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Michael McCray michaelmccray@acorn8.com Author, "Race, Power & Politics-Memoirs of an ACORN Whistleblower" The Inside Story of ACORN Host, "The Fifth Estate" on Pacifica Radio. Whistleblowers are the the Fifth estate protecting freedom and liberty.
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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.

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(32 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 25, 2013
CBC Chair Marcia Fudge, Senators Ron Wyden, Rand Paul and OpEdNews / Rob Kall honored with the Pillar Human Rights Award Representative Marcia Fudge, Senators Ronald Wyden and Rand Paul to be honored with the prestigious Pillar Human Rights Award at the Whistleblower Summit for Civil & Human Rights. Rob Kall, OpEd News (New Media) and Ambrose Lane (Journalist) Host on WPFW will also be honored. The Pillar is awarded to notable civil and human rights champions; previous recipients include Senators Daniel Akaka, Charles Grass and Claire McCaskill.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 23, 2010
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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 21, 2008
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.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 25, 2012
Senator Charles Grassley Opens Whistleblower Summit and Recieves Prestigious "Pillar Human Rights" Award Whistleblowers convene historic civil and human rights conference on Capitol Hill. Senators Grassley, Collins and McCaskill receive prestigous "Pillar Human Rights Award." Conference participants stand against WoW and call for an end to Obama's War on Women and Whistleblowers.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Georgia House Representative supports Mortgage Fraud whistleblowers all the way to the Georgia Supreme Court. Georgia House Representative Randal Mangham fights Mortgage Fraud Epidemic all the way to the Georgia Supreme Court. The Ellis Hotel / Dillard-Winecoff mortgage fraud case is scheduled for oral argument before the Georgia Supreme Court.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Whistleblower Summit Success: Groups Demand Investigations of USDA & EEOC for Cooking the Books on Discrimination Claims Whistleblower and Civil Rights Groups convene a historic summit on Capitol Hill. FEW/LEF, the USDA Coalition of Minority Employees and Coalition For Change (C4C) support an Office of Inspector General investigation of official misconduct and wrongdoing in administratively closing over 3,000 previously unprocessed claims at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and possible complicity by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
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(45 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 23, 2015
What do Mrs. Obama, Mrs. Vilsack, Valerie Jarrett and Whistleblowers know that you don't? Full Measure, a Sunday Morning Talk Show, reveals courageous whistleblowers who reported ongoing sexual assault, harassment and misconduct at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forestry Service. Additionally, USDA racial discrimination and retaliation claims resulting in a 3,000 class action currently languishes before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 25, 2015
COON-GATE: Arkansas Politician Fails At Social Media... And Risks His Seat due to Racist Facebook Slurs Arkansas politician faces a historic recall campaign due to racial slurs "coon" on Facebook. In this day and age, every public official must be careful and responsible when using social media. For example, former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (IL-R) recently Facebooked himself out of Congress and Instagramed himself into an indictment. Likewise Pine Bluff, Alderman Bill Brumett has Facebooked himself into a recall election
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 22, 2012
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.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 25, 2019
The Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival Wins Best Festival Award at FestFourms 2019 The Whistleblower Summit won "Best of the Fests" for innovative in Arts, Film & Culture. The "Best of the Fests," is an award ceremony recognizing North America's leading festivals. Earlier this year the ACORN 8 hosted the 8th Annual Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival on Capitol Hill. FestForums Santa Barbara awarded lifetime achievement awards to Jon Anderson, Penelope Spheeris, and Ray Parker Jr.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 5, 2012
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.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 9, 2010
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.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Hollywood Filmmakers To Be Honored at Annual Whistle Blower Summit on Capitol Hill The Whistle Blower Summit will honor "Best Whistle Blower Film" at annual conference. The 2015 finalists are: Ian Thomas Ash for A2-B-C. (Censored Fukushima Film, 2013); Kristina Borjesson-for TWA Flight 800. (Lionsgate, 2013); Michael Cuesta for Kill the Messenger. (Focus Features, 2014); James Spione for Silenced. (Morninglight Films, 2014); and Randall Stith-for The Hidden Enemy. (Citizens Commission on Human Rights, 2013)
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 17, 2014
SWAT Team Slays 107 Year Old Blind Black Man--Execution of Monroe Isadore Casts Shadows of Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights organizer Michael McCray hosts Attorney Ben Crump, who represented the family of slain Florida teen Travyon Martin and is representing the family of Mike Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in a lecture at UAPB on criminal justice reform and police brutality for Monroe Isadore, a 107 year-old blind Black man slain by the police in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 8, 2019
2019 Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival - International Film Lineup Announced GROUNDBREAKING 179 SUBMISSIONS FROM 43 COUNTRIES The Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival announced today the showcase of new independent feature films. The Whistleblower Summit recognizes that cinema is a powerful medium for highlighting civil & human rights violations across the globe. It seeks to shine a light on stories of courage and perseverance in the face of injustice and to encourage individuals to stand together.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 31, 2014
Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights--Whistleblowers Convene on Capitol Hill for 8th Annual Conference. Whistleblowers from across the country will convene on Capitol Hill for their 8th Annual Conference originally known as Washington Whistleblower's Week. Code Pink joins Pacifica Radio in support of the Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights, which will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act and commemorate National Whistleblower Appreciation Day-sponsored by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley
Congressman Elijah Cummings receives the Pillar Award for Human Rights at the Whistleblower Summit for Civil & Human Rights (2015), From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 25, 2019
They died with a case unresolved! The Whistleblower Summit Salutes Congressman Elijah Cummings On this solemn day, we thank Elijah Cummings for his tireless support for whistleblowers, black farmers, women fire fighters in the U.S. Forest Service, and minority employees at U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Social Security Administration; and his support for civil rights and the Coalition For Change (C4C). Elijah Cumming's words ring truer now more than ever. The tragedy of a person dying with a case unresolved.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 6, 2015
Whistleblowers "LEAP" onto Capitol Hill to Salute Black Lives Matter at Annual Whistle Blower Summit ACORN 8--Coalition for Change (C4C), Project Censored, Justice Integrity Project and Federally Employed Women Legal Education Fund (FEW-LEF), will co-host this year's Whistle Blower Summit for Civil & Human Rights in Washington, DC on July 29-31, 2015. This year's conference theme is "Black Lives Matter--This Is The Movement!" The National Whistleblower Center will host a National Whistleblower Appreciation Day Luncheon.
Michael McCray (Festival Director) and Marcia Mitchell (Author of the book the film is based upon) at the screening of IFC Films 'Offical Secrets' during the 8th Annual Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 8, 2019
When Courage Blows A Whistle Just as those who have shaped history have often not been revered and rewarded in their own lifetime so it is for the whistleblower. The contributions of whistleblowers occur in many dimensions and surely they are contributors to the evolution of our social society. Think of Lincoln, Mozart, Martin Luther King, Ghandi, Jesus, and many others. The true value of persons of conscience and integrity is inestimable.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 19, 2019
Official Secrets Sneak Screening Debuted to Full House of Whistleblowers at the 8th Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival A pre-Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival publicity rollout began last night with an advanced screening of Gavin Hood's (Eye In The Sky) new film "Official Secrets" which opens on September 6th in D.C., at the National Press Club. Special guests included writer and director Gavin Hood and real-life inspirations, whistleblower Katharine Gun (portrayed by Keira Knightley) and journalist Martin Bright (portrayed by Matt Smith).
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 3, 2019
Hollywood Comes To Capitol Hill At The 8th Annual Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival - Pillar Award Winners Announced: 2019 Pillar Awardees: Gladys Louise Smith "Mary Pickford" Award - John Singleton Best Whistleblower Portrayal - Official Secrets Best Documentary - The Kids We Lose Best Feature - The Guardians Tank Man - Best Short Audience Choice - The Great Hack Other winners include Ralph Nader and Richard "Dick" Gregory. Historic event coincides with D.C. City Government's proclamation supporting National Whistleblowers Day
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 12, 2018
#MeToo Aids US Forest Service Whistleblowers and Rep Jackie Speier's Battle for Investigations into Sexual Harassment Whistleblowers Applaud Forest Service Women and call for s USDA investigation. Public Television (PBS News Hour) is running a multi-part investigative report on the brave Women in the Forest Service, and while this is the latest media exposure of this travesty-it was not the first. A quick chronology of USDA press coverage since the 2012 Whistleblower Summit--and support for Rep Jackie Speier's call for a USDA investigation.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 24, 2018
ACORN and the Firestorm (Film Review) ACORN and the Firestorm, a new documentary about the rise and fall of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, recently aired on PBS. Michael McCray attended the debut of the film at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival -- in Arkansas, the birth place of ACORN. The following is a Film Review and Critique of the documentary from a former ACORN National Board Member and ACORN Whistleblower.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 12, 2014
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.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 22, 2011
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).
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 7, 2014
"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.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 6, 2018
5 Things I Learned From Blowing My TEDx Talk Many people think giving a TEDx Talk is the chance of a lifetime. You can share your message and reach a billion people over a global platform. But what happens when you fcuk up on the biggest, grandest international stage--a performance that will be relived forever because the internet does not forget? Here are five things that I wish I knew before I gave my TEDx talk...
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 16, 2016
Clinton School of Public Service Co-hosts Whistleblower Summit Lecture Series at Clinton Presidential Library The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service will co-host free lectures and events open to the public that celebrate the important role of whistleblowers and their advocates. The events, which will take place at the Clinton Presidential Library and other nearby locations, are cosponsored by The Whistleblower Summit for Civil & Human Rights; a Washington, D.C.-based organization of whistleblowers and advocates.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 26, 2020
9th Annual Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival Features 40+ Films and Panels Over 4 Days: July 28th - July 31st In response to COVID concerns, the Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival announces that its 9th anniversary year will be presented virtually from July 28th - July 31st. The Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival is expanding public access to the summit and festival experience nationwide through online film screenings and panel presentations. 9th Annual Whistleblower Summit Film Festival features 40+ films and panels over 4 Days.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 13, 2013
NAACP Joins Independent Black Farmers & USDA Minority Employees To Stand for Justice & Support the Voting Rights Act The Alabama NAACP joins Independent Black Farmers and U.S. Department of Agriculture Minority Employees to Stand for Justice and demand equal rights by adding their voices to uphold all sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Together they rally in support of the "pre-clearance" provision (Section 5) of the Voting Rights Act.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 21, 2011
PACIFICA Radio and the International Association of Whistleblowers collaborate to support Whistleblowers International Association of Whistleblowers (IAW)announces a historic collaborative effort between IAW and Pacifica to bring the voices of America's unsung heroes to the public through First Amendment advocacy and the Pacifica Radio network.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Final Whistleblower TEDx Talk from Historic TEDx Willmington Salon Released on International Human Right's Day Michael McCray, who spearheaded a recent TEDx Salon on Whistleblowers and the First Amendment, discusses why whistleblowers are more important than ever in the age of Edward Snowden, the Panama Papers and Black Lives Matter. "Whistleblowers are the 'Fifth Estate' protecting freedom, liberty and Democracy," says McCray, an attorney and author of Race, Power & Politics.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 21, 2009
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.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 7, 2008
Don't Blame The Borrowers ... Catch The Criminals !!! Grassroots Activists Unite and Blow Whistle On Mortgage Fraud CARCLE, the Congress Against Racism And Corruption in Law Enforcement,a Grassroots Community Policing Activist Unite and applaud FBI's recent crackdown on national mortgage fraud epidemic in "Operation Malicious Mortgage" and blow whistle on Historic Georgia Commercial Mortgage Fraud Case.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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).

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