Daniel Ellsberg Speaks On Current U.S. Military Actions
Daniel Ellsberg is best known for releasing the Pentagon Papers, several thousand pages of top-secret documents on U.S. decision-making in Vietnam, to the press. Well talk to the controversial
Tom Fudge: If you were aware of what was happening in this country in 1971, there's no way you haven't heard of Daniel Ellsberg. Ellsberg, a former Marine, was an analyst for the State Department and the Pentagon in the 1960s. In '71, he leaked the so-called "Pentagon Papers" to the New York Times . The documents told an unpleasant story of how the U.S. justified its involvement in Vietnam. The administration's effort to prevent the Times from publishing the leaked material lead to one of the biggest media law cases in American history.
Today, Ellsberg is 75 years old. And he believes that the righteous duty of the government whistleblower is as important now as it ever was.
On Saturday evening, Daniel Ellsberg will be in San Diego to speak at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Front Street in Hillcrest. For more information, call 858 459-4650.
- Daniel Ellsberg , lecturer, writer, activist and former military analyst who released the Pentagon Papers.