May 8, 2008 -- Washington Whistleblower Week

publication date: May 7, 2008
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Press Release
Whistleblower Week in Washington - W3tm
May 12- 14, 2008
Capitol Hill
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Exposed: Crimes in Iraq and New Orleans - Opening Speakers at W3
 
Ø      May 12 – Monday 9:30- 12 noon: Plenary Session with Members of Congress, Whistleblower and Civil Rights Organizations:
Ø      Convenor, the Honorable Walter E. Fauntroy
Ø      Chairwoman, The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee
Ø      Keynote Speakers:
Ø      Adam Kokesh, Iraq Veterans Against the War &
Ø       Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Hip Hop Caucus
 
Adam Kokesh, Iraq Veterans Against the War - served seven months as a Sergeant on a Marine Corps Civil Affairs team in the Fallujah area.  He will expose the lies that led the country to war and blow the whistle on the Petreus congressional testimony.  Adam can be reached at: [email protected]
 
Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr is a former United States Air Force chaplain, and president of the Hip Hop Caucus.  He will discuss the government's continuing neglect of Hurricane Katrina survivors Both, Adam and Rev. Yearwood have been active in efforts to bring unimpeded reports home from the occupations, and both are members of Iraq Veterans Against the War
 
One goal of the tribunal is to focus the Capitol's attention on the need for strengthening Whistleblower protection in pending legislation.
 
"This could very well represent the first time veterans who do not toe the line about the war in Iraq and Afghanistan will receive the full respect and honor these courageous whistleblowers deserve," said Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, president of the No FEAR Coalition hosting the 3 day event in the Capitol. "The No FEAR Coalition is proud to provide veterans a forum—within the seat of power that sent them there —who have the courage to speak the difficult truth about what they witnessed first hand in post 9-11 era."
 
May 13 – Tuesday – Library of Congress – Members Room -
Ø      Issues impacting the medical community of conscience by the Semmelweis Society
 
Ø      May 14 -  Wednesday -  No FEAR Tribunal: Chaired by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee/Convenor: Rev. Walter E.Fauntroy  - scores of courageous federal government employees, medical doctors, nurses, Black Farmers, military personnel, veterans, whistleblowers, and civil rights activist will testify. Testimonies will start in the House of Representatives in the morning from (9-12 noon). The testimonies will conclude in the Senate from (2-4pm)
 
Ø      Evening, May 14th - The Walter E. Fauntroy No FEAR Awards Reception from 6-8pm.  Please come and support Members of Congress and courageous individuals who fight for a government free of corruption, discrimination and abuse. (Awardees to be announced).  Please see website for details.
 
 For more information on registration and activities:
The No FEAR Institute --  www.w3conference.org
(301) 320-3021
Please send your donations to:  Rev. Walter E. Fauntroy,
c/o No FEAR Institute - 1739 9th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001
 
 
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