns, Barak Obama promised the most transparent administration in U.S. history. Cynics can rejoice in the fact that the Obama administration has indicted more people for viola...
A War on Wikileaks?
Unhinged at the US State Department and Pentagon
Forte, Maximillian C.
Article
2010
CounterPunch
If the state fails to make any sense - not surprising - it is because it is has no intention of doing so. The state is appealing to something more visceral with all of this posturing: fear. It wants t...
Watch Your Back: Chicago Police Bosses Targeted Cops Who Exposed Corruption
Kalven, Jamie
Article
2016
The Intercept
After Chicago police officers Shannon Spalding and Danny Echeverria filed a whistleblower lawsuit, retaliation against them only intensified.
The Whistleblower's Tale
How Jeffrey Sterling Took on the CIA — and Lost Everything
Maass, Peter
Unclassified
The Intercept
A CIA officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for whistleblowing and filing lawsuits of racial discrimination against the CIA. This is a story of a man who was beaten down and stood back up j...
The Whistleblower's Tale
How Jeffrey Sterling Took on the CIA-- and Lost Everything
Maass, Peter
Article
2015
The Intercept
This is how it ended for Jeffrey Sterling. A former covert officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, Sterling sat down in a federal courtroom with a lawyer on either side, looking up at a judge who...
WikiLeaks: 10 Years of Pushing the Boundaries of Free Speech
Hayase, Nozomi
Article
2016
CounterPunch
We are now entering WikiLeaks 10 year anniversary. The organization registered their domain on October 4, 2006 and blazed into the public limelight in the spring of 2010 with the publication of Collat...

Sources Bookshelf

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
Greenwald, Glenn
Book
2014
Glenn Greenwald recounts his 10-day trip to Honk Kong where he acquired the Snowden Files. Additionally, Greenwald discusses the NSA's unprecedented abuse of power, as well as the media's habitual avo...
Press for Conversion #53
March 2004
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2004
Few realize that during the early 1930s, there was a homegrown fascist plot to overthrow the U.S. government and install a dictatorship.


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