Prof. M. Cherif Bassiouni, President Emeritus of the International Human Rights Law Institute, UN human rights expert in Afghanistan, & author of "The Institutionalization of Torture by the Bush Administration" (2010), refute George Bush's claim in his memoir that the torture committed with his approval was legal because his lawyers told him so. H. Candace Gorman, attorney for a Guantanamo prisoner, describe the torture detainees there endure and the ongoing imprisonment of 173 men at Guantanamo, despite President Obama's pledge to close it.
Tuesday, January 25th, 4:30 pm Dirksen Federal Building, 219 S. Dearborn
In December, nine more peace activists were subpoenaed by the FBI to appear before the grand jury. They are activists and ordinary people critical of war and concerned about Palestinian rights. To date 23 people have received subpoenas. Patrick Fitzgerald's office is ordering the nine to appear at a grand jury in Chicago on January 25th.
WHEN? January 13, 14, 15 at 7:30pm WHERE? Millennium Park, on the heated and enclosed for the winter Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage TICKETS? $10, available online: http://www.srtp.org or via box office at: 312-742-8947
Michael Pleger, longtime pastor of Chicago’s St. Sabina parish, has consistently used the power of his pulpit to battle social inequity, engaging in high profile campaigns to end drug-dealing, prostitution and exploitation of liquor and tobacco companies. This award-winning film captures the charisma of the crusading priest and his controversial ‘gospel of the streets’. We are pleased to have Father Pfleger; the film’s Producer/Director, Bob Hercules, and Bob McClory, author of the book “Radical Disciple,” join us for a discussion following the film.
Join us at the Federal Plaza on January 14th to serve a subpoena to Attorney General Patrick Fitzgerald for his violations of our civil liberties. Fitzgerald is heading the current political witch hunt against antiwar activists, international solidarity activists, and the Arab and Muslim community. So far, over 23 people have been targeted, including members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). These raids and subpoenas are an attack on the movements that speak out against war, occupation, and injustice.
Description: Join Near West Citizens for Peace and Justice for a Peace Vigil to mark the War Moratorium in protest the 11th year of War in Afghanistan and continued Occupation of Iraq. We also stand in remembrance of those who have fallen. Our signs this month will say, "War is making US poor."
2-3 pm at the corner of Harlem and Cermak on the Border of North Riverside and Berwyn.
Join us for a free showing of the documentary film FULL SIGNAL, directed by Talal Jabari, which exposes the health risks of cell towers and cellular technology and what we are some of the tradeoffs for their convenience. Cellular technology--cellphones, cell towers, wi-fi, etc.---has been proliferating across the globe and spreading like wildfire. More than half the world’s population owns a cell phone, wi-fi is cropping up everywhere, and nearly everyone lives within the range of a cell tower.
In the midst of all the holiday hype, have some fun with others who are fighting for a better world.
Bring yourself, bring your friends! Enjoy our new selection of books, gifts, and join us for refreshments and music. Keep the doors of Revolution Books open, do your book shopping where it will make a difference.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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