Moderator - John Pope
Whistleblowers are patriots: "We need whistleblowers as a form of checks and balances within our society. We need to look up to these individuals, and call them patriots of our, so called, free world." Read more: https://thepioneeronline.com/35266/opinions/was-2017-a-year-of-whistleblowers-versus-patriotism/
Whistleblowers are traitors: "Stealing classified information to systematically undermine U.S. alliances across the world, while aiding U.S. adversaries, is practically the definition of treason." Read more: https://thediplomat.com/2013/12/yes-edward-snowden-is-a-traitor/
Here's what the revamping of the federal whistleblower law would look like if implemented (Jun. 2017):http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/whistleblower-report-law-canada-1.4167847
"Just as we do not allow police officers to enter every home to fish around for evidence of undiscovered crimes, we must not allow spies to rummage through our every communication for indications of disfavored activities." -Edward Snowden
“One of the best ways to achieve justice is to expose injustice.” -
“I regret if my actions hurt anyone or harmed the United States. It was never my intent to hurt anyone. When I chose to disclose classified information, I did so out of a love for my country and a sense of duty to others.” -Chelsea Manning
"I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public." -Edward Snowden
See you there! Bring a friend or two.
The Victoria Secular Humanist Association's Humanist Café is a moderated discussion held every first and third Wednesday of the month 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the James Bay New Horizons Center. 234 Menzies St.
We welcome guests, so if you’re curious come to one of our events!
234 Menzies St
Victoria, BC V8V 2G7
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