TONIGHT: “The Cause B Show: Whistleblow Your Mind,” at Over the Eight (594 Union Ave, Union and Richardson) a stand-up comedy show featuring some of New York City’s top comedians raising money for The Bradley Manning Defense Fund. The event is the second in a continuing series of shows produced solely to benefit causes in need. In addition to the creators, comedians in the line up include Emma Willmann, Kendra Cunningham, Leo Martin, and The Lucas Bros.
**Chase Madar will be speaking at the event and available for question following the show. Chase is a civil rights attorney in New York and the author of The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story behind the Wikileaks Whistleblower (Verso, 2013). He writes for the London Review of Books, Le Monde diplomatique, The Nation, The American Conservative, TomDispatch and elsewhere**
The Cause B Shows are the creation of comics Kerryn Feehan and Frank Liotti, along with local community organizer Victoria Varney (Greenpointers, Taste Williamsburg). Cause B Shows are performances by some of New York’s best comedians banding together to give voice to causes that are underrepresented, in the best way they know how; through laughter.
Bradley Edward Manning is a United States Army soldier who was arrested in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of having passed classified material to the website WikiLeaks.
Not a single person has been harmed by the release of this information. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has called the effect of WikiLeaks’ releases on U.S. foreign relations “fairly modest.” Yet the Obama administration has chosen to persecute the whistle-blower rather than prosecute the war criminals who were exposed. While the prosecution has declared it does not intend to seek the death penalty, they do seek to lock PFC Bradley Manning away for life, with the most ridiculous charge of ‘aiding the enemy,’ even though chat logs attributed to Bradley by the FBI clearly show intent only to inform the public and promote “discussion, debates, and reforms.”
Help us to promote freedom of speech. Help us to defend Bradley Manning.
** $5 Suggestion Donation gets you FREE Beer ** All donations go directly to the Bradley Manning Support Fund
Doors open at 9:00 PM
Over The Eight
594 Union Ave (Union and Richardson)
L to Bedford Ave, G To Nassau Ave