Whistleblowers

We salute Whistleblowers who have courageously taken a stand against corruption despite great personal danger and harm.

Julian Assange

“After this clip, Assange was forced into asylum. Today he is locked in a dungeon — and kept incommunicado.” – Edward Snowden
https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/1427929346262642688

“How Swedish authorities invented the rape charge against Julian Assange”
https://www.pressenza.com/2020/03/how-swedish-authorities-invented-the-rape-charge-against-julian-assange/

Steven Donziger
Won a $9.5 billion lawsuit against Chevron for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into the Amazon. Spent almost 1,000 days in prison.
https://www.freedonziger.com/

Natalie Edwards
She shared documents “that showed how some of the world’s largest financial institutions facilitated the work of terrorists, kleptocrats, and drug kingpins.” Her reward? Prison.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/anthonycormier/whistleblower-behind-fincen-files-investigation-released

Daniel Hale
Hale was sentenced to 4 years in prison for disclosing that up to 90% of US drone victims were not the intended targets.
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/08/daniel-hale-drone-whistleblower-sentencing-trial

John Kiriakou
The former CIA analyst who exposed the CIA’s torture program. And is the only one sent to prison.
https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/digitaliberties/cia-whistleblower-no-regrets-i-would-do-it-all-again/