Meeropol on Wikileaks

Meeropol on Wikileaks
01.20.2011

By Tom Sturm
January 20, 2011

Attorney, author and social/political activist Robert Meeropol is slated to speak on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at Amherst's Jones Library as part of the annual Thomas Paine birthday observance. Meeropol will address the recent controversy involving Wikileaks' release of classified information in the context of the Espionage Act of 1917—the act under which Meeropol's parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, were prosecuted, convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage and executed in 1953, when he was six years old.

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