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Ray McGovern Speaking on "Our Himmlers, Eichmanns Unscathed as Obama Dithers"

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Date:
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Cynthia Papermaster
Location Details:
BFUU Hall, 1924 Cedar St. @ Bonita, Berkeley

Ray McGovern speaking on "Our Himmlers, Eichmanns Unscathed as Obama Dithers: Why Is He Afraid of the Torturers?", National Torture Accountability Action Day, June 25 "I don't want my grandchildren, of whom I have six now, coming up to me when they're old enough and saying, 'Grandpa, you worked for the CIA. What was it like torturing people?' I would say I didn't torture people, and they would say as the German kids say to their parents, 'What did you do to stop it?'" Ray McGovern was a CIA analyst for 27 years. He returned his CIA "Intelligence Commendation Award" medallion in 2006 saying "I do not wish to be associated with torture". He cofounded Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and works with "Tell the Word", the publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in Washington, DC. McGovern’s famous confrontation of Donald Rumsfeld lying about Iraq WMD, shown here on Keith Olbermann: www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/20060507_olbermann_highlights_mcgovern_rumsfeld/ Plus: Jon Eisenberg, the lawyer representing the plaintiffs in the famous warrantless wiretapping case Al-Haramain v. Bush. Jon is an appellate lawyer in Oakland. He was on Michael Schiavo’s legal team in the Terri Schiavo case and has participated in litigation supporting marriage equality and opposing Proposition 8. "I wonder whether Bybee feels guilty before God. He certainly has no business being a federal judge. His presence on the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals brings disgrace to that court. He should resign." Jon Eisenberg in the SF Recorder Updates on torture accountability campaigns: SF National Lawyers Guild Committee Against Torture, Amnesty International, CODEPINK, PDA, Veterans for Peace. Film clips from “Torturing Democracy.” Music: Carrie Gerendasy; "her singing is topical, relevant, downright gorgeous" BFUU Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar St. @ Bonita, Berkeley. $5-$10 donation, Co-sponsors CODEPINK & Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee.
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