Stand Up for Truth Campaign Events in U.S.

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Truth Campaign | Comments Off on Stand Up for Truth Campaign Events in U.S.

casestudies_truthMillions of people are happy with the current status quo and believe everything they hear on TV, radio and in the press. However throughout history there are certain individuals who feel obliged to unmask the ugly side of politics, business and other areas that affect all of our lives. The truth may be staring people in the face but most ignore it or don’t want to rock the boat.
In recent years Truth campaigns have gathered momentum as more scandals and cover ups are revealed. Much of this is caused by the close and often secret relationship between governments and corporations who operate in the modern, globalized world.

Protection of Whistle Blowers in Europe

Security concerns and the lack of trust between nations came to a head in recent years, with allegations of NSA-BND spying programs aimed at leaders of European governments. This and other events have led to the creation of reports like the Draft Report on Improving the Protection of Whistle Blowers by the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Right for the Council of Europe and Scandinavian leaders.
WhistleThe importance of whistle blowers has been welcomed in countries that would normally be recognised as allies of the US. Norway for example awarded Edward Snowden the 2015 Bjørnson Prize in recognition of his efforts to highlight the dangers of illegal surveillance and the invasion of privacy of some government agencies.

Sweden is also following in the footsteps of Norway in its approach to whistle blowers like Snowden and their ‘Alternative Nobel Prize was awarded to him in 2014. Many Swedish groups want their government to give Edward Snowden the freedom to travel to Sweden to collect this award.

Famous Whistle Blowers of the Past

benjamin-franklin-520Some of the earliest whistle blowers are household names and people most of us have been taught to respect as past leaders of the United States. Benjamin Franklin is one example of an original whistle blower who helped shape the United States. He was one of the first Americans to question corruption and repression that existed in public life in the 1700’s, which later resulted in the American Revolution.
At the time Benjamin Franklin was treated like many modern day whistle blowers and had to withstand allegations of being a spy and other accusations. These included being called a liar, thief, dishonest and a possible leader of an insurrection that took place in Massachusetts.
These events led to Franklin’s quest to promote liberty and human rights in the United States. Like Franklin in the past, modern whistle blowers have re-ignited discussions about public life and more people are asking questions about how our world is being run. This is of particular interest to leaders in European countries like Germany who have been spied upon by agencies from other countries.

Since 9-11, the truth has been hidden behind US government propaganda and lies. The truth can only come out when people are brave enough to say what’s right and wrong. This was true in Benjamin Franklin’s time and is still true today.

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