COURAGE emergency funding drive
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Courage manages the legal and public defence of whistleblowers and activists, from Edward Snowden to Chelsea Manning, from Barrett Brown to Lauri Love. Two years on from our launch, we have a fundraising target of £100,000 to secure. More

Support Courage's Emergency Funding Drive to defend Whistleblowers Worldwide

Today, Tuesday 12th July, Courage, the international organisation that protects whistleblowers and activists, launches a major funding drive for core costs. We manage the legal and public defence of truthtellers in the most politicised cases, from Edward Snowden to Chelsea Manning, from Barrett Brown to Lauri Love - and we fight for whistleblower protections and the public's right to know generally. Two years on from our launch, we have a fundraising target of £100,000 to secure. If we are unable to meet our needs for core funding within the next month we will be forced to step back our work.

Whilst we are just able to meet the immediate needs of our current individual cases we are launching this drive for core funding to enable us to stabilise, ensure we can pay the staff needed to manage and coordinate these cases, grow our core projects and to be better prepared to help the persecuted whistleblowers and activists who request our assistance every day.

Courage currently manages seven individual cases, including that of Edward Snowden, Courage's first case, which began when we ensured his security by getting him safely out of Hong Kong and asylum in Russia. We built and continue to run the most complete and searchable archive of all Edward Snowden's revelations. Our other cases include Lauri Love (who faces extradition to the US for alleged online protests); the European coordination for alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning; award-winning journalist Barrett Brown, who is in prison for his reporting on corporate surveillance; Matt DeHart, who hosted an Anonymous server with documents destined for WikiLeaks; and Emin Huseynov, whom we assisted in securing asylum in Switzerland when he fled Azerbaijan amidst a human rights crackdown.

As we enter our third year the need for Courage becomes clearer each day, with requests for our assistance coming in regularly. We have also identified a number of areas where we are uniquely experienced to make a difference. For example, regarding solitary confinement in the US, whistleblower protection laws for the most politicized cases in Europe, and technical and legal advice for those thinking of blowing the whistle.

Sarah Harrison, Courage’s acting director and previously investigations editor at WikiLeaks, will be focusing on Courage over the coming months to ensure we are able to meet this need. She said today:

"I am pleased to be concentrating on this Courage funding drive now. Courage's work goes hand in hand with the work I have done with WikiLeaks over the last six years. It’s sorely needed, and I hope the public will help us now when we need it most to ensure we are there to help those that need us. If you wish to ensure Courage is around by the end of this year, to assist our current beneficiaries, take on new cases and expand our global work fighting for whistleblower protections and the public's right to know, please support Courage's core needs now."

We need your help to help those courageous enough to risk everything for your right to know:

Courage wrote:

Courage (couragefound.org) raises funds for the legal and public defence of those who risk life or liberty to make significant contributions to the historical record. Courage runs the official legal defence fund for Edward Snowden, as we will for others in the future who expose and document wrongdoing. We campaign for the protection of truthtellers and the public’s right to know, internationally.



This fund is for Courage's work of whistleblower protection and advocacy worldwide. If you wish to donate to Edward Snowden's legal defence directly please go here.

Your contribution will make a real difference to our work supporting the truthtellers of today and the courageous whistleblowers of tomorrow. We’re establishing a network that will serve long-term as a safety net for whistleblowers in peril, present and future.

We need to finance legal teams, as few can afford to finance a legal defence against state prosecution on their own.

We also need to resource public defence campaigns that draw attention to the issues individual truthtellers have disclosed, making their cases in the media and building support teams around the world. Donating is the easiest, fastest, and most tangible way you can support Courage now. If you are donating with a credit card or PayPal, please click on the big orange "CONTRIBUTE" button at the top of the page.

 

OTHER WAYS TO DONATE 



 

Bank Transfers or EFT (for details on how to donate by cheque and how to donate by Bitcoin please scroll to the end)

 

You can give EU-wide tax deductible donations via Wau Holland Foundation [Stiftung] using credit card or PayPal - http://www.wauland.de/en/projects/07.html

  

 

You can make a EU-wide tax-deductible donation by bank transfer to Wau Holland Foundation [Stuftung] . Please ensure to put "Snowden" as a reference to the transaction:

 

Wau Holland Stiftung Commerzbank Kassel

Königsplatz 32-34

34117 Kassel / Germany

BIC/Swift: COBADEFF520

IBAN: DE62 5204 0021 0277 2812 07

Reference: Snowden  

 

You can donate by bank transfer (not tax deductible) from all over the world using the following details:

 

 

FROM USA 



 

Bank: Lloyds TSB Bank


Name of Account: “DR&Co - Courage” 


Account number: 30807160


Sort code: 30-94-57


BIC/Swift code LOYDGB21158 


IBAN: GB73 LOYD 309457 30807160 


Subject / Reference: “Courage” 


Bank Address: Lloyds TSB, 19-20 Upper Street, London, N1 0PJ, United Kingdom


Recipient address: Derek Rothera & Company, Chartered Accountants, Units 15 & 16, 7 Wenlock Road, London N1 7SL, United Kingdom

 

 


FROM EUROPE



Bank: Lloyds TSB Bank


Name of Account: “DR&Co - Courage” 


Account number: 30807160


Sort code: 30-94-57


BIC/Swift code LOYDGB21158 
IBAN: GB73 LOYD 309457 30807160

Subject / Reference: “Courage” 

Bank Address: Lloyds TSB, 19-20 Upper Street, London, N1 0PJ, United Kingdom


Recipient address: Derek Rothera & Company, Chartered Accountants, Units 15 & 16, 7 Wenlock Road, London N1 7SL, United Kingdom




 

 

FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM

 



Bank: Lloyds TSB Bank


Name of Account: “DR&Co - Courage” 


Account number: 30807160


Sort code: 30-94-57


Subject / Reference: “Courage” 


Bank Address: Lloyds TSB, 19-20 Upper Street, London, N1 0PJ, United Kingdom


Recipient address: Derek Rothera & Company, Chartered Accountants, Units 15 & 16, 7 Wenlock Road, London N1 7SL, United Kingdom

 

FROM EVERYWHERE ELSE

 



Bank: Lloyds TSB Bank


Name of Account: “DR&Co re Courage”


Account number: 30807160


Sort code: 30-94-57


BIC/Swift code LOYDGB21158


IBAN: GB73 LOYD 309457 30807160


Subject / Reference: “Courage” 


Bank Address: Lloyds TSB, 19-20 Upper Street, London, N1 0PJ, United Kingdom


Recipient address: Derek Rothera & Company, Chartered Accountants, Units 15 & 16, 7 Wenlock Road, London N1 7SL, United Kingdom


 





CHEQUES



 

Alternatively you can donate by cheque made payable to "Courage DR&Co" which can be sent to:



Derek Rothera & Company 
Chartered Accountants


Units 15 & 16 
7 Wenlock Road


London N1 7SL


United Kingdom

 



BITCOIN



 

You can send BTC to the following address for Courage :


 

1courAa6zrLRM43t8p98baSx6inPxhigc

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