An Evening of Voice Against Torture - January 11

January 11th marks the anniversary of when the U.S. opened its torture camp at Guantanamo. Bush claims “ the U.S. does not torture” as he orders the destruction of videotapes that document the C.I.A. torturing prisoners. Torture is emblematic of the Bush agenda and direction it is taking society. At a time when no "viable candidate" is calling for the immediate repeal of the Military Commissions Act or the Patriot Act, it is on the people to bring these crimes to a halt.

Join us Jan 11 @ 6:00 PM

Speakers include:

Shayana Kadidal, staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, speaking on U.S. government's use of torture and passing the Military Commissions Act. He works on CCR's major case on the illegal NSA domestic spying program and CCR's Patriot Act case.

Dr. Steven Reisner, a psychoanalyst and faculty member at NYU Medical School and at the International Trauma Studies program at Columbia. Dr Reisner has been on the forefront of the campaign to ban psychologist involvement in detainee interrogations.

Rev. N.J. L'Heureux, Executive Director of Queens Federation of Churches and outspoken minister against torture.

A report from Brooklyn where Puerto Rican activists have been subpoenaed to testify to a grand jury in what Juan Gonzales termed a "fishing expedition" are confronting an important case of grand jury repression. (Supporters will be gathering at 9:30 am in front of Brooklyn Federal Court, 225 Cadman Plaza East in Brooklyn.)

Organizers from World Can’t Wait who will present plans to make January a month of resistance to the monstrous crimes being committed in our name.

The event will take place at

St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 6:00 PM

521 West 126th Street

(between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.) Take #1 train to 125th stop

We won't live in a torture state!

Download a flyer for January 11 actions.

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