A year ago, on May 23, 2013, I was in the audience at the National Defense University when President Barack Obama gave his major foreign policy address. Having worked for years trying to close the Guantanamo prison and stop US drone attacks, I was crushed to realize that the president’s speech was ending and he had not announced any significant change of course on either policy. My heart was pounding with fear—it’s not an easy thing to interrupt a president, but I decided to speak up.
From Lawyers Against War: G.W. Bush and Canada defy the law – BUSH TO VISIT TORONTO George W. Bush plans to come to Toronto next month in defiance of the United Nations Committee against Torture report that Canada’s duty to prosecute foreign nationals suspected of torture applies to everyone entering Canada however temporarily. see advert below. PLEASE [...]
Canada’s Justice Department Reviews Torture Opponents’ Request to Bar Dick Cheney or Prosecute Him Former U.S. Vice President Richard (Dick) Cheney is scheduled to speak at the Toronto Global Forum, October 31, 2013, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event is hosted by the International Economic Forum of the Americas. A letter was sent [...]
by Janet Weil Cynthia Papermaster, a retired law librarian, has been a stalwart SF Bay Area organizer and local group coordinator (Golden Gate local) for nearly a decade. In June 2013, she escalated her years-long opposition to the horrors of indefinite detention and torture in Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo), taking on a hunger strike in solidarity [...]
Schedule for Stop Attacks on Syria & Close Gitmo events September 3-15, 2013 Tuesday, September 3, 2:00pm, Hart 216: Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing on Syria with Sec State John Kerry & Sec Def Chuck Hagel. Meet at 1 6:30 pm: White House protest with ANSWER Wednesday, September 4, 12 pm: House of Representatives Foreign [...]
You know it’s that time of the year, when Congress comes back home for the month of August! Many of our Congressional leaders suffer from “inside the beltway” thinking and have sold out to lobbyists. In order to give our members a good jolt of reality, attending a Town Hall meeting is an excellent opportunity [...]