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If you are considering becoming a whistleblower,
you should be advised that the official narrative about "Whistleblower Protection" is basically a lie.
[1] Before proceeding further, you are recommended to read this essay, and possibly some of the stories of whistleblowers listed below.
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Interest of • Courage Foundation
• Brian Martin
• National Security Whistleblowers Coalition
• United States Office of Special Counsel
• Wikileaks
Someone who exposes wrongdoing which they have witnessed or deduced, typically by being privy to inside information while at work.

A whistleblower has inside knowledge of activities which are concealed from the general public. The word "whistleblower" was coined by Ralph Nader. The insider testimony of whistleblowers means that they are invaluable in Wikispooks' mission to shed on the different between observed activities and claimed activities of people and groups.

Official narrative

The official narrative is that whistleblowers are welcomed as long as they act in the public interest. Many nations and other large organisations have enacted "Whistleblower Protection" measures specifically designed to protect whistleblowers. These encourage whistleblowing by offering statutory protection and/or financial rewards for those who expose wrongdoing.


More often than not, so-called "whistleblower protection" is in practice no such thing[1] and less than 1/10 of those who follow official whistleblowing procedures reporting any benefit from them.[2] Researcher Brian Martin describes them as "trojan horses".[1] Since 9/11 in particular, the official narrative is belied by ever harsher treatment of actual or would be whistleblowers, up to and including the murder of the those who show themselves intent on publicising particularly sensitive information.[3]

Support groups

In 2004, FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds launched the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition to try to assist other whistleblowers. In December 2013, speaking at the CCC conference, purported MI6 whistleblower, Annie Machon, announced that she would be starting the Courage Foundation to protect whistleblowers.



     Page name     ExposedDescription
9-11/WhistleblowersMany people have sought to share important evidence about 9/11, using inside knowledge from a professional capacity.
Bo AbbottCIA/Drug traffickingA drug trafficking pilot who attempted to blow the whistle on the CIA's illegal drug trafficking but who disappeared - i.e. was probably murdered by the cabal
Philip Agee
Gary AguirreU.S. Securities and Exchange CommissionAn SEC whistleblower
Kevin AnnettCanada/GenocideWhen he reported that the church of which he was a minister had been involved in genocide, Rev. Kevin Annett was told to shut up. He didn't. He researched the topic and wrote books and made a movie about it. His Wikipedia page has been deleted at least 4 times as "non-notable" because he has been blacklisted by corporate media. He continues to expose institutional corruption and child abuse.
Scott BennettTerrorism/Funding/US
Deep state
Booz Allen Hamilton
Spent 2 years in jail as a result of speaking his mind and attempting to blow the whistle on fraud and corruption inside the US war machine.
John Ashley Berry
William BinneyFormer senior technical director of the NSA, in charge of thousands of employees, William Binney resigned after 9-11 to blow the whistle on fraud and corruption.
Brad BirkenfeldUBSA banker who exposed massive tax fraud at UBS, and after 2½ years in jail was eventually paid $104M for his pains.
Christopher Boyce1975 Australian coupA code clerk turned counter spook who also tried to see secret to the USSR, got caught, escaped and caught again. He revealed how the CIA was involved in the 1975 Australian coup.
Gordon Douglas BrownDe BeersExposed massive corruption by De Beers
Chris BusbyChris Busby/Research on The Health Risks of RadiationAn independent scientist whose work demonstrates that inadequate risk models are used by the establishment in its estimation of the health impact of low dose exposure to radiation. A concerted campaign has tried to undermine his credibility because his message challenges the status quo.
Smedley ButlerBusiness Plot
War profiteering
A US general who exposed the coup that financiers had planned for USA.
Jane BürgermeisterAgainst the concerted opposition of Big Pharma, Jane Bürgermeister has attempted to highlight risks and malfeasance associated with vaccines and emerging diseases.
Celerino CastilloIran-Contra
CIA/Drug trafficking
Operation Fast and Furious
A former DEA agent who exposed deep state involvement in drug trafficking.
Cele Castillo
William ChaseyCIA plans to assassinate the Libyan Lockerbie suspects
Wesley ClarkUS/Foreign policy
Edward CutoloOperation WatchtowerDrug smuggler who named a lot of names about the CIA's drug trafficking, and who then died a sudden death, as did many of those he named.
Thomas DrakeNSA/Trailblazer
Sibel EdmondsOperation Gladio/BSibel Edmonds was recruited by the FBI as a translator in the wake of 9/11. She quickly turned whistleblower when she discovered security breaches, cover-ups and malpractice at numerous levels. The US government has made her "the most gagged person in the history of the United States".
Daniel EllsbergPentagon PapersA feted whistleblower who exposed some details of how the US government was waging the Vietnam War. The fact that he was not persecuted has lead several commentators to suggest that he may not in fact have been all he appears to be. Specifically, the Pentagon Papers may have been a limited hangout.
Rudolf ElmerJulius Bär
Hervé FalcianiHSBC
Perry FellwockMass surveillanceThe first NSA whistleblower
Mark Felt
Alayne FleischmannJPMorgan ChaseA witness to massive financial crimes who was contacted by the authorities and blew the whistle publicly only in November 2014 after realising that the Justice department and the SEC were intent on hushing up rather than publishing the fraud.
Howard Fredrics
Stephen FrostUK/Army
Kevin GalalaeSurveillance and censorship programKevin Galalae worked as a writer and consultant in the fields of education, art and NGOs. His life changed when in 2009, studying at a UK university he discovered evidence of a government sponsored covert surveillance and censorship program which he published on the internet. He has frequently employed the tactic of the hunger strike, with mixed results.
John Taylor GattoSchoolProbably the most famous teacher in USA. He is now an unschooling activist, having turned up irrefutable proof that the forced schooling system was never intended to benefit children, but quite the reverse.
Michael German
Mike GermanFBIExposed the corrupt management of 'counterterrorism' at the FBI
Frank GrevilAnders Fogh Rasmussen#LiesA major in Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste who revealed that Anders Fogh Rasmussen had been lying about Iraq's alleged WMD's.
Ben GriffinSAS#CultureSAS turned whistleblower and ant-war activist, subject to legal gags, who gives an unflattering inside perspective of the SAS culture.
Katharine GunGCHQ/Illegal spying
NSA/Illegal spying
A Chinese translator who exposed illegal efforts by the GCHQ to illegally bug the UN offices of 6 nations in an effort to start an illegal war. Considered a hero by many.
Katherine GunGCHQ/Illegal spying
NSA/Illegal spying
Exposed illegal efforts by the GCHQ to illegally bug the UN offices of 6 nations in an effort to start an illegal war. Considered a hero by many.
Richard Higbie
Fred Holroyd
Barbara HoneggerOctober surprise
Gerald JamesArms-to-Iraq"The most important and high-level whistleblower in the defence industry"
Steven E. Jones9-11/WTC Controlled demolition
Loyd JowersMLK/AssassinationConfessed on TV to involvement in the assassination of Martin Luther King, and was subsequently found guilty of involvement in a conspiracy to kill him.
Steve KangasUS/Deep stateA spook turned whistleblower who was one of the first political campaigners on the internet. Probably murdered by the cabal.
David KellyDodgy DossierDr David Kelly, a UN weapons inspector who died in highly suspicious circumstances
David KeoghAl Jazeera bombing memoA civil servant who together with Leo O'Connor was charged with exposing the "Al Jazeera bombing memo", about how Blair dissuaded Bush from bombing Al Jazeera in Qatar.
Niaz KhanAl-QaedaDefected from an al Qaeda plot to hijacker civilian airliners. Warned the FBI in 2000, but they were told by higher ups not to take him seriously.
John KiriakouCIA/TortureThe only CIA officer to go to prison for reasons connected to their torturing of suspects - the first whistleblower.
Mark KleinMass surveillanceA 2006 whistleblower who revealed how AT&T were partnering with the NSA to spy on their customers.
Karen KwiatkowskiPentagon/Corruption
... further results

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
How to identify CIA limited hangout operationarticle18 June 2013Webster TarpleyCiting the Pentagon Papers as an example, Tarpley suggests that both Wikileaks and the Snowden affair are limited hangout operations by the CIA.
NSA GCHQ and the Death of Gareth Williamsarticle14 November 2011Trowbridge FordA speculative article connecting the NSA with the death of Gareth Williams
Whistleblowers - Risks and skillsbook chapter2007Brian MartinA 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.
Wikileaks - Open Letter to the US Governmentopen letter14 July 2011RevolutionTruth

Official examples

Julian AssangeA hacker of slightly mysterious background, whose website, Wikileaks, has been the conduit for a lot of whistleblowing. His opinion on 9/11 is notable.
Edward SnowdenNSA/Boundless Informant
Mass surveillance
IT specialist and former contractor for the NSA, Edward Snowden's 2013 leaks about their mass surveillance programs were widely reported by the corporate media, an interesting contrast to the leaks of earlier whistleblowers that were roundly ignored.
Udo UlfkotteFormer editor of a German broadsheet who writes about press corruption while also subscribing to an Islamophobic narrative.
== Rating ==
4star.png 18 July 2016 Robin  A good selection of important whistleblowers neglected by corporate media.
There are a few gaps, and whistleblowers who don't even get a mention, this is a thought provoking selection which should give you an idea of what corporate media have been censoring.