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NEW Year call for NO Torture: Demo in San Jose
January 1, 2008: Activists SKATED , SANG, and DEMONSTRATED
at the downtown San Jose Ice Rink where Jeppesen Dataplan displays a corporate banner...
The company handles the logistics for the CIA’s torture flights and continues to be a sponsor of the city's ice rink,
despite the fact that THE SANTA CLARA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS recently went on record as
supporting the Torture Outsourcing Prevention Act and
MENTIONING JEPPESEN BY NAME as implicated in the outsourcing of torture
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has gone on record as opposing Jeppesen's activities and supporting
House Resolution 1352, the Torture Outsourcing Prevention Act.
(full text of the Supervisors' RESOLUTION
To join San Francisco Bay area anti-torture demonstrations throughout the year contact:
info [at] raginggrannies.com (http://www.RagingGrannies.com)
activist [at] sbm4peace.org (http://www.southbaymobilization.org)
actagainsttorture [at] riseup.net (http://www.actagainsttorture.org)
Demonstrators were encouraged to wear orange in solidarity with victims of torture
Jeppesen maintains an office near the ice rink in downtown San Jose. We want residents to know about it. Our colorful demonstration brought attention to the issue.
We are pretty sure most skaters take little note of Jeppesen\'s corporate banner at the rink. However, we have asked the City of San Jose to remove it on several occasions. No success so far, but with the new County Supervisors\' Resolution, naming Jeppesen as complicit in torture, we are hoping the city of San Jose will rethink this.
Where else can one skate amongst the palm trees?
Raging Grannies = Las Abuelitas Enojadas.
The San Jose Raging Grannies and the Raging Grannies Action League joined members of South Bay Mobilization, Act Against Torture, and others.
Granny Liz accompanied the singers on her tuba.
The Ice Rink is next to the SJ Museum of Art
Yes we do like to pose for photos....we admit it!
Granny Gail being interviewed by KPFA.
KPIX interviewed Charlotte Casey of South Bay Mobilization -- Channel 5 (CBS affiliate in San Jose/San Francisco).
Grannies Sharon (left) and Gail (center) interviewed with KPFA.
photo by Jon Britton