A PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE PRIVATE MILITARY INDUSTRY IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN AND AFRICA- Washington, D.C.

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Add to My Calendar Tuesday, October 27, 2009

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A PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE PRIVATE MILITARY INDUSTRY
IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN AND AFRICA

OCTOBER 27, 2009 6 PM

True Reformer Building
: 1200 U Street, NW, Washington, DC

• 6pm: The Detainee Project photo exhibit by Chris Bartlett
• 6:30pm: Panel discussion begins

Despite grave human rights abuses at the hands of U.S. private military contractors in Iraq, the private military industry is currently expanding in unprecedented ways. Contractors far outnumber U.S. military in Afghanistan and peacekeeping and security operations throughout Africa have become a multi-billion dollar industry for these corporations.

Join the Center for Constitutional Rights for a panel discussion on the harmful and dangerous impact of privatized conflict on human rights, and the implications it has for future wars and conflicts. Learn about current efforts to secure corporate accountability and redress for the victims of human rights abuses, and find out how you can get involved. Photographer Chris Bartlett will also display The Detainee Project, an exhibit that features CCR clients who were tortured by contractors in Iraq.

PANELISTS:
• Vince Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights
• Jeremy Scahill, Journalist and Author of Blackwater: Rise of the World’s Most
Powerful Mercenary Army
• Emira Woods, Co-Director of Foreign Policy in Focus
• Representative Jan Schakowsky, Congressional Representative from the 9th
District of Illinois (Invited)

MODERATOR:
·    Annette Dickerson, Director of Education and Outreach, Center for Constitutional Rights

If you plan to attend the event, please RSVP by writing to: events@ccrjustice.org
This event will be webcast live on October 27, 6:30pm, on www.ccrjustice.org

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October 12, 2009