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Next week in Courage: Reality Winner hearing, Europe events

Courage at the Elevate Festival

Courage cofounder Sarah Harrison and Courage Trustee Renata Avila are speaking at the Elevate Festival in Austria, 28 February 2018, which this year deals with “two basic concepts of modernity – risk and courage.” Harrison and Avila will introduce their new book with Courage Advisory Board member Angela Richter, ‘Women, Whistleblowing, WikiLeaks’, the proceeds of which will go to Courage.

Julian Assange will highlight the opening night, giving a talk and Q&A by video from the Ecuadorian Embassy. Harrison will also moderate a panel on ‘Fearless Journalism’ on 2 March.

Get tickets to the festival here.

Buy the book here.


Truthtelling in Trump’s America: Reality Winner and the war on whistleblowers

Courage is excited to team up with Expose Facts to co-host a discussion with three US national security whistleblowers, Thomas Drake, Lisa Ling, and Jesselyn Radack, on 1 March 2018 at Juju’s Bar & Stage in London, about Reality Winner, the first whistleblower on trial in the Trump era.

As Reality Winner awaits trial, her treatment gives us a glimpse of what we can expect in the coming years. How is the situation for whistleblowers deteriorating under Donald Trump, when truth itself is under attack? What can we do to help Reality? And what are the lessons for the UK and Europe? Can we build a politics more welcoming to whistleblowers without a rethink of the fundamentals?

The event is free, but please RSVP here.


Reality Winner’s pretrial hearing

When: 27 February 2018

Where: County Courthouse, Augusta, Georgia

What: This hearing is specifically focused on what evidence can be used against Reality and the judge’s ruling will have a significant impact on her ability to attain a fair trial or not.

We’re calling on supporters in the area to pack the courtroom in support of imprisoned alleged truthteller Reality Winner, who faces an Espionage Act charge for purportedly revealing important information about the government’s assessment of Russian activity during the 2016 US election. Winner has already been denied bail four times, and she needs our support more than ever.

Those who can’t attend in person can join our tweetstorm on the 27th.

More info about Reality and the hearing here.

Facebook event here.


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