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Some whistleblowers throughout history

Historical disclosures:

NOTIFY 1773 – 2013

1773 – Benjamin Franklin published letters showing that the governor of Massachusetts misled the House to promote military reconstruction in the New World. The governor was expelled.

1777 – Samuel Shaw and Richard Marven revealed the torture of British prisoners of war. As a result, Congress unanimously passed the first law to protect whistleblowers.

1872 – Julius Chambers, one of America's first grave journalists, infiltrated New York's Bloomingdale mental hospital and wrote articles proving patient abuse.

1906 – Upton Sinclair, author who revealed the conditions of Chicago's slaughterhouses in the novel The Jungle.

1933 – Smedley Butler, retired Major General, revealed in a secret congressional hearing and in his book War Is a Racket "The Business Plot" project – plans to govern Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1969 – Ron Ridenhour, helicopter soldier in Vietnam, wrote a letter to Congress and the Pentagon about torture, sexual abuse, genital mutilation and mass murder of hundreds of civilians.

1971 – Daniel Ellsberg, military analyst, published government documents (Pentagon Papers) which showed that several administrations had lied to Congress about the war in Vietnam. This contributed to the shortening of the war and to Nixon's fall.

1972 – Peter Buxtun revealed that the US Public Health Service was studying the effect of syphilis on 399 African American men who were neither told that they had the disease nor were being treated for it.

1972 – W. Mark Felt, FBI director, known as "Deep Throat," gave reporters information about Nixon's criminal actions (the Watergate scandal), which directly led to Nixon's departure.

1975 - Anders Hellebust revealed irregular cooperation between US and Norwegian intelligence that was deliberately kept hidden from the Prime Minister, and revealed officials who were more loyal to foreign powers. . .

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