[Chicago] William Binney to Speak in Chicago, June 2nd

eviljoel eviljoel at linux.com
Fri May 22 06:36:13 CEST 2015

Hey All,

William Binny is a former NSA employee who will speak early next month
about the surveillance programs he helped to create as well as privacy
today. Should be good. Details below.

- eviljoel


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

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: http://ChiPeaceAction.org/
Stand Up for Truth: http://standupfortruth.org/
CAPA Website Event Post: http://chipeaceaction.org/?p=3710
CAPA's General Event Page: http://chipeaceaction.org/new-upcoming-events
Bill Binney:
Marcy Wheeler: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcy_Wheeler
Risen's Book:
Empty Wheel: http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/879517152091562/

Recent article on Binney in TruthDig:

- - - - - - TRANSPORTATION DETAILS - - - - - - -
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.

Questions: Info at ChiPeaceAction.net
Press: 571.259.4324
Chicago Area Peace Action (CAPA)

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