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Daniel Ellsberg and Jeffrey Sterling: Truth and Consequences
Date Wednesday November 20
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKPFA Radio 94.1 FM
Location Details
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM with RootsAction presents

DANIEL ELLSBERG + JEFFREY STERLING
Truth and Consequences
with Norman Solomon

Advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM info: kpfa.org/events

This important discussion between two major American whistleblowers will focus on the urgent need to end unaccountable government power.

Daniel Ellsberg is an American activist and former United States military analyst formerly employed by the RAND Corporation. He precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of the U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers. In 1973, Ellsberg was charged under the Espionage Act along with other charges of theft and conspiracy, carrying a total maximum sentence of 115 years. He is also known for voicing support for Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning, and Edward Snowden. Ellsberg was awarded the 2018 Olof Palme Prize for his humanism and exceptional moral courage.

Jeffery Sterling is a former CIA agent convicted under the Espionage Act for talking to a New York Times reporter. He was released from prison after serving more than two years of his 42-month sentence. Sterling's case drew nationwide attention because the Obama-era Department of Justice unsuccessfully tried to force the reporter, James Risen, to divulge the identity of his sources for "State of War," his book that revealed just how the CIA had botched a covert operation against Iran's nuclear program. Risen reported that instead of undermining the Iranians, the CIA had provided them with useful information on how to build a nuclear bomb. As a whistleblower, Sterling subsequently met with Senate investigators about the mismanaging of a classified program he worked on at the agency.

Norman Solomon is the author of a dozen books and he is co-founder of RootsAction.org.

$12 advance, $15 door.

Added to the calendar on Thursday Oct 17th, 2019 6:55 PM

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