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Links to articles about whistleblowers and whistleblowing.




Whistleblowers, Moral Injury and Endless War by Peter Van Buren,Truthout, 18 May 2017

This Spy App Can See If You’ve Visited Whistleblower Sites on the Dark Web, Jordan Pearson, Motherboard, 18 May 2017

Can whistleblowers be recognized as refugees? by Ben Knight, Deutsche Welle, 28 Apr 2017

UN: lack of whistleblower protection has ‘chilling’ effect on exposing wrongdoing by Paul Farrell (The Guardian), 2015/10/12

Pentagon, CIA instructed to re-investigate whistleblower cases by Marisa Taylor (McClatchy), 2014/7/23

Chelsea Manning Defense Fund Flooded With Donations by Andrew Hart (Huffington Post), 2015/7/17

VA quietly drops criminal probe of whistleblower after year of intimidation by Tori Richards ( 2015/7/14

US Marshals Whistleblowers Claim Officials Use Freedom of Information Act for Retaliation by Steve Kardell (Whistleblower Law for Managers), 2015/6/16

Possible Pentagon destruction of evidence in NSA leak case probed by Marisa Taylor (McClatchy), 2015/6/15


October 2015

UN: lack of whistleblower protection has ‘chilling’ effect on exposing wrongdoing by Paul Farrell (The Guardian), 2015/10/12

July 2015

Pentagon, CIA instructed to re-investigate whistleblower cases by Marisa Taylor (McClatchy), 2014/7/23

Chelsea Manning Defense Fund Flooded With Donations by Andrew Hart (Huffington Post), 2015/7/17

VA quietly drops criminal probe of whistleblower after year of intimidation by Tori Richards ( 2015/7/14

June 2015

US Marshals Whistleblowers Claim Officials Use Freedom of Information Act for Retaliation by Steve Kardell (Whistleblower Law for Managers), 2015/6/16

Possible Pentagon destruction of evidence in NSA leak case probed by Marisa Taylor (McClatchy), 2015/6/15

May 2015

Whistleblowers Find SEC Rewards Slow and Scarce by J. Eaglesham and R. L. Ensign (Wall Street Journal), 2015/5/25

Jeffrey Sterling Sentenced to 42 months for Talking to Reporter by Steven Nelson (US News & World Report), 2015/5/11

April 2015

The Whistleblower’s Tale: How An Accountant Took on Halliburton by Jesse Eisinger
(ProPublica), 2015/4/21

Medical Records of Whistleblowers Are Being Used Against Them by J.D. Tucille (Newsweek), 2015/4/21

Lawyer representing whistle blowers finds malware on drive supplied by cops by Dan Goodin (ars technica), 2015/4/14

March 2015

A double standard on government secrets for David Petraeus (Los Angeles Times), 2015/3/5

Two Recent Decisions Hold That A Whistleblower Is Not Barred From Bringing A Qui Tam Lawsuit Based Upon Facts Already Known To The Government As A Result Of Audit Or Investigation That Is Not Known To The General Public (National Law Review), 2015/3/4

Whistleblower Protection: Additional Actions Needed to Improve DOJ’s Handling of FBI Retaliation Complaints (GAO), 2015/3/4

February 2015

OSHA Whistleblower Investigator Blows Whistle on Own Agency By Vicky Nguyen, Liz Wagner and Felipe Escamilla (NBC Bay Area), 2015/2/24

Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour wins Oscar by Andrew Pulver (The Guardian), 2015/2/22

Destroyed by the Espionage Act by Peter Maas (The Intercept), 2015/2/18

A Whistleblower’s Horror Story by Matt Taibbi (Rolling Stone), 2015/2/18

Whistleblowing inquiry lays bare ‘alarming’ treatment of staff who speak out by Laura Donnelly and Patrick Sawer (The Telegraph), 2015/2/11

January 2015

House Bill aims to shield VA whistleblowers by Lydia Wheeler (The Hill), 2015/1/28



“The were hundreds of us crying out for help”: the afterlife of the whistleblower by Andrew Smith (The Guardian), 2014/11/22

Senator introduces auto industry whistle-blower bill by David Shephardson (The Detroit News), 2014/11/20

Before Snowden, a Debate Inside NSA by Ken Dilanian (Associated Press), 2014/11/19

SEC’s Poor Collection Rate May Impede Whistleblowers by Rachel Louise Ensigh (Wall Street Journal), 2014/9/19

Frances Abbott scholarship: whistleblower pleads guilty by Michael Safi (The Guardian), 2014/9/18

VA whistleblower says investigation has been a ‘whitewash,’by  Curt Devine, Scott Bronstein and Patricia DiCarlo (CNN), 2014/9/17

Patent office whistleblower: ‘Managers have no idea when their employees are working,’ by Lisa Rein (Washington Post), 2014/9/12

Review of Patient Wait Times, Scheduling Practices, and Alleged Patient Deaths at the Phoenix Health Care System, Interim Report  (Office of Inspector General, Department of Veterans Affairs), 2014/5/28

Spy whistleblower advocate stays put by Marisa Taylor (McClatchy), 2014/5/27

Interview: Whistleblower Don Soeken, author, “Don’t Kill the Messenger!” by Joan Brunwasser (Op-ed News), 5/22/14

On This Day Last Year, Snowden Took 4 ‘Empty’ Laptops To Hong Kong — Here’s Why by Michael Kelly (Business Insider), 2014/5/20

Is hike in whistleblower claims a sign of progress or growing mistrust? by Jack Moore (Federal News Radio), 2014/5/20

Probe looks at Marine higher-ups suspected in retaliation against whistleblower by Rowan Scarborough (Washington Times), 2014/4/27

Citizenship, Passports, and the Legal Identity of Americans: Edward Snowden and Others Have a Case in the Courts by Patrick Weil (Yale Law Journal), 2014/4/23

Let the sun shine in (op-ed) by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in (The Hill), 2014/4/1

Intelligence community vilifies whistleblowers like Snowden while barely mentioning actual spies by Mike Masnick (TechDirt), 2014/3/13 I got 30 months in prison. Why does Leon Panetta get a pass? by John Kiriakou (LATimes op-ed), 2014/3/9

Blowing the Whistle on a Whistleblower Attorney by Adam Resnick (HuffingtonPost), 2014/3/6

Whistleblower rips FDNY for searching her cellphone by Gillian Kleiman and Bruce Golding (New YOrk Post) 2014/3/6

The Next Battleground in the War on Whistleblowers by Peter Van Buren (, 2014/3/4

The Whistleblower’s Last Stand by Don Van Natta, Jr. (ESPN Magazine), 2014/3/4

This banker turned whistleblower has a revolutionary message for Nigeria by  (The Guardian), 2014/3/2

How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower by Luke Harding (The Guardian), 2014/1/31

The case for, and against, giving Edward Snowden the Nobel Peace Prize by Jon Terbush (The Week), 2014/1/30

Snowden Has Major Impact On Whistleblower Case by Erika Kelton (Forbes), 2014/1/24

It’s Sunday and It’s Snowden by Peter Hart, (FAIR Blog), 2014/1/21

Chelsea Manning awarded 2014 Sam Adams Prize for Integrity in Intelligence (RT), 2014/1/16

BofA Says $25B Deal Trumps Mortgage Insurance Qui Tam Suit by Evan Weinberger (LAW360), 2014/1/6



Edward Snowden says his mission’s accomplished by Barton Gellman (Washington Post), 2013/12/24

Why Edward Snowden Deserves Amnesty by Amy Davidson (The New Yorker), 2013/12/19

Snowden’s Open Letter to Brazil: Read the Text  (Washington Post), 2013/12/17

An NSA Coworker Remembers The Real Edward Snowden: ‘A Genius Among Geniuses’ by Andy Greenberg (Forbes), 2013/12/16

Federal Judge Rules NSA Bulk Phone Record Collection Unconstitutional (NPR), 2013/12/16

’60 Minutes’: NSA Good, Snowden Bad by Sara Morrison, The Wire, 20/13/12/15

Jailed whistle-blowers to Edward Snowden:  Don’t come home by Jamie Tarabay (Aljazeera), 2013/12/5

Freedom Of The Press Foundation To Release New Version Of Anonymous Whistleblower Submission System by Runa Sandvik (Forbes), 2013/12/5

Could Google and NSA make whistleblowers disappear? by Peter Van Buren (The Nation), 2013/12/3

Tuning into the whistleblower: Mock trial probes whether Snowden’s document release was justified or not by Jennifer Doody (Harvard Gazette), 2013/11/26

Warnings from whistleblowers past  by Lauren Kirchner (Columbia Journalism Review), 2013/11/6

MPs call for asylum for Edward Snowden: London meeting demands action on surveillance by Padraig Reidy (XIndex), 2013/11/5

Russia rejects U.S. claims Snowden violated asylum agreement (UPI), 2013/11/2

Image and Text of Purported Snowmen Letter (Wall Street Journal), 2013/11/1

Snowden writes to Germans to seek support in spy row by Stephen Brown and Alexandra Hudson (Reuters), 2013/11/1

Tech giants ensnared by NSA spying petition Congress for surveillance reform by Richard Lawler (engadget), 2013/10/31

David Miranda, schedule 7 and the danger that all reporters now face by Alan Rusbridger (The Guardian), 2013/8/19

Reaction to the detention of David Miranda at Heathrow airport – as it happened by Andrew Sparrow, Adam Gabbatt and Ben Quinn (The Guardian), 2013/8/19

U.S. tipped on detention of leak reporter’s partner Aamer Madhani and Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY9:45 p.m. EDT 2013/8/19

The Right Rallies to Edward Snowden by Kelly Vlahos (American Conservative), 2013/8/8

ORNL whistle-blower lost case but left legacy by Frank Munger (Knoxville News), 2013/8/7

Whistleblower, Leaker, Traitor, Spy by Eyal Press (New York Times), 2013/8/5

Obama Promise to Protect Whistleblowers Scrubbed from Website, by Joe Wolverton (New American), 2013/8/3

Britain defends detention of journalist’s partner by Estelle Shirbon and Michael Holden (Reuters), 2013/8/20

U.K. Officials Smashed Guardian Hard Drives in Attempt to Stop Snowden Leakes by Margaret Hartmann (NYMag), 2013/8/20

‘Guardian’ editor: Britain had Snowden drives destroyed by Kim Hjelmgaard (USA TODAY), 2013/8/20

David Miranda detention – latest developments and reaction by  and   (The Guardian), 2013/8/20

Pentagon’s Key Whistleblower Counselor Moves to Intel Community, by Charles S. Clark (Government Executive), 2013/7/29

WikiLeaks: Snowden hasn’t yet formally picked Venezuela (USAToday) 2013/7/9

Open letter to Walter Pincus by Glenn Greenwald 2013/7/9

Questions for Snowden by Walter Pincus (Washington Post); also published as Did Snowden act alone? in Winnipeg Free Press 2013/7/8

Responding to The Washington Post’s Walter Pincus on Leaks and Shield Laws by Gabe Rottman (ACLU), 2013/6/31

Commission to hear final evidence from police whistleblower Peter Fox (ABC News) 2013/7/9

Bolivia Becomes 3rd Country To Offer Refuge To Snowden (RIA NOVOSTI) 2013/7/6

CIA whistleblower to Snowden: ‘Do not cooperate with the FBI’ (Russia Today) 2013/7/3

New whistleblower protections take effect for federal contractors (Federal News Radio) 2013/7/1

In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of N.S.A. by Eric Lichtblau (New York Times) 2013/7/6

Obama’s War on Whistleblowers Finds Another Target by Peter Van Buren ( 2013/6/30

The Criminal N.S.A. by  J. Granick and C. Sprigman (New York Times)

Whistleblowing and leaking: Pushing the limits of accountability (Transparency International)

The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant (The Guardian)

Court blocks NYPD bid to fire whistleblower as commissioner brags of ‘awesome powers’ (RussiaToday)

Establishment renders harsh verdict on Edward Snowden

Bank of America whistle-blower’s bombshell: “We were told to lie (Salon)

The Whistleblower’s Guide to the Orwellian Galaxy: How to Leak to the Press by Nicholas Weaver (Wired)

On whistleblowers and government threats of investigation by Glenn Greenwald (The Guardian)

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things’ by Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald (The Guardian)

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations by Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras (The Guardian)

Washington Is Trapped in Its Own Prism of Data-Mining Self-Defense by Elspeth Reeve (Atlantic Wire)

Documents: U.S. mining data from 9 leading Internet firms; companies deny knowledge by Barton Gellman and Laura Poitras (Washington Post)

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily by Glenn Greenwald (The Guardian)

Bradley Manning and us: a soldier for truth on trial by Molly Crabapple (The Guardian)

The Bradley Manning Trial: Everything You Need to Know (Mashable)

Silencing the Whistleblowers by Eyal Press (New York Times op-ed)

Air marshal whistle-blower fired in 2006 claims big win in court by Dan Weikel (LA Times)

Lessons from a Whistleblower: Putting Integrity into Practice by Rebecca Fender (CFA Institute Annual Conference, May 2013)

President Obama loves leaks, despises whistleblowers by Jeff Bachman (The Hill)

Justice Department’s pursuit of AP’s phone records is both extreme and dangerous by Glenn Greenwald (The Guardian)

Obama’s war on leaks undermines investigative journalism by Leonard Downie (Washington Post)

Gov’t obtains wide AP phone records in probe by Mark Sherman (Associated Press)

Seven Years, Untold Dollars to Silence One Man by Peter Van Buren (Huffington Post)

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