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The U.S. Government Declares War on WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

The U.S. government is dramatically ratcheting up its rhetoric against whistleblowing news collective Wikileaks, announcing on Thursday that authorities are preparing new charges on which to arrest the group’s founder, Julian Assange. Assange has lived at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for the last four years in order to avoid extradition and arrest. Now, in…

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“Cruel Irony”: Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Still Working, but Employee Who Leaked Info On Cop Pressured to Quit, May Face Charges

On July 17, 2014,  Eric Garner, a 43-year-old NY resident, was confronted by the NYPD for allegedly selling “untaxed” cigarettes. That confrontation resulted in Garner’s death after NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo put the man in a chokehold. Chokeholds are restraining maneuvers that cut off the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. Due to the…

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FBI ‘Secret Rules’ Revealed: Massive Trove of Documents Unmask Agency’s Shady Tactics

A new report published by the Intercept reveals the FBI’s wide-ranging powers from the surveillance of journalists to the treatment of informants after the investigative news site acquired a trove of confidential FBI documents. The 11-part series led by Intercept reporter Cora Currier sheds light on the bureau’s vast secret powers, following a months-long study of confidential…

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5 Controversial Whistleblowers You Should Be Following on Social Media

By Alice Salles “Whistleblowers,” former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden once said, “are elected by circumstance.” “More critical than who you are,” he continued, “is what you see.” And when you see something wrong but choose to look the other way, you’re part of the problem. At least that’s what the…

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