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If you are considering becoming a whistleblower,
be warned that the official narrative about "Whistleblower Protection" is basically a lie.
[1] Before proceeding further, you are recommended to read this essay, and the stories of some of the whistleblowers listed below.

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Whistleblower/Premature death
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 usually concealed from the general public and reveals this out of a concern for the public good, especially in cases of malfeasance. The word "whistleblower" was coined by Ralph Nader. The insider testimony of whistleblowers means that they are invaluable in Wikispooks' mission to shed light on the murky business of deep politics.

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.

"Protection"

Full article: Whistleblower protection

Legal vindication for whistleblowers is rare.[2] More often than not, what is called "whistleblower protection" is in practice no such thing[1] and less than 1/10 of those who follow official whistleblowing procedures report any benefit from doing so.[3] 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.[4]

Legal compensation

Some jurisdictions award a fixed percentage of money recovered to whistleblowers who expose financial fraud. Although initially jailed, Brad Birkenfeld eventually received over $100 million on this basis.

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.

Fake whistleblowers

Purported "whistleblowers" can still serve deep state interests. Millie Weaver's Statecraft mentions how Eric Ciaramella pretended to be a whistleblower about information actually garnered through illegal mass surveillance.

Premature deaths

Full article: Stub class article Whistleblower/Premature death

Some whistleblowers have experienced premature deaths, whether of bona fide natural causes, suicide, murder or assassination.

 

Examples

Page nameExposedDescription
9-11/Whistleblowers9-11
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 AgeeCIA
US/Deep state
Spent twelve years in the CIA from 1957 to 1969 before blowing the whistle on the organisation.
Gary AguirreSEC/CorruptionAn 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 with dynamic silence by corporate media. He continues to expose institutional corruption and child abuse.
Scott BennettBooz Allen Hamilton
Terrorism/Funding/US
SDS
United States Department of Justice/Corruption
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.
Patrick BerghyShadowNet
John Ashley BerryGCHQ
Mass surveillance
Steve BigelowMICC/CorruptionUS Air Force whistleblower who exposed MICC corruption.
William BinneyNSA/Waste
NSA/Corruption
Former 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.
Thomas BittlerTransportation Security AdministrationTSA whistleblower, dismissed along with Ray Guagliardi.
John BonifieldCNNCNN producer who blew the whistle
Christopher BoyceAustralia/1975 coup d'étatA 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 ButlerWar profiteering
The Business Plot
A US general who exposed the coup that financiers had planned for USA.
Peter BuxtunTuskegee syphilis experimentBlew the whistle on the Tuskegee syphilis experiment.
Jane BürgermeisterAgainst the concerted opposition of Big Pharma, Jane Bürgermeister has attempted to highlight risks and malfeasance associated with vaccines and emerging diseases.
John CarmanUS/Customs and Border ProtectionSet up a website about his experience of corruption in the US/Customs and Border Protection
Celerino CastilloCIA/Drug trafficking
"Iran-Contra"
Operation Fast and Furious
A former DEA agent who exposed deep state involvement in drug trafficking.
William ChaseyCIA plans to assassinate the Libyan Lockerbie suspects
David ChristensenJFK/AssassinationA member of the USAF who had foreknowledge of the JFK assassination which was presented to the HSCA
Helen ChuCOVID-19/PandemicAn expert in infectious diseases whom the CDC told to stop her tests for COVID-19 in January 2020.
Eric Ciaramella
Wesley ClarkUS/Foreign policy
Greg CoppolaGoogleGoogle employee for 5 years before exposing their political bias in 2019.
Edward CutoloOperation WatchtowerA drug 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.
Matt DeHart2001 Anthrax attacksUS hacker who claimed to have received documents about the CIA's role in the 2001 Anthrax attacks. Later arrested for child pornography.
Eugene DinkinJFK/AssassinationA spook who intercepted a communication about the JFK assassination
Document:Shell Game, A Whistleblowing Report to the United States CongressA report to congress
Tom DrakeNSA/Trailblazer
NSA/Waste
NSA/Corruption
NSA employee who blew the whistle on their illegal surveillance.
Jacques Duchesneau
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".
John Ehrlichman"War on Drugs"Nixon insider who blew in 1994 the whistle on the "War on Drugs"
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 BärA banking whistleblower.
Iman FadilSilvio BerlusconiAn assassinated model.
Hervé FalcianiHSBC
Tony FarrellSelf-styled whistleblower whom Tom Secker doubts
Perry FellwockMass surveillance
ECHELON
The first NSA whistleblower
Harry FergusonUK/TortureA spook who admits that the UK tortured IRA members in Northern Ireland.
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 FredricsKingston UniversityComposer and academic who was placed on the UK's "Most Wanted" list after releasing a satirical music video Circle of Corruption about Kingston University.
Stephen FrostUK/Army
John Taylor GattoSchoolProbably the most famous teacher in USA, who became an unschooling activist, having turned up irrefutable proof that the forced schooling system was never intended to benefit children, but quite the reverse.
Mike GermanFBI/CorruptionExposed the corrupt management of 'counterterrorism' at the FBI
Bunny GreenhouseHalliburton
MICC/Corruption
Exposed corruption in Halliburton. Awarded $970,000.
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.
... further results

 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Tom Lloyd“Helping people who are being persecuted for doing the right thing needs experience, specialist knowledge, attention to detail and perseverance. At WhistleblowersUK we use our expertise and commitment to ensure that whistleblowers have the support they need when they need it most.”Tom Lloyd
US/Deep state“The apparatus of the American deep state is a vast system of institutions in which the proverbial right arm does not know what the left one is doing. The CIA, FBI, NSA and the military services are compartmentalized to a point where very few of the bureaucrats in their employ can put their finger precisely on what is going on. Best known examples of that kind of entity are the resistance movements in German occupied Europe of World War II, and the cell system of an expansionist communist movement in the early stages of its development. Movie goers are familiar with the ‘need to know’ limitations on the information given to participants in an operation. The numerous levels of ‘security clearance’ make that clear. They have created labyrinths of hidden policy making over which no effective political control can exist. This applies to internal control as well. The institutions of the American deep state are riven by turf battles, schisms, something quite noticeable in their conflict with President Trump and, indeed, eruptions from officials with a conscience. This produces leaks and whistleblowing. These may be seen as emergency actions in the absence of functioning accountability structures.”Karel van Wolferen4 April 2017

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document: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.
Document:NSA GCHQ and the Death of Gareth Williamsarticle14 November 2011Trowbridge FordA speculative article connecting the NSA with the death of Gareth Williams
Document: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.
Document:Wikileaks - Open Letter to the US Governmentopen letter14 July 2011RevolutionTruth

 

Official examples

NameExposedDescription
Julian AssangeA "hacktivist" of mysterious background, whose website, Wikileaks, has been the conduit for a lot of whistleblowing. His pronounced disinterest in 9/11 is particularly notable.
Mark FeltThe supposed true identity of 'deep throat', who played a part in the Watergate Coup.
Edward SnowdenMass surveillance
NSA/Boundless Informant
NSA/PRISM
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 UlfkotteCorporate media/Deep state controlFormer editor of a German broadsheet who exposed press corruption while also subscribing to an Islamophobic narrative.


Rating

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