The Fulcrum: 2019 Integrity Awards Dinner

Note: this article, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. 2019 Integrity Awards Dinner OCT. 30, 2019 Organizer: Coalition for Integrity The Coalition will be presenting Senator Chuck Grassley and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney the Integrity Award for their work on beneficial ownership transparency. They will also be giving the Corporate Leadership Award to [...]

2019-10-15T08:54:24-04:00October 15th, 2019|In The News, National Security, Whistleblowers|

The National Memo: American Whistleblowers, Inside And Outside The System

Note: this article, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. American Whistleblowers, Inside And Outside The System An open letter from more than 100 former national security officials applauds the “responsible whistleblower” who came forward with information about President Trump’s Ukraine dealings. While the identity of the whistleblower is unknown, “we do know that [...]

2019-10-15T08:50:53-04:00October 15th, 2019|In The News, National Security, Whistleblowers|

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting: ‘Political Interference in the Whistleblower Disclosure Process Is Horrifying’

Note: this interview, featuring our Director of Education and Senior Counsel Dana Gold, was originally published here. ‘Political Interference in the Whistleblower Disclosure Process Is Horrifying’ CounterSpin interview with Dana Gold on whistleblower protection Janine Jackson: The New York Timesstands by its decision to publishidentifying details about the whistleblower at the center of Donald Trump’s power-abusing call with the [...]

2019-10-09T08:38:42-04:00October 9th, 2019|In The News, National Security, Whistleblowers|

On The Media: Go and Get Yourself a Whistle and Blow

This podcast, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. Go and Get Yourself a Whistle and Blow Ever present in the Snowden and Manning era, the word "whistleblower" is again dominating the airwaves. But where exactly did the word come from? Who gets to decide who qualifies as a whistleblower? Back in 2015, [...]

2019-10-03T08:58:22-04:00October 3rd, 2019|In The News, National Security, Whistleblowers|

The Hill: Internal DHS and ICE Immigration Practices Are Broken

Note: this article, written by our Dana Gold and Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Internal DHS and Ice Immigration Detention Practices Are Broken This month’s damning report from the agency’s own inspector general, which rebuked ICE’s detention practices, including placing immigrants in solitary confinement, is an accountability decoy. In fact, the report only scratches the surface [...]

2019-06-24T10:13:46-04:00June 24th, 2019|Immigration, In The News, Whistleblowers|

Whistleblower Protection: Political battles loom in fight for robust European whistleblowers Directive

Read the original article here If not taken forward in the right way, this legislation could shrink freedom of speech, rather than expand it, hence the high stakes of these ongoing political battles. My hope is that the political compromises which will have to be made, do not weaken protection against retaliatory action and the right [...]

2019-01-09T16:22:32-05:00November 14th, 2018|In The News, Whistleblowers|

The “Youth v Gov” Climate Change Lawsuit: An Update and Some Insightful Perspectives

CSPW has been following with great interest the ups and downs, ins and outs of the long and arduous pathway 21 youth plaintiffs have been trekking for three years, in a sustained effort to see their legal case against the US government be tried in court. We last wrote about this in December 2016: Why Are [...]

As Fossil Fuels Melt the Planet, Could Climate Change Cause a Nuclear Meltdown?

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following an earthquake and a tsunami. SOURCE: https://bit.ly/2qhoWGq Nearly three dozen nuclear power plants are inadequately protected against major flooding guaranteed to occur after an upstream dam failure – flooding that could easily lead to an accident or meltdown on the scale of the 2011 nuclear power disaster [...]