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Documentary screening: “Torturing Democracy”
Date Friday July 17
Time 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
Powerful PBS Documentary by Sherry Jones about the chilling, illegal actions of the U.S. government…..some media reactions below…...

“Americans who've been waiting for someone to graphically connect the dots between the legal memos justifying torture, abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo and beyond, and the consequences for the moral standing of this nation, need look no further. It's all here. ‘Torturing Democracy’ should engender the same mass outrage as the 2004 photos from Abu Ghraib.” - Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

“In one dramatic scene, former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage describes being waterboarded as part of a training program he went through before being sent to Vietnam. Did he consider waterboarding to be torture, Armitage was asked. “Absolutely. No question.” He continued, “There is no question in my mind – there’s no question in any reasonable human being that this is torture. I’m ashamed we’re even having this discussion.” No one who has seen this dramatic documentary is likely to buy into the “rotten apples” narrative any longer.” –Scott Horton, The Daily Beast

Discussion follows.

Presented by BFUU Social Justice Ctee’s Conscientious Projector series
Donations welcomed for our on-going social justice work
Wheelchair accessible
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Added to the calendar on Saturday Jul 4th, 2009 8:35 PM
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