You can stand up for truth in many different ways. Here are some:
Like this FaceBook page. Then add your photo to it holding a piece of paper reading "Stand Up For Truth."
Participate individually or as a group in a public webcast / phone call with whistleblowers and their supporters. These speakers are waiting to speak with you. (Click names for bios)
- Former State Dept. official Matthew Hoh and author and RootsAction campaigner David Swanson -- 9 pm ET (Eastern Time, GMT -5) June 2 : You can listen to the webcast here.
- Journalist, activist, and lawyer Trevor Timm and investigative journalist Tim Shorrock -- 9 pm ET June 3 - You can listen to the webcast here.
- Director of media for the Institute for Public Accuracy Sam Husseini and author and law professor Marjorie Cohn -- 9 pm ET June 4 - You can listen to the webcast here.
- NSA whistleblower William Binney and NSA whistleblower Kirk Wiebe -- 8 pm ET June 5 - You can listen to the webcast here.
- Media critic and RootsAction cofounder Jeff Cohen and author and communications professor Robert McChesney -- 9 pm ET June 5 - You can listen to the webcast here.
- Journalist Kevin Gosztola and EPA whistleblower Marsha Coleman-Adebayo -- 5 pm ET June 6 - You can listen to the webcast here.
- Hosting the calls will be David Swanson, Maura Stephens, and George Friday.
- The webcasts will each last 60 minutes. To listen and type in questions, just point your web browser to http://cast.teletownhall.us/web_client/?id=roots_action_org and turn up your volume.
- Everyone is encouraged to use the webcast and to type in questions there. If you can't use a web browser, you can phone in. Just call 1-844-472-8237 (toll-free in U.S.)
- You can also ask these whistleblowers and truth tellers questions beforehand or during the webcasts by tweeting them to @Roots_Action .
- The webcasts are sponsored by RootsAction Education Fund and ExposeFacts.
Other possible activities for your events:
- Watch and discuss Shadows of Liberty. Let us know so we can get you the film and related materials.
- Watch and discuss Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance.
- Watch and discuss this video profile of William Binney.
- Watch and discuss Invisible Man about CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling.
- Set up a photo booth and add a photo of every person at the event to this FaceBook page while they're each holding a piece of paper reading "Stand Up For Truth."
- Hold a public forum to discuss issues of whistleblowing, surveillance, civil liberties and truth-telling.
- Consider rallies, picket lines, vigils and other nonviolent protests at appropriate government buildings and corporate offices.