Doctors Pamela McPherson and Scott Allen blew the whistle on the Trump administration’s child detention practices. Having been hired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties to serve as subject matter experts, the doctors described the substandard and dangerously lax medical care children were receiving at detention centers.
Joel Clement directed the Department of Interior’s Office of Policy Analysis and assessed the impacts of climate change on Native Arctic communities. In June 2017, Clement and dozens of senior officials were involuntarily reassigned as part of a larger systematic effort within the Trump administration to marginalize employees whose work focuses on climate change and other [...]
2016: An anonymous ex-Monsanto executive received a $22 million award from the Securities and Exchange Commission for blowing the whistle on the company’s improper accounting mechanisms. The award is the second largest the SEC has given out as part of its whistleblower program.
In a September 2015 press conference, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha risked her career to reveal research findings that showed children's blood lead levels in Flint, Michigan, had doubled after the city’s water source was switched to the Flint River in April 2014. Despite immediate blowback from state and local officials, Hanna-Attisha persisted with her research and continued to [...]
A Marine Corps veteran and Addiction Therapist at the Phoenix VA, Brandon Coleman witnessed a plethora of improper and possibly unlawful practices within the facility. Coleman disclosed that suicidal veterans had been neglected, and left to walk out of the hospital without proper care. Following his disclosure, Coleman learned that his own medical records had been accessed by [...]
Miranda Brown, Chief of the East and South Africa section for the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, blew the whistle on the sexual abuse of children in the Central African Republic by peacekeepers and the retaliation against Anders Kompass, the one senior official who reported it to law enforcement. Subsequently, she was [...]
Edward Snowden is a former Booz Allen Hamilton federal contractor employee who disclosed information regarding the NSA’s blanket surveillance of U.S. citizens through a secretive data-mining program that collects the phone records, e-mail exchanges, and Internet histories of hundreds of millions of people around the globe.
Jim Schrier, a veteran USDA meat inspector, reported clear humane handling violations involving market hogs at a Tyson Foods slaughter facility. After raising concerns to his supervisor, he was sent to work at a facility 120 miles away. His wife started a Change.org petition that has gathered more than 180,000 signatures asking the USDA to [...]
USDA poultry inspector Sherry Medina has collected more than 70,000 signatures in a Change.org petition asking Tyson Foods to stop its excessive use of hazardous chemicals in poultry processing. Medina exposed the serious health issues that she and other inspectors have experienced while working at a Tyson plant in Albertville, Alabama.
Dr. Aicha Elbasri was the spokesperson for the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur when she witnessed first-hand how the UN was obscuring the reality of atrocities being committed against Darfuris and failing to protect civilians. Unwilling to be a part of a mission that was lying to the public, Elbasri resigned eight months into the position and leaked thousands [...]