Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7pm: WikiLeaks: The Bradley Manning Story
Century Club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6LG
Panel discussion With Chase Madar, Ben Griffin and Andy Worthington.
Chase Madar is a US attorney, and the author of The Passion of Bradley Manning, Ben Griffin is a former SAS soldier, and is now a spokesperson for Veterans for Peace UK, and Andy Worthington is a freelance investigative journalist, the author of The Guantánamo Files, and the co-founder of the “Close Guantánamo” campaign. In April 2011, he was a media partner of WikiLeaks for the release of the classified military files relating to the Guantánamo prisoners.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Jolyon Rubinstein (of (BBC’s “The Revolution Will be Televised”).
Other guests are Vivienne Westwood and Peter Tatchell.
See the Facebook page here.
This is the organizers’ description of the event on the Facebook page:
After more than three years in military confinement, WikiLeaks whistleblower, Private Bradley Manning is finally due to go on trial in June. A criminal to the US military but hero to many, the 25 year old has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three years in a row. He now faces court-martial for the largest security breach in US history.
We will discuss the issues raised by this case. Two years on, what have the WikiLeaks disclosures really told us about journalism, diplomacy and warfare? And what are the ramifications of the legal case itself?
I hope to see some of you at the Century Club on Wednesday to answer these questions.