The Second and Third Editions Make Some Additions to the Corporate Resisters tactical toolkit. Multiple cases discuss how the availability of “watchdog blogs” and of legal counsel can greatly aid a resister. These points are also made in several of the new essays. These options are new developments since the Enron story unfolded. Resisters are no longer limited to trying to find a responsive management figure or taking their story to regulators or the press. Questionable deals can now be published anonymously through the blogs, many of which are widely read and well equipped to handle technical matters. Legal counsel is on offer to advise potential whistleblowers about the strength of their case. Such counsel can also handle sensitive negotiations and the tactics of responding to employer threats.
These options help level the playing field against corporate actors who rely on intimidation, retaliation and cover-ups in the face of unwelcome truths. In the interests of providing reference resources for potential resisters, a number of these blogs and legal contacts are provided below. Where the author has a basis for commenting, such commentary is provided. However, potential Resisters are advised to do their own due diligence before pursuing any of these options. Their mention here is more by way of illustration of what is available, and should not be considered any endorsement of their services by the author.
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