"Spotlight on Torture" October 22

We will be working with the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), to speak out against torture and abuse of detainees in US custody. We are working together to bring the NRCAT project, “Spotlight on Torture” to the UC community by hosting an on-campus screening and discussion of Rory Kennedy’s documentary film, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib. This event will be held on Monday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Alumni House on campus.

Students United for Peace has made an effort to showcase films which highlight the students, faculty, and campus of the University of California at Berkeley. "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib" continues in this tradition. This film includes in-depth interviews with Mark Danner http://www.markdanner.com/, staff writer at The New Yorker, author of The Secret Way to War, Torture and Truth, The Road to Illegitimacy, The Massacre at El Mozote, and Professor at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. The film also include interviews with John Yoo http://www.law.berkeley.edu/faculty/yooj/, contributor to the Patriot Act, former member of the United States Justice Departments Office of Legal Council, and Professor of Law at Boalt Hall School of Law.

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