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International Festival of Whistleblowing, Dissent and Accountability
May 08

International Festival of Whistleblowing, Dissent and...

Join us on Saturday 8th May for an enlightening journey into the heart of some of the world's most...


Join us on Saturday 8th May for an enlightening journey into the heart of some of the world's most...

United Nations Secretariat Building, 405, East 42nd Street, Tudor City, Manhattan, New York County, New York, 10017, United States
  • About this event

    Join us on Saturday 8th May for an enlightening journey into the heart of some of the world's most grave injustices. Through, art, music, film & theatre as well as practical workshops, panels, interviews and mini-lectures we pause to reflect on how we find out about these injustices, what price was paid for the truth and by whom, how these grave circumstances are understood, spun and reported, and what can be done to facilitate justice.

    Which topics will the festival cover? How are these topics selected?

    Our aim is to inspire, rejuvenate and refresh all those who contribute and participate. Contributions to the festival cover the law, journalism, technology, psychology, finance, propaganda, social issues and activism, as well as art and music. In addition to respecting the broad themes of the festival, we have tried to spend time with each contributor to understand their passions and interests and then to construct a schedule that is enriching for contributors as well as for participants

    Who will join us on this journey?

    Here's our alphabetical list of confirmed contributors. This list is being refreshed daily. In the next few days, we will also give you a short blurb about each of the named contributors. In addition to contributions from those listed below, we will also be sharing art, music and more through the day.

    Mads Andenas

    Diani Barreto

    Somerset Bean

    Max Blumenthal

    Jonathan Cook

    John Christensen

    Eileen Chubb

    Marjorie Cohn

    Naomi Colvin

    Peter Cronau

    Sevim Dagdelen

    Kareem Dennis (Lowkey)

    John Doe

    Davide Dormino

    Suelette Dreyfus

    Rod Driver

    Andrew Feinstein

    Daniel Fooks

    Denzil Forrester

    Mariana Fotaki

    Andrew Fowler

    Nathan Fuller

    George Galloway

    Chamira Gamage

    Martin Garbus

    Cristina Godoy-Navarrete

    Kevin Gosztola

    Deepa Govindarajan Driver

    Tareq Haddad

    Nicky Hager

    Charles Hector

    Nancy Hollander

    Selma James

    Lissa Johnson

    Eva Joly

    John Jones

    Ogmundur Jonasson

    Torsten Jurell

    Peter Kennard

    Prof Kate Kenny

    John Kiriakou

    Niels Ladefoged

    Richard Lahuis

    Joe Lauria

    Lisa Longstaff

    Clara Lopez

    Lauri Love

    David McBride

    Ray McGovern

    Alan MacLeod

    Stefania Maurizi

    Barbara Meister

    Nils Melzer

    David Miller

    Iain Munro

    Fidel Narvaez

    Peter Oborne

    Mohamedou Ould Slahi

    Iain Overton

    Juan Passarelli

    John Pilger

    Sami Ramadani

    Afshin Rattansi

    Margaret Ratner Kunstler

    John Rees

    Piers Robinson

    Stephen Rohde

    Maggie Ronayne

    Prem Sikka

    Norman Solomon

    Jeffrey Sterling

    Serena Tinari

    Fred Turnheim

    Cathy Vogan

    Sam Weinstein

    Chris Williamson

    Andy Worthington

    NHS Whistleblower

    Probation Whistleblower

    Support Not Separation

    Will it be another set of webinars / Zoom panels with talking heads?

    We take an active position of resisting surveillance capitalism. We want to encourage means of participation and organisation through free/libre software, decentralized services and federated platforms, and through the use of end-to-end encryption. We think these are essential building blocks towards our collective goals.

    Our festival is an attempt to organise ourselves through decentralized tools such as Mobilizon (for announcements of events and session, scheduling, registration, etc.) and through Big Blue Button (virtual conference rooms) and Jitsi for online gatherings. Unless absolutely necessary, you won't have to register to attend

    I'm not a techie! Can I have a test drive so I feel confident about using the software on the day

    Yes. We are scheduling two drop-in sessions for attendees (on May 6th and 7th) so its all easy for you to use on the day.

    Can I watch it afterwards? Will it be live streamed?

    Yes, it will be live streamed via Peertube, Youtube and Twitter. Details will be posted here. Consortium News and Resistance TV will also cover the festival

    Where is the schedule? How can we pick and choose what we want to go to ?

    We are a tiny organising team, so please bear with us. The schedule and the links for each session will be posted here in due course. Typically, all you will need to do is to click the relevant link to attend a session. Please bookmark this page so you can return to it nearer the time and check the most updated plans.

    Any institutional sponsors or promoters?

    The festival is not sponsored by any organisations. We are grateful that a number of civil society organisations are supporting this event by promoting it widely. The list includes Blueprint for Free Speech and the Global Women's Strike and we are very grateful for their practical help and solidarity.

  • Category
    Community & Culture
  • Date & Time
    May 08 2021 at 12:00 AM - May 08 2021 at 05:00 PM
  • Location & full address
    405 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
  • Event Admins
    Michael McCarthy

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