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Beginn: Fr, 02. Mar 18:00 CET 2018
Ende:   Fr, 02. Mar 22:00 CET 2018
Ort:   London, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1A 7HX
Geodaten: (N51.5218),(W0.13051)

Tags: whistleblowing, GB, London, Atomwaffen, Militär, Aufrüstung, Waffenexporte, Drohnen, Frieden, Krieg, Friedenserziehung, Menschenrechte, Zivilklauseln,

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15 Years After Katharine Gun’s Truth-Telling on the Verge of the Iraq War

Friday, March 2 at 6 pm
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street, London WC1A 7HX

Fifteen years ago, while working for the GCHQ as a linguist and analyst,
Katharine Gun leaked a memo revealing U.S. spying operations on UN Security
Council members. This *simple act of bravery* helped to galvanise the mass
movement of opposition to the Iraq War. It also served as a telling reminder of
the*essential role played by the press in speaking truth to power* and upholding
the fabric of democratic life.

A generation on, the legacy of that leak is writ large in a resurgent politics
of *resistance to the warfare and surveillance state* on both sides of the
Atlantic. This unique event brings together a panel, including Katharine
herself, to discuss the lessons of that leak, and ask: What can and should we be
doing -- journalists, scholars, activists, policymakers, the public overall --
to do justice to the immeasurable public service performed by whistleblowers?

Speakers will include:
- Katharine Gun, former GCHQ translator responsible for the 2003 leak;
- Thomas Drake, former senior executive of the U.S. National Security Agency;
- Duncan Campbell, award-winning journalist, author and TV producer;
- Matthew Hoh, former U.S. Marine and State Department official serving in
Afghanistan and Iraq;
- Jesselyn Radack, national security and human rights attorney representing
Edward Snowden among other whistleblowers;
- Silkie Carlo, director of Big Brother Watch and leading voice in the
campaign against the UK's repressive surveillance and official secrecy laws.

Please share this announcement with people you know in the London area.

It's a free event

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