We need to evaluate who our real heroes are. We need to acknowledge those who reveal a crime are not worse criminals than those who commit a crime. (Germans apparently get this. See Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden statues unveiled in Berlin)
The reason I have so many references is to show this is a steadily increasing trend that I continuously update. It is not a vanishing blip on the radar. Failure to deal with this trend will have disastrous consequences for the future.
Obama and his democrats have prosecuted whistleblowers to a greater extent than any other president in the history of the United States of America. This amply documented (see references) but under reported fact has a negative effect on our republic.
Obama's Department of Justice prosecuted whistle blower DeChristopher for revealing and spoiling the illegal fossil fuel land grab and he was sentenced to two years in jail. Manning was tortured, denied trial for over two years, and pronounced guilty by Obama before trial. Thomas Drake was prosecuted for exposing the dishonesty and corruption of the NSA. Peacefully protesting in front of the White House will also land you in jail. These are just a few of many examples documented below.
This stands in sharp contrast to the criminals DeChristopher exposed who were not prosecuted. They were not even investigated. Also getting free passes was BP for the eleven who died at BPs Horizon, Massey Coal after 29 coal miners died because hundreds of safety violations were overlooked, those who brought down the world economy through greed, and those who falsely got us into a wars we are still bogged down in through outright lies.
For those of you who want to blame this entirely on republicans, Obama completely controls the executive department which includes the Department of Justice and Department of Defense. Neither Bush nor any previous president ever prosecuted whistle blowers like this. The solution is not blindly supporting another democrat. The problem is we are faced with a Duopoly of having two parties in power pursing the same objective.
The democrats are no longer even the lesser of two evils. They are by far the greater and more effective of two evils. America will continue our descent towards post-constitution third world status until we abandon the two major parties and support an alternative.
1-We See the Merging of the War on Science and the War on Whistleblowers
2-Whistleblowers under Obama
3-Bingo Jury Gives Obama DOJ a Kick in the Crotch
4-Obama DOJ Wants a Second Dose of Humiliation in Bingo Trial
5-White House Pressuring Schneiderman to Drop Objections to Foreclosure Fraud Whitewash
6-New York Attorney General Kicked Off Government Group Leading Foreclosure Probe
7-Federal Work Suspension of Leading Arctic Scientist Ended as Investigation of His Investigators Deepens
8-U.S. Office of Special Counsel intervenes in support of TSA Federal Air Marshal whistleblower case
9-Why Is the DOJ Sealing Evidence of Criminal Activity by CEOs?
10-Ex-CIA Agent Jeffrey Sterling Arrested, Accused of Leaking to Reporter as Revenge 11-DoD Persecutes Guantanamo Guard Who Talked About the Torture
12-Freedom Is Not Free at the State Department
13-Obama Witch Hunt Against Polar Bear Scientists Takes New Twist – 2nd Scientist Asked to Take Lie Detector Test
14-SEC Whistleblower Comes Under Scrutiny--Another Case of "Kill the Messenger"?
15-Whistleblower finds no appropriate avenue for disclosing DoD wrongdoing
16-Obama Administration Caves to Industry Pressure and Fails Independent Livestock Producers with Watered-Down GIPSA Rule
17-Justice Department Attempted to Discredit ATF Whistleblower
18-U.S. General Fired for Criticizing Hamid Karzai
19-Comparison of Whistleblower Stay Requests: OSC vs. IRA
20-The Obama Administration has a Whistleblower Problem
21-Former Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke Admits Attempting to Discredit ATF Whistleblower
22-White House Answers “We The People” Petition to Free Bradley Manning
23-No Free Speech at Mr. Jefferson’s Library
24-What Country Do We Want to Keep?
25-Notary Public Who Blew The Whistle On Massive Foreclosure Fraud, Found Dead
26-Sunny Sheu: Murdered for Investigating NY Foreclosure Judge Joseph Golia?
27-Forty six whistleblowers and supporters (including at least 5 lawyers) seek a response from the Office of Special Counsel
28-MSPB Watch Files Whistleblower Disclosure against Office of Special Counsel
29-Whistleblower Requests Investigation of Department of Justice Lawyers and Nominee for Federal Court
30-OSC may be unlawfully turning away whistleblowers from the intelligence community
31-Intelligence Community Whistleblowers are being Misled by Government Officials
32-Peter Van Buren: In Washington, Fear the Silence, Not the Noise
33-The Campaign Against Whistleblowers in Washington
34-Thomas Drake, NSA Whistleblower, didn’t know he had another choice other than to go public
35-New Bill to Weaken Protections, Incentives for Whistleblowers Sneaks Through Committee
36-Obama Shoots the Messengers, Attacks Whistleblowers
37-The Disturbing Backstory of a Corrupt University President
38-Jake Tapper, Jay Carney Clash During White House Press Briefing
39-Will NGO Politics Get in the Way of Zealously Representing a Whistleblower in Court?
40-The Worst Administration on FOIA
41-The Whistleblowers Washington Ignores
42-Chilling Dissent on Wall Street
43-VIDEO: Stop Destroying Public Education! Lawyer & CTC Fired Whistleblower Carroll Speaks Out
44-I was First Whistleblower Prosecuted Under the Espionage Act in Recent Government Rampage
45-State Department Fires Iraq Whistleblower
46-Obama Cracks Down on Whistleblowers More than any other Administration
47-Cummings, Kucinich, Maloney Present Amicus on Behalf of TSA Whistleblower MacLean
48-US Government Keeping Data on Americans with No Connection to Terrorism
49-Obama Indicts Sixth Whistleblower Under the Espionage Act
50-Joining The Whistleblowers' Club
51-Obama Targets Journalists
52-NGO Watch: Beltway Accountability Groups Ignore News that Cabinet Department has been Violating a Major Whistleblower law for Almost a Decade
53-Obama’s War: Criminalize the Left
54-Leaking War - How Obama’s Targeted Killings, Leaks, and the Everything-Is-Classified State Have Fused
55-How Obama Broke His Campaign Promise to Whistleblowers
56-CIA Whistleblower Makes ‘Bold’ & ‘Provocative’ Allegations of ‘Selective’ & ‘Vindictive’ Prosecution
57-Countrywide/Bank of America Whistleblower Practically Begs for Subpoena, Obama DOJ Indifferent
58-Whistleblower Scandal Rocks National Reconnaissance Office
59-Assange Berates United States from Ecuador Embassy Balcony
60-Bradley Manning And Julian Assange Have Defeated Hillary, Barack, And The Bloody Secret Government
61-Chief Opponent of Whistleblower Rights in the House Defends ICE Whistleblowers
62-CIA Whistleblower on Trial, Holder Closes Final Investigation on Torture
63-In Memory of Joshua Casteel
64-Exclusive Interview with Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy
65-The Persecution of John Kiriakou: Torture and the Myth of Never Again
66-UBS Whistle-Blower Secures $104 Million Award From IRS
67-Top Priority: The Terror Within
68-Obama Campaign Brags About Its Whistleblower Persecutions
69-Key Evidence in Assange Case Dissolves
70-Justice Unbalanced – Whistleblower Protections under Obama
71-Man Sues St. Lucie Nuclear Plant over Job Loss, Claiming He was Whistle-blower
72-Julian Assange to UN: “End Obama’s Regime of Secrecy”
73-National Whistleblowers Center Explains Roots of Divisions and Setbacks in the Federal Whistleblower Community
74-Ex-Government Official Says CIA Scapegoating Whistleblower John Kiriakou to Protect One of Its Own Torturers
75-Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty In Leak Case
76-Two and a Half Years for Blowing the Whistle on Government's Torture Program
77-Walmart Whistleblowers Stand Up to Retaliation
78-Bradley Manning Deserves Americans' Support for Military Whistleblowing
79-Nobel Laureates Salute Bradley Manning
80-OakRidge Nuclear Weapons Security Breach Showed How U. S. System for Protecting Whistleblowers Is Broken
81-Breaking Private Manning
82-Bradley Manning Takes Stand, Puts Military Captors on Trial
83-WikiLeaks: Still Standing, Still Speaking Truth to Power
84-US Whistleblowers on Being Targeted by the Secret Security State
85-Assange praises Bradley Manning
86-What’s Missing from the Adulatory Coverage of Obama’s Whistleblower Protections
87-Aaron Swartz and Bradley Manning: How the US Government Contains Those Who Would Free Information
88-Obama Administration Quietly Reopens Case That Could Criminalize Peer Review Process
89-Obama Indicts Sixth Whistleblower Under the Espionage Act
90-The Obama administration’s war on whistleblowers
91-CIA whistle-blower sentenced to 30 months
92-Bradley Manning Called the 'NYT' and 'Washington Post'—What If They'd Responded?
93-We Are Bradley Manning
94-One Thousand Days Too Many
95-Whistleblower files federal lawsuit against Morgan Stanley, FINRA
96-White House Strategy to Protect Trade Secrets Mischaracterizes WikiLeaks, Criminalizes Hacktivists
97-10 Years After The Iraq War and Big Threat to Whistleblowers
98-Daniel Ellsberg: In Hearing Bradley Manning Act Out of Conscience, Secret Tape Refutes Media Slander
99-The War Against Bradley Manning -- A War Against All Who Speak Out Against Injustice
100-CIA Whistleblower: “US is a Police State, Obama Consciously Allows Torture”
101-Experience: I was a whistleblower - 'I had been prepared to fight the enemy in Iraq, but I never expected to feel betrayed by my own people'
102-NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake speaks at National Press Club
103-NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake: All Doubts Dispelled, Bradley Manning’s a Whistleblower
104-Revealed: Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centres - Exclusive: General David Petraeus and 'dirty wars' veteran behind commando units implicated in detainee abuse
105-Obama's Crackdown on Whistleblowers
106-Whistleblower: VA Hiding Veteran Health Data
107-Former Animal Rights Prisoner on Ag-Gag Laws, Secretive Prison Units & Detention of Daniel McGowan
108-How Bradley Manning Could Have Prevented the Deepwater Horizon Explosion
109-Julian Assange may be unable to leave Britain until 2015
110-Legal Group Launches to Aggressively Challenge US Government Prosecutions of Whistleblowers
111-New Film Explores Obama's War on Whistleblowers and the Free Press
112-NYT Reporter: Obama Admin's Crackdown Has Scared Whistleblowers From Speaking to Journalists
113-Oliver Stone Meets With Julian Assange, Rips Upcoming Films About WikiLeaks
114-Sweden’s case against Assange is falling apart
115-WikiLeaks activist in New York to protest US whistleblowers clampdown: Iceland MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir arrives in US for first time since WikiLeaks 'Collateral Murder' controversy three years ago
116-Journalists Speak Out About How Our Democracy is in Danger
117-Assange says he has proof of extradition fit-up
118-Be more professional! GCHQ staff rapped as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reveals messages that he says point to 'fit up'
119-Countdown to freedom: CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou begins jail sentence
120-Director of film about Obama’s war on whistleblowers weighs in on AP phone records
122-Julian Assange reveals GCHQ messages discussing Swedish extradition
123-Military decrees media access to Manning’s hearing is a privilege, not a right
124-Peter Van Buren: If the Government Does It, It’s “Legal”
125-Slideshow: Six Whistleblowers Charged Under the Espionage Act
126-War on Whistleblowers Enunciates the Nation's Servility to Corporate Fat Cats
127-Whistleblowers: American Heroes?
128-Why you should care about whistleblowers
129-WikiLeaks, the Film: Massive Leaks Are a Natural Response to Government Classification Run Amok
130-Why Is President Obama Keeping a Journalist in Prison in Yemen? After supporters protested his “sham” trial, Abdulelah Haider Shaye would have been pardoned. Then Obama intervened.
131-Imprisoned CIA Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou Pens “Letter from Loretto”
132-Going to Jail for Justice
133-Why Tim DeChristopher Went to Prison for His Protest
134-Chase Madar, Bradley Manning vs. SEAL Team 6
135-10 Questions for NBC Host Who Shamelessly Suggested Greenwald Be Arrested for NSA Leaks
136-As Bradley Manning Trial Begins, Press Predictably Misses the Point
137-Assange: US rule of law suffering 'calamitous collapse'
138-Bank of America whistle-blower’s bombshell: “We were told to lie”
139-Chris Hedges on Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?
140-Did the Mainstream Media Fail Bradley Manning? Alleged Wikileaks whistleblower says he tried contacting major newspapers before going public
141-Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations - The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA's history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows
142-Former CIA Employee, Snowden, Blows Whistle on NSA's Dragnet Surveillance
143-Going Through the ‘Proper Channels’ to Blow the Whistle on Secret Surveillance Programs
144-Government Case Against Whistleblower Thomas Drake Collapses: Faced with the prospect of trying to convict a man for leaking unclassified information, the DoJ put together a misdemeanor plea deal.
145-Inside the NSA’s Domestic Surveillance Apparatus: Whistleblower William Binney Speaks Out
146-JUSTICE: Green Shadow Cabinet stands with Bradley Manning
147-Edward Snowden, NSA files source: 'If they want to get you, in time they will'
148-NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things' – video
149-Latest Glenn Greenwald Scoop Vindicates One Of The Original NSA Whistleblowers
150-Obama Cans Regulator Who Crossed Wall Street - Ouster is a gain for big bankers advocating lax oversight
151-Should Journalists Who Talk to Leakers Be Worried?
152-The Judicial Lynching of Bradley Manning by Chris Hedges
153-Slideshow: Six Whistleblowers Charged Under the Espionage Act
154-The War on Whistleblowers: On the Sin of Being Correct
155-Obama's War on Whistleblowers Finds Another Target
156-TransCanada Whistleblower Warns Of Shoddy Pipeline Practices
157-War Crime Whistleblower in Obama’s Sights, War Criminals Not
158-Ag-Gag Laws Silence Whistleblowers
159-Jailed Journalist Barrett Brown Faces 105 Years For Reporting on Hacked Private Intelligence Firms
160-Obama Promise To 'Protect Whistleblowers' Just Disappeared From Change.gov
161-Obama's Plan to Crackdown On Whistleblowers Leaked To McClatchy
162-Should the NSA Be Dismantled? An Interview with Whistleblower Thomas Drake
163-8 Ways WikiLeaks Cables About a Tiny Country Like Iceland Expose the Dark Depths of American Empire - A Chelsea Manning-leaked cable showed how Iceland asked the U.S. to stop European "bullying," just the first of a deluge of revelations detailing how America throws around its weight
185-Coalition Files Lawsuit Against Idaho Ag-Gag Law That Targets Journalism, Whistleblowing & Speech
186-The Criminalization of Journalism: Icelandic MP Birgitta Jonsdottir Pens Open Letter in Defense of Jailed Journalist, Barrett Brown
187-DC Thinks It Can Silence a New Snowden, But the Anti-Leak Hypocrisy is Backfiring
Don’t shoot the messenger!
190-Hillary Clinton Mocks Snowden, Displays Her Ignorance When It Comes to Whistleblowers
191-Peter Van Buren: I’m a Whistleblower, Want Fries with That?
192-Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Threatened with ‘Diesel Therapy,’ Suffers Shakedowns for Talking to Press
193-Memo to Potential Whistleblowers: If You See Something, Say Something
194-New Snowden Doc Reveals How GCHQ/NSA Use The Internet To 'Manipulate, Deceive And Destroy Reputations'
195-Silencing Whistleblowers Obama-Style: Supreme Court Edition?
196-Snowden and Poitras to Receive Truth-Telling Prize
197-Snowden Docs: U.S. Spied On Negotiators At 2009 Climate Summit
198-Snowden Should Refuse to Play “Alice in Wonderland” - Clinton and Kerry Call On Snowden To Submit To Sham Security State Trial
219-NSA Whistleblower: ‘We’re No Longer a Country with a Government, We’re a Government with a Country’ - Former high-level intelligence official warns of "totalitarian" slide into a "controlled society"
225-The Death of Truth by Chris Hedges
228-'Guilty of Embarrassing Government': CIA Whistleblower Gets 42-Month Sentence - Prosecution of Jeffrey Sterling stands in stark contrast to leniency granted to former CIA director General David Petraeus
236-US Government Wants You to Hate Snowden, and It's Working - New polls show that the NSA whistleblower’s popularity remains strong among young Americans and Europeans. But older Americans, Brits and Canadians aren’t as enthused
237-I-Team: Special Ed Teacher Says District Retaliated After Whistleblowing - An award-winning special education teacher has sued her Long Island school district, saying officials there retaliated against her after she spoke up for students who were not getting the help they are promised under law. (Video)
240-'A national hero': psychologist who warned of torture collusion gets her due - Jean Maria Arrigo was largely ignored and the subject of a smear campaign for sounding alarms about psychologists’ post-9/11 torture complicity but has emerged from the damning report as the story’s hero – and martyr
243-In Wyoming it’s now illegal to collect data about pollution - A new Wyoming law expands on the “ag-gag” trend of criminalizing whistleblowers in a new way: making it illegal for citizens to gather data about environmental pollution.
244-Petition to pardon Edward Snowden rejected by Obama administration: The White House responded to 168,000 signatories with its unwavering position that the NSA whistleblower should return to US to face espionage charges
270-Former Hunters Point Worker Claims Supervisors Ordered Him to Hide Radiation - Anthony Smith reveals to the Investigative Unit how he says supervisors concealed radiation at Hunters Point by instructing him to switch soil samples and dump potentially contaminated dirt into the ground.
274-Julian Assange and America's vendetta against WikiLeaks - As the contrast with the extradition case of Augusto Pinochet shows, it's one law for whistleblowers, another for war criminals by Amy Goodman
280-When will the US government stop persecuting whistleblowers? The National Insider Threat Task Force subjects officials to surveillance and fear, and uses me as an example. Those with legitimate concerns should be empowered to speak out
281-Why Won’t Amnesty International Classify Chelsea Manning As A Political Prisoner? In this episode of “Behind the Headline,” host and MintPress News Editor-in-Chief Mnar Muhawesh talks to Kevin Gosztola, editor of Shadowproof, about why some human rights groups don’t count Chelsea Manning as a political prisoner -- and why that matters.
298-CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Close To Death In Federal Prison UPDATE: Under pressure from media and supporters, prison officials said they will consider CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling’s request to consult with an outside cardiologist.
302-NSA Inspector Who Criticized Snowden for Not Using 'Official' Channels Found Guilty of Retaliating Against Whistleblower Who Did Just That - Criticism by agency's inspector general appears particularly threadbare after internal panel found him guilty of lashing out against employee who came forward
304-Only CIA Agent Jailed for Torture Program Is Whistleblower Who Confirmed Its Existence - Former operative John Kiriakou, currently in prison, was charged with a crime after helping expose widespread abuses conducted by agency
311-US Government Calls For Assassination Of Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange - High-level U.S. government officials, including Hillary Clinton and Joseph Biden, demand for the assassination of Assange and to list WikiLeaks as a terrorist organization.