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New York Times: Many on Wall Street Say It Remains Untamed

May 19, 2015

"Wall Street has changed. But perhaps not as much as you would think.

The past several years have been filled with headline-grabbing legal settlements by financial services firms — $11 billion here, $5 billion there. Most of them involved conduct that took place before the 2008 crisis. Virtually every major Wall Street firm has pledged to redouble its efforts to instill an ethical culture. And virtually all the large firms said that if there was bad behavior, it is behind them.

Well, it isn’t.

The Stream: The UN’s ‘culture of silence’?

May 12, 2015

Watch GAP's Shelley Walden and UN Whistleblower James Wasserstrom discuss the UN's "Culture of Silence" on The Stream HERE!

The Guardian: UN aid worker suspended for leaking report on child abuse by French troops

April 30, 2015

"A senior United Nations aid worker has been suspended for disclosing to prosecutors an internal report on the sexual abuse of children by French peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic.

Mother Jones: Big Oil Uses Toxic Chemicals to Clean Up Spills. Will the Feds Finally Make Them Stop?

April 28, 2015

"Five years ago this week, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and setting off the worst oil spill in US history. The images are unforgettable: The Gulf of Mexico on fire. Pelicans emerging from the water entirely covered in thick, black oil. Planes flying overhead, spraying more than a million gallons of an oil-dispersing chemical called Corexit in an attempt to control the spill.

iam: Investigation of WIPO Director General Francis Gurry Stalled.

April 27, 2015

At the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the investigation into allegations of misconduct on the part of Francis Gurry, the Director General, remains stalled.

Read the full story here.

Jim, Pooley, the former Deputy Director General, who originally made the allegations to be investigated, has written to Secretary of State John Kerry, asking for the attention of the State Department to this issue.

 

VICE News: Petraeus Gets Wrist Slap for Sharing CIA Intel as Other Leakers Face Harsh Sentences

April 24, 2015

This a great article in Vice News By: Liz Fields

"What kind of retaliation would you expect to receive from the US government if you handed over state secrets to the media or public? Half a lifetime in prison? Being branded a traitor and charged with espionage? A fine and a slap on the wrist?

'100 percent vindication': Ladera Ranch air marshal fired for whistleblowing wins another ruling

April 16, 2015

"After eight tortured years, vindication inches ever closer for Robert MacLean, fired federal air marshal.

On Tuesday, an administrative judge ordered the Department of Homeland Security 'to show cause why I should not find that (MacLean) has proven his affirmative defense of whistleblowing,' and gave the DHS 14 days to do just that.

MacLean, of Ladera Ranch, is delighted.

100 Reporters – Freedom of Information: World Bank Lags Behind Many Member States

March 13, 2015

In a recent article by the news outlet 100Reporters, it was noted that email communications from a high-powered official with “immense influence in public policy decision around the world” would not be made public.

And they weren’t talking about Hillary Clinton…

Rolling Stone: A Whistleblower's Horror Story

February 19, 2015

This article is another must read...

Years after blowing the whistle on Countrywide, a firm so bogged down with evidence of fraud that finding it was, “like finding a haystack on a pile of needles…Impossible to miss,” Michael Winston is mired in court battles and fighting for his life. All for exposing practices that some say nearly lead to a global financial meltdown.

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