8th Annual Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival

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Crisis of Conscience

Crisis of Conscience explores two parallel trends in American society: the rise of whistleblowing, and the spread of pervasive fraud.  It analyzes the culture, psychology and group dynamics of the whistleblowing act, and of the corruptions, both public and private, that whistleblowers reveal.

Riverhead Books (October 1, 2019) 

ISBN 9781594634437



Ever wonder how politics turned into a take-no-prisoners blood sport? The New York Times bestselling author of Stonewalled pulls back the curtain on the shady world of opposition research and reveals the dirty tricks those in power use to influence your opinions. Attkisson exposes the diabolical tactics of Smear artists and their outrageous access to the biggest names in political media - operatives who are corrupting the political process and discouraging widespread citizen involvement in our democracy.


Harper (June 27, 2017)

  ISBN 978-0-9796964-2-8

ACORN 8-Race, Power & Politics

The Inside Story of ACORN. Michael McCray writes a cautionary tale of corruption and deceit within the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) told from the perspective of ACORN National Board Members. Eight courageous low-income community members refused to drink the Kool-Aid within the “Jones Town” cult-like association by challenging Wade Rathke, its “Jim Jones” style leader and the entire 400,000 member ACORN establishment. Michael McCray has appeared on Pacifica Radio, CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight and Fox News Glenn Beck.

American Banner Books (2011)

ISBN 978-0-9846906-8-8

The New Whistleblowers Handbook

An updated edition of the first-ever consumer guide to whistleblowing by the nation’s leading whistleblower attorney.The newest edition of The Whistleblower’s Handbook brings the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to exposing workplace wrongdoing up-to-date with new information on wildlife whistleblowing, auto safety whistleblowing, national security whistleblowing, and ocean pollution whistleblowing. It also includes a new “Toolkit” for international whistleblowers.


Lyons Press; 3 edition (June 23, 2017)

ISBN 978-1493028818

Lucifer's Banker

A page-turning real-life thriller, Lucifer's Banker is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the secret Swiss high-net worth banking industry and a harrowing account of our government's justice system. Readers will follow Bradley Birkenfeld and share his outrage with the incompetence and possible corruption at the Department of Justice, and they will cheer him on as he ''hammers'' one of the most well-known and powerful banks in the world.


Greenleaf Book Group Press  (2016)

ISBN 978-1-62634-371-9

The Corporate Whistleblower's Survival Guide

Tom Devine is legal director of the Government Accountability Project, where he has worked since January 1979. Tom has been an “Ambassador of Whistleblowing” for the State Department in over a dozen nations on speaking tours to advocate whistleblower rights as a cornerstone transparency reform for globalization. He has authored or co-authored numerous books, including Courage Without Martyrdom” The Whistleblower’s Survival Guide, The Art of Anonymous Activism, law review articles, newspaper op-ed articles, and The Corporate Whistleblower Survival Guide: A Handbook for Committing the Truth, which just won the award as International Business Book of the Year at the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair.

 Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2011)

ISBN 978-1-60509-986-6

17 Steps: A Federal Employee’s Guide for Tackling Workplace Discrimination

A must read how-to guide for employees and job applicants challenging unfair treatment in the federal workplace.”  The  guidebook, written by  Tanya Ward Jordan, President and Founder of The Coalition For Change, Inc., (C4C), offers winning ways to protect your well-being and walks you through the grueling and time-sensitive federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaint process. This invaluable resource book - complete with diagrams, sample letters, personal testimonies, web-link references, and employment case decisions - will help you when facing a variety of issues arising in the workplace.

Presidential Puppetry

Presidential Puppetry documents what many millions have long suspected: secretive elites guide our government leaders.  The first book to analyze the Obama second term is also one of the first to examine the 2012 elections. Puppetry reveals scandals and shows why Congress, courts, and other watchdog institutions fail to report key facts about even the biggest news makers.  Puppetry unfolds like a mystery extending over decades to the present. By the end, this compelling narrative documented with 1,200 endnotes shows hidden links between puppet masters, political leaders, spy agencies, and the economic austerity now being imposed on a hapless public. By exposing key secrets, it provides a roadmap for reform.


Eagle View Press (2015)

ISBN: 978-0-9886728-2-6

The Dark Side -- a law treatise on judging and memoir - Soft Cover (800 pages)

A micro-study of the shift in court power over the last fifty years, and why the secret system for dispensing judges has evolved into a secret system that enriches club members at the expense of ordinary citizens. At the cost of American justice. Written in easy-to-understand language for lay readers, it is an encyclopedia of the culture, tactics, motivators, and techniques of an entire branch of government which has largely abandoned the rule of law and its democratic mandates. This is a highly organized tool-box of over 120 different types of judge tricks practiced in courts everywhere in the U.S.

Standing on Principal

On February 8, 2006, Frank Vetro, the young, popular principal of a school in eastern Long Island, saw his life dramatically altered. On that day, he was arrested and effectively labeled a terrorist who had hidden under the guise of a New York educator.
In Standing on Principal, he shares his personal story, detailing his arrest, his nights in jail, the court proceedings, and the subsequent fight to clear his name after the alleged scandal was nurtured into the national limelight. Now he recounts the injustice, and the lack of integrity of individuals who allowed the destruction of his life without a moment’s concern for fairness of truth.
Telling a real-life story of deception and scandal, Standing on Principal exposes rogue elements of a system that underestimated the tenacious character of its accused and shows how Vetro sacrificed everything as he refused to be intimidated by a political machine.
ISBN 13: 978194250014-8
ISBN 10: 194250014-8

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth--How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science

Steven Druker writes a graphic account of biggest scientific fraud of our age. Altered Genes, Twisted Truth explores how this elaborate fraud was crafted and how it not only deceived the general public, but Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Barack Obama and a host of other astute and influential individuals as well. The book also exposes how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was induced to become a key accomplice--and how it has broken the law and repeatedly lied in order to usher genetically engineered foods onto the market without the safety testing that's required by federal statute. As a result, for fifteen years America's families have been regularly ingesting a group of novel products that the FDA's own scientific staff had previously determined to be unduly hazardous to human health.


Clear River Press (2015)

ISBN 978-0985616908

Project Censored 2014

From Chelsea Manning and the Failure of Corporate Media to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and a “Culture of Cruelty” along the Mexico-US Border, Censored 2014: Fearless Speech in Fateful Times reports the News That Didn't Make the News and analyzes why.  Censored 2014 celebrates the importance of a truly free press for democratic self-government, and it holds to account the corporate media for their failure to provide the public with complete, relevant news coverage. 

Daniel Ellsberg calls Censored 2014: Fearless Speech in Fateful Times, "a clarion call for truth telling. Not only does this volume highlight fearless speech in fateful times, it connects the dots between the key issues we face, lauds our whistleblowers and amplifies their voices, and shines light in the dark places of our government that most need exposure."

Seven Stories Press (2013)

ISBN 9781609804947

Beautiful Souls

Eyal Press is the author of Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times. He is a contributing writer at The Nation and has written for the New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly and numerous other publications.  He is a past recipient of the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. His new book, Beautiful Souls, has been selected as a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, and featured on NPR, MSNBC, the BBC and numerous other news outlets.

 Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2012)

ISBN 978-0-3741434-2-8

The Definitive Dossier of PTSD in Whistleblowers

Since 2009, Michael Volpe has been a freelance journalist published locally in Chicago in newspapers and magazines like New City, Times of Northwest Indiana, Inside Booster, Welles Park Bulldog, Chicago Reader, and Chicago Heights Patch. He's also expanded into national stories. On the national level, his work has been published in such places as the Daily Caller, WND, Counter Punch, Crime Magazine, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Newsletter, Front Page Magazine, and Big Government.

In 2009, his expose of Dr. Anna Chacko led in part to her termination from the Pittsburgh VA. His expose of Dr. Chacko also received coverage in the Pittsburgh Tribune as well as the radiology website, Aunt Minnie. In October 2012, he published his first book entitled "Prosecutors Gone Wild: The Inside Story of the Trial of Chuck Panici, John Gliottoni, and Louise Marshall."

Create Space Independent Publishing (2014)

ISBN 978-1495322365

A Just Cause

James H. Holzrichter, Sr. courageously  blew the whistle on his employer, Northrup Grumman, a major defense contractor that allegedly fraudulently overcharged the U.S. government on several defense programs, including the B-2 bomber. As chronicled in his book, A Just Cause: A True Story of Courage, Hope, & the Integrity of the American Dream, Mr. Holzrichter tenaciously pursued his False Claims Act case for 17 years, one of the first and now the longest running FCA case in history. Northrup Grumman ultimately agreed to pay $134 million for its activities while admitting no wrongdoing on its part, but Mr. Holzrichter's whistleblowing entailed tremendous personal sacrifice.

Holzrichter Consultancy (2012)


ISBN 978-0-9891676-1-1


As a young, black, MIT-PhD social scientist, Marsha Coleman-Adebayo landed her dream job at the EPA, working with Al Gore, assisting post-apartheid South Africa. But when she tried to get the government to investigate allegations that a U.S. multinational corporation was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of South Africans mining vanadium—a vital strategic mineral--she found that the EPA was the first line of defense for the corporation. When the agency stonewalled, Coleman-Adebayo blew the whistle.

Lawrence Hill Books (2011)

ISBN 978-1-55652-818-7

Prosecutors Gone Wild

Since 2009, Michael Volpe has been a freelance journalist published locally in Chicago in newspapers and magazines like New City, Times of Northwest Indiana, Inside Booster, Welles Park Bulldog, Chicago Reader, and Chicago Heights Patch. He's also expanded into national stories. On the national level, his work has been published in such places as the Daily Caller, WND, Counter Punch, Crime Magazine, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Newsletter, Front Page Magazine, and Big Government.

In 2009, his expose of Dr. Anna Chacko led in part to her termination from the Pittsburgh VA. His expose of Dr. Chacko also received coverage in the Pittsburgh Tribune as well as the radiology website, Aunt Minnie. In October 2012, he published his first book entitled "Prosecutors Gone Wild: The Inside Story of the Trial of Chuck Panici, John Gliottoni, and Louise Marshall."

Create Space Independent Publishing (2014)

ISBN 978-1494946296


The memoir of the Justice Department legal ethics advisor, Jesselyn Radack, who blew the whistle on government misconduct in the case of the so-called "American Taliban," John Walker Lindh--America's first terrorism prosecution after 9/11. Traitor is also the first book to contain an account of the Espionage Act prosecution against National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Thomas Drake.    

Her writing has appeared in the LA Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Legal Times, National Law Journal, The Nation, and numerous law journals. A graduate of Brown University and Yale Law School, she lives in Washington, DC with her husband and three children.


Whistleblower Press (2011)

ISBN 978-0-9839928-0-6


Stonewalled is the story of the Obama administration’s efforts to monitor journalists, intimidate and harass opposition groups, and spy on private citizens. But it is also a searing indictment of the timidity of the press and the dangerous decline of investigative journalism and unbiased truth telling in America today. A dogged reporter with a well-earned reputation as a “pit bull,” Attkisson filed a series of groundbreaking stories on the Fast and Furious gunwalking program, Obama’s green energy boondoggle, the unanswered questions about Benghazi, and the disastrous rollout of Obamacare. Her news reports were met with a barrage of PR warfare tactics, including emails and phone calls up the network chain of command, criticism from paid-for commenters and bloggers, and a campaign of character assassination that continues to this day. Most disturbing of all, Attkisson reveals that as she broke news on Fast and Furious and Benghazi, her computers and phone lines were hacked and bugged by an unrevealed but tremendously sophisticated party.


Harper (November 4, 2014)

ISBN 978-0062322845

The Whistleblower's Handbook (3rd Edition)

From the world's leading whistleblower attorney, comes the first-ever consumer guide to whistleblowing. The Handbook sets forth twenty-one basic rules every potential whistleblower needs to know. With The Whistleblower's Handbook, Stephen Martin Kohn has become the first author to not only explain American laws regarding whistleblowing, but also to provide a guide for how whistleblowers around the world can protect themselves using the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The Whistleblower's Handbook is the authoritative reference for anyone who has ever wondered how they might blow the whistle - and, once they've done so, how to prevail.

Lyons Press (2013)

ISBN 978-0-7627-6373-3


Exploring the Vitality of Stare Decisis in America

Grassroots advocates, public interest attorneys, and legal scholars gathered in October 2011 at the University of Baltimore for the debut symposium of "The Matthew Fogg Symposia On The Vitality of Stare Decisis In America." Convening such a broad and in many ways diverse audience, requires the program series to be worthwhile academically, yet have populist appeal. Towards that end, the event website explains: "It is both scholarly and practical to examine the current vitality of stare decisis as a legal doctrine in America."

Universal Publishers (June 11, 2012)
ISBN: 978-1612331201

Gumbo For The Heart

Gumbo for the Heart is a book that ignites and inspires your energies to keep on keeping on. The stories in this book reveal the power of faith. Through faith you can conquer all adversities in your path. The twenty-five individuals featured have lived accomplished lives, many not by monetary standards but by realizing their purpose. These individuals know the reason why God put us on this earth. Never lose faith. Hope for a better tomorrow and provide charity to others. By charting this course you will have found the true purpose to your life. Gumbo for the Heart is one tool that can be used in reaching fulfillment and happiness . . .

Don’t Kill The Messenger!

Don Soeken recounts the harrowing experiences of nine whistleblowers who found the courage to “go public” with reports of alleged lawbreaking at the highest levels of the U.S. Government. 

Jeffrey Wigand (whose own whistle-blowing story was documented in the 1999 blockbuster film The Insider), describes Don’t Shoot the Messenger! as “a highly suspenseful book that often reads like a contemporary political thriller” – but then goes on to tell readers: “Along with its chilling narratives, however, the book contains a vitally important warning for all of us – we must protect our truth-tellers if we hope to preserve our constitutional freedoms and the rule of law.”

Create Space Independent Publishing (2014)

ISBN 978-1492898092

BLACK & BLUE--The Creation Of A Manifesto

Cheryl Dorsey was raised in South Central Los Angeles. After attending Catholic school at an early age, she embarked on a career in law enforcement, beginning with the Department of Justice, the Bureau of Investigations, and Narcotic Enforcement, shortly after graduating high school. She later joined the LAPD in 1980, a time when the department was under a consent decree to hire more women and minorities. Cheryl spent twenty years on the LAPD working patrol, narcotics, and vice assignments for all four bureaus of operation: South, Central, West, and Valley. She is most proud of having spent her entire twenty years working field-related assignments, which included the infamous gang unit known as the Community Resources against Street Hoodlums, or CRASH. During her tenure, Sergeant Dorsey received numerous commendations and accolades from her command staff and the public she served.


Universal Kingdom Print (2013)

ISBN 978-0615844138

Walking With The Devil--The Police Code of Silence

Michael W Quinn's new book, Walking With the Devil: The Police Code of Silence, is a must read for every ethical person involved in the legal system. Quinn writes in vivid street cop language, compelling police recruits', and our, attention with gritty adrenaline laced descriptions of the life and death, 'slippery with blood and sweat' survival-mode situations in which gut instincts, 'amygdala hijackings, propel even the most ethical cops into difficult battles with the code of silence... Quinn's book reveals what really goes on behind the scenes.


Quinn and Associates Publishing and Consulting; (2011)

ISBN 978-0975912539