War on Whistleblowers

War on Whistleblowers is a 2013 documentary film made by Robert Greenwald and it highlights several recent cases where employees of the United States government and contractors such as Edward Snowden took steps to release or leak sensitive material in order to expose the fraud or abuse being carried out within the administration of government. Even with president Obama commuting to improving the governments overall transparency and giving hope that such whistleblowers would have increased protection by passing the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, this film reveals that, things have actually never been worse in regards to security whistleblowers. 

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  1. To illustrate how screwed up the US government’s Whistle-blower’s program is. When once I filed a claim, on all of the correspondence with the agency– made via snail mail (US postal service)– they replied with an envelope that read “IRS Whistleblower Office, Room 2024, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20224-0002 on the return address label.

    Don’t they realize that including that information on the envelope for anyone to see could easily become a death warrant for someone trying to inform on a wrongdoer?

    There often seems a tendency of citizens to blindly trust that the operation of these services is always performed in a forthright manner. Due to the nature of human nature, that is a big mistake.