Monthly Archives: September 2006

Jewish Solidarity petition ad in NY Times

On page A10 of the September 22, 2006 New York Times this ad was printed:
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This is an exciting step for the International Jewish Solidarity Network (IJSN), an emerging organization of Jews around the world who are committed to building a movement for justice in the Middle East around anti-Zionist/non-Zionist principles. Also I designed the ad so that is cool too.

Visit the IJSN website to find out more.
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‘Attica! Attica! Attica!’

This talk should be interesting:

“‘Attica! Attica! Attica!’
Rebellion, Reaction, and the Legacy of Truths Untold”

A Public Lecture Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the Attica Prison Uprising of 1971

Heather Ann Thompson
Associate Professor of History
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Thursday, September 21, 2006
Angell Hall, Auditorium A
The University of Michigan
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Thompson is the author of a forthcoming book, to be published by Pantheon Press, about the Attica Prison Uprising of 1971, a four-day rebellion that ended with thirty-nine participants shot to death by the New York State Police. Her talk will assess the legacies of the Attica showdown, from civil rights to criminal justice to the politics of law and order. She is also the author of WHOSE DETROIT: POLITICS, LABOR, AND RACE IN A MODERN AMERICAN CITY (Cornell, 2001).

Presented by the Metropolitan History Workshop and co-sponsored by the History Department, the Residential College, the Program in American Culture, and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies.

‘Faces of Guantanamo’

Five years later and hundreds are still detained without charge under the fradulent category of “enemy combatants.” One of the most terrifying parts of the entire Guantanamo affair is the restricted access to human rights organizations, attorneys, and journalists. The lack of information makes it nearly impossible to organize and resist what is going on. A new report by the Center for Constitutional Rights is an attempt to shed some light on the background of some of the detainees.

On September 14, 2006, the Center for Constitutional Rights released Faces of Guantánamo, a report offering a revealing glimpse of the lives of men currently detained at Guantánamo. While recent news has focused on information about the 14 “high-value” detainees recently transferred from secret CIA prisons abroad to Guantánamo, the realities for more than 450 detainees already imprisoned at the base have been pushed to the background. Faces of Guantánamo highlights the cases of nearly thirty men who have been held in Guantánamo for nearly five years-despite significant evidence that they are innocent of any wrongdoing.

Download the pdf of the report here.