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The Canadian Progressive: Whistleblowers and leak activists face powerful elites in struggle to control information

The Panama Papers leak proves, once again, that whistleblowers and leak activists’ role of exposing hidden information is very much alive. The post Whistleblowers and leak activists face powerful elites in struggle to control information appeared first… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Whistleblowers and leak activists face powerful elites in struggle to control information

somecanuckchick dot com: On whistleblowers and whistleblowing…

Remember when the Harper government™ created the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA), the supposed whistleblower protection law?

Of course, the Harper government™ is keen on whistleblowers and whistleblowing…

Allan Cutler, Sponsorship scandal

You know, when it is ^NOT Harper government™ activity and/or conduct being exposed…

Sylvie Therrien, Fraud quotas [Employment Insurance] Richard Colvin, . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: On whistleblowers and whistleblowing…

somecanuckchick dot com: Why is the Globe and Mail the only Canadian news agency to implement SecureDrop?

Why is the Globe and Mail, as of March 4, 2015, the first—and the only—Canadian news agency to implement SecureDrop?

One would think that more Canadian news agencies would have implemented the open-source software platform for secure communication between journalists and sources (whistleblowers)… i.e. CBC, Montréal Gazette, Toronto Star, Vancouver Observer, etc., etc., etc.

. . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Why is the Globe and Mail the only Canadian news agency to implement SecureDrop?

Cowichan Conversations: Vindication for Snowden? Obama Panel Backs Major Curbs on NSA Surveillance, Phone Record Data Mining

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Hardly a day goes by without learning about further intrusions into the privacy of citizens in both the US and Canada.

Edward Snowden’s handling of the damning intrusions and once unthinkable surveillance has increased public recognition and appreciation for his efforts shining a light on the unprecedented spying driven by . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Vindication for Snowden? Obama Panel Backs Major Curbs on NSA Surveillance, Phone Record Data Mining

Politics and its Discontents: On Sporadic Blogging And Willful Ignorance

We are hosting our dear friends from Cuba for about the next week, so depending on our sight-seeing schedule, my blogging may not be quite as regular as usual. But then again, I am an early riser, so perhaps nothing will change. Here is something I prepared the other day to save for this fine . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: On Sporadic Blogging And Willful Ignorance

A BCer in Toronto: What happened to Harper’s cheques for whistleblowers?

In the 2006 election, the Conservatives talked some good talk about whistleblowers. They got a whistleblowing former federal civil servant to run for them as a candidate, and they made protecting whistleblowers a key part of their election platform.

Here’s what they promised:

 

They won that election, and several since. And how are . . . → Read More: A BCer in Toronto: What happened to Harper’s cheques for whistleblowers?

Politics and its Discontents: Government Suspends Whistleblower For Revealing E.I. Wichhunt

Ordinary Canadians are assumed to be criminals while the Harper government turns a blind eye to Senate corruption. Sylvie Therrien, a federal fraud investigator, has been suspended without pay after she leaked documents showing that investigators had to cut people off their employment insurance benefits in order to meet quotas.

Harper’s hypocrisy has no limits:

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The Canadian Progressive: Official trailer for the Wikileaks movie “The Fifth Estate”

A dramatic thriller based on real events, The Fifth Estate reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned WikiLeaks into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization.

The post Official trailer for the Wikileaks movie “The Fifth Estate” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Whistleblowers Blast NSA Programs, Award Snowden

by: Institute for Public Accuracy | Press Release:

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2013 – Edward Snowden has been named recipient of this year’s “award for truth telling” given by Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence. The following are members of the group or past recipients of the award. The group’s statement is below.

DANIEL ELLSBERG, . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Whistleblowers Blast NSA Programs, Award Snowden

drive-by planet: Snowden leaks: NSA whistleblower William Binney warns of ‘totalitarian state’

Following news of leaks by NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden, Obama was asked by a reporter about massive NSA surveillance that involves not just phone tracking, but all types of online user communications. In the course of his defense of this unparalleled invasion of privacy, Obama dropped the “Big Brother” term with irony – as . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Snowden leaks: NSA whistleblower William Binney warns of ‘totalitarian state’

Politics and its Discontents: The Royal Bank’s Abasement of Its Employees

It may be helpful to remember the following video the next time you see an RBC ad portraying the bank as the solution to everyone’s problems. Forty-five soon-to-be-former employees (after they have trained their replacements) would beg to differ with the characterization. I suspect if I had an account with RBC, I would be closing . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Royal Bank’s Abasement of Its Employees

Canadian Progressive: The Mouse That Roared: Imagining an internet safe haven for journalists, whistleblowers and activists in Iceland

The Mouse That Roared is a documentary-in-the-making film by Judith Ehrlich, the award-winning director of “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers”, which earned a Peabody, and was nominated for an Academy award for best documentary. The film centers around Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta Jónsdóttir’s efforts fights to make Iceland the . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: The Mouse That Roared: Imagining an internet safe haven for journalists, whistleblowers and activists in Iceland