RevolutionTruth is a small, international organization dedicated to defending whistleblowers, rule of law and legitimate democracies. We conduct campaigns, host livestreaming panel discussions, and are building an alternative, international platform for citizen-driven media. We are dedicated to ensuring access to accurate information citizens need in order to participate meaningfully in governance. Our all-volunteer team spans multiple countries.
Demand Progress and its million-plus members work to win progressive policy changes for ordinary people through organizing, lobbying, and elections in the United States. In particular, we tend to focus on issues of civil liberties, civil rights, and government reform. David Segal, David Moon and Aaron Swartz have joined forces to conduct online campaigns to rally people to take action on the news that affects them – by contacting Congress and other leaders, funding pressure tactics, and spreading the word in their own communities.
The Carl Mayer Law Group LLC is a small public interest law firm dedicated to restoring civil liberties and ending the tyranny of corporatized state power over American citizens. Mr. Mayer and Bruce Afran and their teams challenge both Democrats and Republicans to protect the United States Constitution.
We are a group of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds who filed suit because we our First Amendment activities have been impinged under the NDAA. Each plaintiff has engaged in expressive activities in defense of civil liberties and human rights that, despite our clear and abiding commitment to these allegedly guaranteed liberties in the US, fall into a gray area under the vague and new sweeping powers granted by the 2012 NDAA.
Chris Hedges is an American journalist, author, and war correspondent, specializing in American and Middle Eastern politics and societies. Hedges is the bestselling author of nine books and is currently a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City. Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than fifty countries, and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times. In 2002, Hedges was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. He also received in 2002 the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University and The University of Toronto.
Daniel Ellsberg is a former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers. Mr. Ellsberg is publicly supporting PFC Bradley Manning, and has been subjected to arrest at protests. He is 81 years old. Mr. Ellsberg was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 2006. He is one of the most highly lauded government whistle-blowers in US history.
Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, and activist. He us currently a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT, where he has taught for fifty years. Dr. Chomsky has gained a worldwide following as a political dissident for his analyses of the pernicious influence of economic elites on U.S. domestic politics and foreign policy. He claims double standards in a foreign policy preaching democracy and freedom for all while allying itself with non-democratic and repressive organizations. According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar from 1980 to 1992.
Birgitta Jónsdóttir is a member of the Icelandic Parliament, elected on behalf of a movement aiming for democratic reform beyond party politics of left and right. She was the chief sponsor of the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative (IMMI) – a parliamentary resolution tasking the government to create a new legislative means to protect and strengthen modern freedom of expression. Ms. Jonsdottir is working with the European Union on modeling legislation after IMMI. Her brief work with the organization WikiLeaks led to a Department of Justice subpoena on her Twitter account, which in turn led the Icelandic Foreign Affairs Ministry to strongly recommend she not attempt travel to the United States.
Jennifer “Tangerine” Bolen is the founder and Executive Director of RevolutionTruth, an organization dedicated to restoring legitimate democracies in part through increasing access to accurate information. She has led campaigns in support of WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning, and hosts online panel discussions on complex issues. RevolutionTruth’s new panel series of discussions between activists in the West and Middle East is geared toward sharing knowledge, challenging War-on-Terror-aggravated stereotypes, and building worldwide networks of support between those working on ensuring accountable, transparent and democratic governance.
Kai Wargalla is a student and activist who is involved in the Occupy Movement. She organized and is co-founder of the Facebook and Twitter accounts that sparked Occupy London (OSLX) and has been involved in multiple court cases with OSLX against The City of London and other entities. The Occupy London movement has been officially listed as ‘Domestic Terrorism/Extremism’ by the City of London Police Department, subsequently endangering Ms. Wargalla under the 2012 NDAA.
Alexa O’Brien has designed digital content strategy solutions for international governmental organizations and Fortune 500 companies. She founded usdayofrage.org, which endorsed and helped organize the September 17 action to Occupy Wall Street. She has covered WikiLeaks releases and revolutions across Egypt, Bahrain, Iran, and Yemen, as well as Bradley Manning. DHS memos sent to law enforcement across the country stated organizers of US Day of Rage were likely high level cyber terrorists. The media followed suit, publishing those allegations and others, including the groups alleged association with Al Qaeda, jeopardizing Ms. O’Brien’s career, her standing in her community, and her liberty under the 2012 NDAA.