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Friday News Roundup

Staff, May 01, 2015

Some much needed good news, but does it go far enough? 

“After more than a decade of wrenching national debate over the intrusiveness of government intelligence agencies, a bipartisan wave of support has gathered to sharply limit the federal government’s sweeps of phone and Internet records.”

GAP and Partners Applaud Bicameral Legislation to Strengthen Military Whistleblower Protection Act

Staff, April 29, 2015

Today, GAP and nearly 30 coalition partners sent a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer in support of the Legal Justice for Servicemembers Act, which would strengthen protections for military whistleblowers, including sexual assault survivors.

In support of these overdue reforms, the letter states:

Whistleblowers Being Punished for Protecting Innocent Children

Staff, April 29, 2015

What do you get when you report and potentially halt the alleged abuse and sexual assault of innocent children by those in the highest echelons of power? An award? Public acclaim, perhaps? Try a suspension, a full investigation into your life, and possible dismissal. 

Social Status: The Justice System's Double Standard?

Staff, April 27, 2015

Listen to a great interview with GAP’s Jesselyn Radack on our justice system’s double standard in regard to so-called “leak prosecutions.”

Is the US government unfairly targeting whistle-blowers?
News Talk



Derek Kerr, MD and Maria Rivero, MD, April 23, 2015

Those attending GAP’s Whistleblower Tours now receive a leaflet describing “The 6 Stages of Whistleblowing”;

1) Discovery
2) Disclosure
3) Retaliation
4) Isolation (by fearful co-workers)
5) Solidarity (with allies, reporters, regulators, support groups)
6) Vindication (via public recognition and organizational reform)

SEC Awards More Than One Million Dollars to Compliance Officer

Staff, April 22, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a whistleblower award of more than one million dollars to a compliance officer who provided information that helped the SEC in an enforcement action against the tipster’s company. The award is significant in that it highlights the critical role of the SEC’s Whistleblower Program in preventing harm to investors.

The Darker Side of Whistleblower Retaliation: What's the World Coming to?

Staff, April 22, 2015

A whistleblower attorney “provided police officials with an external hard drive for them to load with e-mail and other data responding to his discovery request. When he got it back, he found something he didn't request.”

The hard drive contained three Trojans, including a password logger and “a program that connects to attacker-controlled servers and downloads and installs additional programs.”

Five Years After BP Oil Spill: Is Poison Being used to clean up Oil?

Staff, April 20, 2015

Note: Please Visit The ALERT Project and Submit a Public Comment to the EPA in Support of Dispersant Restrictions Today!

Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls Upon the World Bank to Adopt the Four Point Proposal to end Racial Discrimination at the World Bank

Beatrice Edwards, April 20, 2015

On March 20, 2015, the Reverend Jesse Jackson addressed an open letter to the African and Caribbean Members of the World Bank’s Board of Governors requesting that they address the longstanding issue of racial discrimination at the institution.

Confidential Whistleblower Tips to the Government? Think Again…

Staff, April 17, 2015

“Got a hot tip about federal waste, fraud or corruption? You should think twice about using the government’s own online systems for collecting such complaints.

"Many of them promise confidentiality but for years have sent sensitive data…across the Internet in a way that could be intercepted by hackers or snoops. Or, perhaps worse still, by the agencies named in the complaints.”