||Tips For Whistleblowers
A Concise Set of Advice for Potential Whistleblowers
1. Don’t talk to anyone at work about it. Especially your boss.
2. Consider providing information anonymously. It’s called “over the transom”. Be sure no saliva or fingerprints are on what you send. Use a photocopy machine from a community you rarely frequent. Pay with cash. If you send an official document, the investigator can find the part of the government which issued the document and confirm it’s existence.
3. If you are willing to contact a member of the press, make sure they are real investigative journalists, rather than personal friends of those in power.
4. Wikileaks is worth considering.
5. You are allowed to contact your congressmember. We advise approaching the investigative staff for both house and senate committees such as:
• Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (Chairman Levin)
199 Senate Russell Building, Washington, DC 20510
• U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism,
Technology and Homeland Security(Chairwoman Feinstein)
224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510
Majority Office 202-224-4933
• United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform(Chairman Waxman)
Mailing Address:2157 RHOB Washington, DC 20515-6143
• United States House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security (Chairman Scott)
Mailing Address:B370 RHOB Washington, DC 20515-6223
• Committee on Homeland Security (Chairman Thompson)
Mailing Address:H2-176 FHOB Washington, DC 20515-6480
Also, Charles Grassley (R-IA) received a lifetime achievement award on May 17,2007 from the National Whistleblower Center. His chief of staff should point you to the correct committee staffer.
135 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON DC 20510
Call before you send anything because of the following advice from EFF (Electronic Freedom Foundation):
Why to Not Send Postal Letters Anymore
Because of the post-9/11 security issues, it can take up to THREE MONTHS for postal mail and package delivery services to get through to legislators and their staffs. All incoming mail and parcels are subjected to thorough analysis for bombs, poisons and biological agents like anthrax. This means that sending physical letters is, in 2002 and for the forseeable future, practically useless for activism purposes.
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|Saturday, September 29 2007 - the Need for This Site
America\'s Police Brutality Now Pandemic
By Paul Craig Roberts
Bush\'s \"war on terror\" quickly became Bush\'s war on Iraqi civilians. So far over one million Iraqi civilians have lost their lives because of Bush\'s invasion, and four million have been displaced. Iraq\'s infrastructure is in ruins. Disease is rampant. Normal life has disappeared.
Self-righteous Americans justify these monstrous crimes as necessary to ensure their own safety from terrorist attack. Yet, Americans are in far greater danger from their own police forces than they are from foreign terrorists. Ironically, Bush\'s \"war on terror\" has made Americans less safe at home by diminishing US civil liberties and turning an epidemic of US police brutality into a pandemic.
|Thursday, September 27 2007 - the Need for This Site
Telling the Truth
Telling the Truth
By David Swanson
Friday September 21, 2007, 14:50
Sam Provance exposed the torture in Abu Ghraib and as thanks had his career ruined, was threatened with prison, has had his wife leave him, and is now barely scraping by. He said Thursday evening that on a personal level his choice to speak out was not worth it. "But," he said, "this is not about me." And everyone in the auditorium where he was speaking knew exactly what he meant, because we had just heard Dan Ellsberg, Ann Wright, Larry Johnson, Coleen Rowley, Bob Parry, Akbar Ahmed, Peter Kuznick, Max Friedman, and Ray McGovern lay out the gravity of the situation this nation and the world are now in.
|Wednesday, September 26 2007 - the Need for This Site
'A Coup Has Occurred'
By Daniel Ellsberg
Text of a speech delivered September 20, 2007 at American University
I think nothing has higher priority than averting an attack on Iran, which I think will be accompanied by a further change in our way of governing here that in effect will convert us into what I would call a police state.
If there’s another 9/11 under this regime … it means that they switch on full extent all the apparatus of a police state that has been patiently constructed, largely secretly at first but eventually leaked out and known and accepted by the Democratic people in Congress, by the Republicans and so forth.
Will there be anything left for NSA to increase its surveillance of us? … They may be to the limit of their technical capability now, or they may not. But if they’re not now they will be after another 9/11.
And I would say after the Iranian retaliation to an American attack on Iran, you will then see an increased attack on Iran – an escalation – which will be also accompanied by a total suppression of dissent in this country, including detention camps.
|Tuesday, September 25 2007 - Precedents/History
DAN RATHER: TASED AND CONFUSED
The Still-Unreported Story of "Top Gun" George Bush
Monday September 24, 2007
New York- Newly unearthed records reveal that, in 2004, when Americans were in the midst of a brutal electoral battle over whether to reelect a president posing as a war hero, a commanding US reporter, Dan Rather, went AWOL.
Just three months before the election, Rather had a story that might have changed the outcome of that razor-close race. We now know that Dan cut a back-room deal to shut his mouth, grab his ankles, and let his network retract a story he knew to be absolutely true.
|Saturday, September 22 2007 - New Alarms
Tracking Political Prosecutions
September 22, 2007
In the last two weeks, two sources, one of them inside of the Justice Department, have told me that a scheme was hatched in the upper echelons of the Bush Administration shortly after it took office in 2001 or early in 2002. The project identified John Edwards and Hillary Clinton as likely Democratic challengers to President Bush, and identified prominent trial lawyers around the United States as the likely financial vehicle for Edward’s rise. It directed that their campaign finance records be fly-specked, and that offenses not be treated as administrative matters but rather as serious criminal offenses.
|Saturday, September 22 2007 - New Alarms
Senate Votes Against Free Speech
Over the past six years, Bush's enablers in Congress have been slowly eroding our Constitutional rights and liberties. But, until now, it was always somewhat masked in fear-inducing terror-related rhetoric.
Their latest stunt, however, is masked much more transparently.
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution condemning the organization MoveOn.org for criticizing General Petraeus for blindly and obediently propagating Bush's failed Iraq war strategy.
In other words, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution against freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and freedom of the press.
In other words, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution against the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
|Thursday, September 20 2007 - the Need for This Site
Iraq Vet Dissed by His Rep...
Dear peace activists, and Dennis Moore\'s office
I just wanted to share a short story with you about an experience I had on Sept 14 in Lenexa, Kansas at the Viet Nam traveling wall. While there with a good friend of mine Dave Quinley I was not allowed to enter the event and was quickly ushered out by a character who was not even a war veteran because of my status with the Iraq Veterans Against the War. As I waited out front of the event on the corner here came my Representative Dennis Moore being drop off at the event so that he could speak at the event. I quickley approach Dennis Moore and began to state that I was an Iraq Veteran and before I could finish He shook my hand and I then stated to him that I was not being allowed to enter the event. Dennis Moore then got a better look at me and must have been able to read those big words on my t-shirt Iraq Veterans Against the War because he quickly turned away and began to leave as if I did not even exist to him. I then raised my voice so that he could here me as he left in a hurry and stated \"Dennis Moore I am an Iraq Veteran. Why have you not returned my phone calls. I need help with the VA administration. I am not getting the help I need.\" Dennis Moore just keep on going as if I was nothing. Like I was not good enough to talk to. Dennis Moore I just want you to know I am going to do everything I can in my power to take you out of power. I also want you to know that my boys will be raised learning the truth about war and people like yourself.
Have a nice day, I look forward to protesting you at another event.
|Tuesday, September 18 2007 - About Stop Martial Law
Arrested & Tased for Asking a Question at University of Florida
Can I just say it? What the F?! It\'s now an arrest-able offense to ask questions in a public forum? This kid is arrested, asking \"What am I being arrested for?\", and finally tased. All while the audience sits and watches, and Kerry goes on answering a question as if this was not happening IN the auditorium?! When will people stand up and say ENOUGH!? How many people in that audience could they have tased if they\'d all demanded the police get off this kid and let him go? He offered to leave the auditorium . . . why not just escort him out? This is just outrageous...
|Saturday, September 15 2007 - the Need for This Site
Why failure is the new face of success
It may have been the military that invaded but, with Iraq completely dismantled, the reconstruction was to be the preserve of US corporations ... Thus was born \'disaster capitalism\', where oil companies profit from a broken country and private security firms grow rich on political chaos, says Naomi Klein in this final extract from her new book
Wednesday September 12, 2007
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