[Ppnews] From Attica 2 Abu Ghraib - This Friday and Saturday!!!

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 From Attica to Abu Ghraib

An Organizing Conference on Human Rights, Torture, and Resistance

Friday, April 22nd: Opening Night

6PM - 9PM (St. Joseph the Worker Church - 1640 Addison St., Berkeley)

Featuring Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney

Cynthia McKinney at anti War Rally in SF - Oct. 25, 2003

Recently returned to office in a ringing vindication of her outspoken 
opposition to U.S. torture and human rights abuses.

Spoken Word: Rima Chaudry

Music: Caminante

and more...

$5 - $100 sliding scale, No one turned away for Lack of funds!!!
Wheelchair accessible

Saturday, April 23rd: Working Conference

8:30AM - 6:00PM (UC Berkeley - Berkeley, New location: 
<http://www.berkeley.edu/map/maps/DE45.html>Barrows Hall)

Childcare Available!!!

Program Focus:

The conference program is divided into three broad areas of focus
and analysis. Each is a key component of the workings of U.S. empire
and provides a focus for linking movements within and outside the
U.S. Our aim is to use the analysis of these focus areas to formulate
concrete plans to unite domestic and international organizations in 
successful anti-imperialist campaigns:
    * Initiate an International Day of Solidarity to draw attention to, 
support, and demand freedom for Political Prisoners, including those 
detained before and after 9/11, within and outside the U.S.
    * Initiate an international campaign to condemn and stop the systematic 
use of torture, illegal detentions, grand jury abuses, secret probes, 
immigration registration and raids, and other human rights violations by 
the U.S. or its agents.
    * Initiate and support litigation and/or other forms of redress in 
domestic and international forums against the U.S. government and its 
agents for committing systematic violations of human rights law.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Registration & Welcoming Session
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Panels 1, 2, 3
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch (Off site)
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Panels 1, 2, 3
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM or 5:30 PM Workshops: Campaign Building
5:30 PM - 6PM Closing Session


Panel 1: The Criminalization of Resistance: Political Prisoners, Prisoners 
of War, and Systematic Torture

Akinyele Umoja - Political Prisoners

Alicia Jrapko - Cuban Five

Bonnie Kerness - Political Prisoners and Torture

Linda Evans- Political Prisoners

Soffiyah Elijah - Political Prisoners

Robert King Wilkerson - Political Prisoners and Torture

Kamel Bell - Political Prisoners

Marguerite Laurent - Haitian Political Prisoners

Rafeef Ziadah - Palestinian Political Prisoners

Efia Nwangaza - Political Prisoners


Panel 2: The Repression of Dissent: COINTELPRO, the PATRIOT Act, and Grand 

Alejandro Molina - Grand Jury Resistance

Hatem Bazian - the New COINTELPRO

Rose Braz - Indefinite Detention

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz - COINTELPRO

and more....


Panel 3: US sponsored terrorism: Occupation, Colonization, Racial and 
Religious Oppression, Attacks on Arabs, Muslims, and Immigrants, and the 
Globalization of repression

Pierre LaBossiere - Haitian Occupation

Toufic Haddad - Palestine Occupation

Carlos Mauricio - Torture and Impunity

Samina Faheem Sundas - Muslim Rights

Ninotchka Rosca - Philippines

Saja Raoof - Iraqi Occupation

Arnoldo Garcia - Immigrant Rights

Gloria LaRiva - US attacks on Venezuela

and more...

$10 to $100 - sliding scale
Wheelchair accessible


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