2014 … Whistle-Blowers and the Independent Media

A Check on Government Power

… … … … … … … Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, 7:30 PM… … … … … … …

@ St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave., Berkeley

Our constitutional system of checks and balances is broken.
A Congress in the hands of corporations and their lobbyists can no longer protect the public from special interests and government, with its surveillance and  endless wars for oil and profit.

An independent media … print, internet, billboards, has emerged as a powerful check on government abuses. Whistleblowers play an increasing and vital role in getting information to the public.

Our five panelists will engage in a lively discussion of the public’s need for greater transparency and constitutional protection from government intrusion and abuse.

How do ‘We the People’ protect ourselves?

Forum Panelists

  • Daniel Ellsberg

Activist, Whistleblower, Co-Founder of Freedom of the Press Foundation

  • Norman Solomon

Author, Activist, Co-Founder of Rootsaction.org; Co-Founder of Exposefacts.Org

  • Trevor Timm

Journalist and Columnist for the UK Guardian, activist with Freedom of the Press Foundation

  • Marjorie Cohn

Law professor at Jefferson School of Law, Author and Human rights activist, former President of the National Lawyers Guild

  • Ahmed Ghappour

Hastings College professor of law, national security and cybersecurity litigator.


  • Robert J. Jaffe, attorney

This Forum is the third in a series of Civil Liberty forums presented by
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, California


Admission is $12.00; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Tickets available through brownpapertickets.com:


For information contact Robert J. Jaffe

r.jaffe2  @   comcast.net