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Protest Against CIA Torture Flights

Date:
Friday, November 16, 2007
Time:
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
Location Details:
Jeppesen Headquarters
225 W. Santa Clara St. #1600, San Jose

Stop Torture ~ Abolish the Torture Flights!

March, Picket, and Press Conference at Jeppesen Headquarters
Iraq Moratorium – Monthly Action to Stop the War

Jeppesen is a San Jose company that profits from illegal kidnappings and torture. The company handles the logistics for the CIA's so-called "extraordinary rendition" flights – torture flights.

11:40 a.m. - March from San Jose train station to Jeppesen HQ.
Take Caltrain #138. March is just over half a mile.

12:00 noon - Press conference and informational picket outside Jeppesen HQ
225 W. Santa Clara St. #1600, San Jose

This month's Iraq Moratorium action marks the one-year anniversary of the revelation of Jeppesen's role in the CIA's torture flights ("The CIA's Travel Agent," The New Yorker, 10/30/06). It also marks the one-year anniversary of the first protests against Jeppesen demanding that it cut ties to the CIA and torture flights. Jeppesen, a Boeing subsidiary, has refused to respond. We will tell Jeppesen: "We don't want torturers in our community! Stop working for the CIA!"

Take the Anti-Torture Train: Protesters coming from the Peninsula can take Caltrain #138, which arrives in San Jose at 11:38 a.m. (Get on at the first car.) We will leaflet Caltrain passengers to educate them about U.S. torture policy, the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" of suspects to other countries for abusive interrogation, and efforts in Congress to end this abhorrent practice of the Bush administration, including HR 1352, the Torture Outsourcing Prevention Act.

This event is part of the Iraq Moratorium project, an escalating monthly series of actions demanding an end to the war. Starting on Friday, September 21 and on the third Friday of every month thereafter, people across the U.S. will take the time to show our President and Congress that our troops must be brought home, now!

Sponsored by: American Muslim Voice, Council of Churches of Santa Clara County, Declaration of Peace - San Mateo County, Global Peace Partners, Gold Star Families Speak Out, Green Party - Santa Clara County, Jewish Voice for Peace - South Bay, Los Altos Voices for Peace, Mountain View Voices for Peace, MoveOn District 14 Council, Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice, Pacifica Peace People, Peace Action of San Mateo County, Peace Umbrella - Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, The Rebuilding Alliance, San Jose Peace Center, South Bay Mobilization, Veterans for Peace, Womens International League for Peace and Freedom - Peninsula Branch

Added to the calendar on Mon, Nov 5, 2007 4:37PM
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