Thursday, November 19, 2015

Panel Discussion on 8 December: WE Tortured Some Folks Too

The London Guantánamo Campaign and the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, invite you to a panel discussion:
WE Tortured Some Folks* Too

A panel discussion on
Tuesday 8 December,
at 7-9pm in Lecture Theatre LG02, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW (nearest underground: New Cross Gate)

Ben Griffin, Veterans for Peace UK
Adriana Edmeades, Rights Watch UK
Dr Juliet Cohen, Freedom From Torture

On 9 December 2014, the US Senate published part of its report into the CIA’s use of torture in its global programme of kidnap and torture: extraordinary rendition. The programme would have been impossible but for the collusion of other states, including the United Kingdom. 

With the recent return of the last British resident held in Guantánamo Bay and fresh claims of prisoner abuse by the British army in Afghanistan, we invite you to join us to consider the impact the use of torture has on individuals, communities and social and political movements. We will also reflect on questions of impunity and what the use of state-sanctioned torture says about us as a society.

To get to venue (fully accessible):
Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths website: 
* In August 2014, these were the words used by Barack Obama to admit the CIA had indeed used torture in its extraordinary rendition programme

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