News – Whistleblowers & Activists

 

 

“If you are going to become a whistleblower, you must realize first of all that you’re going to receive death threats, and these are very serious death threats.  You are going to lose your job.  Your children are not going to get a job or go to university.  It is a family sacrifice as well as yours.”  Barrie Trower (source @ 28:40)

 

 

What Else Should I Know? 

 

Whistleblowers & Activists, the List of the Harmed, SLAPP

 

What happens when you blow the whistle on dangerous, immoral or unethical behaviour by a company or government?  What happens when you stand up for yourself and others?  What happens if you don’t (or can’t) stand up for yourself?  Look and learn.

 

Link to List of the Harmed, Oil & Gas Industry

 

Link to SLAPP Suits & Fighting Ourselves

 

 

In Alphabetical Order:

 

 

Assange, Julian – USA / Government*

 

-        Founder of Wikileaks under investigation in the USA for publishing classified diplomatic and secret government records.

-        Lived in Ecuador’s London, England embassy under asylum from 2012 to 2019.

-        Released to the authorities (dragged from Ecuadorian embassy) in April 2019.  In UK awaiting results of extradition requests.  He is wanted in Sweden on rape charges (withdrawn) as well as in the USA for charges related to obtaining and disseminating classified information.

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2019-08-02

World Socialist Web Site wsws.org

Media silent on dismissal of DNC suit against Julian Assange

Oscar Grenfell

 

 

Banksy - UK / General

 

-        street artist with a message

-        spent October 2013 in New York and attracted public attention

-        link to further information

 

 

Bolenbaugh, John - USA / Oil & Gas Industry

 

-        Whistleblower and activist motivated after the July 25, 2010 Kalamazoo River oil spill near Marshall, Michigan

-        link to further information

 

 

Brake, Justin – Cda / Journalist

 

-        award winning journalist

-        warns that Cdn courts are being used to protect corporate projects at the expense of press freedom

-        jailed and criminally charged after covering the Muskrat Falls hydro development story

-        the only journalist to ever face both civil and criminal charges in Canada for reporting on a public interest issue

 

News – Justin Brake

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2018-05-03

National Observer

Facing jail time, journalist Justin Brake says the courts being used to protect corporate projects

Carl Meyer

 

 

Brown, Barrett – USA / Journalist (#freeBB)

 

The USA government's charges against the intelligence and security reporter stemmed from his relationship with sources close to the hacker group Anonymous, and the fact that Brown published a link to publicly-available copies of leaked Stratfor documents.

 

News – Barrett Brown

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2015-01-23

BoingBoing

Journalist Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in federal prison, must pay $890K in restitution

Xeni Jardin

 

 

Dr. Chopra, Shiv – Canada / Health Canada

 

"If you want to blow the whistle you have to be prepared to risk your career.  That includes financial damages, personal damages. Your family suffers as well."  David Yazbeck, Lawyer

 

Shiv Chopra (d. 7-Jan-2018) was a Canadian veterinarian and microbiologist who drew national attention for his criticism of the veterinary drug approval process.  He was one of three researchers fired in June 2004 by Health Canada. While the other two scientists were eventually ordered reinstated, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board upheld Chopra’s dismissal. (source)

 

Efforts resulted in Canada’s rejection of Monsanto’s Posilac, a bovine growth hormone (rBGH).

 

Wikipedia – Shiv Chopra

 

News – Dr. Shiv Chopra

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2019-01-05

Unpublished Ottawa

Reflections On Dr. Shiv Chopra: “Corrupt To The Core - Memoirs Of A Health Canada Whistleblower”

Ken Billings

2017-09-06

CBC News

Whistleblower scientist not entitled to get job back, court rules

 

2017-09-05

Unpublished Ottawa

Dr. Shiv Chopra’s Dismissal Appeal

Ken Billings

2016-09-28

Ottawa Citizen

Tribunal overturns punishment on whistleblowing scientists at Health Canada

Don Butler

 

 

 

Cressey, Ken & Jeanine Marie (née Filiatreault) - Canada / Aggregate Industry

 

On multiple times I have argued about the dust from this site only to be met with the MOE saying it falls under the responsibility of the MNR. The MNR in turn says it is the responsibility of the MOE.”  Ken Cressey

 

Link to Ken & Jeanine’s story

 

 

 

Ernst, Jessica – Canada / Oil & Gas Industry

 

In 2007, Jessica Ernst the scientist became Jessica Ernst the whistleblower. Bringing forward evidence that her own water well in Rosebud, Alberta, and those of her neighbors had been severely contaminated, Ernst sued the Encana Corporation. She also sued the forerunner of the Alberta Energy Regulator as well as the Alberta government itself. (article)

 

www.ernstversusencana.ca

 

News – Jessica Ernst

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2017-01-13

CBC News

Supreme Court rules fracking critic doesn't have charter right to sue

Kathleen Harris

2016-01-27

Greystone Books

Review:  Slick Water

Author - Andrew Nikiforuk

 

2016-01-13

Thetyee.ca

In Supreme Court, a Battle Over Fracking and Citizens' Rights

Andrew Nikiforuk

- Jessica Ernst

2016-01-08

Thetyee.ca

Charter Rights at Issue in Fracking Supreme Court Case

Andrew Nikiforuk

- Jessica Ernst

2015-08-02

CBC Radio – The Sunday Edition

Fracking Lawsuit

audio 28 mins

2015-04-30

CTV News

SCC to hear case over Alta. well said to be contaminated by fracking

The Canadian Press

Metro News

2015-04-07

CBC News

Fracking criticism spreads, even in Alberta and Texas

Michelle Leslie

2014-12-09

Global News

Alberta will not appeal court ruling that allows woman to sue over fracking

 

2014-11-12

The Tyee

Judge Rules Landowner May Sue Gov't in Landmark Fracking Case

Andrew Nikiforuk

2014-04-08

EcoWatch / Anthony Hall

Oil Consultant Turned Whistleblower Exposes Fracking Crimes in Alberta

Anthony Hall

- Jessica Ernst

2012-06-05

Youtube / Newculture

Fracked! Jessica Ernst vs. Encana (43 mins)

Jessica Ernst

2012-05-21

Youtube / Douglas Clark

Jessica Ernst, The Consequences of Fracking (43 mins)

Jessica Ernst

2011-05-01

Youtube / ADW993

Fracking water in Alberta (Canada) (2 mins)

News story, Jessica Ernst

 

 

Fleischmann, Alayne – USA / Financial Services

 

Alayne Fleischmann is a lawyer formerly employed by JPMorgan Chase. She is known as the whistleblower who provided evidence resulting in a $9 billion settlement by JPMorgan Chase to the United States Federal Government. The case has been called one of the most significant white-collar crime cases in US history.  (Wikipedia)

 

News – Alayne Fleischmann

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2014-11-06

RollingStone

Meet the woman JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking

Matt Taibbi

 

 

Hussain, Syed Aamir Raza

 

Syed Aamir Raza Hussain, compelled to leave his home in Pakistan and now living as a taxi driver in Mississauga, ON, Canada, courageously gathered evidence and shed light on the predatory global practices of Nestlé and other infant food manufacturers around the world.  His former life as a Nestlé infant formula salesman in Pakistan has been turned into a feature film called “Tigers”.

 

News – Syed Aamir Raza Hussain

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2018-11-09

Mid-day.com

Emraan Hashmi's International Film Tigers: Can A Salesman Be A Hero? Gets A Release Date

 

2014-10-04

Toronto Star

Formula whistleblower battled Nestle for 17 years: Porter

Catherine Porter

- Nestlé

 

 

Kink, Michael – USA

 

Twitter @mkink

Activist, public interest attorney, Executive Director of the union-led Strong Economy for All Coalition in the USA, advisor to leading labor and community groups.

 

 

Manning, Chelsea/ - USA / Government*

-        former US soldier

-        convicted the Espionage Act and other offences after stealing and publishing to Wikileaks classified and sensitive military and diplomatic documents.  Born Bradley Manning, she was imprisoned between 2010 and 2017.

-        wikipedia

 

 

Meyers, Frank – Canada / Agriculture

 

Part of Frank Meyer’s farmland near Trenton was expropriated so that the training facilities at CFB Trenton could be expanded.  He was left his farm house and watched the demolition of his barns from his front porch.

 

Facebook – “Save Frank & Marjorie Meyers Farm”

 

Link to AO News - Meyers' Farm, Trenton

 

 

Moyer, Randy - USA / Oil & Gas Industry

 

Randy is an experienced truck driver living in Portage, Pennsylvania who was working for the oil and gas industry (Curry Supply) when he was exposed to waterborne chemicals at the worksite in 2011(?) (frackwater got into his boot). Randy’s health was severely affected and now he speaks out against fracking.  He can no longer work because he is in constant pain from migraines, skin rashes, stomach pains, shortness of breath, swelling (sometimes his face and tongue swells so that he can barely breathe and must go to the hospital).  He has seen many doctors but so far without a successful cure.  For some reason (why?) the industry is withholding his worker’s compensation and has removed his medical coverage so Randy and his son have a daily financial struggle to survive. 

 

Randy is the administrator of www.facebook.com/GasVets page.

 


News – Randy Moyer

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2013-11-27

Observer-reporter.com

Marcellus Shale Coalition holds private event in Smith Township

Emily Petsko

2013-10-14

Facebook

Off to the hospital again

 

2013-08-27

GoFundMe.com

Funding request made by Patti Gorcheff with proceeds to Randy Moyer

Patti Gorcheff

2013-04-06

Youtube / www.frackingourfuture.org

 

Fracking Our Future – Randy Moyer Interview (13 mins)

- talks about his own health impacts

2012-03-7

Alternet.org

Fracking Democracy: Why Pennsylvania's Act 13 May Be the Nation's Worst Corporate Giveaway

Steven Rosenfeld

- background re: Act 13 (2011) (omnibus bill) – partially overturned as at 29-May-2013 (link @~24mins)

 

 

Scroggins, Vera - USA / Oil & Gas Industry

 

Vera Scroggins is an anti-fracking activist based in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, USA.  Scroggins routinely gives tours and video records the impact fracking is having on her community.  Scroggins has repeatedly found herself embroiled in legal battles that not only carry implications for the dispute over fracking in Pennsylvania and nationwide, but also for fundamental principles of access to information, and freedom of speech and assembly.

 

 

News – Vera Scroggins

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2015-06-30

Desmogblog.com

Breaking: Vera Scroggins Takes Deal in Wiretapping Case, Vows to Continue Anti-Fracking Fight

Julie Dermansky

2014-01-29

Mother Jones

WATCH: A Fracking Company Got This Woman Banned From Her Grocery Store

Suzanne Goldenberg and Tim McDonnell

video (4 mins)

2013-12-08

Youtube / Vera Scroggins

Fracking Invasion - Starzec Farm - Montrose, Pa. - 12-7-13 (22mins)

- how fracking changes a community – mud, trucks, traffic delays, road damage,

 

 

Snowden, Edward – USA Government*

 

Former National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee that went to the press revealing classified documents to journalists about technology and the powers of surveillance that the U.S.A. and other governments undertake.  He currently lives under asylum in Russia. (Wikipedia)

 

News - Edward Snowden

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2019-09-13

TheGuardian.com

The man whose state surveillance revelations rocked the world speaks exclusively to the Guardian about his new life and concerns for the future

Ewen MacAskill

2017-04-02

Youtube / Gold Phish

Edward Snowden Explains Who Really Rules The United States

Gold Phish

 

 

Stewart, Karen – USA Government

 

Karen Stewart was fired by the National Security Agency after asking the Inspector General to investigate a complaint.  She has made allegations of the USA government’s programs of organized stalking and electronic harassment in the USA & abroad (NSA, NSA Security, FBI, local police force, CIA, DHS).  She became aware of electronic harassment in 2015.

 

Karen believes that we are watching the USA (and beyond?) ramping up for a holocaust of its own citizens. (source)

 

Tactics include:

Harassment, bullying, intimidation

Gang stalking (bullying and intimidation against one person from multiple perpetrators) (video)

Defamation and smear campaigns (libel, slander)

Falsified records

Directed Energy Weapons (DEW)

Neurotechnologies

 

Involves paid individuals as well as compromised or gullible officials and civilians.

 

Zersetzung - psychological warfare technique used by the Ministry for State Security to repress political opponents in East Germany during the 1970s and 1980s.  Means “decomposition” take every aspect of the target’s life and destroy it (job, relationships, health, mental health, reputation,) with the goal to have the target starve on the street with nobody to help or commit suicide.

 

COINTELPRO - a series of covert and, at times, illegal projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations.

 

“Then that evil leadership is now accountable to no one, then purposely allows the country’s economy to be debauched so that only the government and the entwined super rich corporations and individuals have money, thus making ordinary citizens so desperate for funds that morals are given a backseat.

 

Then that ill-intended leadership purposely allows enemies of the country to overrun and infiltrate the country, causing widespread angst among the population. At that point, the evil people may then freely target those who oppose or sound the alert to the sedition they intend, by labeling patriots as traitors or threats.”  (source)

 

NSA Whistleblowers:  Karen Stewart, Edward Snowden, Mark Novitsky, Thomas Drake, Russell Tice

Other Whistleblowers: David Voigts (link), Doug Rokke (link), Dr. Daniel Lebowitz, Paul Batcho, Barrie Trower, William Binney, John DeCamp, William Taylor, Mary Gregory, Jesse Beltran, Dr. Collin Ross, Dr. Corkin Cherubini, Cheryl Welsh, Mark Phillips, Carl Clark, Dr. John Hall (link), Renee Pittman, Paul Batcho, Dr. Nicholas Begich (link), Dr. Terence Robertson (source)

 

Targeted Individuals (“hundreds of thousands” as per Jeff Rense (source):  Spencer Carter

 

 

News – Karen Melton-Stewart

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2019-01-14

Tichronicles.com

THE REAL STORY: NSA Whistleblower Karen Stewart Addresses the Rotary Club on Treasonous, Criminal Stalking & Harassment Watchlist Programs Run By FBI, Infragard, Fusion Centers

Ramola D.

 

video

 

video

2017-06-23

TheMillenniumreport.com

NSA Whistleblower Exposes NSA & FBI Criminality

Carl Herman / Ramola D.

2016-11-25

Youtube / Truth Revelations

Audio: Jeff Rense with Karen Stewart – NSA Whistleblower, Gang-Stalking Victim [Part1] (46 mins)

Jeff Rense

2016-10-11

Thesleuthjournal.com

NSA Whistleblower Karen Stewart Says Intel Community Now Full Of People More Dangerous To Freedom Than ISIS (VIDEO)

Ramola D., the Everyday Concerned Citizen

2016-09-11

Everydayconcerned.net

The Truth About 9/11: NSA Whistleblower Karen Stewart–“A Serious Concern to All Thinking Americans”

Ramola D. (medium.com)

 

AO 9/11 News

2016-05-16

Everydayconcerned.net

NSA Whistleblower, Karen Stewart: Synopsis of the Silent Holocaust Taking Place in the United States

Ramola D.

2016-03-28

RenewAmerica.com

NSA whistleblower comes out of the shadows into the light

Sher Zieve

2014-02-20

RenewAmerica.com

EXCLUSIVE: Former NSA employee speaks out on its corruption

Sher Zieve

 

 

 

Dr. Tamosaitis, Walter - USA / Nuclear Industry

 

-        Nuclear Engineer

-        Blew the whistle on problems at the USA’s largest radioactive waste dump

-        2011 sued for whistleblower protection

 

News – Dr. Walter Tamosaitis

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2013-11-18

KHQ Q6 (USA)

Hanford Nuclear Site Clean-Up:  The Mess Gets Worse

Washington State

2013-10-18

CBS News

Scientist calls out nuclear waste dump issues, gets fired

Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Washington

 

 

 

Thunberg, Greta

 

In December 2018 Greta Thunberg was 15 years old.  Hailing from Sweden, Greta addressed the U.N. plenary in Katowice, Poland on behalf of climate justice condemning inaction in the face of pending climate crisis and encouraging action to stop using fossil fuels and #KeepItInTheGround.  Link to Greta’s speech via Democracy Now.

 

Excerpt at 56:00 mins:

 

“You only talk about moving forward with the same bad ideas that got us into this mess.  Even when the only sensible thing to do is pull the emergency brake. 

 

You are not mature enough to tell it like it is.  Even that burden you leave to us children.

 

But I don’t care about being popular.  I care about climate justice and the living planet.  Our civilization is being sacrificed for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money.  Our biosphere is being sacrificed so that rich people in countries like mine can live in luxury.  It is the sufferings of the many which pay for the luxuries of the few.”

 

Comment:  Greta received worldwide attention and acclaim for her stance.  She also received a lot of mean criticism, surprisingly, much of it from men.  It was remarkable to see an almost concerted effort to undermine Greta through personal attacks on her looks, intelligence, upbringing, and intentions.  Explanations of the phenomenon ranged from the idea that men were taking Greta’s words as personal affronts so they took the defensive position of attack, to misogyny that simply couldn’t bear an influential female.  In Canada, both explanations were bolstered when the federal Environment Minister, Catherine McKenna, was recognized for the amount of abuse she withstood including being called “Climate Barbie” and peaking with the government’s introduction of a carbon tax.  (article)

 

News - Greta Thunberg

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2019-10-16

Independent.co.uk

BBC Reveals 100 Most Inspiring Women Around the World

Sabrina Barr

2018-12-13

Democracy Now

School Strike for Climate: Meet 15-Year-Old Activist Greta Thunberg, Who Inspired a Global Movement

Amy Goodman

- Greta Thunberg

2018-12-13

Democracy Now

You Are Stealing Our Future: Greta Thunberg, 15, Condemns the World’s Inaction on Climate Change

Greta Thunberg

55:12 mins

2018-11

TedTalk

Greta Thunberg

11 mins

 

 

 

 

Vokes, Evan – Canada / Oil & Gas Industry

 

-        expert in pipeline welding

-        worked for TransCanada Corp. for 5 years until May 2012

-        fired for complaining and “pointing out the obvious”

 

News – Evan Vokes

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2016-08-02

National Observer

Saskatchewan government "unlikely" to clean all of Husky oil spill

Elizabeth McSheffrey

2016-03-18

National Observer

They told me to take money and run, says pipeline whistleblower

Mike De Souza

2016-02-05

National Observer

TransCanada dismissed whistleblower. Then their pipeline blew up.

Mike De Souza

2015-07-09

Youtube / CouncilofCanadians

Whistleblower warns about Energy East (8 mins)

Council of Canadians

2013-06-11

Huffington Post

TransCanada Whistleblower Warns Of Shoddy Pipeline Practices

Lynne Peeples

 

 

Vrain, Dr. Thierry – Canada / Agriculture

 

-        soil biologist, formerly with Agriculture Canada

-        genetic engineering

 

News – Dr. Thierry Vrain

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2014-06-26

Minds.com

CMO Whistleblower Dr. Theirry Vrain unveils insane insider information on engineered food

Thierry Vrain

2013-06-07

Youtube / TEDx

The Gene Revolution, The Future of Agriculture: Dr. Thierry Vrain at TEDxComoxValley (18 mins)

Dr. Thierry Vrain

 

Organic Connections Magazine

Former GMO Engineer Drops Biotech and Goes Organic

Ken Roseboro

 

 

Wakefield, Dr. Andrew

-        lead of 13 authors of a study linking the combined measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine potentially to autism. 

-        career and reputation ruined

-        more AO information about vaccines

 

 

Wallender, Tim - USA / Rail Transportation Industry

 

-        former CN employee

-        claims in court documents that CN covered up derailments and cooked up statistics at its Memphis, Tenn. Yard to bolster the company’s efficiency ratings (article)

 

News – Tim Wallender

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2013-11-12

Free Thought Project

Food Attorney Ajna Sharma-Wilson, Taken Off Plane and Detained in LA

 

2013-11-12

Two Row Times

MNR tries to stop grassroots home building in “unorganized Indian settlement land”

 

 

 

 

 

* AO COMMENT

 

With the advent of the internet and almost instantaneous global communication, privacy and digital rights have become a major issue. The internet has become a significant replacement/media for verbal and written communication (phone, mail), research, news, art, innovation, education, entertainment, employment, investment, financial and retail opportunities.  It is the backbone for convergence (the coming together of technologies -- computers, telephones, appliances, vehicles, etc.).  It is an essential service for the technically savvy younger generation who use the internet continuously throughout the day.

 

Traditional information sharing fields have had inherent limits like paper (newspapers, books) or closed network (telephone, post office). Traditional information libraries (documents, books, videos) were not conducive to quick, massive, dissemination. The internet has changed the traditional paradigm by removing natural barriers. 

 

Therefore, it falls to the contemporary world to define the technology parameters of virtual access, use, and data sharing.  Whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange are pushing the technology discussion, in addition to a conversation about government:  Do the responsibilities and rights of government (USA in this case) align with the expectations of the governed (government of the people, by the people, for the people)?

 

 

 

 

 

General News – Activists, Protesters, Whistleblowers

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2019-12-03

Democracy Now

7 Men Sentenced for Murder of Honduran Environmental Activist Berta Cáceres

- Berta Cáceres

2019-11-30

National Post

Activist says RCMP profile about her is 'kind of creepy and unsettling'

Jim Bronskill

2019-11-30

TheGuardian.com (USA)

Whistleblower in New Orleans hotel collapse is deported to Honduras

Lauren Zanolli

2019-11-28

Amarketnews.com

Jennifer Jaynes death, Obituary : USA Today Author Found Dead

AO News - Vaccines

2019-11-05

EcoWatch / Environmental Justice (Indonesia)

Indonesian Journalists Critical of Illegal Palm Plantation Found Dead

Environmental Justice, Mongabay, Ayat S. Karokaro and adapted by Basten Gokkon

2019-09-07

National Post

Threats, abuse move to real world, Environment Minister McKenna now requires security

Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

2019-08-06

National Observer

The campaign to silence Tzeporah Berman

Juliet O’Neill

2019-07-18

YorkRegion.com

United Soils appeals Stouffville anti-SLAPP case to the Supreme Court

Simon Martin

2019-03-29

The Ring of Fire

Whistleblowers Awarded Over $1 Million For Exposing Deadly Airbags

Mike Papantonio

- Takata

2019-03-21

National Observer

Fired Quebec scientist blew the whistle on pesticide lobby influence

Carl Meyer

- Robert Louis

AO Pesticides News

2019-03-20

TheGuardian.com (USA)

Alarm over leaked US database targeting journalists and immigration activists

Amanda Holpuch, Lauren Aratani

2019-01-03

Ring of Fire

Fracking Industry is a Corrupt Danger to Everyone

Mike Papantonio

- Ray Kemble

2018-11-16

TheGuardian.com

Julian Assange charged in secret, mistake on US court filing suggests

Jon Swaine, Stephanie Kirchgaessner

2018-11-09

Collective Evolution

Ex-Monsanto Team Leader Blows The Whistle On What GMOs Do To Human Health

Arjun Walia

- Ken Roseboro

- Caius Rommens

AO Monsanto / AO GMO News

2018-11-08

Globe and Mail

Planner behind Ontario’s Greenbelt wins discipline case

Jeff Gray

AO Greenbelt

2018-11-06

Collective Evolution

Researcher Jailed After Uncovering Deadly Virus Delivered Through Human Vaccines

Richard Enos

- Dr. Judy A. Mikovits, PhD

2018-10-04

TheGuardian.com

Standing Rock activist faces prison after officer shot him in the face

Will Parrish

- Marcus Mitchell

AO Info – Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)

2018-08-03

DemocracyNow.org (USA)

Pennsylvania: Woman Arrested for Protesting a Pipeline on Her Property

- Ellen Gerhart

- Mariner East 2 pipeline

2018-07-24

Huffington Post

4 Environmental Activists Are Killed Every Week So We Can Have Snacks, Meat And Coffee

Arthur Neslen

2018-07-24

Inquirer Daily News (USA)

She warned America that Russia hacked our voting rolls. Why is she in jail?

Will Bunch

- Reality Winner

2018-07-12

TheGuardian.com (USA)

Standing Rock activist accused of firing at police gets nearly five years in prison

Associated Press

AO Info – Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)

2018-06-21

TheGuardian.com (USA)

Tesla whistleblower claims company is ‘doing everything it can to silence me’

Julia Carrie Wong

- Martin Tripp

2018-06-26

Ring of Fire Network (USA)

Fracking Companies Are Suing Environmental Activists

Mike Papantonio

2018-06-08

Natural News

The criminalization of science whistleblowers: A mind-blowing interview with Judy Mikovits, PhD

Mike Adams

- Dr. Judy A. Mikovits, PhD

Vimeo Video (11 mins)

2018-03-14

Wikipedia (Brazil)

RIP: Marielle Franco, Brazil

CBS News

2017-03-10

Brandon Sun

Resolute loses bid to include 'vexatious' allegations in Greenpeace suit

Colin Perkel

2017-03-06

Nation Talk

Statement – Greenpeace Stands by its Claims Against Resolute Forest Products

 

2017-03-07

StateImpact.npr.org (USA)

Pipeline protesters face large fines over use of Lancaster County barn

Marie Cusick

- “zoning violation”

2017-01-31

EcoWatch / Oil Change International

Trial Begins: This Man Faces 30 Years in Prison for Shutting Down a Pipeline

Andy Rowell

- Ken Ward

2016-10-19

EcoWatch / World Mercury Project

CDC Blocks Testimony by Vaccine Whistleblower in Medical Malpractice Case

World Mercury Project

- Dr. William Thompson

2016-06-24

National  Observer

Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold fired whistleblower. Then it spilled cyanide into five rivers

Elizabeth McSheffrey

- Raman Autar (2014) & Veladero mine, Argentina

2016-06-03

EcoWatch / Common Dreams

These Four People Were Sued for $30 Million After Speaking Out Against a Hazardous Waste Dump

Deirdre Fulton

2016-04-24

NaturalNews.com (USA)

And now the cover-up murders begin in Flint, Michigan: Water treatment plant foreman found dead... young mom murdered in her home after filing lawsuit against Michigan government

Mike Adams

2016-04-22

Latest.com (USA)

Woman Leading Flint Lead Poisoning Lawsuit Found Shot Dead in Her Home

 

2016-04-04

Wired.com

How Reporters Pulled off the Panama Papers, the Biggest Leak in Whistleblower History

Andy Greenberg

- 2.6 terabytes of data

2016-03-23

Fin24.com

Wild Coast anti-mining leader murdered

- Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe shot multiple times

- Austalian mining company MRC’s decade long bid to mine Xolobeni for titanium

2016-03-18

Higgins News Network

The Deadly Price Of Environmental Activism – 991 Activists Were Murdered in 35 Countries Between 2002 and 2014

Deutsche Welle

2016-03-16

TheGuardian.com (Honduras)

Fellow Honduran activist Nelson García murdered days after Berta Cáceres

Nina Lakhani

-        Berta Cáceres

2016-03-04

TheGuardian.com (Honduras)

Berta Cáceres, Honduran human rights and environment activist, murdered

Petition to Protect Gustavo Castro

- Honduras

2016-03-02

Ipolitics.ca

Whistleblower Edgar Schmidt loses Charter suit against his former department

Leslie MacKinnon

- Dept. of Justice Lawyer, Edgar Schmidt

2016-01-18

Ecowatch / Cole Mellino

3 ‘Knitting Nannas’ Arrested Protesting 850 Proposed Gas Wells

Cole Mellino

- Australia

2016-01-13

Youtube / The Guardian

Are you racist? 'No' isn't a good enough answer - Marlon James (2 mins)

Marlon James

2015-12-23

Mashable.com

17 powerful ways people protested in 2015

Kate Dupere

2015-10-23

EcoWatch / Greenpeace

Justice Denied for Murdered Thai Activist Who Defended His Community Against Coal

Chariya Senpong, Greenpeace

2015-10-14

Vice News

More People Are Blowing the Whistle on Oil Companies in Canada

Hilary Beaumont

2015-08-12

Freedom of the Press Foundation

Chelsea Manning threatened with 'indefinite solitary confinement' for expired toothpaste and asking for a lawyer

Trevor Timm

2015-07-07

Collective Evolution

Pfizer Vice President Blows The Whistle & Tells The Truth About The Pharmaceutical Industry

Dr. Peter Rost, MD

2015-07-05

National Law Review (USA)

Jury Awards $1.25M to Railroad Whistleblower - Federal Railroad Safety Act

Jason Zuckerman

2015-06-12

Ring of Fire Radio

Whistleblower Exposes Criminal Conduct of Big Pharma; Ugly

KJ McElrath

2015-05-12

Vimeo / Judith Ehrlich

The Invisible Man: CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling” (13 mins)

- Jeffrey Sterling

exposefacts.org

2015-05-11

National Observer

Whistleblowing Alberta oil sands doctor fired abruptly

Warren Bell

- Dr. John O’Connor

2015-05-10

FortMcMurrayToday.com

John O’Connor’s Fort Chipewyan duties suddenly terminated

Vincent McDermott

- Dr. John O’Connor

2015-05-08

KATU.com

Man accused of locking arm in cement barrel along railroad tracks

Associated Press

- Tim O. Norgren

2015-04-16

Canadian Journalists for Free Trade

Top 6 ways you will be affected by Bill C-51

Megan Drysdale

- #BillC51

2015-03-23

Guardian

This week I may be jailed for writing a book on human rights abuses

Rafael Marques de Morais

Rafael Marques de Morais

2014-12-11

Ring of Fire Radio (USA)

The CIA Torture Program Whistleblower Was Prosecuted, And Obama Was Okay With It

Joshua De Leon

2014-08-14

gizmodo.com

What Is the LRAD Sound Cannon?

Roberto Baldwin

2014-06-30

Mainebiz.biz (USA)

Fired railroad foreman awarded $400K in whistleblower case

 

2014-05-24

Youtube / Kristen Meghan Edwards

USAF Whistle Blower SGT Kristen Meghan Edwards Public Speech CHEMTRAILS GEOENGINEERING DISCLOSURE

ChemTrailsMN

- Kristen Meghan Edwards

2014-02-21

Democracy Now

Silencing the Scientist: Tyrone Hayes on Being Targeted by Herbicide Firm Syngenta

- atrazine

- AO News - Pesticides

2013-07-30

Youtube / albertavoices

Fracking in Alberta: The Campbells (15 mins)

- Shawn & Ronalie Campbell

- land-owners have no rights

- high tech “glove” testing

- thermogenic gas in water well

2013-05-29

Youtube / www.frackingourfuture.org

Dave & Linda Headley Interview (37 mins)

- never purchased mineral rights on property

- lack of maintenance is an issue

- “disrespect” + “discredit”

 - 3 brine tanks rusted out (@10mins)

- damage to nearby tree

- radioactivity (a risk below 3,000 ft)

2013-05-29

Youtube / www.frackingourfuture.org

Sherry Becker-Gorby Interview (24 mins)

- how did we not learn from others?

- core value to protect & nourish land

- @11mins water contamination is denied

2013-05-29

Youtube / www.frackingourfuture.org

Raina Ripple Interview (59 mins)

- Director, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project

- independent resource centre for helping people with health issues allegedly caused by gas & oil drilling activities

 

Youtube / www.frackingourfuture.org

Jesse White Interview (40 mins)

- local political representative & lawyer

- @22:00 fire dept turned away & no report

- “we’re not rubes” – lack of respect

2013-05-29

Youtube / www.frackingourfuture.org

Dee Boyd Interview (11 mins)

- nurse

- speaking out against proposed frack sites in her area (also against her own husband’s lease)

2013-04-08

Youtube / www.frackingourfuture.org

Joseph Giovannini Interview (3 mins)

- does not have running water because well is contaminated; never dark; 24/7 truck traffic

2013-04-08

Youtube / www.frackingourfuture.org

Jodi Borello Interview (24 mins)

- talks about visible smog, “You’re going to be next”, “lack of respect”

2013-04-08

Youtube / www.frackingourfuture.org

Carol Jean Moten Interview (11 mins)

- this is hard to watch; health impacts, impacts on neighbours, pets

2013-04-05

Youtube / www.frackingourfuture.org

Rich Gorby Interview (2 mins)

- doesn’t like the idea of fracking

 

 

 

Other Information

 

www.facebook.com/GasVets - workers in the gas industry whose health has been affected

 

Link to List of the Harmed, Oil & Gas Industry

 

 

 

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