Brian Martin

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Alma materRice University, University of Sydney
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Brian Martin is Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is the author of 15 books and hundreds of articles on nonviolence, whistleblowing, scientific controversies, information issues, democracy and other topics. He is vice president of Whistleblowers Australia and runs a large website on suppression of dissent.[1]


He studuied physics at university, gaining a PhD. from the University of Sydney in 1976. His research interests however moved to the social sciences, and his C.V. stated as of 2016 that "The central theme in my research is the dynamics of power, with special attention to strategies for challenging repression and exploitation. I have explored power dynamics through an interplay of theory and case studies, including nonviolent action, dissent and scientific controversies. [1]


Documents by Brian Martin

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Scientific fraud and the power structure of sciencepaperJune 1992Science
Document:Suppression of dissent in sciencepaper1999Nuclear power
Document:Whistleblowers - Risks and skillsbook chapter2007Whistleblower
Ethics codes
A sound set of advice for would be whistleblowers, and a strong discouragement from trusting the official channels. As a whistleblower, you need to be aware that a wide set of options is available, and your success in blowing the whistle will depend only in part upon the injustice you expose. Another crucial aspect is your skill set and support network. This essay provides sound advice from an establishment-sceptic researcher who has reviewed a lot of whistleblowing cases.


A Quote by Brian Martin

Ray GuagliardiRay Guagliardi and Thomas Bittler worked for the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA). In 2003, while serving as training coordinators at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, they noticed numerous violations of regulations for inspecting baggage, for example, inadequate inspections following alarms. They reported their concerns to their boss, which led nowhere, so they wrote to TSA headquarters. The result: they lost their jobs two months later, officially due to a staff restructure. However, 'both men say TSA officials told them that they should never have complained. According to Bittler, one supervisor said: "If you people would just learn to shut your mouths, you would still have your jobs"”2007
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