Friday, October 14, 2011 12:00am
Please join The Center for Constitutional Rights, Theaters Against War, The Center for Humanities and The Center for Place, Culture and Politics at CUNY Graduate Center, and Educators for Civil Liberties for Guantanamo at Home: The Human Rights Crisis in the Federal Justice System, an evening with families of US terror suspects.
- When: October 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
- What: Guantanamo at Home: The Human Rights Crisis in the Federal Justice System
- Where: CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium; 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th St.), New York, NY 10016.
- Who: This event will be hosted by Gareth Peirce, Danny Glover, Wallace Shawn, Kathleen Chalfant and Deborah Eisenberg.
As the tenth anniversary of September 11th is commemorated across the country, most public attention to the civil liberties and human rights abuses of the US ‘War on Terror’ still focuses overseas – to the abuses at Guantánamo, Bagram, and CIA rendition sites.
Family members will tell their own stories of the human and civil rights violations here in US courts and prisons – stories of the inhumane conditions of confinement terror suspects face pre-trial and post-conviction; of over-reaching material support charges often accompanied by flimsy evidence; of years of intrusive and often illegal government surveillance; of FBI informants disrupting mosques and instigating conspiracies.
Featured speakers will include family members of the Newburgh Four, Fahad Hashmi, Lynne Stewart, the Holy Land Five, Tarek Mehanna, the Fort Dix Five, Ahmed Abu-Ali, and Shifa Sadequee among others.
For more information about the event click here.