Past Events

  • Monday, June 1, 2015 - 18:30

    Stand Up For Truth

    London – Oslo – Stockholm – Berlin speaking tour

    Eileen Chubb  *  Thomas Drake  *  Daniel Ellsberg  *  Jesselyn Radack  *  Coleen Rowley  *  Justin Schlosberg  *  Norman Solomon

    You can watch a video of the event here:

    Monday, June 1 -- LONDON

    6:30 pm
    University of London
    Birkbeck, Malet Street, WC1E 7HX (entrance on Torrington Square)

    Please RSVP for free tickets below:

    Presented by
    Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture

    in collaboration with

    Whistleblowing International Network logoPublic Concern at WorkNational Union of Journalists logoCampaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom logoMedia Reform Coalition logoopen_rights_group.jpg

    http://standupfortruth.org/english

     

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 07:45

    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)

    1. 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.
    2. Journalist, activist, and lawyer Trevor Timm and investigative journalist Tim Shorrock -- 9 pm ET June 3 - You can listen to the webcast here.
    3. 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.
    4. NSA whistleblower William Binney and NSA whistleblower Kirk Wiebe -- 8 pm ET June 5 - You can listen to the webcast here.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.

    Also check out the events planned for Europe with Thomas Drake, Dan Ellsberg, Jesselyn Radack, Coleen Rowley, and Norman Solomon.

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 19:00

    You can watch the event here:

    You can listen to this event here:

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    Bill Binney and Marcy Wheeler will be speaking together in Chicago on June 2 at 7 PM. The event is hosted by Chicago Peace Action.

    It will be held at North Park University
    Hamming Hall
    3225 W. Foster Ave., Chicago

    The host and moderator will be Jerome McDonnell, the host of Worldview, the top rated international affairs program in Chicago.

    - - - - - - TRANSPORTATION DETAILS - - - - - - -
    Free parking in North Park University lots at
    Kedzie / Foster, Kedzie / Carmen, and Kimball / Foster.
    CTA Buses: Foster #92, California #93 Kimball-Homan #82
    The Kimball and Kedzie/Spaulding stations of the CTA Brown Line are within walking distance of the campus.

    For more information contact info@ChiPeaceAction.net.

     

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 21:00 to 22:00

    If you were unable to attend this webcast you can listen to it now right here:

     


    Participate individually or as a group in this 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

    Hoh and Swanson

    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.

     

  • Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 11:00 to 20:00

    StortingetStand Up For Truth / Staa opp for sannheten*

    London – Oslo – Stockholm – Berlin – Reykjavik speaking tour*

    Thomas Drake  *  Daniel Ellsberg  *  Jesselyn Radack  *  Coleen Rowley  *  Norman Solomon

    In Oslo, Music by singer/songwriter /Moddi/ (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX5FpPP4TSA)*

    Wednesday, June 3 -- OSLO*

    Moddi photo11:30 a.m.: Daniel Ellsberg speaks, with testamonies by American, Swedish and Norwegian whistleblowers in front of the Parliament (Stortinget). The group will be met by the parliament's President at 11:35 a.m. and other parliamentarians. Singer/songwriter Moddi (Pal Moddi Knutsen).

    1:30 p.m.: Roundtable on Whistleblowers, with Thomas Drake, Coleen Rowley, Jesselyn Radack, Norman Solomon, Daniel Ellsberg, Harald Stanghelle, Kari Breirem, Rune Ottosen, Arne Ruth, Jørgen Johansen, Jon Wessel Aas et al. Open to the public at Litteraturhuset (House of Literature).

    6:30 p.m.: Daniel Ellsberg gives the Voksenaasen Dag Hammarskjöld 2015 Lecture "Truth and Democracy." Comments by Knut Olav Aamaas, Director Fritt Ord, at Voksenåsen, Ullveien 4, 0791 Oslo.

    http://standupfortruth.org/norwegian

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    norsk p.e.n.

    Click the image below for the event poster:
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  • Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 19:00 to 20:30

    Here's a 12 minute summary video by Bill Sorem from the event:

    And a full length video of the event:

    Another video from the event (Part 1):

    Video from the event (Part 2):

     


    "William Binney stands up for truth about NSA's bulk collection of non-relevant data on Americans."

    Wednesday, June 3 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    Bent Creek Golf Club, 14490 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN.

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    William Binney will engage in a discussion with radio host Tony Stiles (http://www.tonystiles.com/) and others as to what we can do to remedy the problem.  Come hear this timely discussion given that the metadata collection provision in the Patriot Act---that has been unanimously held by the 2nd Circuit to be illegal as secretly interpreted---sunsets on June 1st!
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 21:00 to 22:00

    If you were unable to attend the webcast, you can now listen to it here:

     


    Participate individually or as a group in this public webcast / phone call with whistleblowers and their supporters. These speakers are waiting to speak with you. (Click names for bios):

    Journalist, activist, and lawyer Trevor Timm and investigative journalist Tim Shorrock -- 9 pm ET (Eastern Time, GMT -5) June 3

    Timm and Shorrock

    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.

     

  • Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 21:00 to 22:00

    If you were unable to attend the webcast, you can listen to it here:

     


    Participate individually or as a group in this public webcast / phone call with whistleblowers and their supporters. These speakers are waiting to speak with you. (Click names for bios):

    Director of media for the Institute for Public Accuracy Sam Husseini and author and law professor Marjorie Cohn -- 9 pm ET (Eastern Time, GMT -5) June 4

    Husseini and Cohn

    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.

     

  • Friday, June 5, 2015 - 08:30

    Stand Up For Truth

    London – Oslo – Stockholm – Berlin speaking tour

    Thomas Drake  *  Daniel Ellsberg  *  Jesselyn Radack  *  Coleen Rowley  *  Norman Solomon

    Thursday, 4 June & Friday, 5 June -- Stockholm

    Programme

    4 June
    Round table discussion in the Swedish Parliament with parliamentarians from 5 parties, lawyers, and journalists. By special invitation only. The discussion will focus on the ongoing process within the Council of Europe on strengthening the protection for whistle blowers (report available online: http://website-pace.net/documents/10643/1127812/PRESSajdoc0201510032015.pdf/7fa0a0e1-08a1-47c0-9028-9d8f1558eced).

    Arranged by The Right Livelihood Award Foundation (www.righlivelihood.org) and the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation together with the support organisation in the Swedish Parliament for the Right Livelihood Award (often called the 'Alternative Nobel Prize'). 

    5 June
    Public breakfast meeting arranged by Civil Rights Defenders and Swedish PEN

    Civil Rights Defenders and Svenska PEN invites you to a seminar where Thomas Drake, Daniel Ellsberg, and Jesselyn Radack will talk about the importance of whistle blowers, how they are treated and what states and the international community need to do to improve their protection.

    The seminar will be moderated by Ola Larsmo, chair Svenska PEN.

    More information about the event and registration: 
    http://www.civilrightsdefenders.org/featured/breakfast-seminar-on-whistle-blowers-their-importance-and-the-need-for-protection/

    The whistle blowers will also have a meeting at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs Human Rights Department as well as other smaller meetings.

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    http://standupfortruth.org/swedish
     

  • Friday, June 5, 2015 - 20:00 to 21:00

    If you missed the webcast, you can listen to it here:

     


     

    Participate individually or as a group in this public webcast / phone call with whistleblowers and their supporters. These speakers are waiting to speak with you. (Click names for bios):

    NSA whistleblower William Binney and NSA whistleblower Kirk Wiebe -- 8 pm ET (Eastern Time, GMT -5) June 5

    Binney and Wiebe

    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.

     

  • Friday, June 5, 2015 - 21:00 to 22:00

    If you missed the webcast you can listen to it here:

     


    Participate individually or as a group in this public webcast / phone call with whistleblowers and their supporters. These speakers are waiting to speak with you. (Click names for bios):

    Media critic and RootsAction cofounder Jeff Cohen and author and communications professor Robert McChesney -- 9 pm ET (Eastern Time, GMT -5) June 5

    Cohen and McChesney

    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.

     

  • Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 13:00 to 16:00

    Chalkupy LA June 6It's BACK! Chalkupy is coming back to LA on Saturday, June 6th at 1pm. Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles, the corner of W 6th and S Olive. 

    It will take about 3 hours to complete. We provide gloves and suits for people to wear, info sheets on the topic and soap and water to wash up with. 

    The theme is Stand Up For Truth! We need to help support whistleblowers as they face the most hostile environment for truth this country has ever seen. 

    This chalk is tied in with a whole series of events for "Stand up for Truth" week June 1-7. 

    Here is the artwork. We will map it to the pavers. That is what the lines you see there are.

    It's easy to do and we'll show you how. If you think you are a good artist, you can work on the harder parts, if not, you can fill in.

    For the latest updates, please follow us on twitter @Chalkupy or facebook https://www.facebook.com/chalkupyla right before the event begins.

    Here is an artist's conception of what it might look like finished:

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  • Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 17:00 to 18:00

    If you were unable to attend the webcast, you can now listen to it here:


    Participate individually or as a group in this public webcast / phone call with whistleblowers and their supporters. These speakers are waiting to speak with you. (Click names for bios):

    Journalist Kevin Gosztola and EPA whistleblower Marsha Coleman-Adebayo -- 5 pm ET (Eastern Time, GMT -5) June 6

    Gosztola and Coleman-Adebayo

    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.

     

  • Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 15:00

    Stand Up For Truth

    Thomas Drake  *  Daniel Ellsberg  *  Jesselyn Radack  *  Coleen Rowley  *  Norman Solomon

    Sunday, June 7, starting at 3 pm

    The Digital Surveillance State – Quo vadis, Democracy?
     

    Haus der Kulturen der Welt
    John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
    10557 Berlin
    info@hkw.de

    On the current waves of surveillance, censorship, the erosion of civil rights and the need for political control of intelligence services

    How have these times of mass surveillance, data espionage and cooperation between the BND and NSA altered our established understanding of democracy? How was the NSA scandal perceived in the United States and in Germany and what can – and must – we learn from it? These questions will be discussed by the prominent U.S. whistleblowers Thomas Drake, Daniel Ellsberg, Jesselyn Radack and Coleen Rowley with Konstantin von Notz, Martina Renner (both in the NSAUA), Joseph Foschepoth, German historian and Peter Schaar, former Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information. The round of talks will be opened by the economist, peace activist and former military analyst Daniel Ellsberg and the former FBI agent Coleen Rowley, along with introductory remarks by the American journalist and Editorial board member of ExposeFacts.org, Norman Solomon.

    The discussion will be moderated by Sarah Harrison, journalist and director of the Courage Foundation. A Q & A session is scheduled for after the panel discussion. During the exchange, the public is invited to take part in the discussion by sending in their questions or comments on Twitter using the hashtag #­­­­qvdemocracy.

    In cooperation with the Courage Foundation, ExposeFacts.org, DIE ZEIT, ZEIT Online and Transmediale.

    The event will be simultaneously translated from English to German and vice versa.

     

     

     

     


    Sonntag, den 07.06. ab 15.00 Uhr

    The Digital Surveillance State – Quo vadis, Democracy?

    Haus der Kulturen der Welt
    John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
    10557 Berlin
    info@hkw.de

    Über aktuelle Strömungen von Überwachung, Zensur und den Abbau von Bürgerrechten – und die Notwendigkeit politischer Kontrolle von Geheimdiensten

    Wie verändert sich der klassische Begriff der Demokratie in Zeiten von Massenüberwachung, Datenspionage und der Zusammenarbeit von BND und NSA? Wie wurde der NSA-Skandal in den USA und in Deutschland aufgenommen und was können – und müssen – wir daraus lernen? Über diese Fragen diskutieren die prominenten amerikanischen Whistleblower*innen Thomas Drake, Daniel Ellsberg, Jesselyn Radack und Coleen Rowley mit Konstantin von Notz, Martina Renner (beide Mitglieder im NSA-Untersuchungsausschuss), dem deutschen Historiker Joseph Foschepoth und dem ehemaligen Bundesbeauftragten für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit, Peter Schaar. Eröffnet wird die Diskussionsrunde von dem Ökonom, Friedensaktivist und ehemaligen Militäranalyst Daniel Ellsberg und der ehemaligen FBI-Agentin Coleen Rowley, sowie durch einführende Worte von dem amerikanischen Journalisten Norman Solomon.

    Moderiert wird die Diskussion von Sarah Harrison, Journalistin und Direktorin der Courage Foundation. Im Anschluss an die Diskussionsrunde findet eine Q&A-Session statt. Schon während der Diskussion kann das Publikum durch Fragen oder Kommentare über Twitter interaktiv am Gespräch teilnehmen: #­­­­qvdemocracy In Kooperation mit der Courage Foundation, ExposeFacts.org, DIE ZEIT, ZEIT Online und der Transmediale.

    Mit schriftlicher Simultanübersetzung englisch-deutsch

    http://standupfortruth.org/german
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