Bay Area Military Law Panel Presents: From Chelsea Manning to Reality Leigh Winner Governmental Prosecution of Whistle Blowers

October 19, 2017

Reality Winner (yes, her parents named her Reality Leigh Winner at birth) is charged with violating the Espionage Act of 1917. 18 USC Sec. 793(e).

In 1990, presenter Jeff Paterson was a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was the first US military serviceperson to publicly speak out against the US war on Iraq. Since 2006, Jeff Paterson has served as the project director of Courage to Resist, an organization dedicated to supporting GI resisters. Jeff was the campaign director of the successful effort to free whistle-blower Chelsea Manning.

Jeff is currently working to defend NSA contractor Reality Leigh Winner against an overzealous prosecution by Trump's Department of Justice. Ms. Winner is currently jailed without bail, facing 10 years in prison, for allegedly giving a document vital to the public's understanding of potential Russian interference in US election systems to a news organization. Jeff will report on the background of the case and its current status.

After the program, there will be a discussion of active cases and issues. Free MCLE credit is available to attorneys.

Please call 510-848-4752, X4 for more information.

Thursday October 19th 7:00 PM at 3050 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley (Close to the Ashby BART Stop)