July 1, 2011
Join us at democracynow.org on Saturday, July 2nd at 11am EDT for Amy Goodman’s conversation with Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange and renowned Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek. Sponsored by Frontline Club, the event will be broadcast from the Troxy in London from 11am to 1pm EDT (4pm to 6pm BST).
Within the past year, whistleblower website WikiLeaks has released three of the most significant leaks of classified information in world history: the Iraq War Logs, the Guantánamo Bay files and Cablegate. Since then, the world has undoubtedly changed. Ambassadors have resigned amid scandals exposed by leaked cables; governments have ordered reviews of their computer security; and pro-democracy movements have swept across the Middle East and North Africa—in part fueled by WikiLeaks revelations.
Focusing on the ethics and philosophy behind WikiLeaks’ work, the conversation will provide a rare opportunity to hear two of the world’s most prominent thinkers discuss some of the most pressing issues of our time. It will also mark the publication of the paperback edition of Slavoj Žižek’s book, Living in the End Times, in which he argues that new ways of using and sharing information, in particular WikiLeaks, are one of a number of harbingers of the end of global capitalism as we know it.