Join Michael Moore, Daniel Ellsberg, Chris Hedges, Attorneys, Journalists & Luminaries for a Discussion of the NDAA Lawsuit

Pentagon papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, attorney for CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou, Jesslyn Radack, filmmaker Michael Moore, RevolutionTruth Executive Director and NDAA Case Coordinator Tangerine Bolen and journalist Alexa O’Brien, each supporters or plaintiffs in the Hedges v. Obama lawsuit challenging the controversial indefinite detention provision set forth in § 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), will address the U.S. government’s assault on civil liberties under the NDAA in a discussion at 5pm this Wednesday, February 6th at The Culture Project, 45 Bleecker St, NYC.

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Seeking to create mainstream dialog about this landmark court battle the NDAA plaintiffs and supporters will present this once-in-a-lifetime panel discussion moderated by Matt Sledge of The Huffington Post and people’s champ Natasha Lennard of Salon.com.  Attendees will be offered an up-close look at this transformative year-long court battle and what is driving the Obama administration as they continue to appeal Judge Katherine Forrest’s historic September 15th, 2012 ruling in favor of the plaintiffs.

On Wednesday morning at 10am the plaintiffs are due back in Federal Appeals Court to present oral arguments against the suspension of constitutional protections under the indefinite detention provision. They will be challenged by President Barack Obama’s lawyers who will advocate for the provision, and in a bizarre twist, will also be challenged by Senators John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Kelly Ayotte who collectively have been granted a 5-minute oral argument by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. This panel will serve in-part as a debrief to the media and public of what transpired in the 2nd Circuit earlier that morning.

Themes will include the profound erosion of liberties cemented by the 2012 NDAA, a pattern of abuse and intimidation on the part of the Obama DOJ toward publishers, whistleblowers and activists, and the creative efforts of the widely disparate groups that have joined the lawsuit team and its supporters from around the world.

WHAT: Panel discussion w/ Michael Moore, Chris Hedges, Tangerine Bolen, Daniel Ellsberg, Alexa O’Brien, Jesslyn Raddack, Thomas Drake, Matt Sledge, and Natasha Lennard.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 5-7 PM | Event will start at 5:00pm SHARP

WHERE: The Culture Project, 49 Bleecker Street, NY, NY | www.cultureproject.org

INFO: Press Invitation | Facebook RSVP

 

MEDIA RSVP: All media who wish to attend please send an RSVP to Andy Stepanian at andy@sparrowmedia.net as space will fill up fast. To arrange an interview with any of the panelists please email or text Andy Stepanian at andy@sparrowmedia.net or 631.291.3010.

The Culture Project will be opening its doors to journalists and panelists at 3pm for interviews*

SPONSORED BY: RevolutionTruth, Demand Progress, The Sparrow Project, New York Civil Liberties Union Young Professionals, Culture Project’s ‘Blueprint for Accountability’ Series

Comments

5 Comments so far. Leave a comment below.
  1. Howard Boyer,

    Thank You. The Constitution and Bill of Rights are the only things that make the “Common American Citizen FREE”. Without Brave People and Organizations like you. We would be a “Fascist State.” The Republicrats in Congress should be “tried for TREASION” for passing the Patriot Act and the 2012 NDAA. “The greatest danger to American Freedom is a government that ‘ Ignores’ the Constitution” Thomas Jefferson.
    .

  2. teb,

    food stamp people of bloomington are not letting people get their food stamp at all
    if you do not answer the phone you do not get your food stamp at all why 812 231 8700 , 812 8221600 ,812 3320820 phone numbers office will not talk too people on the phone why if a judge said that you are at a address would you said that is right
    if you went too court and the addreee said you are their you are their right if paper are being giving to see at a address and you answer them you are their right i quest
    that right right stop buding land lord if you are their i tried of them call ing me up
    ok i thing to do too you know good tell that too your panelist whisleblower too
    at the cultureproject today at 3pm from bloomington indiana 47401 their juster
    here at all

  3. Kyle McElaney,

    the revolution continues!
    death to the NDAA!

  4. Elisabeth Robson,

    Where can I find the full video of this panel? I saw a portion of it on Democracy Now, but would like to see the entire video.

    Thanks!

  5. Truck Driver,

    Hi Elisabeth,

    I haven’t watched the videos yet, but I think I found the presentation here:

    1/2 Panel: fe D Ellsberg, C Hedges, M Moore (Part 2) LAWSUIT Challenging NDAA Indefinite Detention
    by GeneratorJun•2 days ago•241 views
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3e1bSutrfQ)

    2/2 Panel: fe D Ellsberg, C Hedges, M Moore … LAWSUIT Challenging NDAA Indefinite Detention
    by GeneratorJun•2 days ago•96 views
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g36A0QVy2s)

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