Welcoming Chelsea Manning home at the Internet Freedom Festival
06 March 2017 (APCNews)
Between 6 and 10 March a large part of the APC community will be in Valencia, Spain for the Internet Freedom Festival, discussing internet rights with hundreds of activists, journalists and members of the technical community. We think this is the perfect occasion to throw a welcome party for Chelsea Manning, who was arrested by the US Army Criminal Investigation Division in 2010 and has been awarded a Whistleblowerpreis and a People’s Choice Award, among other international recognitions. Will you join us in welcoming her back home with a benefit party at the Internet Freedom Festival during International Women’s Day?
Welcoming Chelsea Home
8 March 2017
Radio City, Carrer de Santa Teresa 18
Doors / DJ at 21.30
More about Chelsea Manning
Chelsea Manning was accused of leaking a video showing the killing of civilians, including two Reuters journalists, by a US Apache helicopter crew in Iraq. She was also charged with sharing the documents known as the Afghan War Diary, the Iraq War Logs, and embarrassing US diplomatic cables, with the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The video and documents have exposed the true number and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq, human rights abuses by US-funded contractors and foreign militaries, and the influence that corporate interests have on US foreign policy. Journalists have credited the release of these documents with helping to motivate the democratic revolution in Tunisia as well as the final withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. (Source: Global Exchange)
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APC’s mission is to empower and support organisations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability. APC is both an organisation and a network, with more than 50 members and groups working in their own countries to advance the same mission.
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This benefit is possible thanks to the following sponsors: Amnesty International, Association for Progressive Communications, Aspiration, Courage Foundation, Derechos Digitales and eQualit.ie.