Category Archives: Whistleblowers

US National Whistleblower Day — The Psychology of Whistleblowers : How The Accused And Their Accusers Face Off

“Whistleblowers are unlikely to look to others or to aspects of the situation for cues to appropriate behavior. Instead, their behavior is consistent across situations because they rely on their own attitudes and beliefs, which include a strong endorsement of … Continue reading

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CIA Whistleblowers — “I, John Reidy, Declare…”

“I cannot talk about the 2007 incident. It is classified. I risk incarceration. I have a family.” “If you are contemplating whistleblowing … you’re going to sit there and say, ‘If I go through that system, it will not end … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — CIA Director Blames “Worship of Edward Snowden” for Rise in Leaks

“In some ways, I do think [leaking has] accelerated. I think there is a phenomenon, the worship of Edward Snowden, and those who steal American secrets for the purpose of self-aggrandizement or money or for whatever their motivation may be, … Continue reading

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On This Day — The First NSA Defection : William H. Martin and Bernon F. Mitchell (June 25 1960)

“The United States Government is as unscrupulous as it has accused the Soviet Government of being. Our main dissatisfaction concerned some of the practices the United States uses in gathering intelligence information … deliberately violating the airspace of other nations … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Former CIA John Kiriakou: “Doing Time Like A Spy”

“Even if torture works, it cannot be tolerated — not in one case or a thousand or a million. If their efficacy becomes the measure of abhorrent acts, all sorts of unspeakable crimes somehow become acceptable. I may have found … Continue reading

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Steven Spielberg to Direct ‘Pentagon Papers’ Film — UPDATE : Film Review

“For an American to be patriotic is to be loyal to the principles of our Constitution, and the First Amendment. The truth is that the policies of the government is sometimes in conflict with that. In our country, patriotism should … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Sterling — Mark Zaid Responds to Allegations He betrayed His Client

“Because he just formed a new whistleblower group with John Napier Tye, there as been renewed interest in allegations an FBI Agent made during the Jeffrey Sterling case about attorney Mark Zaid. But there was actually a second detail regarding … Continue reading

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Under pressure from the CIA, Harvard rescinds Chelsea Manning’s visiting fellowship

“[However] we are withdrawing the invitation to her to serve as a visiting fellow – and the perceived honour that it implies to some people – while maintaining the invitation for her to spend a day at the Kennedy School … Continue reading

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JULY 30 — US National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

“Recognizing our Founding Fathers’ strong support for whistleblower is an essential first step in changing the workplace culture that holds whistleblowers in disdain and subjects them to illegal retaliation.” Stephen M. Kohn — Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center “It’s … Continue reading

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo: “We Must Steal Secrets With Audacity!” [UPDATE: CIA Official transcript posted and modified]

“I got a call from the President one afternoon back in April. He wanted to talk about some disturbing images that were coming in from Syria. I’m sure you saw many of them yourselves — scenes of innocent civilians writhing … Continue reading

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