Truth on trial: A special event for Bradley Manning in Washington DC
Welcome to the live audio stream of the fundraising event Truth on Trial. Click here for a live video feed.
Big thanks to our guest speakers and organizers who made this an important and inspiring event! Thank you for listening!
EVENT AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION
September 30th, 5:00pm to 7:30pm EST
Georgetown University Law Center, Downtown Washington DC
12th floor Gerwirz Hall, 120 F St., NW (near corner of F and 4th Sts, NW)
3-4 blocks from Union Sta Metro (Red line) and Judiciary Sq Metro (Red line); 5-6 blocks from Gallery Pl Metro (Red, Yel and Green lines) and Archives Metro (Yel and Green lines).
CHRIS HEDGES - Author, activist, and former New York Times reporter
THOMAS DRAKE – Former National Security Agency senior executive, whistle-blower
JESSELYN RADACK – Former Department of Justice ethics adviser, whistle-blower
US ARMY COL. ANN WRIGHT (ret.) – Former State Department diplomat, whistle-blower
DAVID HOUSE – Friend of Bradley Manning’s, co-founder of BMSN, Activist
$10 suggested donation at the door for event expenses. Wheelchair accessible.
Presented by the Bradley Manning Support Network and the Georgetown Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild
On September 30, some of the most prominent whistle-blowers and civil liberties advocates of our time will gather to speak out for a fellow truth-teller that the military is trying to cage for life. Author and journalist Chris Hedges will explain how the effect of Bradley’s case on our civil liberties to come. NSA whistle-blower Thomas Drake will recount his experience being prosecuted for exposing illegal wiretapping, and he’ll compare Manning’s case with his own. Jesselyn Radack, Department of Justice whistle-blower and advocate and lawyer for those who expose crime and corruption, will expound on just how vital whistle-blowers are and why we need to protect Bradley Manning. Retired Colonel Ann Wright will recount her efforts bringing awareness to Manning’s case and explain what needs to be done in the months to come. Finally, friend of Manning and co-founder of the Support Network David House will detail the financial struggles of the Network and the importance of standing up for Bradley now.
Bradley is approaching 900 days in prison without a court martial, and he shouldn’t be on trial in the first place. Bradley had the courage to potentially sacrifice his future for an informed citizenry, and we owe it to him to support him today. Join us September 30 for a tribute to the truth, and those who work tirelessly to expose it.
On September 30th if you are not in the DC metropolitan area and cannot join us for the live event at Georgetown Law School we will be providing a netcast which will allow you to tune in and hear the event live!
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