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WHISTLEBLOWERS: Stand Up for Truth Week with Jerome McDonnell,

CAPA will bring you NSA Whistleblower Bill Binney and Author-Journalist Marcy Wheeler hosted by WBEZ's Jerome McDonnell on Tuesday June 2nd in conjunction with STAND UP for TRUTH - An International Week to Support Whistleblowing.

As a part of "Stand Up For Truth," a week-long international series of events in support of whistleblowers worldwide, Chicago Area Peace Action brings you:

William Binney


Marcy Wheeler

Tuesday, June 2

North Park University | Hamming Hall

3225 W. Foster Ave. | Chicago

Free | Free Parking (details below)

Host: Jerome McDonnell of WBEZ's "Worldview"

*William Binney* had a 30-year career with the NSA, culminating as the Technical Leader for Intelligence. In that capacity he designed an information processing system named ThinThread, which was designed to sift through electronic communications while protecting the privacy of US citizens. This system was shelved (three weeks prior to 9/11) in favor of a more comprehensive system, TrailBlazer, that lacked privacy provisions. That program would grow to the massive worldwide eavesdropping system exposed by Edward Snowden. Binney resigned in protest at what he felt was a violation of the Constitutional rights of Americans.

His story is told in some detail in James Risen's book Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War.

*Marcy Wheeler* is an independent journalist who writes regularly on issues of national security, surveillance and civil liberties. She has written the blog Empty Wheel since 2011 and authored the book Anatomy of Deceit: How the Bush Administration Used the Media to Sell the Iraq War and Out a Spy



Chicago Area Peace Action:

Stand Up for Truth:

CAPA Event Page:

Bill Binney:

Marcy Wheeler:

Risen's Book:

Empty Wheel:

Recent article on Binney in TruthDig:

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Free parking in North Park University lots at

Kedzie / Foster,  Kedzie / Carmen, and Kimball / Foster.  

CTA Buses: Foster #92, California #93 Kimball-Homan #82

The Kimball and Kedzie/Spaulding stations of the CTA Brown Line are within walking distance of the campus.


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