New articles in Human Rights: Whistleblowers

W J Astore’s Bracing Views. read

W J Astore on Hannah Arendt. read

John Kitiakou on the DOJ attacks. read

William Binney and NSA. read

Snowden on meeting with Ellsberg. “One of the challenges of being a whistleblower is living with the knowledge that people continue to sit, just as you did, at those desks, in that unit, throughout the agency, who see what you saw and comply in silence, without resistance or complaint.” A reflection to read and re-read! read

ACLU: “But only one person in our history has ever been sentenced to decades in prison for disclosing truthful information to the press and public: Chelsea Manning.” read

Jphn Doe, the Panama Papers whistleblower, is saddened by lack of media coverage, and failure to acknowledge the role of leakers, abd the coverups of governments, “But most of all, the legal profession has failed. Democratic governance depends upon responsible individuals throughout the entire system who understand and uphold the law, not who understand and exploit it. read

About James Kidney on Bloomberg. :”A trial attorney from the Securities and Exchange Commission said his bosses were too “tentative and fearful” to bring many Wall Street leaders to heel after the 2008 credit crisis, echoing the regulator’s outside critics.” read

James Kidney (former SEC) on the Goldman Sachs case. “But the notion that “the Administration was tough on Wall Street” must be addressed by facts, not press releases and self-serving interviews, else the system’s problems cannot be adequately addressed and repaired to deal with the next financial crisis…..Contrary to claims by politicians, it is clear that the Obama Administration has not been hard-hitting on Wall Street fraudsters. The large fines obtained by the Department of Justice, while a short-term pinch, are simply a cost of doing business…..disguising lax enforcement of white-collar crime in a complicated package.” read