Join Micael Moore, Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg for a Discussion

You're Invited
to join Michael Moore for a discussion with NDAA lawsuit
Chris Hedges, Tangerine Bolen, Daniel Ellsberg,
Alexa O'Brien,
lawsuit counsel Bruce Afran & Carl Mayer,

and Jesslyn Radack & Thomas Drake

Moderated by Matt Sledge of The Huffington Post
& Natasha Lennard of

5pm-7pm | Wednesday, February 6, 2013
At The Culture Project | 45 Bleecker St  New York, NY 10012
Interviews available from 4pm-5pm | Media RSVP

details below

Pentagon papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, attorney for CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou, Jesslyn Radack, filmmaker Michael Moore, RevolutionTruth Executive Director and NDAA Case Coordinator Tangerine Bolen and journalist Alexa O'Brien, each supporters or plaintiffs in the Hedges v. Obama lawsuit challenging the controversial indefinite detention provision set forth in § 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), will address the U.S. government’s assault on civil liberties under the NDAA in a discussion at 5pm on Wednesday, February 6th at The Culture Project, 45 Bleecker St, NYC.  Seeking to generate mainstream discourse about this landmark court battle the plaintiffs and key supporters will open the Culture Project’s doors for this once-in-a-lifetime panel discussion. Attendees will be offered an up-close look at this crucial year-long court battle and what is driving the Obama administration as they continue to appeal Judge Katherine Forrest's historic September 15th, 2012 ruling in favor of the plaintiffs.  

On Wednesday morning at 10am the plaintiffs are due back in Federal Appeals Court to present oral arguments against the suspension of constitutional protections under the indefinite detention provision.   They will be challenged by President Barack Obama's lawyers who will advocate for the provision, and in a bizarre twist, will also be challenged by Senators John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Kelly Ayotte who collectively have been granted a 5-minute oral argument by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.  This panel will serve in-part as a debrief to the media and public of what transpired in the 2nd Circuit earlier that morning.

Themes will include the profound erosion of liberties cemented by the 2012 NDAA, a pattern of abuse and intimidation on the part of the Obama DOJ toward publishers, whistleblowers and activists, and the creative efforts of the widely disparate groups that have joined the lawsuit team and its supporters from around the world.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 5-7 PM | Event will start at 5:00pm SHARP
Where: The Culture Project, 49 Bleecker Street, NY, NY |

Panel 1: 5pm-6pm
Chris Hedges | Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist & CoPlaintiff
Daniel Ellsberg | Pentagon Papers Whistleblower & CoPlaintiff
Carl Mayer & Bruce Afran | Hedges v. Obama Case Lawyers
Tangerine Bolen | RevolutionTruth Exec. Director, CoPlaintiff & Case Coordinator
Alexa O’Brien | Journalist & CoPlaintiff
David Segal | Demand Progress Executive Director

Panel 2:  6pm-7pm
Michael Moore | Filmmaker
Daniel Ellsberg | Pentagon Papers Whistleblower & CoPlaintiff
Chris Hedges | Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist & CoPlaintiff
Thomas Drake | National Security Agency Whistleblower
Jesselyn Radack | Attorney for CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou, Director of GAP
Tangerine Bolen | RevolutionTruth Exec. Director, CoPlaintiff & Case Coordinator

Moderating: Matt Sledge, Huffington Post Reporter & Natasha Lennard, Reporter

All media who wish to attend please send an RSVP to Andy Stepanian at as space will fill up fast.  To arrange an interview with any of the panelists please email or text Andy Stepanian at or 631.291.3010.

The Culture Project will be opening its doors to journalists and panelists at 3pm for interviews

Event Sponsored By: 
Demand Progress
The Sparrow Project
New York Civil Liberties Union Young Professionals
Culture Project’s 'Blueprint for Accountability' Series

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