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The Human Face of Indefinite Detention: Shaker Aamer, Guantanamo & the NDAA

April 24, 2012: 6:30PM – 8:30PM at the New School, New York City

66 W 12th Room 407a

Join us for a panel discussion about the violations of human rights currently occurring at the US detention facilities at Guantanamo and at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. UK resident Shaker Aamer has been held without charge or trial for ten years, prompting global outrage and an international campaign for his release.  The recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act has further enshrined indefinite detention and the unjust Guantanamo military commissions in US law.  Come and learn more about these policies and the actions that lawyers, human rights advocate, and activists are taking to oppose them.

Panelists include: Colonel Morris Davis, former Chief Prosecutor at Guantanamo and outspoken critic of US detention policies; Ramzi Kassem, attorney for Shaker Amer; and Andy Worthingtonauthor of The Guantanamo Files and the world's leading researcher of the men detained at the prison.
Sponsored by Amnesty International, Witness Against Torture, and the New School History Department.

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Tyranny is class tyrannny and linked to corporate/state despotism is FASCISM:  The best part was on WIKI LEAKS & Bradley Manning

who OBAMA is going after, along with many other whistleblowers, who expose WESTERN FASCISM.

Speech on secrecy and war (VIDEO)


"In the post I wrote earlier today, I mentioned a speech I gave in Ottawa on Thursday on secrecy, militarism, and civil liberties as it affects both the U.S. and Canada. Below is a video of that speech, courtesy of Prism Magazine, which was sponsored by the Carleton School of Journalism and Communications and the National Press Club Foundation. The event was hosted by Bill Owen, the long-time reader and commenter here whose idea it was to invite me to Ottawa and who organized the event. I was introduced by Maher Arar, the heroic Canadian-Syrian citizen abducted in 2002 by the U.S. and rendered to Syria for a year, where he was interrogated and tortured; Arar is now the publisher of Prism and his commentary on the event is here. ..."

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