New Meeting: Lecture Series "Torture : Never, Hardley Ever, or Whenever" with Nathaniel Raymo

From: mark W.
Sent on: Saturday, February 9, 2008 3:41 PM
Announcing a new meeting for Boston 9/11 Truth!

What: Lecture Series "Torture : Never, Hardley Ever, or Whenever" with Nathaniel Raymo

When: Sunday, February 10, 1:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meeting Description: Events: Torture, Never, Hardly Ever or Whenever? - February 10th, 1:30 PM - Harvard Science Center, Hall

Nathaniel A. Raymond
Do you have any doubt that the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" are methods of torture? That they can cause severe and often irreversable harm, mentally and physically, that under American law, they are war crimes and that the use of torture against detainees in US custody has degraded the discipline, traditions, and honor of our armed services and our country? The counter argument is an obvious one ? torture may save innumerable lives. Let?s engage in this debate as if we were policy makers for the US administration and then decide, as citizens, what we ought to do.

Nathaniel A. Raymond is currently the Senior Communications Strategist at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), an organization that shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. In this position he is responsible for crafting all communications strategies for PHR's No Torture Campaign and other work on armed conflict, as well as detention and asylum policy.

He has lectured on humanitarian and human rights issues, particularly famine and conflict on the Horn of Africa, at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Harvard University, and other graduate programs dealing with international issues. (Editor?s Note: Nathaniel Raymond, in a long conversation by telephone, outlined his argument against torture, not just philosophically, but historically and politically, naming clearly those agencies and persons who have violated American principles and traditions, going back to our Revolution).

Also - Late last year the House of Representatives passed important anti-torture legislation as Section 327 of H.R. 2082, the Intelligence Authorization bill. Section 327 would require all elements of the intelligence community, including the CIA, to abide by the restrictions in the Army Field Manual while conducting interrogations. The Army Field Manual prohibits torture and many of the "enhanced interrogation techniques" being used by the CIA.

Directions to the Harvard Science Center / Law School Parking Lot (free for event)

From Kirkland Street turn right onto Oxford Stret. Take the entrance road on your left at the Maxwell Dworkin Building, (across from the Museum of Natural History). Take first left and follow it to the parking lot closest to Littauer and the Science Center. Parking is free for guests of the Humanist Chaplaincy.

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