This Wednesday, September 24th, American University in Washington, DC will be holding a symposium entitled “A Question of Conscience.” The event will focus on issues surrounding national security whistleblowers, and specifically the case of Katherine Gun, a former British Secret Service agent who blew the whistle on illegal US/UK espionage activities aimed at selling the Iraq war to the rest of the world. At the event, Ms. Gun will tell her story, along with Martin Bright, the newspaper editor who made the decision to publish her allegations. Also making presentations will be Marcia and Thomas Mitchell, who analyzed Ms. Gun’s case in their book The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War, and the well-known Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg.
UPDATE: Katherine Gun, Marcia Mitchell and Thomas Mitchell were interviewed today on NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show.
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