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Guantánamo: American Power & Human Rights in the Post 9/11 Era

October 21, 2014
This 90-minute panel discussion will feature voices from the academic, media, and policy worlds expressing views on the international dimensions of human rights issues currently playing out in the detention of prisoners in US military installations at Guantanamo. The role of Latin America in accepting detainees approved for release will be highlighted.

Organized by Global Affairs and Latin American Studies; Co-sponsored by Global Programs (GIP); the Human Rights & Global Justice Working Group.

What: Guantánamo: Panel Discussion on American Power & Human Rights in the Post 9/11 Era
Where: George Mason University, Research Hall, 163
When: Tuesday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m.
RSVP: Click here.


Wells Dixon, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
Joy Olsen, Executive Director, Washington Office on Latin America
Louie Palu, photojournalist

No Separate Justice November Monthly Vigil

November 3, 2014
Join CCR and the No Separate Justice (NSJ) Campaign for an interfaith prayer vigil co-sponsored by CCR ally National Regligious Campaign Against Torture and also T'ruah this November 3rd. As usual the vigil will be held in front of Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Lower Manhattan.

What: Monthly NSJ vigil
Where: MCC, 150 Park Row (4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge)
When: Monday, November 3rd at 6:00 p.m.
RSVP: Join the Facebook event here

What is the No Separate Justice Campaign?
The human rights and civil rights abuses taking place in the military prison at Guantanamo Bay have, rightly, been placed under a spotlight by people of conscience around the world. Some believe that if only those detained at Guantanamo could be transferred to American soil, to be held and tried as civilians, the abuses would end and justice would be done.

Yet many of the same abuses can be found in the hundreds of “war on terror” cases that have been processed through courtrooms and federal prisons across the United States since 9/11. These abuses–which include inhumane conditions of confinement both pre- and post-trial; secret evidence; intrusive surveillance; vague material support charges; FBI-created plots brought into communities through paid informants; and the criminalization of Islamic speech and association–remain largely invisible.

The mission of the No Separate Justice campaign is to place these abuses, taking place in prisons and courtrooms across the United States, firmly on the agendas of human and civil right organizations, the media, and the U.S. public through education and activism that draws directly upon the experiences and voices of those most directly affected.

Civil Liberties vs. National Security: Policy and Reality of Judicial Review

November 6, 2014
CCR Senior Staff Attorney Shayana Kadidal will speak on Civil Liberties vs. National Security in Phoenix on November 6th. Constitutional and civil rights developments in the U.S. since 9/11 have had profound long-term implications for the law and for how U.S. society will evolve in the future. CCR has led major fights and significant cases of the post-9/11 era, including challenging detentions at Guantánamo, the Julian Assange and Manning cases, and mass surveillance by the NSA.

What: Discussion on Civil Liberties vs. National Security: Policy and Reality of Judicial Review
Where: Arizona State University
When: Thursday, November 6th at 8:00 a.m.
RSVP: Online here