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In the course of researching an article on five HSBC whistleblowers for CounterPunch magazine, I got to know one of them, Nicholas Wilson from the UK. Wilson, a lawyer, exposed a sleazy bit of business in which HSBC’s personal finance unit loaded its debt recovery with millions in improper fees. He lost his job while HSBC, thanks to high levels of support/toleration whatever you want to call it from the government and the British establishment, has evaded publicity, liability, restitution, or any uncomfortable consequences, and simply chugged along.

In addition to the CounterPunch piece, I wrote up Nicholas Wilson in a piece for China Matters in July 2016, Nicholas Wilson and the HSBC Blues. In it, I wrote:

Wilson is that most rare and precious of whistleblowers: the insider who did the right thing from the git-go, went through channels, and can’t be accused of having a personal stake either in avoiding prosecution or garnering a financial award.

[He] exited his firm in 2006 for a life of frustration and severely straitened circumstances as a whistleblower. Thirteen years after the original incident, Mr. Wilson is near the end of a long and rather frayed rope.

Well, fast-forward to December 2016 and Mr. Wilson is facing bank repossession of his house for being in arrears on £1800 plus £325 in court costs. He needs to come up with the money before January 13 to dismiss the action.

I’ve sent Wilson some money and I hope that people interested in justice, protecting whistleblowers, and seeing the good guys win—or at least not get thrown out of their homes—will follow suit.

Here’s the link to Mr. Wilson’s crowdfunding appeal on his Mr. Ethical website, where you can read about his case, get up-to-date on HSBC skullduggery, satisfy yourself concerning Wilson’s bona fides, confirm the extremely modest character of his home and the dire nature of his need, and click on the Donate button to make a contribution for any amount by Paypal or whatever.

Do it! Thank you.

(Republished from China Matters by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. What is Mr. Wilson’s opinion on President Trump? That determines if I help or not.

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    Even if he be a full-blown SJW, if he's a guy who's being punished for doing the right thing, his political views are irrelevant.
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  2. @Daniel Chieh
    What is Mr. Wilson's opinion on President Trump? That determines if I help or not.

    Even if he be a full-blown SJW, if he’s a guy who’s being punished for doing the right thing, his political views are irrelevant.

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    This is where we force people into the Right side of history.
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    Even if he be a full-blown SJW, if he's a guy who's being punished for doing the right thing, his political views are irrelevant.

    This is where we force people into the Right side of history.

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    you can keep your money.

    @peter lee. for stuff like this reddit is the go to place. I have seen and participated in plenty of indiegogo/gofundme(not the sub reddit) on reddit and it is fast and alot more money then a few k.
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  4. That link to the China Matters piece is kaput.

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  5. @Daniel Chieh
    This is where we force people into the Right side of history.

    you can keep your money.

    @peter lee. for stuff like this reddit is the go to place. I have seen and participated in plenty of indiegogo/gofundme(not the sub reddit) on reddit and it is fast and alot more money then a few k.

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  6. A whistleblower is retaliated against by banksters for exposing bankster corruption.

    What could be more unjust?

    For all our sakes, let’s help him as we are able.

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