Linda Lewis

VA whistleblowers describe continuing reprisals

At an April 13 hearing, members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs heard testimony from whistleblowers who confirmed that retaliation continues at medical facilities operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs. At a previous hearing, on July 8, 2014, whistleblowers…

Sports whistleblowers left twisting in the wind

Sir Anthony Hooper and Mr. Andrew Smith, of the UK, have published a two-part report on “Whistleblowing in Sport” that challenges sports organizations to do a better job of protecting the integrity of sport. [Part 1] [Part 2] The creation…

Internal whistleblowing failed to stop torture, notes Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden told attendees at an Paris conference that he was “deeply saddened and to a great extent angered” by what he read in the US Senate report on CIA interrogation of terrorism suspects. The conference, sponsored by Amnesty International,…

Remembering Rick Piltz, climate change whistleblower

Rick Piltz, a familiar face in the whistleblower community, died October 18 of cancer at a Washington, D.C., hospice. A policy analyst and climate change whistleblower, Piltz leaves behind a legacy of principled activism, a wife, Karen Metchis, and a daughter, Shayne Piltz. He…

Snowden awarded “Alternative Nobel Prize”

A Swedish charitable foundation announced today that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is a co-recipient with Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize.”