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Successful Farming: Petition Calls for EPA Regulation of Large Dairy and Hog Farms

Petition Calls for EPA Regulation of Large Dairy and Hog Farms This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Two dozen environmental and consumer groups, including the Sierra Club and Government Accountability Project, petitioned the EPA on Tuesday to regulate large dairy and hog operations under federal air [...]

The Daily Californian: Reparations for CA forced sterlization survivors: Support AB 1007

Reparations for CA forced sterilization survivors: Support AB 1007 This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Between 1909 and 1979, California forcibly sterilized over 20,000 people of color, people with disabilities and imprisoned people. Based on white supremacist eugenics laws and ableist conceptions of who [...]

The Hill: Lawmakers, whistleblower advocates push Biden to fill federal employment board

Lawmakers, whistleblower advocates push Biden to fill federal employment board This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Lawmakers are urging President Biden to fill an obscure employment board responsible for determining the fate of whistleblowers and other workers dismissed by the federal government. The three-member Merit [...]

Government Executive: GovExec Daily: A Request for Stronger Whistleblower Protections

GovExec Daily: A Request for Stronger Whistleblower Protections This podcast features our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. Last week, more than 200 groups called on President Biden and congressional leadership to enact stronger whistleblower protection laws, especially to ensure that the government is fairly spending [...]

Federal News Network: Cabinet secretaries get their marching orders on the White House’s Buy American initiative

Cabinet secretaries get their marching orders on the White House’s Buy American initiative This podcast features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. President Joe Biden has told Cabinet secretaries to take a “hard look at their agency’s spending” to make sure they are meeting the goals of his Buy [...]

NJ Today: Groups demand whistleblower protections

Groups demand whistleblower protections This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. Over 200 groups called on President Joe Biden and congressional leadership on Thursday to enact stronger whistleblower protection laws, especially to ensure that the government is fairly spending trillions of dollars in pandemic [...]

Shadowproof: Dissenter Weekly: Biden Justice Department Wields Espionage Act to Coerce Drone

Dissenter Weekly: Biden Justice Department Wields Espionage Act to Coerce Drone  This video features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. In this edition of “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola shares his reporting on drone whistleblower Daniel Hale, who was charged under the Espionage Act and [...]

Whisteblower Network News: WNN, Advocacy Organizations Send Letter to Biden Calling for Stronger Whistleblower Protections

WNN, Advocacy Organizations Send Letter to Biden Calling for Stronger Whistleblower Protections  This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. On April 1, Whistleblower Network News (WNN), along with 264 advocacy organizations, sent a letter to President Biden and four members of Congress calling for increased protections for whistleblowers. [...]

Government Executive: Over 200 Groups Call for Whistleblower Reform for Public Servants

Over 200 Groups Call for Whistleblower Reform for Public Servants This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. Over 200 groups called on President Biden and congressional leadership on Thursday to enact stronger whistleblower protection laws, especially to ensure that the government is fairly spending [...]

The Hill: Over 260 groups call on Biden to improve whistleblower protections

Over 260 groups call on Biden to improve whistleblower protections This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. More than 260 organizations urged President Biden and Congress to support freedom of speech protections for whistleblowers by making improvements to protections. The Government Accountability Project, a nonprofit that works with whistleblowers [...]

The American Prospect: How the Pentagon Accidentally Funnels Millions to Iraqi Militia Groups It’s Also Fighting

How the Pentagon Accidentally Funnels Millions to Iraqi Militia Groups It’s Also Fighting This article was written by our Investigator Zack Kopplin and was originally published here. Iraq’s Balad Air Base, home of the country’s F-16 program, was running out of fuel at the worst possible time. It was the [...]

March 26th, 2021|Categories: Government Accountability, In The News, US Army, US Government|

The Telegram: The whistleblower’s dilemma: to report or not?

The whistleblower's dilemma: to report or not? This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. JOHN'S, N.L. — If you’re thinking about blowing the whistle on wrongdoing in a public sector workplace, there is legislation to guide you, but it’s still a scary prospect. “I can tell you [...]

The Hill: Voice of America whistleblowers call for investigation into previous CEO

Voice of America whistleblowers call for investigation into previous CEO This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. A coalition of whistleblowers is calling for a government probe into the former head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media who spent nearly $2 million in federal funds [...]

Open the Government: Let’s Toast to Open Government—It’s Sunshine Week!

Let’s Toast to Open Government—It’s Sunshine Week! This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Let’s start with three facts. When Steven Mnuchin was Trump’s Treasury Secretary, his plane travel cost taxpayers $1 million. The Trump White House sought to bury a government health study on PFAS, a class of [...]

The Hill Times: Opposition parties should force feds to strengthen whistleblower protections with private member’s bill, says watchdog

Opposition parties should force feds to strengthen whistleblower protections with private member’s bill, says watchdog This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. While the governing party bears much of the responsibility for the lack of movement on this issue, opposition parties, over the years, have not [...]

THISDAY: Are Whistleblowing Laws Working?

Are Whistleblowing Laws Working? This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The International Bar Association has published a new report titled ‘Are Whistleblowing Laws Working?’ The report which is a Global Study of Whistleblower Protection Litigation, tracks the record of whistleblower laws in 38 countries, and [...]

The Hill: The world abandoned COVID-19’s best antidote: Whistleblowers

The world abandoned COVID-19’s best antidote: Whistleblowers This op-ed was written by our Legal Director Tom Devine and Deputy International Director Samantha Feinstein and was originally published here. Dr. Wenliang Li is now a Chinese folk hero. In the winter months of 2019, before the deadly pandemic took hold across [...]

Blaze Media: PETA, other animal rights groups back pro-life activist facing multimillion dollar lawsuit

PETA, other animal rights groups back pro-life activist facing multimillion dollar lawsuit This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and several other animal rights and free speech groups are backing a pro-life activist who is facing a multimillion dollar lawsuit for [...]

Government Executive: New Attorney General Thanks Employees for Their Public Service, Vows Commitment to ‘Norms’

New Attorney General Thanks Employees for Their Public Service, Vows Commitment to ‘Norms’ This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The new attorney general on Thursday thanked the Justice Department’s employees for their dedication to public service, as he took over the department that was rife [...]

PJ Media: PETA Defends Pro-Life Journalist From Planned Parenthood’s Anti-Free Speech Lawsuit

PETA Defends Pro-Life Journalist From Planned Parenthood's Anti-Free Speech Lawsuit This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Free speech battles can make strange bedfellows. This month, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) joined with two other animal-rights groups in supporting pro-life undercover journalist David [...]

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