Jay Leiderman was on Russia Today or RT TV discussing the formation of the Whistleblower’s Defense League or “WBDL.” Click this link to see the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Ah9c3P-_U
Jay Leiderman, the Hacktivist’s Advocate, Dennis Roberts, a 48-year veteran of the civil rights struggle and Atorney-Author Jason Flores-Williams
Liberty Blitzkreig: The U.S. government has a particular disdain for activists with computer chops, folks often times referred to as “hacktivists.” …Well every action has a reaction and now California criminal defense attorney, Jay Leiderman, has started the Whistleblower Defense League.
Salon: “Attorneys launch Whistleblower’s Defense League: Well-known hacker, activist defenders join to form a legal “firewall” for whistleblowers”
The founders of a brand new organization of activist attorneys — the Whistleblower’s Defense League — in recognition of what they call “a dangerous time in America,” announced Tuesday that a project aiming to form “the legal arm, the firewall” for activist whistleblowers and hackers. The Defense League is founded by attorneys include constitutional lawyer Dennis Roberts, 48-year veteran of the civil rights movement; Jay Leiderman, noted Internet rights attorney; and JasonFlores-Williams, writer and attorney. The group aims to lower the cost of legal defense for journalists and activists facing political persecution in the U.S. via “grassroots funding and support,” noted a press release.
Fire Dog Lake: Legal Group Launches to Aggressively Challenge US Government Prosecutions of Whistleblowers
The founding members include Internet rights attorney Jay Leiderman, Dennis Roberts, an attorney who is a veteran of the civil rights movement and Flores-Williams, who is now involved in representing online activists targeted by the government’s investigation into activist and former self-proclaimed spokesperson for Anonymous, Barrett Brown.
Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights, who is a part of the defense team for WikiLeaks, said in reaction to the formation of this group, “Every effort that focuses on the defense of whistleblowers, internet free speech activists, publishers and others persecuted by the US government is to be applauded. This group joins the many other members of the criminal defense bar as well as non-profits such as Electronic Frontier Foundation and Government Accountability Project, who are already defending those accused of shining light on the dark secrets of government and corporations.”
See: Liberty Blitzkreig