- This was Los Alamos before the arrival of the Manhattan Project–code name for the secret wartime effort to build the world’s first atom bomb. Thirty-three homesteading families were forcibly removed . . . none were paid for their loss of livelihood–crops, animals, grazing rights, farm equipment, lumber mills, homes and other possessions. Large swaths of land were also taken from three adjacent Native American communities. One of the many ‘hidden truths’ revealed in the book. Photo courtesy of Dr. Carlos Vasquez, NM Historical Review.
- LANL scientist Wen Ho Lee, falsely accused of espionage, sends the author a Christmas card following Lee’s release from jail. Los Alamos: A Whistleblower’s Diary, is about exposing hidden truths, and providing insights regarding events that may have made headline news, but were never fully understood. People’s lives were destroyed in the process, careers derailed, reputations unraveled. This is an attempt to set the record straight.
- In 1995 hundreds of laboratory employees were targeted for termination. About half decided to fight back, the author being chosen to be their spokesperson. Citizens for LANL Employee Rights (CLER) is the name they gave their movement. Photo by C Montano.
- The January 1997 New Mexico Historical Review exposes the uneasy relationship the Los Alamos National Laboratory has always had with its employees and neighboring communities. The author helped organize laboratory workers and, in the process, prevented hundreds from being targeted for termination. This photo is courtesy of the NM Historical Review and Dr. Carlos Vasquez, Oral History Program Director.
- Mankind’s first nuclear detonation in 1945 was the world’s introduction to the secretive scientific enclave hidden in Northern New Mexico. LANL Archive Photo.
- Glenn Walp and Steve Doran–both former law enforcement officials–lasted only eleven months in Los Alamos. They were fired in the midst of a procurement fraud investigation they were conducting. In this photo they are being sworn-in to testify before a US congressional committee. What they did not know at the time, was that their terminations were part of an institutional cover-up. Los Alamos: A Whistleblower’s Diary, tells the rest of the story. AP Photo.
- The author appears on the independently syndicated news hour ‘Democracy Now,’ with Amy Goodman as program host.
- Glenn Walp, former police commissioner for the State of Pennsylvania, and the author take their concern to the US Attorney for the District of New Mexico. Their concern–a mysterious death, in the wake of a fraud investigation purposely derailed, on the eve of congressional hearings.Things like this should not be happening at a national security installation. But it did, and it does. And Los Alamos: A Whistleblower’s Diary explains why.
- Learn why the lab’s whistleblower officer was brutalized the week before he was scheduled to meet with congressional staffers, and why he summoned the author at 4 a.m. to his emergency room gurney. Photo by C Montano.