Is WikiLeaks good for freedom?
Secret diplomatic cables. Intelligence reports. Internal bank documents. All of these things have been or are set to be released to the public by the website WikiLeaks.
Some say WikiLeaks is a menace and its associates should be prosecuted for treason. Others contend that information–especially about government–is crucial in a free society.
Is WikiLeaks just stirring up trouble or is it performing an important function?
AFF-Chicago will hear both perspectives at our next event as we welcome Pat Hughes and Tom Tresser.
Pat Hughes is an attorney and real estate developer who was the tea party candidate in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in 2010. Hughes will be taking the anti-Wikileaks position.
Tom Tresser was the Green Party candidate for Cook County Board president in 2010 and is currently teaching a course at DePaul on using the Internet for political and social activism. Tresser is an advocate of the work Wikileaks is doing.
Where: Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 415 N Dearborn, Chicago
When: Tuesday, February 22nd, 6-8 PM
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook Event page by February 20th.
Price: $10 per person (includes one drink ticket, payable at the door)
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