The Free Barrett Brown and Jeremy Hammond Defense Committee are collaborating to produce a night to jointly raise funds for the legal expenses of these two prominent internet activists. All proceeds will be split evenly between the two and will directly benefit Barrett’s legal team and Jeremy’s jail support fund.
This fundraiser event will include notable speakers, musical performances, and the auctioning of items. Barrett Brown and Jeremy Hammond, whose cases are connected, are known for exposing the illegal private spying done by Stratfor, and for their association with Anonymous. Barrett faces up to 105 years in prison and is awaiting trial, while Jeremy faces up to 10 years after taking a non-cooperating plea agreement.
If you cannot attend the fundraiser but would still like to contribute to the joint fund for both Jeremy and Barrett, donations are being accepted here.
Admission: $20 minimum
7pm-11pm | Monday, August 19, 2013
At ThoughtWorks NYC | 99 Madison Ave 15th Floor, NYC 10016
Facebook RSVP | Media RSVP: Admin@FreeBarrettBrown.org or 781-771-7379
SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE
Michael Ratner is the President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and is the United States attorney for WikiLeaks.
Kevin M. Gallagher is the director and founder of Free Barrett Brown, a support network, nonprofit advocacy organization and legal defense fund formed for the purpose of assisting the prominent internet activist and journalist, Barrett Brown.
Alexa O’Brien is an activist and journalist. Her tireless coverage and transcription of the Court Marshal of Pfc. Bradley Manning have made her an invaluable resource for the mainstream media and has helped shine a light on the landmark proceeding.
Jay Leiderman is a California-based lawyer who has represented many people associated with Anonymous.
Tor Ekeland is a New York-based lawyer who is the lead attorney for Andrew Auernheimer, who was convicted under the CFAA (Computer Fraud and Abuse Act).
Stanley Cohen is a political activist and criminal defense attorney who has represented members of the PayPal 14, a group of people who were charged for an online protest against PayPal for blocking donations to WikiLeaks.
Emily Kunstler is an activist and documentary filmmaker who is involved in Jeremy Hammond’s defense team.
Arthur Smilios is a writer, artist, and bassist for the seminal New York Hardcore Punk outfit The Gorilla Biscuits, as well as CIV, and most recently The Walter Schreifels Band.
Anthony Atamanuik is a writer, actor, and comedian. He performs regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and has appeared on Adult Swim, MTV, Comedy Central, and NBC’s 30 Rock.
AUCTION ITEMS FROM
Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer whose work can be found in the permanent collections of the New York Historical Society, the Rubin Museum of Art, and the Groucho Club.
Shepard Fairey is one of today’s best known and most influential illustrators. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Dave Navarro became one of alternative rock’s first true guitar heroes with such notorious bands as Jane’s Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Glen Friedman has long been considered a vital part of the modern cutting-edge subcultures. His photography goes far beyond simply documenting the scenes and key players of the skate, punk and early hip-hop cultures; he provides firsthand insight into the science of defiance that drove the progression and art of the participants.