New York, NY, December 4, 2016 – Over thirty public figures from around the globe will gather on December 4, 2016, 2 – 10 PM EST, for the Free Ross-A-Thon, an online conference to support Ross Ulbricht, the defendant in the Silk Road case. Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison without parole in May, 2015. He is currently appealing his conviction and sentence in the Second Circuit.
Over 30 well-known experts will speak during the free, eight-hour, livestream fundraiser. Speakers include activists, economists, policy analysts, historians, best-selling authors, musicians, documentarians and family members. Among them are Jesse Ventura, former governor of Minnesota and best-selling author; Doug Casey, world- renowned investment advisor; Alex Winter, acclaimed filmmaker; Tom Woods, political commentator; and Roger Ver, bitcoin expert and entrepreneur.
“I believe a gigantic injustice has been committed with the jailing of Ross Ulbricht,” said Doug Casey. “Life without possibility of parole amounts to a political sentence, worse than those meted out by the Soviet Union.The situation is shameful, Kafkaesque, and must be set right.”
The event aims to cover the $14,000 cost of printing and binding Ulbricht’s appeal documents for the court. This is only a fraction of the costs associated with Ulbricht’s legal defense.
“In addition to helping pursue justice for Ross, these eminent speakers will address the drug war, criminal justice system, economics, privacy, freedom issues and the dangerous precedents being set with this case,” said Lyn Ulbricht, Ross’ mother and event organizer.