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Emergency Forum 6/19/2013 Cooper Union Great Hall, NYC

By War Criminals Watch - Posted on 21 June 2013

Through an act of tremendous courage and self-sacrifice, Edward Snowden has revealed the most massive government spying in history into the communications and activities of billions of people on the planet.

If you are outraged by these revelations, by the trampling on fundamental rights, and by the war crimes being carried out in our name--you needed to be at NYC Cooper Union Great Hall this past Wednesday night June 19th.

Watch videos at:

Evening of Conscience at Cooper Union for Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden, and the prisoners at Guantanamo

This was an evening of conscience, with speakers and performers. An evening to deepen understanding of what is going and why… and to declare that WE MUST RESIST.

We are at a potentially pivotal moment. People are raising their heads and looking to express their opposition. But the powers that be are now engaging in high-stakes damage control: to frighten people into submission and to tell people not to worry, just go along with “the new normal.” No, we will not be complicit, we do not consent, we take responsibility to act.

On May 23, World Can’t Wait published the Close Guantanamo NOW message in The New York Times as a full page ad.  It says, in part:

“In the name of safety, fear, or revenge, American presidents cannot be allowed to arrogate to themselves the power of judge, jury and executioner. Actions that utilize de facto torture, that run roughshod over the rule of law and due process, and that rain down terror and murder on peoples and nations, amount to war crimes. Such actions cannot in any way be morally justified in the name of “protecting Americans.” The lives of people living here are not more precious than any other people's lives.”

History demands that we follow through on this stand. Join us!


  • • New monologue by Mike Daisey, creator of The Agony & Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (download his monologue: Bradley Manning's War)
  • • Excerpts from the play Bradass87
  • • Ray McGovern, former CIA agent
  • • Special message from Maggie Gyllenhaal
  •   Dennis Loo, Professor at California State Polytechnic University
  •   Heidi Bagosin, National Lawyers Guild
  •   Aladdin Ullah, Playwright, actor, performer
  •   Andy Zee, Revolution Books
  • Sponsored by World Can’t Wait (866) 973-4463

Co-sponsored by Continuing Education Department, Cooper Union
Free Bradley Manning NYC Pride Coalition
Granny Peace Brigade
Metro Raging Grannies
Revolution Books
I Stand With Edward Snowden 

Stop Mass Incarceration Network
Malcolm X Center for Self Determination, Greenville, SC
Occupy Wall Street NYC
Bill of Rights Defense Committee



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