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ABC Melbourne: The Whistleblowers Who May Have Inspired Edward Snowden, and a Star of Sage and Screen

July 29, 2014


Listen to the full interview here. 

Jon Faine's co-host is Sophie Black, Editor in Chief at Private Media across six titles including Crikey.

Their first guest is actor and director Lou Diamond Phillips, who is in Melbourne playing the King of Siam in The King and I at the Princess Theatre. He is also the National Spokesperson for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (U.S.)

TechDirt: Former CIA/NSA Boss Michael Hayden Admits Ed Snowden Was A Whistleblower

July 28, 2014

Ever since Snowden first leaked the documents he took from the NSA, there's been a (somewhat ridiculous) debate over whether or not he was a "whistleblower" or "a traitor" (or potentially somewhere in between). However, it seems like many fall into one of those somewhat polar opposite positions.

NPR: Before Snowden – The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil

July 22, 2014


Listen to the audio version here. 

Bill Binney worked at the National Security Agency nearly three decades as one of its leading crypto-mathematicians. He then became one of its leading whistleblowers.

AG Week: Poultry Rule Would Shift Inspection Responsibilities

July 21, 2014


A coalition of consumer groups has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of Management and Budget to release the latest version of a rule to change poultry inspection and open a new comment period.

Unconfirmed reports have circulated that USDA pulled back on a proposal to increase the speed at which chickens whizz past inspectors after a meeting with the National Council of La Raza, which speaks for the Hispanic workers employed in the plants.

New York Times: Wall Street’s New Enforcers Aim to Muzzle Whistleblowers

July 21, 2014


Jordan Thomas is chairman of the whistle-blower representation practice at Labaton Sucharow and was a former assistant director in the enforcement division of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Tom Devine is legal director of the Government Accountability Project and co-author of “The Corporate Whistleblower’s Survival Guide: A Handbook for Committing the Truth.”

ValueWalk: SEC Whistle Blower Program Increasingly Stymied

July 21, 2014


Legal measures such as gag orders and having employees sign mandated agreements to forfeit whistleblower rewards are nullifying protections.

Corporate Counsel: Coalition Blows the Whistle on Whistleblower Retaliation

July 21, 2014


Labaton Sucharow, the Government Accountability Project and more than 250 other whistleblower advocates are pushing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to improve its program that was created four years ago as part of Dodd-Frank’s efforts to help workers report corporate wrongdoing.

Wall Street Journal: Coalition Presses SEC on Whistleblower Rules

July 21, 2014


A pro-whistleblower coalition is pressing the Securities and Exchange Commission to clarify the protections afforded to employees who raise concerns about suspected wrongdoing in their workplaces.

The group, which includes non-profits the Government Accountability Project and the Project on Government Oversight, plaintiff-side law firm Labaton Sucharow LLP and others, sent the agency a letter Friday, saying the move comes out of “concern for the widespread and growing problem of retaliatory conduct against corporate whistleblowers.”


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