Whistleblowing for Change
Exposing Systems of Power and Injustice

About Whistleblowing for Change
Exposing Systems of Power and Injustice

September 30, 2022, 2:30PM


This panel discussion and book launch is co-organized by the Disruption Network Lab, Goethe-Institut San Francisco (C/Change project), and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.

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“Behind every whistle blown, there is a story of a person who decided to make a choice to expose systems of power and injustice”
– Tatiana Bazzichelli, 2021.

The courageous acts of whistleblowing that inspired the world over the past few years have changed our perception of surveillance and control in today’s information society. What are the wider effects of whistleblowing as an act of dissent on politics, society, and the arts? How does it contribute to new courses of action?

In this presentation, Tatiana Bazzichelli introduces for the first time in the US the book Whistleblowing for Change: Exposing Systems of Power and Injustice (Nov. 2021, transcript Verlag).

Based on the work of Berlin’s Disruption Network Lab and the contributions of 30 authors in the field of whistleblowing and social justice, the book offers a new methodology to empower the public by investigating whistleblowing as a developing practice contributing to change in society, culture, and politics. Whistleblowing for Change opens to the public unique stories of whistleblowers, journalists, activists, artists, filmmakers, advocates, and critical thinkers.

This panel involves two of the book’s contributors: Lisa Ling (Whistleblower, former Technical Sergeant, US Air Force Drone Surveillance Programme, US), co-author with Cian Westmoreland of The Kill Cloud: Real World Implications of Network Centric Warfare, a revealing chapter dealing with the present and the future of modern warfare, and Billie Winner-Davis (former Social Worker, US), who tells the story of her daughter and whistleblower Reality Winner who disclosed a document about Russian election interference to the media and became the number one leak target of the Trump administration.

More info: https://www.disruptionlab.org/book
Free EPUB/PDF: https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-5793-7/whistleblowing-for-change/

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