Allegedly released to Wikileaks by Bradley Manning.
Whether or not that is true, this video is a chilling glimpse into the problems created when transparency is not a priority. Transparency promotes peace; so the military has an interest in quashing it.
February 17-19, 2012
Today we will kickoff our “Occupy the Truth: Whistleblowers Conference!” The three day event will begin at 6pm on Friday, February 17th with a Bradley Manning Panel featuring Daniel Ellsberg, Ann Wright and Ray McGovern, followed by a performance by Reverend Billy!
While an impressive list of attendees physically gather in Berkeley, CA, there will be opportunities for contemporaneous online participation via Twitter #TruthCon, live streaming, chats, and possibly Skype for those who must attend remotely due to distance or desire to remain Anonymous. Please email us at email@example.com to receive updates for online participation.
Transparency needs your brain. Whistleblowers need your protection. Fresh Juice Party invites you to bring your ideas.
Please join journalists, former military personnel, academics, activists, policy makers, media experts, filmmakers and whistleblowers for an open discussion designed to encourage unexpected interdisciplinary alliances and action.
Join us Friday night, Feb. 17 for a mixer at 6pm, 7:00 -8:30 panel discussion about Bradley Manning featuring Daniel Ellsberg, Ann Wright, Ray McGovern and Birgitta Jonsdottir, followed by an entertaining and thought provoking “sermon” by the legendary Reverend Billy.
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19 will be a first of its kind activist/expert un-conference mix so expect to be surprised. This will be a unique participant driven environment where we will co-create the agenda for the day. Sharing, networking and creating new alliances will be central to providing strategies and support for whistleblowers. While attendees physically gather in Berkeley, there will be opportunities for contemporaneous online participation via Twitter #TruthCon, live streaming, chats, and possibly Skype for those who must attend remotely due to distance or desire to remain Anonymous. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive updates for online participation.
Come and enjoy the freedom of discussion and mobility of an unconference where serious discussion interplays with an open space atmosphere of creativity and play.
Who is the Conference for? Anyone who really cares about truth and transparency. (Practitioners and academics in the information, communication, media, computer, and library domains, members of NGOs working on civil society and good governance issues, and all who are interested in ethical, legal and regulatory aspects of information and communication.)
Participants who have already committed are, in alphabetical order:
Mikko Alanne, Filmmaker
Celia Alario, Strategist, Former Press Secretary at Arianna for Gov
Larry Bogad, Performance Artist
Dr. Jennifer Conrad, Veterinarian and Animal Advocate
Thomas Drake, NSA Whistleblower
Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower
Jodie Evans, Co-founder of Code Pink
Mike German, ACLU Policy Council, Former FBI Special Agent
Birgitta Jonsdottir, Member of Icelandic Parliament, Nominated Bradley Manning for Nobel Peace Prize (via Skype)
Johanna Lawrenson, Organizer and widow of the late great Abbie Hoffman
Carol Leigh, Filmmaker
Dr. Frank Lucido, Longtime Medical Marijuana and Anti-nuclear Activist
Ray McGovern, Ex-CIA Analyst and Writer
Occupy Oakland, Oakland Community Members
Alexandra Paul, Actress and Activist
Jesselyn Radack, Government Accountability Project Attorney
Peter Samuelson, Social Entrepreneur
Cindy Sheehan, Peace activist
Joey Skaggs, Artist and Media Hoaxer
David Solnit, Activist and Writer
Annie Sprinkle Ph, Former Porn Star, Artist and Activist
Andy Stepanian, Social justice activist, Artist, Co-founder of The Sparrow Project
Elizabeth Stephens PhD, Professor, Filmmaker and Activist
Adam Sterling, Writer and Former Executive Director of the Sudan Divestment Task Force, Appeared in Darfur Now
Reverend Billy Talen, Activist and Performance Artist
Ann Wright, Retired Army Colonel and Activist
*We invite voices from Anonymous to join anonymously via Twitter #TruthCon throughout the conference. Their contributions will be displayed on a projection screen in the room.