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Michael McCray is a public interest advocate who combats racism and corruption in the government and other institutions which deprive individuals of their basic civil rights, human rights and constitutional liberties. McCray is co-chair of the International Association of Whistleblowers (IAW), and a National Board Member for Federally Employed Women Legal Education Fund (FEW/LEF). McCray is the Author of ACORN 8: RACE, POWER & POLITICS--Memoirs of an ACORN Whistleblower; and he also hosts "The Fifth Estate" on Pacifica Radio, the only show made by whistleblowers--about whistleblowers.
Thursday, August 7, 2014(3 comments)
"Swift Boat" Attacks Fail to Sink Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights on Capitol Hill
Despite baseless allegations of financial fraud, the Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights on Capitol Hill was a tremendous success last week including an Opening Plenary, Workshops and Panel Discussions, Whistleblower Book Signing and Documentary Film Screening; National Whistleblower Appreciation Day Awards Luncheon and Welcome Reception, Pillar Awards Presentation and Whistleblower Solidarity Dinner.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014(1 comments)
Civil Rights and "Censored" Groups support Whistleblowers on Capitol Hill
USDA Coalition of Minority Employees, Coalition for Change (C4C), Federally Employed Women Legal Education Fund (FEW/LEF) and Cause of Action Foundation join forces to support whistleblowers. Project Censored, Sharyl Attkisson former CBS Investigative Reporter, and Senator John Boozman to be honored at the Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights co-hosted by ACORN 8 and Drum Major's For Truth (DM4T).
Saturday, July 12, 2014(10 comments)
Whistleblowers Refuse to be Silenced or Intimidated
Whistleblower, Civil Rights and Human Rights advocates convene a historic summit on Capitol Hill. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressional Representatives Elijah Cummings, Blake Farenthold, Jackie Speier and U.S. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner to receive the coveted Pillar Award for Human Rights. Pacifica, Code Pink, ACORN 8 and Drum Majors for Truth join forces to support the Whistleblower Summit for Civil & Human Rights.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013(4 comments)
Fifth Estate-Postmortem: The End of Social Movement Movies?
A whistleblower's critique and postmortem on the Participant Media recent release of the "Fifth Estate" and the future of social movement films. The Fifth Estate is a film about Julian Assange and his Wiki-Leaks website.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013(2 comments)
Derail Ray Kelly--Mr. Stop, Frisk and Strip Search--from Becoming Homeland Security Chief
Participants in the Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights have spoken out against President Barack Obama's tacit support of Ray Kelly for a top-ranking National Security Post. ACORN 8, the Federally Employed Women/Legal Education Fund (FEW/LEF), the Coalition for Change (C4C), and the NO FEAR Coalition call upon Congress to block Kelly's nomination and/or confirmation as Chief of the Department of Homeland Security.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013(45 comments)
Edward Snowden: Whistleblower, Traitor or Both?
Whistleblowers or Traitors? This article compares and contrasts the differences between whistleblowers and activists like Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning. It also differentiates liberal publishers, e.g., Julian Assange (Wikileaks) with conservative ones like Andrew Breitbart (Big Government) and distinguishes from the activists who generate their stories, e.g. Bradley Manning and James O'Keefe.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013(1 comments)
President Bill Clinton Attends Kiva Crowd Funding Launch With Whistleblower Publisher
President Bill Clinton Launches Kiva Zip Crowd Funding Platform in Little Rock, Arkansas. Former President Bill Clinton opened the state launch of Kiva Little Rock, the innovative Crowd Funding Platform at the Clinton Presidential Library. Please, join the Kiva Zip crowd funding movement and support American Banner Books.
Saturday, May 5, 2012(1 comments)
Whistleblowers Unite to Fight Obama's War on Women, May 21-23, 2012
A Letter to President Barack Obama about workplace violence at the U.S. Department of Agriculture announces the themes of the historic Whistleblower Summit-Civil and Human Rights Conference which will be held on on May 21-23, 2012. The conference themes are 1) combating Obama's War on Whistleblowers, 2) fighting Obama's War on Women, and 3) Count It Up--adding up the total costs of retaliation and discrimination to taxpayers.
Sunday, April 22, 2012(4 comments)
Whistleblowers Unite with Occupy Washington for Civil and Human Rights Conference May 20-22, 2012
Public Interest Organizations announce Intense Lobbying for Integrity Legislation at the Sixth Annual Washington Whistleblower Week and Civil & Human Rights Conference on Capitol Hill. MSNBC Host Dylan Ratigan will moderate a panel of Whistleblower as they decry Obama's War on Whistleblowers. Pacifica Radio Network will attend and broadcast this historic event hosted by the USDA Coalition of Minority Employees and the ACORN 8.
Saturday, October 22, 2011(2 comments)
Martin Luther King, The SCLC And Occupy Wall Street
Tea Party backed U.S. Representative Allen West, (R-FL) declared that Martin Luther King, Jr., would not have supported the "Occupy Wall Street" protests or movement. I respectfully disagree with this provocative supposition based on the body of King's civil rights advocacy and status as the co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
Monday, August 9, 2010(2 comments)
Kappa Credit Union Blocks NCUA Liquidation
WASHINGTON, DC (August 6, 2010) -" Federal District Court for the District of Columbia issued a Temporary Restraining Order today against the National Credit Union Administration blocking the surprise liquidation and revocation of Kappa Alpha Psi Federal Credit Union.KAPFCU is the first "virtual" credit union authorized by the NCUA and the only Low Income designated credit union (LICU) that operates on a national footprint.
Friday, July 23, 2010(2 comments)
Shirley Sherrod / Sister Soldier
USDA whistleblower weighs in on Shirley Sherrod controversy and lack of USDA accountability. The Rush to Judgment in Reverse Discrimination Cases Prompts EEO Class Action complaint at USDA. Senator Blanch Lincoln supports resolution.
Friday, February 26, 2010 ACORN Whistleblower / Anita Mailroom MonCrief
Self-proclaimed ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief is not who she proclaims, or is portrayed to be. That is an ACORN insider with high-level information who courageously blew the whistle on ACORN. But perhaps the most damning realization comes in court filed pleading by Anita MonCrief herself in her answer to Project Vote's $5 Million lawsuit against her Case No. 09-cv-01109 and her vendetta against Fox News Host Glenn Beck.
Monday, September 21, 2009(4 comments)
Open Letter: The Insider on the Informant!
Tobacco “Insider” Jeff Wigand and the International Association of Whistleblowers comment on "The Informant" a film which opened to less than rave reviews. The movie is based on the true story of the largest corporate corruption case and world wide food price fixing scheme. In the film, the protagonist is presented not as a troubled hero, but instead as a comic dupe or caricature – Whistleblowing is no laughing matter.
Saturday, June 21, 2008(2 comments)
Blowing the Whistle on Mortgage Fraud
Don't blame the borrowers arrest the criminals!!! Grassroots activist weigh in on national mortgage fraud epidemic. Sub-prime lending collapse blamed on lax local law enforcement efforts ignoring minority victims of white collar crimes in sub-prime residential and commercial lending. The Ellis Hotel / Winecoff mortgage fraud case is cited as prime example of brazen mortgage fraud induced by significant federal funding.