Le privilège d’être à la tête de la RFC ont fait de ces 21 dernières années les meilleures de ma vie. Les décennies qui ont précédé ont été plus difficiles.
Dans les années 70 mon frère et moi avions été demandeurs dans un litige et nous avions fantasmé sur ce que nous ferions avec l’argent que nous pensions pouvoir gagner : créer une fondation au nom de nos parents, Ethel et Julius Rosenberg. En 1980 je me suis rendu compte qu’il s’agissait bien d’un rêve, sans pour autant l’abandonner. C’était ma principale motivation pour commencer mes études de droit en 1982. Mon objectif était de devenir un « gestionnaire de patrimoine de gauche ». Certains amis se sont moqués de l’idée, c’était seulement ma femme, Elli, qui savait que j’aspirais à utiliser les compétences d’avocat que j’allais acquérir pour réaliser mon rêve...Pour plus d’informations, cliquez sur le lien ci-dessus.
An interview with Robert Meeropol by a prominent French periodical, on the eve of World Day Against the Death Penalty, 2011, and Robert's participation in Paris in events marking the occasion...Pour plus d’informations, cliquez sur le lien ci-dessus.
Host Kathy Partridge interviews Robert Meeropol on "Connections" on KGNU Community Radio in Boulder, CO, about the connection between his parents and Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange; his visit and event in Boulder, CO; and the Rosenberg Fund for Children's 20 years of work helping the children of targeted activists.
As efforts intensify to have Julian Assange extradited to Sweden, many continue to demand that the WikiLeaks director be tried in this country for espionage. Robert Meeropol's parents Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed in 1953 after being convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. Meeropol talks about the WikiLeaks controversy in the context of the 1917 Espionage Act, recent treason law, and his parents' case. Listen to Robert's speech and subsequent Q&A (and other presenters) at a recent Thomas Paine birthday celebration...
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
By BRIAN STEELE
AMHERST - Robert H. Meeropol was 6 years old when his parents were executed as spies. Now he is offering his perspective on WikiLeaks, whose founder he claims could be charged with the same crime.
Meeropol, of Easthampton, is the younger son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were put to death in 1953 for conspiring to violate the Espionage Act of 1917 by passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviets.
Meeropol will speak Saturday at Jones Library's annual observance of Thomas Paine's birthday. The event is sponsored by the local branch of Thomas Paine Friends Inc., a non-profit that promotes recognition of the colonial activist.
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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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By SUZANNE WILSON
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
NORTHAMPTON - ...Robert Meeropol, executive director of the Rosenberg Fund for Children in Easthampton, linked the fate of his birth parents to some of the same civil rights issues being debated today. The fund he runs today honors Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed as Soviet spies in 1953.
"We help kids of parents whose civil rights have been violated," Meeropol said. "Wouldn't it be wonderful if we lived in a country where this fund wasn't necessary?" Read the full story at the link above.
Published: Monday, January 17, 2011, 3:47 PM Updated: Monday, January 17, 2011, 6:24 PM
By Sandra Constantine, The Republican
NORTHAMPTON – Robert Meeropol, the son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, spoke out Monday against the federal government during a program at Edwards Church to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Read the full article at the link above...
program: The Digital Divide
program date: Fri, 01/14/2011
Rabia Yeaman interviews Robert Meeropol, attorney and the son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. We'll discuss the governments attempts to stifle Wikileaks and the rights of American citizens to be informed. Listen at the link above...
The US Espionage Act of 1917 is a threat to an open society; used to send dissenters to prison for voicing their opinions, transforming dissent into treason, argued Robert Meeropol. Will WikiLeak’s Julian Assange be its next victim?