In this post:
1. Showings of “The Response” in Evanston and Chicago
2. Food for Thought Articles as the the 10th Anniversary of the Illegitimate and Immoral U.S. Invasion of Afghanistan approaches
3. How you can mark the 10th anniversary of September 11th by remembering those killed and tortured in the U.S. War of Terror
4. Watch video “Song for Bradley Manning
5.October 8th Regional Anti-War March to End 10 Years old Illegitimate and Immoral War/Occupation of Afghanistan
Don’t miss –
Shortlisted for the 2010 Academy Award for Best Short Film
“A tight, tense recreation” * Washington Post
This film is a courtroom drama based on actual transcripts of Guantanamo Bay military tribunals. In the film, three military officers must decide the fate of a suspected enemy combatant. Is he guilty of providing material support to Al Qaeda and responsible for the deaths of several American soldiers? Or is he an innocent victim of circumstances as he claims?
While the officers see the classified evidence, the detainee does not. While the officers know who has accused the detainee, the detainee does not. In response, the government counters that to release such classified information could assist the terrorists and undermine U.S. national security.
The film places the audience inside the tribunal process where they, along with the military tribunal, must decide whether the evidence presented is credible and if the detainee is, indeed, an enemy combatant. This film also poses larger questions of justice and war in the face of attack.
Screening by Evanston World Can’t Wait on Wed., Sept 7, 7 pm, Perla Cafe, 1813 Dempster, Evanston. Discussion following the film, no charge.
Chicago World Can’t Wait will show The Response on Sat., Oct 1, at 2 pm, at Sulzer Regional Library,4455 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, followed by speakers TBA and discussion, no charge.
A report on the Chicago August 4th forum on the California Prison Hunger Strike and Torture in US Prisons, sponsored by World Can’t Wait and endorsed by the Chicago Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.
An interview with Debra Sweet on the possible prosecution of Donald Rumsfeld for the crime of torture, stemming from a lawsuit filed in Federal Court in Chicago.
Glenn Greenwald on “Pakistani belief about drones: perceptive or paranoid?”
September 11 Victims of the Global War on Terror, Our Grief Is Not a Cry for War, a virtual art show – your submissions are welcome! Be a part of this moving memorial and show the world that these U.S. Crimes are not in our name!
WATCH THIS VIDEO
David Rovic’s powerful video, “Song for Bradley Manning”
COME JOIN US IN THE STREETS OF CHICAGO ON OCTOBER 8th Midwest Regional March and Rally to end the war on Afghanistan, which will begin at Congress and Michigan Ave. at noon in downtown Chicago on Saturday, October 8, the TENTH anniversary of the war being waged by the wealthiest nation in the world against one of the poorest.