7pm • Zocalo Coffeehouse, 645 Bancroft (at Dutton), San Leandro
JULY 2 “Torturing Democracy” SCREENING
Award-winning producer Sherry Jones presents a comprehensive documentarymore than 18 months in the makingthat examines America’s detention and interrogation practices in the “war on terror.”
“Please watch ‘Torturing Democracy.’ It isn’t easy to watch; but what so many innocent (and guilty) individuals were subjected to in your name was unimaginably harder. As readers know, I’ve been fixated on this since Abu Ghraib. But that documentary made me ill by forcing me again to absorb the enormity of what Bush and Cheney have doneand the urgent, urgent task of repairing the damage. If America is to recover, those responsible must be put on trial. Including the president.”
Andrew Sullivan, Atlantic Monthly.com
After the movie, international human rights lawyer/activist Margarita Lacabe, will talk about the United States’ obligation to prosecute torturers under international law.
SLCAN is a grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in San Leandro by ensuring quality education, smart growth, and an inclusive and equitable community. For more information, visit http://www.slcan.org.
San Leandro: JULY 2 “Torturing Democracy” SCREENING
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