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Documentary - War on Whistleblowers
September 2013
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

TIME: 12:10 PM - 1:15 PM

Documentary - War on Whistleblowers

War on Whistleblowers is an award-winning new documentary by director and producer Robert Greenwald, that demonstrates the dangers of the surveillance state and how whistleblowers have been treated by the U.S. government. Recent revelations by Bradley/Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, and the punishments both have received or been threatened with, suggest that there are many government activities that the U.S. public knows nothing about, but should. While many see such whistleblowers as heroes, they have been criticized, persecuted and charged with crimes.

The film tells the stories of four whistleblowers, including employees from private contractors of U.S. arms manufacturing and the federal government. They each describe the difficulty of exposing waste, corruption, and dangerous behavior that their employer was engaging in. The film also hears from other whistleblowers, such as the Pentagon Papers' Daniel Ellsberg, journalists who have exposed the "dirty laundry" information, and people knowledgeable on issues of government snooping, government watchdogging, taxpayer rights, and national security. Sponsored by GIRO.Forum credit available.
Location: Melville Hall, Room 104

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