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Join Amy Goodman at "First They Came For Assange..."

New York, NY

June 22, 2016 | Wednesday | 7:30 pm

ThoughtWorks NYC

99 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10016 ( see map )
Join Amy Goodman at “First They Came For Assange…”, one of many events across the globe marking the 4th anniversary of Julian Assange’s political asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and the ongoing violations of his basic human rights.

Speakers will include renowned journalist and host of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman; Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist Chris Hedges; Julian Assange’s US defense lawyer Carey Shenkman; acclaimed civil rights attorney Margaret Ratner; founding editor of The Intercept, Jeremy Scahil; and Julian Assange himself, live from London via videoconference.

There will also be important video messages (exclusive to this event) from Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore and other leading friends and supporters of Julian Assange. This is a Global event that includes special productions in 8 European cities (Berlin, Brussels, Belgrade, Naples, Madrid, Paris + Milano Fashion Show / Vivienne Westwood / and Sarajevo / live-stream) as part of “Assange week” that will also take place in New York, Quito (Ecuador), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Montevideo (Uruguay).

This event will also focus on threats whistleblowers face around the world, and the importance of investigative journalism and transparency in today’s world of mass surveillance, hidden agendas and covert wars. The struggle to protect journalists, whistleblowers and others, who with courage and determination expose the truths essential to ensuring strong and durable democratic societies, has become a forefront of the international human rights movement and the global fight for peace and justice.

This event is free and open to the public. Please reserve your space through the link below. Get tickets

Amy Goodman

Amy goodman
Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide.

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....